Hawaii Karate Seinenkai
The Hawaii Karate Seinenkai Salutes:
Marino Tiwanak
March 3, 1927 - July 29, 1998

A professional boxer, in the 1940s Marino Tiwanak became a student of Adriano Emperado. See: Tiwanak Out Of Army; to Fight Soon, Honolulu Star Bulletin, January 9, 1947.

Emperado studied Kenpo Karate under Professor William K. S. Chow (1914-1987), one of the original students of Professor James M. Mitose (1916-1981). Emperado was one of the founders of Kajukenbo, a martial art formed in 1947 in Palama, in the Kalihi area of Honolulu. The name Kajukenbo reflects the arts from which it was combined:

KA Karate Peter Choo
JU Judo
Jujitsu
Frank Ordonez
Joe Holck
KEN Kenpo Adriano Emperado
BO Chinese Boxing George Chang

Tiwanak also learned from Woodrow McCandless and Joseph Emperado.

Around 1956, Tiwanak founded the C.H.A.3 Kenpo System (or CHA3 Kenpo System), an organization that continues today under his son, Michael Tiwanak. A wealth of information about Marino Tiwanak and his art is available at the Central Hawaiian Activities 3 Kenpo Brotherhood Association website. The organization has schools throughout Hawaii, on the mainland, and in Canada.

Many instructors learned from Marino Tiwanak, including Edward Wallace (who taught the youth class) and Florintino S. Pancipanci.

The Hawaii Karate Seinenkai salutes Professor Marino Tiwanak, founder of the Central Hawaiian Activities 3 Kenpo system.


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