By combining techniques from tang
soo do, judo, jujitsu,
kenpo and kung
fu, the kajukenbo stylist can defend himself in many ways. The techniques
are arranged so that each technique will set up the next by following
the reaction of the attacker's body. Like most karate
systems kajukenbo has katas or forms. These 14 katas are known as "Palama
Sets" 1 through 14. Kajukenbo takes a number of it's self defense
techniques from it's katas. Although the Palama sets provide the kajukenbo
stylist with many good techniques, kajukenbo's strength lies in it's
self defense techniques. These self defense techniques are arranged
and categorized into 15 grab arts, 21 punch counters, 15 knife counters,
13 club counters, 9 two and three man attack counters, and 26 advanced
Kajukenbo was synthesized in
the Palomas settlements of Hawaii during the years 1949-1952.
Five practitioners of their respective martial arts developed
Kajukenbo to complement each others styles to allow effective
fighting at all ranges and speeds. Today kajukenbo is practiced
all over the world. The principal organization for kajukenbo
is the "Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute of Hawaii, Inc."
based in San Diego, California. techniques.
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