We teach a Hawaiian Martial Art called Kajukenbo. Specifically, we focus on Kenpo.
We are a family dedicated to creating Black Belt Excellence.
The history of The Garage Dojo
"Kajukenbo was founded by five pioneers, each holding rank in very different arts."
Between the years 1947 and 1949, Peter Choo, Uncle Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, Adriano D. Emperado, and Clarence (George) Chang blended Karate, Judo, JuJitsu, Kenpo, and Chinese boxing to form KaJuKenBo.
"Our flavor of Kenpo was brought into the US via Hawaii."
GGM James M. Mitose brought Kenpo to Hawaii, where he taught several students. Among them was WIlliam K.S. Chow, who taught several students of his own. SGM Ed Parker Sr. recieved instruction and opened the very first Kenpo school on the mainland. Fromt here, the art spread across the country.
"Years of teaching, improving on techniques, blending, and learning lead us to the current state."
Teaching and learning - in 2007 Sifu Rick opened the first Garage Dojo in San Jose, CA. It moved to Utah, then to Sunnyvale, CA, then as a commercial school in Gallatin, TN, and now back for good in Brentwood, CA. The style has changed, improved upon by things learned, and evolved into what we teach today.
Typically, we are running classes from 6PM Tuesday and Thursday, unless something creeps up on us.