We offer two different Hawaiian Kempo classes: Level 1 for the Hawaiian Kempo beginner & Level 2 for the advanced Hawaiian Kempo student.
In this class, students will learn all the elements of Hawaiian Kempo. Students earn belts at different levels based on their knowledge of the curriculum. The techniques you will learn include boxing, grappling, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. This class incorporates technique with conditioning in order for students to progress toward their Black Belt. This is a great class for anyone who is serious and who is looking to gain more knowledge in Mixed Martial Arts. Whether your looking to be a fighter or just train like one, then this class is for you!!
About Hawaiian Kempo
Hawaiian Kempo (a.k.a. Kajukenbo) blends kenpo, karate, judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling. The system was developed by John Hackleman, founder & owner of The Pit Martial Arts in Arroyo Grande, CA where he teaches fighters to apply Hawaiian Kempo in the ring. The Pit places a heavy emphasis on The Pit's specialty strength and conditioning program. In order to add more time for a fitness-oriented curriculum aimed at producing well-conditioned athletes, training katas were eliminated from the original KaJuKenBo formula. Practicality and usability are emphasized in the areas of striking and grappling. Bag training is emphasized both standing and on the ground. It is a no holds barred fighting system of offensive and defensive methods, putting equal emphasis on striking with hands and feet, immobilization and controlling the opponent, as well as projections & takedowns. Glover is a 5th degree Black Belt under John.