Kajukenbo is an American hybrid martial art. The name kajukenbo is a portmanteau of the various arts from which its style is derived:
- KA for Karate and Tang Soo Do
- JU for Judo and Jujutsu
- KEN for Kenpo, and
- BO for Western and Chinese Boxing.
Kajukenbo was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawaii. The art was created through the cooperative efforts of five martial artists, each with a different specialty: Peter Choo, Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, Clarence Chang and Adriano Emperado. Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of striking, kicking, throwing, takedowns, joint locks and weapon disarmament. Today, Kajukenbo is practiced all over the world in many different branches. In contrast to many traditional martial arts, students are not required to mimic their teacher, but are encouraged to develop their own "expression" of the art.
For more detail, see Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kajukenbo