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Sijo Adriano D Emperado
Birth: Jun. 15, 1926
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 2009
Maui County
Hawaii, USA

Sijo Adriano Emperado is one of five founders of Kajukenbo. The others were Peter Choo, Joe Holck, Frank Ordonez and Clarence Chang. They each brought black belt expertise in various disciplines to create the new martial art in 1947. They named it Kajukenbo because it combined "ka" for karate, "ju" for judo and jiu-jitsu, "ken" for kenpo, and "bo" for Chinese boxing (kung fu). By 1950, Emperado started teaching the martial art to students at Palama Gym at Kalihi, Oahu, Hawaii. Emperado is regarded as an important and legendary figure in the martial arts world. From humble beginnings in the Kalihi-Palama area, he helped spread Kajukenbo around the world.  (bio by: Allen Kapali) 
 
Burial:
Nuuanu Memorial Park
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Allen Kapali
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
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Sijo Adriano D Emperado
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Sijo Adriano D Emperado
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