KungFu Master Kimo Wong is the highest ranked Kung Fu Master. Recognized internationally as the most foremost Kung Fu Master of Wing Chun Kuen, Shaolin Five Animal System, Chin Na- most deadiest Grappling and joint breaking fighting system. Currently resides in Hawaii and continues to maintain the God Father of Kung Fu in Chinatown.
Learn about the origins of Karate (Tudi, “Tang or China” Hand) among members of the highest levels of Ryukyuan society. Karate was part of the upbringing of selected sons of noble and samurai families who were trained to become bushi, cultured gentlemen. Based largely on Chinese martial arts and values, Karate was usually taught secretly or in private. After the Ryukyu Kingdom was abolished and Okinawa became a prefecture (1879), Karate became a part of the public school curriculum. Taught publicly and to a large number of students for the first time, Karate had to adapt to Japanese values and objectives. Karate came to Hawaii with the very first Okinawan immigrants starting in 1900. Through Karate training, students are provided an opportunity to learn about Okinawan history and culture.
www.maLineage.com Senior Grand Master George Pesare brought Kempo karate from Hawaii to New England in the late 1960’s and with it the legacy of generations of martial artists to follow. Witness this one-of-a-kind historic training footage of Senior Grandmaster Pesare teaching the people who would grow to become grandmasters in their own time.
In this first part interview series, Steve Hordinski discusses his introduction to jiu-jitsu and Relson Gracie during Navy deployment in Hawaii.