PAWMA demo 2017, Vashon Island, WA

PAWMA demo 2017, Vashon Island, WA

At Seven Star, we practice the Gaylord Method of Chu’an Fa Kung Fu in the Kajukenbo system.  Kajukenbo is an eclectic style that combines techniques from several martial arts:

  • Tang Soo Do (Korean karate)

  • Kodokan judo

  • Jujitsu

  • Kosho Ryu kenpo

  • Shaolin kung fu

Kajukenbo uses straight line kicks and punches from karate, the circular defense and footwork of kung fu, and the joint locks and throws of judo and jujitsu.  Students learn rolling, falling, nerve attacks, and weapons.  We practice sparring, fighting skills, forms, and self-defense against both physical and verbal assaults.

Kajukenbo is effective in real-life situations.  It does not rely on size or strength alone, making it well suited for women.  Training in Kajukenbo develops strength, balance, coordination and mental focus. Students gain self-confidence, self-discipline, self-respect, and a place in our supportive community.

As a part of our nonprofit programs, Seven Star offers free childcare for moms while they train. ASL interpreting can also be provided with advance request. We offer scholarships and work study opportunities.