Kajukenbo Concepts
Welcome to Kajukenbo Concepts

Train in Kajukenbo with Grand Master Andy Torok


Welcome to the Kajukenbo Concepts Web site. The purpose of this site is to give you some background information about instructors and training opportunities.


Grandmaster Andrew and Sigung Shelly Torok have over 80 years combined experience in the martial arts.They have trained in various martial arts styles and have operated schools since 1966. They are nationally and internationally certified instructors and judges in karate and Chanbara.


Andy and Shelly have studied with notables such as Grandmaster Emil Bautista, Grandmaster AlGene Caraulia, Grandmaster George Anderson, Danny Inosanto, Tchai Sirusute, Mike Knauf, Larry Linderman, Francis Fong, Rich Lamerieux, Frank Kovacs, and numerous others. The Toroks have successfully competed for almost 50 yeast in tournaments in divisions such as fighting, weapons, self defense, breaking and showmanship. They now offer personal instruction in the various concepts that comprise the Kajukenbo martial arts system.


About Kajukenbo

Kajukenbo was created between 1947 and 1949 at Palama Settlement on Oahu, Hawaii, .  A group named the "Black Belt Society", which consisted of black belts from various martial arts backgrounds, trained together and created Kajukenbo.  This was the beginning of an evolutionary, adaptive style designed to combine the most useful aspects of the arts. As such, it was one of the first mixed martial arts styles that combined Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and other fighting methods into a systematic style adaptable to the needs and abilities of most people. Kajukenbo is particularly noted for its no-nonsense practical street self defense. However, students also study for personal discipline, self confidence, sports competition, and physical fitness. The principal organization representing Kajukenbo is the Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute (KSDI) founded by Sijo Adriano Emperado. The KSDI holds an annual seminar and tournament in Las Vegas every year, honoring the birthday of Sijo Emperado. For a more detailed history, numerous sources are available on the Web.


Lessons are offered in the following areas

  • Exercise and fitness
  • Self defense
  • hand-to-hand combat
  • Weapons forms
  • Empty hand forms for relaxation, fitness or tournament competition
  • Stick fighting
  • Chanbara (full-contact padded weapons fighting)
  • Knife concepts 


Affiliated Links:

Harding's Family Martial Arts

Empower Training Systems

Golden Pyramid Martial Arts







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