Where did the Kajukenbo Chuan Fa forms come from?
The only way to know is to track down Sifu Al Dacascos training and back ground. I will tell you alittle of what I know! His Gung fu training started in the 1950's under Mr. John Chong and Mr. Sullivan They where both very skilled forms and Gung-Fu practitioners. Dacascos at a young age began a quest to learn all he could about Gung fu and all the various martial arts on the Island of Hawaii where he grew up. He had a chance meeting with a man who would go on to be his first Kajukenbo Instructor Sigung Sid Asuncion. Mr. Asuncion would introduce the young man into the Kenpo Karate/Kajukenbo systems and later to Sijo Emperado where he learned Tum Pai Gung Fu. Dacascos training at a young age made him hungry to discover and research all types of martial arts, he began a journey of studying with many instructor's on the Island such as Sifu Eugene Ho, Sifu Buck Sam Kong just to name a few.
In 1962 Sifu Dacascos moved from Hawaii to San Leandro California he worked hard and opened a school. While on the west coast he would meet and train with Sifu's Paul Ng, Ron Lew, Kam Yuen,Wong Jack Man. All top Kung Fu man in those day's. So, there you have it where did all the Forms come from they came from the researching effort's and the mind of Professor Al Dacascos
Al Dacascos forms and cross training bought soft, powerful, expressive forms into the Kajukenbo system. Adding beauty and pose to Kajukenbo practitioners to win not only in sparring, but now in the kata/forms contests at many U.S. tournaments across America.
Here is my Kajukenbo Original Chuan Fa section red book Outline of forms given to me in 1974 by Sifu Dacascos
Hau Kuen (hard monkey form) Southern Kempo/Chuan Fa hard Style form
Fau Yip (floating leaves) Southern style Soft Sil-Lum Hand Blocking set
Limpo (continuous step) Northern Sil-Lum basic form
Siu Wan (small circle internal strength) Northern Sil-Lum Flow set
Sui Lum Pai (south hand way) Southern Sil-Lum Intermediate form
Pak Sil-Lum #6 (northern way six) Northern arial beginning flow set
Pak Sil-Lum #7 (northern way seven) Northern flow set
San Chen (internal development form) Central style
Law Hon Kuen (monk form#1) Northern advanced footwork
Fu Hak (tiger and crane) Southern Sil-Lum Hung Gar Kin
The Kajukenbo Chuan Fa forms where developed by the help of the following Instructor's listed below.
Hau Kuen-Dacascos, Sijo Emperado, Sid Asuncion.
Fau Yip- Dacascos, Prof. Jack Man Wong, Buck Sam Kong,.
Lim-Po- Dacascos, Paul Ng, Prof. Wong.
Siu-Wan- Dacascos, Paul Ng, Prof. Wong.
Siu-Lum-Pai- Dacascos, Buck Sam Kong, Prof. Wong.
Pak Pai #6- Dacascos, Paul Ng, Prof. Wong.
Pak Pai #7- Dacascos, Prof. Wong, Paul Ng.
Pak Pai # 8- Dacascos, Prof.Wong, Prof. Wong Ching.
Law Hon Kuen- Dacascos, Kam Yuen, Prof. Wong
Fu Huk- Dacascos, Ron Lew, Paul Ng
WHKD Progessive form training
added 18 hands of Lo-Han to the Kajukenbo Chuan Fa beginning/Intermediate section and the Pak Sil-Lum #8 (northern way #8) along with Fire and Tiger.
The Advanced Wun Hop Kuen Do original forms below were created by Prof. Dacascos for Wun Hop Kuen Do section.
Original Wun Hop Kuen Do Forms
Jin Chong Tai Yat Pai-Nan Pai Southern short hand set
Jin Chong Tai Yee Pai- Long hand set fire/tiger
Jin Chong Tai Sam Pai- Staff
Jin Chong Tai Say Pai- Single sword
Jin Chong Tai Ngm Pai- Spear
Jin Chong Tai Lok Pai- Double Edge straight sword
Jin Chong Tai Chat Pai- Steel whip
Jin Chong Tai Bat Pai- Long Handled Halbut- Kwon do
Jin Chong Tai Gow Pai- 3 sectional staff
Jin Chong Tai Sup Pai-Double steel whip ot double sword or single steel whip and single sword
I hope that this gives you a overview of what one man has accomplished with hard work and determination to sweep across America winning many Kata Grand Championships and make Wun Hop Kuen Do What it is today!
By Sifu Ben Fajardo
Nubreed Martial Arts Systems