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Title: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: John Bishop on August 19, 2014, 01:11:41 PM
This topic is only for statements of Kajukenbo organizations and or black belts who support the KSDI/Emperado Family banning of Gabe Vargas from all Kajukenbo gatherings and events, and his expulsion from the Kajukenbo system.  Blackbelts, feel free to post your support for the KSDI statement.

John, Could you post the signed and chopped Letter, Its on my Facebook page. Thank You!
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: John Bishop on August 19, 2014, 01:16:31 PM
From SGM Dechi Emperado:

"Mr. Vargas,
As the head of the Emperado family and the person that my brother put in charge of the KSDI and Kajukenbo, I need to reiterate that you are not a part Kajukenbo, or the KSDI.  Myself, the Emperado Family, KSDI, and the majority of Kajukenbo insists that you remove yourself from any and all things Kajukenbo.  Your past has cast the darkest shadow on Kajukenbo.  Sijo removed you from any Kajukenbo affiliation years ago, and for some reason after his death you have chosen to resurface.  This letter is to inform all that you have no standing in Kajukenbo your KSDI rank is and has been expunged and those who chose to empower you by tolerating your presence should rethink their actions.  In our art we learn self-defense and the defense of others unable to do so for themselves.  For us to stand by and potentially put others in harm's way is against all that we teach, live, and commit ourselves to. We are KAJUKENBO strong, and stand together firmly telling you to go away.
Being the head of the Emperado family you are never to use our name Emperado or the name of my brother for any reason.  Remove KSDI from anything you say or do forever.  We do not have a past, present, and we will never have a future.  I am calling upon all of Kajukenbo to enforce these words for Sijo and the Emperados and ensure the safety of our Kajukenbo family.

In the Spirit of Sijo signed,
SGM DeChi Emperado"


"El se?or Vargas,
A medida que la cabeza de la familia Emperado y la persona que mi hermano puso a cargo de la KSDI y Kajukenbo, tengo que reiterar que no eres una parte Kajukenbo, o la KSDI. Yo mismo, la familia Emperado, KSDI, y la mayor?a de Kajukenbo insiste en que se quita a s? mismo de cualquier y todas las cosas Kajukenbo. Su pasado ha arrojado la sombra m?s oscura en Kajukenbo. Sijo que elimina de cualquier afiliaci?n Kajukenbo hace a?os, y por alguna raz?n despu?s de su muerte que ha elegido a resurgir. Esta carta es para informarle de todo lo que usted no tiene ninguna posici?n en Kajukenbo su rango KSDI es y ha sido borrado y los que decidieron que empoderar al tolerar su presencia deben repensar sus acciones. En nuestro arte nos enteramos de la autodefensa y la defensa de otras personas que no pueden hacerlo por s? mismos. Para nosotros, para por y potencialmente poner a otros en peligro est? en contra de todo lo que ense?amos, vivimos, y nos comprometemos a. Estamos KAJUKENBO fuerte, y estamos juntos firmemente le dice que se vaya.
Ser el jefe de la familia Emperado que nunca est?n de usar nuestro nombre Emperado o el nombre de mi hermano, por cualquier motivo. Retire KSDI de cualquier cosa que diga o haga para siempre. No tenemos un pasado, presente, y nunca vamos a tener un futuro. Yo estoy llamando a todos los de Kajukenbo para hacer cumplir estas palabras para Sijo y la Emperados y garantizar la seguridad de nuestra familia Kajukenbo.

En el Esp?ritu de Sijo firmado,
SGM DeChi Emperado "


De SGM Dechi Emperado:

"O Sr. Vargas,
Conforme o chefe da fam?lia Emperado ea pessoa que o meu irm?o colocou no comando do KSDI e Kajukenbo, preciso reiterar que voc? n?o ? uma parte Kajukenbo, ou o KSDI. Eu mesmo, a fam?lia Emperado, KSDI, ea maioria dos Kajukenbo insiste que retire-se de qualquer e todas as coisas Kajukenbo. Seu passado lan?ou a sombra mais escura no Kajukenbo. Sijo removido-lo de qualquer filia??o Kajukenbo anos atr?s, e por algum motivo ap?s a sua morte que voc? escolheu para ressurgir. Esta carta ? para informar tudo o que voc? n?o t?m legitimidade em Kajukenbo sua classifica??o KSDI ? e tem sido expurgado e aqueles que escolheram para capacit?-lo ao tolerar sua presen?a deve repensar suas a??es. Em nossa arte podemos aprender autodefesa e defesa de outros incapazes de faz?-lo por si mesmos. Para n?s, para estar perto e, potencialmente, colocar os outros em perigo ? contra tudo o que n?s ensinamos, ao vivo, e nos comprometer a. Estamos Kajukenbo forte, e est?o juntos com firmeza dizendo-lhe para ir embora.
Sendo o chefe da fam?lia Emperado voc? nunca est? a usar o nosso nome Emperado ou o nome do meu irm?o, por qualquer motivo. Remover KSDI de qualquer coisa que voc? diga ou fa?a para sempre. N?o temos um passado, presente e nunca vamos ter um futuro. Estou convidando todos Kajukenbo para impor essas palavras para Sijo eo Emperados e garantir a seguran?a de nossa fam?lia Kajukenbo.

No Esp?rito de Sijo assinado,
SGM DeChi Emperado "

Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Likes_2_fight on August 19, 2014, 02:41:03 PM
I would love for my name to be included as supporting the ban.  I am obviously neither a GM or Professor but I think its important for him to see how many people are supporting his ban.

The KSDI letter is awesome, well written  and to the point.... 

Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: kajuthumper on August 19, 2014, 03:57:36 PM
Count me in for KSDI and the OKO
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: envisiontj on August 19, 2014, 04:04:22 PM
I cannot speak for any organization, but for myself and my students.  Count on us in support of the letter and the statements contained within.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Tim Vargas on August 19, 2014, 04:19:36 PM
myself and Mainland Kajukenbo LLC, support the letter signed by GM DeChi, as fulfilling in writting the ban sijo put on gabe vargas years ago.  since he had been removed, MK,LLC also recognizes the fact that any promotions performed since said removal are null and void.  only upon notification from ksdi, kaa or oko, will MK,LLC recognize promotions performed after the ban by Sijo.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Iakona on August 19, 2014, 05:30:13 PM
On behalf of Uncle Frank and the OKO, I support this message from KSDI, regarding Gabe Vargas.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: cirillo on August 19, 2014, 06:15:45 PM

I, personally, fully support this letter from KSDI.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: David V. Amiccuci on August 19, 2014, 06:56:02 PM
I David V. Amiccuci Successor to Ahgung Tony Ramos, Tony Ramos Kajukenbo Schools/Method. Do hereby support the KSDI Letter to Ban Gabe Vargas from Kajukenbo period.

In Kajukenbo
Sr. Professor Tony Ramos Kajukenbo
Schools/Ramos Method
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: GM J. Willis on August 19, 2014, 09:30:04 PM
I also recognize and acknowledge the letter endorsed by Senior Grandmaster Dechi Emperado and as a member of KSDI that Gabe Vargas is and still remained, stripped of any and all titles, and degree's within Kajukenbo and that he is unable to promote anyone a rank within Kajukenbo.
Kajukenbo Forever!!!
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Danjo on August 20, 2014, 12:03:10 AM
Boot him. (Again)
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: John Bishop on August 20, 2014, 12:05:49 AM
As a long time KSDI member I fully support the KSDI/Emperado family declaration concerning Gabriel Vargas.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Dave Jones on August 20, 2014, 07:16:16 AM
I only speak for myself but I support the letter and sentiments.

Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: KajuJKDFighter on August 20, 2014, 01:58:49 PM
I stated somewhere else I support this, but I will here also...
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: MARK GERRY on August 20, 2014, 04:01:48 PM
My self, My Students and the World Martial Arts Masters and all 5000 of my Martial Arts Friends support this!
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: PLofgren on August 20, 2014, 11:23:03 PM
I am posting a copy of this letter at the request of GM Harper:

August 20, 2014

Gabriel M. Vargas,

The founder of Kajukenbo, Adriano D. Emperado, expelled and expunged you over 30 years ago for your horrendous and inexcusable behavior. Only after his passing did you resurface. In light of your recent re-appearance out of hiding, along with all the events that have followed, I am sending you this formal notification. This statement will also be shared with the Kajukenbo community and with other public forums.

As Senior Instructor of Gumataotao Kajukenbo and Head Instructor of Kajupit MMA, and on behalf of the schools under me, which are listed below, I hereby ban you from participating in, attending, visiting or making any contact with any of the schools or members of the schools listed here. This includes any events held or sponsored by these same members and schools.

As Sijo Emperado’s personal bodyguard and a Kajukenbo Grand Master, it is my responsibility to maintain the integrity of Kajukenbo. It is also my duty to protect those who cannot protect themselves and standby those who have already been affected by you in any way.
You are not, and never will be, recognized by myself and those listed here as having any rank in, or any affiliation with, Kajukenbo.

GM Greg Harper
Kajupit MMA, Visalia, CA
Grandmaster Greg Harper
Sifu Mike Harper    
Sifu Mark Wallace
Genaro’s Kajukenbo
Kajupit, Fresno, CA
Sifu Santino Genaro

The Dungeon MMA
Kajupit, Fresno, CA
Sifu Arthur Peraza, Jr.

Tribull MMA, San Jose, CA
Sifu Christian Smith

Missing Link Mixed Martial Arts
Kajupit, Fresno, CA
Sifu Arthur Hugues

Rhodes Kajukenbo
Kajupit New York
Sigung Dusty Rhodes

Kajukenbo Canarias Islands Association
Sigung Tom Encinoso
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Likes_2_fight on August 21, 2014, 02:48:11 PM
Our letter ready to send:

August 21, 2014

Gabe Vargas,

Let it be known that you have never been welcomed back since your banning by Sijo Emperado and GGM Charles Gaylord many years ago.

Your actions are unforgivable.   

Our Gaylord Method prayer states that the reason we train is "To protect ourselves and our loved ones, from dangers that are forced upon us"...  You Mr. Vargas are the danger and will not be welcome in our events.

As president of the KAA, it is my duty to make sure the actions of your past never happen again.  There is nothing that can be done to ever lift this ban.  I'm sure you are aware of this because you waited for the passing of Sijo and GGM to resurface.   

Furthermore, note that if you attempt to promote anyone to any degree, it will no longer be recognized by the KAA.

President of the KAA
Professor John Bono

Supporting this letter
Sifu Esther Bono
Sifu Matt Bono
Sifu Kevin Imai
Blackbelt Rick Robles
Blackbelt Matthew Lowery

Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: John Bishop on August 21, 2014, 08:47:08 PM
Today, KOA has confirmed that Gabe Vargas is no longer a member of their organization, and will not be allowed to attend any of their events.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: sgns1173 on August 22, 2014, 03:53:23 AM
I, Gerry Scott acknowledge and support the letter by Senior Grandmaster Dechi Emperado, KSDI, that Gabe Vargas has no standing in Kajukenbo and his KSDI rank has been censored forever.  Also, he does not and/or had any authority to promote anyone in Kajukenbo since Sijo and GGM Gaylord removed him from their respective organizations. 

Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: GForbach on August 22, 2014, 10:37:10 AM
I, San Clemente Kajukenbo and everyone in my KSDI family also support the ban.
What happened is a crime and we are tasked with protecting our children and students!
GM Gary Forbach
Kajukenbo KSDI
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: GM ALAN M. REYES on August 23, 2014, 04:10:42 AM
Within the letter of KSDI, rumor has become fact. With that, one must honor the wishes of GGM Sijo Adriano D. Emperado and GGM Charles Gaylord. As a student of KSDI, and a Instuctor of the Kajukenbo System.  I Support the Ban Issued by SGM Deichi  Emperado, concerning Gabe Vargas. Not knowing the truth of years past, a decision of this magnitude  is to be weighed heavily.
 In Kajukenbo, Emperado’s  teachings has always been to first respect the rank, for the man must earn your respect. As in the Kajukenbo Oath…”Respect is earned and not given" . It is sad moment, when  a darkness overshadows all the merits of an individual and forever cast uncertainty because of an unforgiving act, or acts.
In the Vargas case,  I can not respect the man or the rank.
With all due respect “save one”……                                                                                   
Emperado,Gaylord,Reyes …in their wisdom will understand. 

Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: jrburkey on August 23, 2014, 09:53:36 PM
I fully support the decision to remove him forever from Kajukenbo and any of the events under it's umbrella.
It was a sad day when he was brought back into the fold, with the people responsible having full knowledge of his past. The world of Martial Arts, and more specifically Kajukenbo have suffered a black eye, and to some extent a well deserved black eye by allowing such a thing to happen.
An individual may commit many crimes and be forgiven, but the life long emotional scars, guilt, self-loathing and shame that follow children of sexual abuse deserves no forgiveness in my humble opinion.
I wish to thank those responsible for helping to remove such an individual from the art we love.
God Bless Kajukenbo!

GM Jay Burkey

Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Greg Hoyt on August 25, 2014, 04:57:20 PM
We strongly approve and support KSDI in this. 
Could someone please provide a recent photo of this......person?  I have never met him, and I feel it's important to be able to recognize him if he is ever in our AO.  Mahalo.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Likes_2_fight on August 26, 2014, 03:02:58 PM
Sifu Greg Hoyt

Here is a pic I found of him for you online.  Not sure how current this is but I just Googled him so you could see his pic (
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: John Bishop on August 26, 2014, 04:18:58 PM
Yep, that's him.
Title: Re: Gabe Vargas Banned From Kajukenbo
Post by: Rick Kingi on August 27, 2014, 07:08:14 PM
  I Grand Master Rick kingi along with Kingi's Kajukenbo also honor the ban on Gabe Vargas along with my East Coast Schools under me Black Drangon Kajukenbo Sigung Robert Molina Sigung Robert Dutilly, Youman's Kajukenbo Sigung Charles Youman, Sigung Mark Smith Kajukenbo with Sifu Gabreil Rodriquez, Brandon Chambers Kajukenbo with Sifu Brandon Chambers, GM Doug Bunda's Kajukenbo. I saw him at Long Beach International just this year and took a picture with him also when I went to Portugal he rode next to me well now I know the fact's and it won't happen again. We are the protector's of Kajukenbo Thank you SGM DeChi for ban.

GM Rick Kingi