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Grandmaster Lucky Luciano

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Grandmaster Lucky Luciano
« on: July 16, 2003, 05:18:52 PM »
Grandmaster “Lucky” E. Luciano, born in the state of Hawaii, started his career at the age of 4 under the tutorship of his grandfather, the late Sifu Lai, a Master in the art of Tai Chi, in Beijing, China. At the age of 9, he began training in the art of Judo under Sensei M. Arruda who was also a Sumo champion wrestler in Hilo, Hawaii. At the age of 12, he was introduced to the original Kajukenpo system which accepted only a chosen few. In 1950-51, that unique system was converted and incorporated into what is known today worldwide as the Kajukenbo System.
    While serving in the armed forces and stationed in Osaka, Japan, he temporarily cross trained in the Shoto-Kan System because of its demanding discipline and hardness. After being honorable discharged from the service in the 1950’s, he returned to the mainland and continued to study the art of Aikido under Sensei Harry Isesaka, Yodan, in Garden Grove, California.
In 1969, Grandmaster Luciano was reinstated to the rank of “Sifu”, 5th Degree Black Belt, with the blessings of Sijo A.D. Emperado.
Grandmaster Luciano’s personal advisor then was the late Grandmaster Aleju Reyes, 8th Degree Red/White Belt of Vacaville, California, and the late Master Sid Asuncion of Honolulu, Hawaii.
In August 1976, at the Annual International Karate Championships held in Long Beach, California, Grandmaster Luciano was promoted to the Rank of 7th Degree Red/White Belt by Sijo A.D. Emperado, with the title of “Sigung”.
Grandmaster Luciano is a recognized member of the California Black Belt Federation #014; Emperado’s Black Belt Society, Hawaii Black Belt Society, and a member of Emperado’s World Kajukenbo Organization. The World Federation of Karate-Do Class “A” Member, The Martial Arts Collective Society as Board Member. He is also a certified national official in the R.A.J.A. System as a Referee-Arbitrator at the Class “A” International level under Shi-Han Edwin Hamile who is the president and founder of the West Coast Shoto-Kan Association of Temple City, California.
He was selected as the area coordinator for Zone VIII, Southern Pacific-Hawaii Association during the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles, California. He was also the recipient of the Helms Foundation Award from the Boys’ Club of America.
In 1969, he was voted the Most Outstanding Martial Arts Man of the Year, and the Most Outstanding Instructor.
His colleagues and peers have recognized him as one of the most respected and traditional practitioners in the world of martial arts today.
Grandmaster Luciano co-directed the reunification of Sijo Emperado’s Black Belt Society Seminar held in San Diego in 1986. During this seminar, Grandmaster Luciano was accepted and ordained by the Board of Directors (Advisor Ming Lum, Master Clarence Lee, Professor Joseph Halbuna, and the founder and president, Sijo Emperado) to the rank of Associate Professor, 8th Degree, Red Satin with Black Border Belt, in 1990, with the blessing of the founder, Sijo Emperado, he was ordained to the rank of 9th Degree Red Satin with Silver Border Belt and the title of “Professor”.
On June 15th, 1999 during the annual gathering in Las Vegas, NV he was promoted by the Creators and Co-founders of the system to the title of “Grandmaster”.
His associations are the International Kajukempo Federation of Southern California Branch and the B.C. Mexico Kajukenbo Association, extending from San Luis Obispo, California, south to the State of Sinaloa, Mexico. He is currently serving in the capacity as the Senior Advisor to the Oki-Ryu Kenpo/Jujitsu International in Warwick, RI, headed by ShiHan Michael Burton Director. His advisory staff consists of: Sr. Grandmaster Ming Lum, Co Founders Professor F. Ordonez, and ShiHan J. Holke (instructors), Sifu D. Beato San Diego, Sifu G. Alvardo B.C. Mexico, Sifu Raza Ali San Jose, Sifu B. Brigoli, Kona HI, Sifu G. Padua San Diego and Sifu A. Lopez B.C. Mexico (Sinaloa).
Grandmaster Luciano believes that loyalty and discipline coupled with dignity, respect and honor are the ingredients of the martial arts. Therefore, he encourages his peers and practitioners of their respective systems to acknowledge, “To teach is to learn”. Everyone is a student. They should also bear in mind that “one hand washes the other,” and should therefore preserve and protect the bylaws of both God and people. By the same token, no one should put him or herself beyond or above the laws of both God and people.
He accredits his abilities and knowledge to his grandfather, Sijo Emperado and his Advisory Staff. He acknowledges his associates, students and all of those who have been tremendously supportive to him and to the world of martial arts throughout the years.

John Bishop  8th Degree-Original Method 
Under Grandmaster Gary Forbach
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"You watch, once I'm gone, all the snakes will start popping their heads up!"  Sijo Emperado

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Re: Grandmaster Lucky Luciano
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 04:34:25 PM »
Does anyone know how old he was????
Emil Bautista
Kajukenbo black belt (1966)