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Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read

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Offline John Bishop

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This public statement is to address any questions concerning a successor to Sijo Adriano D. Emperado, Founder and Creator of the Kajukenbo system. 
Sijo Emperado passed away on April 4, 2009.  Prior to his passing he did not name anyone to be his successor. In 2007, Sijo Emperado named a "Board of Advisors" (BOA) for his organization, the Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute, Inc (KSDI).  This board's (made up of 9 grandmasters) sole purpose was/is to screen and promote qualified applicants to the rank of either 8th or 9th degree within the KSDI organization.  No member of the Board of Advisors was named to be Sijo Emperado's successor. 
Sijo Emperado always documented in either writing, video, or both, all important promotions, appointments, and  declarations.  No one has, or can provide any documentation from Sijo Emperado stating that he/she had been named as Sijo Emperado's successor. 
If anyone, anywhere, is claiming to be Sijo Emperado's successor now, or in the future, their claim is fraudulent and without merit.   


Signed:
Grandmaster Eugene Sedeno, K.S.D.I
Grandmaster Gary Forbach, K.S.D.I. - B.O.A.
Grandmaster Greg Harper, E.K.A.
Grandmaster Philip Gelinas, K.S.D.I. - B.O.A.
Grandmaster Al Dela Cruz, K.O.A.
Grandmaster Julian Jay Vera, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Rick Kingi, K.S.D.I. - B.O.A.
Grandmaster Robert New, K.O.A.
Grandmaster Angel Garcia Soldado, K.S.D.I. - B.O.A.
Grandmaster Doug Bunda, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Bob Maschmeier, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Woody Sims, O.K.O.
Grandmaster Keith Straughter, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Armando Laguna, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Gerry Scott, O.K.O., K.O.A., K.H.
Grandmaster Al Rimando, KSDI
Grandmaster Frank Bianchi, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Ted Sotelo, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Anthony Hemenes
Grandmaster Al Dacascos, K.O.A., I.W.H.K.D.A.
Grandmaster Joseph F. Davis, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Tony Bowles, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Manuel Arcos, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Mike Whittle, K.S.D.I.
Grandmaster Jay Burkey

Professor John Bishop, K.S.D.I.
Professor Mike Merlino, K.S.D.I.
Professor John Bono, K.A.A.
Professor Rob Peladeau, K.S.D.I.
Professor James Willis, K.S.D.I.
Professor Tim Gagnier, K.A.A.
Professor Ron Kingi, K.S.D.I.
Prof. Dean Goldade, K.A.A., P.M.A.A., K.S.D.I.
Professor Augusto Troconis K.S.D.I
Professor David V. Amiccuci/ Sr. Professor to Tony Ramos Kajukenbo Schools/Ramos Method
Professor Ben Fajardo, WHKD
Professor Manuel Arcos III, UKA
Professor Bill Sills, KAA


Tai Sigung Luis "Mani" Manuel Esquivel
Sigung Brian Henderson, K.S.D.I.,L.K.K.A.
Sigung Patrick Campbell, E.T.S.
Sigung Trent Junker
Sigung Kelly Corder
Sigung Jeffrey D. Cirillo, WHKD




Sifu Jason Goldsmith, WHKD
Sifu Sergio Troconis, K.S.D.I.
Sifu Fernando Piatero, K.S.D.C.
Sifu Jesus Cordova
Sifu Mitchell Macintyre, K.A.C.



Any other Kajukenbo Grandmasters, Professors, or Sigungs wishing to add their signature to this statement, please post your name and affiliation here.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 07:27:03 PM by John Bishop »
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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: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 02:51:06 PM »
Professor Bishop I have been ask by GM Tony Bowles K.S.D.I to submit his name to the list thank you GM Armando Laguna

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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 10:34:14 AM »
I agree 100 %. Its completely up to the nine B.O A. and other GM and professors to maintain unity and ultimately perpetuate Kajukenbo around the world. I believe thats the way Sijo would have wanted it. Someone thinking he's above someone else never works.. It only destroys relationships and organizations.  Its what you are willing to offer, what you have or are producing, and is Kajukenbo really in your blood... Thanks for that confirmation Prof Bishop..

Ron Kingi   

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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 02:38:49 PM »
I want to make it clear that the wording of the above statement is something that was discussed and agreed upon by several of the grandmasters and professors here. 
Signing on in agreement to this statement was/is totally voluntary.  If someone has signed on to this statement, and now no longer supports it, please feel free to post here, and your signature will be removed.   
John Bishop  8th Degree-Original Method 
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K.S.D.I. # 478, FMAA


"You watch, once I'm gone, all the snakes will start popping their heads up!"  Sijo Emperado

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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 02:38:33 AM »
On another note:
Can tai-sigungs sign their signature also, I know of several 7th degrees that have as much time in as some of the professors and grandmasters that has signed in.

Sure.  It would be a strong showing of unity for the black belt ranks to sign on.
John Bishop  8th Degree-Original Method 
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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: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 02:00:22 PM »
Professor Bishop,

My brother Professor Augusto Troconis, student of GM Frank Bianchi K.S.D.I asked me to sing for him on this statement.
Very good for you to clarify that...GREAT!!!!
Thank you in advance Professor Bishop, HAND SALUTE!!

Professor Augusto Troconi K.S.D.I
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Caracas-Venezuela and Miami, FL.
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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 12:02:41 AM »
Please add my name to the list of supporters that agree there is only one Sijo, A. Emperado.
Tai Sigung Luis "Mani" Manuel Esquivel
 
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Offline David V. Amiccuci

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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 07:59:59 PM »
Prof. Bishop could you please add me to the list. Professor David V. Amiccuci/ Sr. Professor to Tony Ramos Kajukenbo Schools/Ramos Method
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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 04:17:22 AM »
Please add my name to the list of supporters that agree there is only one Sijo, A. Emperado.
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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011, 02:27:13 AM »
Sijo only one. I agree 120%. Please add the Head Instructor Tomás Encinoso (maximum degree KSDC - Kajukenbo Self Defense Canary Islands Association).

Greetings to all the Ohana.
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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011, 05:02:40 AM »
Increible....pero cierto, El maximo exponente de Kajukenbo KSDI en Canarias es Jesus Juni Cadenet, 150% real....amigo, lo demas sera una sorpresa...atento.... ;)

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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2011, 02:58:04 AM »
Sorry to all my brothers in Kajukenbo. Dear GM García....In my opinion, I think this post is not for personal discussions do not you think? ;)
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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2012, 02:54:41 PM »
   Hope all will be well with the KAUJKENBO OHANA! Just remember to be HA'A HA'A (HUMBLE)! My Uncle Sam (Kamuela) Brown (Kawaiae'a) & KAWAI Ohana of Maui Nui and SIJO of the Ken-Ju-Bo-Ai- National Association. Told me that it is tough when you have so many children in your OHANA! When the late Edumund Kealoha Parker passed and their was no successor of his system! It was a very sad day when his people (Na Po'e) did not come together to name a successor! We learned from that! My cousin Professor Lance Kekoa Brown (Kawaiae'a/Kawai) of Maui Nui is now named successor to the Ken-Ju-Bo-Ai Legacy. We wish the KAJUKENBO bretheren much success in naming a new successor to your OHANA! We as Kenpo brothers!! Wish you well and prosperity in our love (Ke Aloha) for the Martial Arts (Military Arts). Me Ke Aloha Pumehana & with RESPECT to you ALL! I kou makou 'Uhane 'Ame I kou makou Pu'uwai-(Bless your souls and hearts. Aloha Ke Akua! A Hui Hou from the Ken-Ju-Bo-Ai Ohana in Portland, Oregon and our National Association headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Aloha Mai Damien KaleimokuoHawai'i  Cabral (Kahu'ena/Kawaiae'a Ohana's (Hawai'i Nei & Maui Nui) Head Instructor with the KJBANA Portland, Oregon Branch.
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Re: Statement concerning claims to being Sijo's successor - Please Read
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 07:23:10 PM »
Please add my name to the petition.  There is and only ever shall be one Sijo, and he is Sijo Adriano Emperado!
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 07:43:36 PM »
Don't know if I am ranked high enough but add my name if I am.

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