Author Topic: Sparring in Kajukenbo  (Read 233 times)

Offline Fatal Rose

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Sparring in Kajukenbo
« on: May 08, 2017, 10:14:45 AM »
I've sparred in Kajukenbo a few times. Continuous and point sparring. I greatly enjoyed both.

I currently train Shotokan Karate here in china. We only do traditional JKA style (not WKF) point sparring. I really like it.

Here are some of the differences I've noticed:
In Shotokan they are extremely strict about form and crisp technique. I found it much harder to score a point in Shotokan than Kajukenbo.

No groin kicks.

Shotokan people tend to fight much further away and blitz more.

You'll see Shotokan in JKA/WKF

Kajukenbo I've only seen in NBL and similar organizations.

I'm going to try to find some differences in sparring training and competitions on YouTube and post them.

Offline Fatal Rose

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Re: Sparring in Kajukenbo
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 11:02:17 AM »
Some Kajukenbo vids...
https://youtu.be/VC666796iFg

https://youtu.be/wxXaywEDcJM

Some Shotokan vids...
https://youtu.be/W7ZF7yd4hhM

https://youtu.be/ICzCt1L-Qhw



As you can see, similar yet very different.

Thoughts?