Kajukenpo is a hybrid martial art that combines kung fu, western boxing, judo, jujutsu, kenpo karate, and shotokan karate. Founded in Hawaii in 1947, its focus is practical self-defense for real-life situations. Students learn blocks, kicks, punches, sweeps, and falls through group training drills, partner work, and kata forms. As a result of nurturing and empowering instruction, students develop physical as well as psychological self-confidence in their personal safety. Furthermore, the palpable sense of community in each class teaches respect, camaraderie, and self-discipline.