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sHAOLIN kEMPO jUjITSU


Here, you will learn the most important and effective aspects from multiple martial arts disciplines. The curriculum is organized in a manner so every student quickly becomes proficient in the art and science of self defense. 

The RAVEN Martial Arts Program puts it all together! Learn a comprehensive, and integrated approach to empty hands, edged & blunt weapons, close range defense and ground combatives. Our goal is to enable students of any age to become proficient in all ranges of self-defense. Here, you will learn and master skills against single or multiple opponents, versus weapons related attacks, standing or on the ground, and in a variety of day to day environments. We teach the art of SHAOLIN-KEMPO-JUJITSU the perfect blend of the worlds most effective self defense systems. 


SHAOLIN -  Has its focus on the seizing & twisting art of Shaolin Chin Na. It also incorporates the philosophy of Zen.                                      


              KEMPO - American Kenpo, Hawaiian Kenpo and Chinese Kenpo is used for close range combat and realistic self defense                                                                                      

JU-JITSU - Has a focus on throws, joint locks, grappling, &  control points for self defense                                                                                                          


Together this make a unique Kick-Strike-Throw-Submit system for TOTAL self defense! 


The key to the Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu curriculum is recognizing and overcoming the fact that each of the great martial arts systems tend to be limited by a specific focus and paradigm. For example; Ju Jitsu assumes that combat will be ground based, kickboxing focuses on long to mid-range standing combatives, and Kempo on close range tactics. 


Our unique Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu curriculum identifies the logical parts of each specific art that will interconnect with the other arts. This develops a method of training that allows a student to study the most effective aspects of all five arts simultaneously, without being limited by the scope or assumptions of one single martial arts system. The result is a unique and extremely functional method of training that allows students to become fully capable in all characteristics and ranges of combat - absent of any limitations. Keep this in mind: you won’t just learn small aspects of our selected systems; you will learn each one in great detail along with the way to put them all together in a manner that allows you to transition from one to the other - depending on the circumstances!


Although Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu is a highly effective system of self-defense it is also rooted in traditional warrior values. Without ethical and honorable moral codes a student could falter and use the techniques of SKJ in a dangerous way. SKJ has a goal of building Black Belt Warriors for the good of all mankind. The student learns the LIVE HARD philosophy as developed by Raven Cain

 

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Raven is the real deal. When I was experiencing a very challenging episode of mental illness, Raven reached out to me and shared not only his philosophy and strategies for overcoming difficulties, but also helped me take personal responsibility for living an excellent life. Raven focuses on Self Mastery, and that is what you will learn by working with him. You owe that much to yourself.

Jeremy Vincent Henry Larson

The History of Shaolin Kempo 

The History of Shaolin Kempo

What we do know is that today nearly every martial art in the world traces its beginnings to the Shaolin Temple. Evidence points to the existence of early forms of martial arts in China as early as the third century BC. By the 5th century AD it is clear that various fighting styles had developed throughout Asia. The original Shaolin temple was built in the 4th century AD by order of the Emperor and functioned only as a religious center. The practice of martial arts at the temple did not begin until the 6th century AD with the arrival of the legendary Bodhidarma. Bodhidarma is credited with starting the practice of the martial arts at the Shaolin temple in addition to founding the form of Buddhism known as Chan. Chan contends that while the practice takes place over a long period of time the moment of enlightenment occurs suddenly and spontaneously. Chan also teaches that a healthy body as well as a healthy mind is necessary for enlightenment. This belief helps explain the development and refinement of the martial arts by the Shaolin monks, and over the centuries the Shaolin temple became the foremost martial arts training center in China. The Shaolin warrior monks became famous as many different schools of kung fu developed. These schools taught empty hand fighting as well as weapons combat.


The Shaolin arts also spread across all of Asia. Many warriors and princes from other countries trained with the Shaolin monks, and many monks traveled throughout Asia spreading their fighting styles. In the 18th century the original Shaolin temple was burned down. Legend has it that five monks escaped and went on to establish the Shaolin temple in Fukien Province. The temple at Fukien is the birthplace of the five Shaolin animal styles, based on the movements of the Dragon, Tiger, Crane, Leopard and Snake.


In the 16th century the modern system of Kempo was first developed. This style was originally known as Kosho-Ryu Kempo. A man named Kosho, who trained with a Shaolin monk and added the Shaolin fighting techniques to the family’s Jujitsu. Kosho was a Shaolin master who learned Japanese Jujitsu and eventually came to the Mitose monastery to became a member of the family. In any event this time period marked a major milestone in the evolution of the martial arts and the birth of modern Kempo. This was the first time the Shaolin fighting arts, consisting primarily of striking and kicking techniques was fused with Jujitsu, which consisted mainly of joint manipulation and grappling technique.

Kempo continued to be the Mitose family art through the early 20th century. In 1942 James Mitose opened his Self Defense Club in Hawaii to teach his family’s Kempo. One of his students was the legendary William Kwai Sun Chow, who was one of only six students ever to attain the rank of Black Belt from Mitose and the only student to master the style. Chow had also learned Shaolin kung fu from his father, the Buddhist monk Hoon Chow. Chow’s development of Kempo marks another major milestone in the evolution of the art. Today any style of Kempo in the United States can trace its origins back to Professor Chow.


Since Chows death in 1987 his Kara-Ho Kempo system has continued under the direction of Master Sam Kuoha. Master Kuoha was Professor Chow’s direct successor and continues to this day to teach Professor Chow’s system. Chow’s most famous student was the late Ed Parker, who had a background in Phillipino martial arts in addition to his Kempo training from Chow. Today Parker’s system forms the backbone of the second of three major branches of Kempo, with Chow’s own system being the first.

Another of Chow’s students was Adriano Emperado, who helped create the art of Kajukenbo. This style was centered in Kempo but added techniques from many other styles, including Karate, Judo and Tae Kwon Do. Sonny Gascon was involved with Emperado during and immediately following the creation of Kajukenbo. This little known master is primarily responsible for the proliferation of the third major branch of Kempo. The lineage of many famous masters such as Professor Nick Cerio can be traced through Sonny Gascon. In fact, Professor Cerio trained with George Pesare who was a student of Sonny Gascon’s in California.



Kaiso Raven Cain's teacher, Great GrandMaster Bruce Corrigain is a direct student of Professor Nick Cerio as well as GrandMaster Sonny Gascon, and  GrandMaster George Pesare. Bringing you a rich history and a true Shaolin Kempo. In addition to the rich connection to Shaolin Kempo, Kaiso Raven Cain also has a deep history in JuJitsu. As a personal student and protégé of Great GrandMaster ER Spruiell, Kaiso Raven Cain brings GrandMaster Spruiell's highly effective street and ring worthy old school Ju-Jitsu to life in his modern adaptation known as Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu. To make the system complete Kaiso Raven is also a direct student of 4X World Kickboxing Champion Blackhawk Walters making Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu the total package in self defense.  


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One of the things that is hard for kids and adults to learn is how to tie the belt. 

How to wrap your hands

We get asked this question from every new student. So here it is , how to wrap your hands. 

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8 Point Blocking System

The 8 point blocking system is the basics of locks and blocks. 

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Learn how to punch correctly

Hook Punch

The left hook is the most effective knock out punch you can learn. Here you will learn how to do it properly. 

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Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu 1-25

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Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu 6 week training system

(including all Newaza Combinations and Self Defense Combinations 17,19,20,21,22,23,24,& 25)

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Additional Grappling programs 

Dux Ryu Grappling System 1

This rare video of Kaiso teaching the Dux Ryu Grappling system that he created for the Dux Ryu Ninjitsu system as directed by Frank Dux of Bloodsport fame. . The techniques are used in Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu. 

Dux Ryu Grappling system 2

This rare video of Kaiso teaching the Dux Ryu Grappling system that he created for the Dux Ryu Ninjitsu system as directed by Frank Dux of Bloodsport fame. 

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Dux Ryu Grappling system 3

This rare video of Kaiso teaching the Dux Ryu Grappling system that he created for the Dux Ryu Ninjitsu system as directed by Frank Dux of Bloodsport fame. . The techniques are used in Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu. 

Dux Ryu Grappling system 4

This rare video of Kaiso teaching the Dux Ryu Grappling system that he created for the Dux Ryu Ninjitsu system as directed by Frank Dux of Bloodsport fame. . The techniques are used in Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu.

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