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3/20/12 2:00 PM
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Were talking muay thai, boxing, karate, etc.
3/20/12 2:10 PM
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hawaiian jj ftmfw! :)
3/20/12 3:49 PM
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Who dat?
3/20/12 5:55 PM
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KC, is Funakoshi from the infamous karate family?
3/21/12 1:25 AM
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Uncle LL (RIP)

Uncle Charlie

Rob (P Lightning)

I've always heard great things about Eichi and Kawano but I haven't had the chance to train with either Phone Post
3/21/12 4:48 AM
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yakumomutsu - <br>Rob (P Lightning)<br><br> <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


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3/21/12 5:15 AM
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KyokushinCatch - Uncle Sam Kanamu (RIP)

Tony Villalon (RIP)

Dana Goodsen (RIP)

Bobby Lowe

Peter Jhun

Charlie Jaiut



KC, i've heard of Jhun, Goodsen, and Lowe...definitely icon insructor's in the striking arts. Not sure who Kanamu, Villalon, and Jaiut are
3/21/12 5:26 AM
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yakumomutsu - Uncle LL (RIP)<br><br>Uncle Charlie<br><br>Rob (P Lightning)<br><br>I've always heard great things about Eichi and Kawano but I haven't had the chance to train with either <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>



YaKumomutsu, my dad and I used to watch Eiichi Jumawan fight way back in amateur boxing. Eventually, he won a national Golden Gloves title in the 119 lb. Weight class. I've heard that he is a good boxing trainer as well. Regarding Bruce Kawano, my friend who is His assistant trainer told me Kawano is a very technical when it comes to techniques and footwork. Personally, I've seen Kawano drop guy's at the Blaisdell, but not in the ring lol.
3/21/12 9:20 AM
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my friend speaks highly of Bobby Lowe.
3/21/12 11:49 AM
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I found this pretty cool article/blog about Hawaii fighters from the 70's

http://karate-in-english-lewis-wallace.blogspot.com/2010/05/three-surprises-from-hawaii-limoz.html
3/21/12 2:02 PM
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HwnStriker -
yakumomutsu - Uncle LL (RIP)<br><br>Uncle Charlie<br><br>Rob (P Lightning)<br><br>I've always heard great things about Eichi and Kawano but I haven't had the chance to train with either <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>



YaKumomutsu, my dad and I used to watch Eiichi Jumawan fight way back in amateur boxing. Eventually, he won a national Golden Gloves title in the 119 lb. Weight class. I've heard that he is a good boxing trainer as well. Regarding Bruce Kawano, my friend who is His assistant trainer told me Kawano is a very technical when it comes to techniques and footwork. Personally, I've seen Kawano drop guy's at the Blaisdell, but not in the ring lol.
LOL at Kawano konking guys!

Yeah I heard Eiichi was straight lightning back in his day(I'm sure he still is too lol), but that was waaaaay before my time hahaha Phone Post
3/21/12 2:08 PM
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KyokushinCatch - Uncle Sam Kanamu (RIP)

Tony Villalon (RIP)

Dana Goodsen (RIP)

Bobby Lowe

Peter Jhun

Charlie Jaiut



KC, i've heard of Jhun, Goodsen, and Lowe...definitely icon insructor's in the striking arts. Not sure who Kanamu, Villalon, and Jaiut are
Jaiut is Uncle Charlie, former Lumpinee champ, used to train guys at Palolo and Kalakaua.

Trained a bunch of fighters, champs, and guys that are coaches today Phone Post
3/21/12 3:02 PM
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I would also add;

Haku Kahanohano - that guy causes calf muscle tissue to snap, and breaks arms and legs with kicks, knees and elbows. Some people might punch harder and quicker but get anywhere near kicking, elbow and knee range of him and it will be painful.

Last I heard he was still training and kicking the shit out of challenger's shins and legs.

I had a bunch of underground video of him fighting in Makiki Park, Kapiolani Park, couple ring fights and at the Tae kwon Do academy on University.

Last I heard he was still training a select few.
3/21/12 6:50 PM
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Alot of old timer's...some I've never heard of, but I know they probably were very good at what they did during their lifetime.
3/21/12 6:52 PM
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Jjmtg, was Haku teaching Muay Thai kickboxing at the time? How old is he right now?
3/21/12 7:11 PM
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A few years back, Bruce used to bounce at a club along with a bunch of large Soles. Funny how a lot of drunks would pick a fight with Bruce because he is small in stature and wears long hair....then get pummeled to the ground.



3/21/12 7:21 PM
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I heard he may be coaching the womens Olympic team?
3/21/12 8:49 PM
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Where's the love for Haru Shimanishi?
3/21/12 9:36 PM
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HwnStriker - Jjmtg, was Haku teaching Muay Thai kickboxing at the time? How old is he right now?


Yes, he was. When the tae kwon do school was not running classes he used the space.

He was younger than me but a very good stand up striker. Hmmm, how old?, ummm, I would guess just turning 40 or a little over than right now? Can't be sure but he was younger than me by a few years but light years ahead when it came to fighting stand up. Gloves or no gloves. He kicked my classmates shin so hard it blew out the calf muscle and had to be surgically reattached.

I seen him fight all fighters, san shou, tae kwon do etc.

I heard he fought/sparred Dennis Alexio in his prime, under kickboxing (no clinching, knees or elbows) rules and did well.

I have a underground closed door fight of him sparring the same LA Kung Fu guys I sparred in Kapiolani Park at the Thai Festival.

He kicks very hard. Very hard.
3/22/12 1:35 AM
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HwnStriker - Jjmtg, was Haku teaching Muay Thai kickboxing at the time? How old is he right now?


Yes, he was. When the tae kwon do school was not running classes he used the space.

He was younger than me but a very good stand up striker. Hmmm, how old?, ummm, I would guess just turning 40 or a little over than right now? Can't be sure but he was younger than me by a few years but light years ahead when it came to fighting stand up. Gloves or no gloves. He kicked my classmates shin so hard it blew out the calf muscle and had to be surgically reattached.

I seen him fight all fighters, san shou, tae kwon do etc.

I heard he fought/sparred Dennis Alexio in his prime, under kickboxing (no clinching, knees or elbows) rules and did well.

I have a underground closed door fight of him sparring the same LA Kung Fu guys I sparred in Kapiolani Park at the Thai Festival.

He kicks very hard. Very hard.
Damn jjmtg, he sounds like a beast! Who'd he train with originally? Who coached/taught him? Phone Post
3/22/12 3:33 AM
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HwnStriker - Jjmtg, was Haku teaching Muay Thai kickboxing at the time? How old is he right now?


Yes, he was. When the tae kwon do school was not running classes he used the space.

He was younger than me but a very good stand up striker. Hmmm, how old?, ummm, I would guess just turning 40 or a little over than right now? Can't be sure but he was younger than me by a few years but light years ahead when it came to fighting stand up. Gloves or no gloves. He kicked my classmates shin so hard it blew out the calf muscle and had to be surgically reattached.

I seen him fight all fighters, san shou, tae kwon do etc.

I heard he fought/sparred Dennis Alexio in his prime, under kickboxing (no clinching, knees or elbows) rules and did well.

I have a underground closed door fight of him sparring the same LA Kung Fu guys I sparred in Kapiolani Park at the Thai Festival.

He kicks very hard. Very hard.
Damn jjmtg, he sounds like a beast! Who'd he train with originally? Who coached/taught him? Phone Post


Originally I heard he took kickboxing somewhere, then he met my muay thai master Kham. He is like the first generation of students for Master Kham when he came to Hawaii and all they cared about was kicking people's shins, body and head to death. Like I said, glove or no glove, on the streets, in Makiki Park, in Matson containers in Kalihi or at Sand Island, all challengers were accepted.Stand up only though. No grappo.

Heck sometimes when I first started we used to go to Makiki Park to practice fighting on grass (day and night) and people used to watch us and then ask us to spar. Some people were good, some sucked, some were drunk locals, Samoans, ex-prison inmates, some local trouble makers, some micronesians, chinese kung fu guys, it was fun.

Haku was the first student to open his own school. Another student that came after Haku was Danny Steele. There is a muay thai school called Lapahoehoe Muay Thai? at UH Manoa classrooms that is another direct student under Master Kham. That is like 3rd generation.

Then my class/group.
3/22/12 3:51 AM
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Awesome man

Where's he training/coaching at now?

Any chance that guy Sandhu(sp?) trained/trains with him? I think I remember reading here that he had a scrappy rep in Makiki Phone Post
3/22/12 11:58 AM
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FCTV808 - Where's the love for Haru Shimanishi?



Haru of the Hawaii Martial Arts Center (academy) / HMC...if you don't know who Haru is, you probably been hibernating in makua cave for the last 15 year's or so! Called the 'trainer of champions', I don't know anyone on this island who can say that they trained and cornered the likes of Maurice 'MO' Smith, Josh Barnett, Dennis Alexio, and other pro/amateur kickboxing/mma fighter's from Hawaii as well as the mainland, Japan, and other countries as well.
3/23/12 1:54 AM
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Haku Kahoano. Son of Kimo Kahoano. Heard some stories of his Kicking. Beast mode shit. Dude was a little cuckoo though. He single handedly got his brother removed from O-town (Ikaika Kahoano). They sold millions of albums and he should've been part of it.
3/23/12 3:20 AM
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jahYn808 - Haku Kahoano. Son of Kimo Kahoano. Heard some stories of his Kicking. Beast mode shit. Dude was a little cuckoo though. He single handedly got his brother removed from O-town (Ikaika Kahoano). They sold millions of albums and he should've been part of it.
What's da scoops with the O Town story? Phone Post

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