Sifu Al Dacascos
- Specialty:Wun Hop Kuen Do
- Teaching:Wun Hop Kuen Do
- Date:March 23rd, 2024
What it is and what Wun Hop Kuen Do is not. WHKD is a section of Kajukenbo that can stand alone and independent of Kajukenbo. It is an “expression” of a method being taught. It is not bound by any set system or style but free to explored within its boundaries and limitations. Its core is base of the technical fighting principles taught in a way that is exclusive to this fighting expression and seven ranges (distances) of engagements. Also,... understanding the concepts and the necessity to Kajukenbo, WHKD and even some of the requirements from the Ch’uan-Fa section had been kept in the requirements to honor and respect the heritage bestowed upon me by way of my Instructor, Sid Asuncion (Deceased). Sid had been taught by Joe Emperado, Adriano D. Emperado’s younger brother.
Techniques that were put into combination for self defense where called “Tricks”. Not uncommon for students to hear “trick” number 3 from 1-21 punch counter called out.
What was taught to us then in 1959-1962, we understood as being kenpo-karate. Long story Short, for us in Sid Asuncion’s Club, it was changed to Kajukenbo.
My name is Al Dacascos commonly referred to as Sifu Al in the martial arts and ranked as a Senior Grand Master 9th Degree in Kajukenbo- Wun Hop Kuen Do of which I am the founder of this method of Kajukenbo.
Born September 06, 1942 in Hawaii. My gifts in the martial arts came from many practitioners who were very well accomplished in their profession, too many to mention here which gave me the opportunity to be diverse through the power of “Self expression.”
To me, Martial Arts is like medical insurance, something you need to have and hope that you never have to use. Martial arts have always been an expression to me, like a musician, it is Jazz and rhythm and blues. It can be classic and top ten and eclectic at the same time.
Participation in any one of my classes or seminars, will give you the opportunity to re-awaken, discover and unleash the fighter you really are.