Kajukenbo is an eclectic martial art that was created in Hawaii in the late 1940s. Seattle Kajukenbo practices the Gaylord Method of Chuan Fa Kajukenbo Kung Fu which includes elements of Teng Su Do Korean Karate, Kodokan Judo, Ju-jitsu, Kara-Ho Kempo, and Chinese Boxing, or Kung Fu. Designed as a comprehensive art, Kajukenbo emphasizes close-in street fighting strategies, which includes refinement of self-defense judgment and techniques, as well as practice in more traditional forms and fighting sets. Chuan Fa Kajukenbo incorporates the soft and the hard characteristics of martial arts training, from classical Kempo movement to classical Chinese Kung Fu.
Sifu Melinda Johnson, Head Instructor of Seattle Kajukenbo & Kung Fu Kids, holds the rank of fifth degree black belt in Kajukenbo under Professor Barbara Bones, eighth degree black belt. Sifu Melinda Johnson holds the rank of black belt in Aikido as well, and has more than 20 years experience teaching martial arts and gymnastics to children and adults.