GRANDMASTER CHARLES GAYLORD
Grandmaster Charles Gaylord has been actively
training in the art of KAJUKENBO for over 50 years. In 1980, he
received his Ninth- Degree Black Belt from the KAJUKENBO founder,
Sijo Adriano Emperado. Professor Gaylord began his training in
Hawaii under KAJUKENBO Black Belt George (Paul) Seronio
In the early 1960's he moved to Northern California
where he began teaching in San Leandro. He brought to the mainland
the effective hard and heavy hitting style of KAJUKENBO which he
had learned from his instructors. Over the years, he has developed
his internal and external Martial Art skills through practical
application training, along with meditation and constant research
of "mind over body" studies. His ki or chi demonstrations
have of KAJUKENBO. The KAJUKENBO Association of America (KAA) calls
it "Gaylord's Method." During the 60's, 70's and 80's
Grandmaster Gaylord's powerful brick and board breaking demonstrations
were legendary. He performed these incredible feats at most all
of the tournaments and demonstrations in the Greater Bay Area.
In September 1995, the KAA and all of its Black Belts promoted Professor Gaylord
to the honorary rank of Tenth-Degree Black Belt. The KAA believes that this
was necessary to ensure the desired level of excellence for their organization.
Professor Gaylord has produced countless quality Black Belts who have become
top competitors and instructors. To ensure the quality of his instructors,
he holds a monthly Black Belt class, where he teaches over 60 black belts who
have schools located in the Western United States.On July 20th, 2000 Charles
Gaylord was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame for "Lifetime Acheivement".
Grandmaster's fifty years in the martial arts have produced sixth and seventy
generation black belts who presently teach all over the world. His contributions
have reached every country in the world. His family tree reads into the thousands
and thousands who have been touched by his artful knowledge and very refined
technique. Making him one of the pioneers of Kajukenbo in the United States
and western world.
Recently he authored a new book detailing the specifics of the "Gaylord Method.".
This book has been well received and is used as the "bible" of the Gaylord
Method of Kajukenbo.