GRANDMASTER ISAAC"IKE" KAAWA
Grandmaster Isaac Kaawa, known
to his old friends as "Ike" was
a very strong and intelligent man. Grandmaster
Kaawa had trained in Okinawan Kenpo.
He later met up with his good friend Grandmaster
Fred Lara and joined Grandmaster William Chow school. Later Grandmaster
Kaawa was the first sergeant at arm and bodyguard for Grandmaster
William Chow while Grandmaster Fred Lara was Chow's first assistant.
Grandmaster Kaawa later opened his own
school and one of his well-known students
was Grandmaster Abe "Brother
Abe" Kamahoahoa. Grandmaster Kaawa did
not only studied Okinawan Kenpo and Kenpo Karate (at that time, Grandmaster
William Chow school used Kenpo Karate), but he also studied Kodenkan Jujitsu
under Grandmaster Henry Okazaki. Grandmaster Kaawa also had a close friendship
with Grandmaster Jaime Abregana Sr. and served as an advisor to Grandmaster
Abregana Sr., when he first opens the Ewa Kenpo Karate Club.
As of this writing,
Grandmaster Isaac Kaawa serves as a
bodyguard for the Governor of the State of Hawaii, Linda Lingle
and serves as a senior advisor to the Hawaii Martial Arts International
Society and the Abregana Self Defense Institute.