GRANDMASTER PETER CHOO
Kajukenbo/Tang Soo Do
Grandmaster Peter Choo was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was one of the co-creators of Kajukenbo. Responsible for the
Korean art of Tang Soo Do or the "KA" in Kajukenbo. Grandmaster
Choo studied with Professor J Rhee in Tae Kwon Do, Professor Sam
Luke in Koichi Tohei, a 10th degree master in Aikido. He had the
privilege of training at master Tohei's home. Grandmaster Choo
received the 1937 Joe Lynch Boxing Award. Joe Lynch is the trainer
of Max Baer, the Heavyweight Champion of the world in 1934-1936.
He also received several of championship awards during his three
years of tourney with the 6th Army Far East, U.S. Army Europe Troops
as a Green Beret.
has quoted, "if you think you're beaten, you are. If you think
you dare not, you don't if you'd like to win, but think you can't,
almost an cinch, you won't. For life's battle don't always go to
the stronger or faster man. For sure as fate, the man who wins
is the man who thinks HE CAN!"
Choo was inducted into the Hawaii Martial Arts Society Hall of
Fame in 1999. He was also one of the first four senior advisors
for the Society since it's founding in 1995.