I would say the episode is probably still the most watched episode of Fight Quest ever produced. Fight Quest was a show that aired on Discovery Channel a few years back. This show was hosted by two martial artist and pro fighters who traveled all over the world training in different martial arts.
When they traveled to San Francisco California to train with Kajukenbo instructors, things got a little as we like to say Kaju rough.
Please know the training you will see in this episode is way more extreme than you will typically do in our classes. However, for those who want this level of training, I will have special classes to accommodate you (this is the way Grand Masters Tony and Tim Bowles) trained me.
The two host due to their background were allowed to experience a level of intensity reserved for more advanced students like higher level green belt intensity in Kajukenbo “This is not beginner level training!”
Nevertheless, these two guys got put through the ringer on this show with no Kajukenbo experience, and here’s why. The Kajukenbo instructors they chose for this episode knew they were presenting Kajukenbo to the world. Think about it; would you show weakness or mercy on international television. Fortunately we live in a great county however, people are under threat of being attack at work, malls, schools, movie theaters or enjoying a marathon, 24/7/365?
The training Jimmy and Doug go through seems a little over the top (okay, flat out crazy), that’s why I like to watch this video, because it reminds me of how unpredictable this world is and how Kajukenbo has adapted so people can protect themselves.
Watching shows like this is why I know I can rely on my Kajukenbo/Kosho-Ryu training when it counts. I am training student in the art of Kajukenbo and Kosho-Ryu in El Cajon, California. If you would like addition information, please send me a message via the contact sheet.