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I started training martial arts under the Rapacon’s when I was 8 years old. I was overweight and very lazy, and my only goal was to get to the next belt. But all of that changed as I grew older. Martial arts cured my laziness and helped me get in shape, it has taught me discipline, respect, and has instilled in me a mindset to always work hard and to give my all in everything I do. It has become more than just a hobby for me, it has become my lifestyle. The knowledge and life lessons I have learned through Kajukenbo I take with me through my everyday life and I hope to give these back to future generations of students.
Sifu Anthony Beal
I am one of 14 siblings that grew up in Vallejo California. Being very hyper as a child, my parents saw martial arts as a way to curb some of my excess energy. But before long, we had all fallen In love with the art. Now myself and two sibling have achieved our black belts and continue to teach and to learn under the guidance of Grand Master Christopher Rapacon. Each week I continue to instruct the young minds that wish to learn. They are the next generation of martial artists.
Sibak David Beal
My name is Paulo R. Ferreira. I came to America with my family in 1966 from a small island in the North Atlantic Ocean called Sāo Miguel owned by Portugal; and settled into Vallejo, California. I started martial arts in junior high school with now Senior Grand Master Emil Bautista. I studied other martial arts for many years, but after a while, I wanted to come back to my Kajukenbo roots. So now here I am with my mentor and friend Grand Master Chris C. Rapacon.
May God bless my Kajukenbo Family.
Sibak Paulo Ferreira