Joe Olivarez on Kajukenbo and more
March 04, 2014
This episode we have on special guest Joe Olivarez of US Karate and Boxing Gym based out of Hayward California. Joe is a Grandmaster in the art of Kajukenbo. Grandmaster Olivarez was a street fighter who began his training as an amateur boxer in Mexico prior to his involvement with martial arts. In 1976, he received his 1st degree black belt from Master Robert J. Gaylord. Grandmaster Olivarez was a professional bodygaurd and has been in charge of many security programs for several types of facility events. He now teaches martial arts and boxing on a full-time basis. Listen to his analysis of how he blends various martial arts in his system and how he believes the martial artist should be ever evolving.
Some of the things discussed in this episode
- What is Kajukenbo
- The differences of training for the street versus organized sport
- How to be a humble warrior
- Why should martial artist learn from various systems
- When is there too much blending of the arts that you lose the value in the systems?
- What is the current state of boxing and MMA
Check out this Fight Quest episode on Kajukenbo filmed at Joe’s Gym.
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