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Sifu Michael Huffman Inducted Into the Masters Hall of Fame

Hollywood, CA (For Release) – Sifu Michael Huffman, a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo, was inducted into the martial arts Masters Hall of Fame at the 2015 Awards Banquet at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Saturday, June 6. In addition to his induction into the Masters Hall of Fame, Sifu Huffman is a member of the International Realistic Martial Arts Association (IRMAA) and the International Martial Arts Council of America (IMAC). He is the owner of Kaju­A.R.T.S. (Applied Realistic Tactical System) in Branson, MO.


“To be a true Martial Artist you must train realistically. You can only fight the way you practice.” Sifu Michael Huffman

Sifu Huffman began his martial arts training at the age of 6 in American Karate, later training in Aikido and Muay Thai in high school. In college he took up Kung Fu, Aiki­jitsu and Krav Maga, but did not truly find his home in martial arts until he met his current instructor Grandmaster Robert Suttles and Sigung Donny Wilhelm. Under them he has studied Kajukenbo, Daito Rye Aiki­Jujitsu, Wing Chung, Escrima and American Open Style. However, his dedication has been to Kajukenbo.


The style of Kajukenbo began in the late 1940s in Hawaii, through the work of martial arts masters Peter Choo, Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, Chalrence Chang and Adriano Emperado. The form combines element of several styles: Karate and Tang Soo Do Korean Karate, Judo and Jujitsu, Kenpo and Boxing (both Western and Chinese style). Kajukenbo blends these different styles into a mixture of striking, kicking, throwing, takedowns, joint locks and weapon disarmament.

A believer in what is known as “Realistic Training,” Sifu Huffman teaches that a martial artist must train the way he expects to perform. “To be a true Martial Artist you must train realistically,” he says. “You can only fight the way you practice. I am greatly inspired by Psalm 144:1, which says, ‘Praise the Lord my rock, who trains my hand for war, and my fingers for battle.’ I am honored to be inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame with so many people I have admired for years.”

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The Masters Hall of Fame was founded in 1999 and is recognized as one of the premier Martial Arts events on the West Coast. The association recognizes exceptional Martial Arts Leaders and Legends through induction into the Masters Hall of Fame. Honorees are chosen for their dedication to the martial arts and their work in the community, as well as their individual successes. The 2015 Awards Banquet was hosted by Master of Ceremonies T.J. Storm, with keynote speaker Michael Matsuda, President of the Martial Arts History Museum.

To learn more about Kaju­A.R.T.S. visit For more information on the Masters Hall of Fame, visit the website at For media information contact Kamatoy Media Group at 844­526­2869 (844­KAMATOY) or



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