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Who's Who -> Biography: Prof. Peter Choo

Peter Y.Y. Choo
Prof. 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, (and to a lesser extent western boxing). Grandmaster Choo studied with Professor J Rhee in Tae Kwon Do, Professor Sam Luke in Judo, and Koichi Tohei, a 10th degree master in Aikido. He had the priviledge of training at master Tohei's home.

Grandmaster Choo received the prestigeous 1937 Joe Lynch Boxing Award. (Joe Lynch was 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.

Professor Choo has quoted, "if you think you're beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you won't, if you'd like to win, but think you can't, almost an cinch, you won't. For life's battles 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!"

Prof. Peter Choo was inducted into the Hawaii Martial Arts Society Hall of Fame in 1999.
Prof. Choo passed away in Hawaii in 1997.


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