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    Has anyone heard of a school in Pahrump, NV called Dragon Cloud Dojo? I can't get to their website so I don't know if they closed or what. Anyway, I'm looking for a school in the area. We have two or three Cha-3 schools and this is pretty exciting. One of them teaches Cha-3 Kenpo as well as Kajukenbo and their prices are super affordable. And this is something that all parents look out for especially when they are trying to find a school that will work for the whole family. Anyway, have I missed any? I am trying to steer clear of Tracy and Parker schools. I won't get into politics but I'll just say these are schools I'd rather avoid. Are there any that I've missed in the vegas area? Keep in mind that I'm about eight to ten miles to the California border. Alas, there are no martial arts in California that are close to the border so this means i would need to travel more than 60 miles a day for martial arts if the Dragon Cloud Dojo is closed or is a school that I'm told to avoid by someone on this forum. Also, I'm ok with going slightly North of Pahrump but no more than an hour. It's basically and hour for me to get to vegas so an hour in the opposite direction going toward Reno is ok. Suggestions?

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    What's the name of the Kaju school?


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    The school is Ohana Kenpo. They teach Kajukenbo and Cha-3 Kenpo. And all of the testimonials on yelp are excellent as well as testimonials I've gotten from speaking to people attending their school. I think this is my only choice if I want to learn a Kenpo style that is close to that which was taught by William Chow, since Chow taught Adriano Emperado, who was one of the founding members of Kajukenbo. And, of course, the style of Kajukenbo is Emperado.

    Here's a link to the website.

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    There's no obvious alarm bells from their website. If you like what you're hearing so far, the next step is to go observe some classes. You may have found your spot.


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    I know. I've been in touch with them and will be going to a class of their in a few weeks. Thanks.

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    Just found another school but I'm on the fence. They appear to be part of the Mitose/Chow lineage, which is what I want. But there website is sort of hokey. Maybe they just didn't have a lot of money to build a website so I won't hold this against them. Of course, I'm having trouble finding yelp reviews, and this is a small, red flag. Thoughts?

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    This looks like a hybrid system based on Kajukenbo with a number of other arts mixed in. I trained in a Kenpo based hybrid system and what I can tell you to look for is how the different arts are integrated into the system. Most of those systems tend to just slap things together and give it a distinct name. You're going to need to talk with them and watch a few classes.


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    CHA-3 Kenpo was one of the first styles I trained in, when I was just a yoot. (For definition of "yoot" see My Cousin Vinnie)
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    Default Re: Pahrump, NV

    I like CHA-3. I just don't like Pahrump.

    OK...that's not true. We had a girl from there in Chiro college, who made it easy to poke fun at Pahrump.

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