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    Greetings:

    Just returned from a vacation on the island of Maui. Wanted to check out the Maui Kenpo Dojo, as I had previously seen pictures of, and heard of this school through the Planas lineage websites. Unfortunately when I stopped by, it appears that the school is no longer open for business. The doors were locked and there didn't appear to be anything inside the dojo, no furniture, posters, information, nada. Looked completely abandoned.

    Does anyone know what happened to this school?

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    Unfortunately the school was poorly managed and the head instructor suffered from an over inflated ego which ultimately was his demise. The dojo was turned over to some twenty something kid who tried to make it into a MMA school which failed miserably, again, due to a huge ego trip. Being a small island, word spread quickly that the person in charge was in love with himself and 99.9% of the students left. The blackbelts left. I am taking lessons from one of the former Maui Kenpo guys who is extrememly talented and very humble. I wish I could give you more but I wasn't around during all the turmoil. There is no more Maui Kenpo dojo. Hope this helps.

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    Wow:

    That's quite a report! Sorry to hear of the dojo's demise. Wish you luck in your current private studies, and thanks for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spearhand View Post
    There is no more Maui Kenpo dojo. Hope this helps.
    I'm thinking about flying in to Maui for a few days of scuba diving if you know of any interested Kenpo students who may want to get together for a workout let me know.

    Rich Hale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_Hale View Post
    I'm thinking about flying in to Maui for a few days of scuba diving if you know of any interested Kenpo students who may want to get together for a workout let me know.

    Rich Hale

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    If you go to Lahaina, I recommend Pacific Divers Maui, I believe the street address is 150 Dickenson St. I know the owner, Piper Nascarella, she is great. I also have a small line of sterling silver jewelry on sale in her shop. Sharks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and such. Go check it out. Great place. Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_Hale View Post
    I'm thinking about flying in to Maui for a few days of scuba diving if you know of any interested Kenpo students who may want to get together for a workout let me know.

    Rich Hale

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    I'll be in Maui for a 10 days. June 14th - 24th! Can't wait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_Hale View Post
    I'm thinking about flying in to Maui for a few days of scuba diving if you know of any interested Kenpo students who may want to get together for a workout let me know.

    Rich Hale

    www.PacificKenpo.com
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    I'll tell you what, Mr. Hale...Your a hell of a guy...
    To take some time off of your vacation to offer your services to anyone interested is EXTREMELY cool...
    We're not worthy! We're not worthy!
    To quote the vernacular: Mad props to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black St1300 View Post
    I'll tell you what, Mr. Hale...Your a hell of a guy...
    To take some time off of your vacation to offer your services to anyone interested is EXTREMELY cool...
    We're not worthy! We're not worthy!
    To quote the vernacular: Mad props to you!
    I wuz kinda thinkin' that wuz purdy cool of him myself.

    Your actions exemplify the spirit of "brotherhood" that is supposed to be evident in all Kenpoist world-wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler View Post
    I wuz kinda thinkin' that wuz purdy cool of him myself.

    Your actions exemplify the spirit of "brotherhood" that is supposed to be evident in all Kenpoist world-wide.

    -Salute!
    Not that I have nearly the breadth of experience as Mr. Hale, but, depending on time, I might be interested in getting together with some Maui guys while I am there... if yer game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bode View Post
    I'll be in Maui for a 10 days. June 14th - 24th! Can't wait...
    Bode, I'll try to put myself there at the same time as you - that way there will be me and you no matter what . . . which is kind of funny that you and I would go 3,000 miles to work out together when we only live about 30 miles apart.

    This is some twisted logic . . . I like it!

    Maybe we can get Doc and Dave to come along . . . but don't blame me if one of them wants to go scuba diving and he (this is going to get me killed) gets harpooned.

    I'm going to die - going to lock my doors now and hide, see ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_Hale View Post
    Bode, I'll try to put myself there at the same time as you - that way there will be me and you no matter what . . . which is kind of funny that you and I would go 3,000 miles to work out together when we only live about 30 miles apart.

    This is some twisted logic . . . I like it!

    Maybe we can get Doc and Dave to come along . . . but don't blame me if Doc wants to go scuba diving and he (this is going to get me killed, I just know it) gets harpooned.

    I'm going to die, I just know it - going to lock my doors now, see ya.

    And with but one comment, the bearded one seals his fate.

    We'll miss ya, Rich. Sleep well.

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    LMAO!

    *Cues up the death march music*

    Dang. And I never even got to meet Mr. Hale either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWishToLearn View Post
    LMAO!

    *Cues up the death march music*

    Dang. And I never even got to meet Mr. Hale either.
    He was a good man; you would have liked him. Quick to joke, though sometimes to inopportune targets.

    D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dave in da house View Post
    He was a good man; you would have liked him. Quick to joke, though sometimes to inopportune targets.

    D.

    "Ah, Rich; I knew him well. A fellow of infinite jest". (Bearded skull in hand.)
    Oh bloddy hell. And he was one of the folks I wanted to meet if I ever make it out to that other coast this country is rumored to have.

    Sigh. What a terrible loss to American Kenpo.

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