Kajukenbo Tum Pai

Kajukenbo is a Hawaiian-born mixed martial art designed with street self-defense in mind. Our art is a blend of KArate, JUjitsu/JUdo, KENpo, and BOxing (Chinese and American).  Kajukenbo is considered to be the first American Mixed Martial Art.

Tum Pai (Central Way) represents the influence of Tai Chi in our art, the result of a desire to create a balanced art. Utilizing both "hard" and "soft" techniques.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a moving meditation with many health and martial benefits. Practitioners gain flexibility, balance, self awareness, and many other benefits just by practicing a simple series of movements. This class is open to all ages and experience levels.



  • We moved! Classes are now held at our new location, 2445 McGilchrist SE (Suite A), Salem, OR 97302.
  • NO CLASSES ON December 24 and December 26
  • Our next Ho'opi'i (belt promotion) is scheduled for January 31, 2015.  Written test starts at 11am, physical test at 12pm. Ohana Potluck to follow belt ceremony. Come celebrate with us!
  • New discount for current students only!  Northwest Forge is home to the premier personal trainer, motivator, and nutrition coach in the Willamette Valley. Contact Northwest Forge and mention you are a current student at Dragon Fist Kung Fu and Tai Chi to receive a 10% discount!  Email Northwest Forge to take the first step in enhancing your journey.