Professor John Chow-Hoon

Born March 5, 1927 in Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii, the youngest of 13 children.

After his family moved to Oahu, he began training at Prof . Henry S. Okazaki’s dojo on Saturday mornings. He learned mainly at the Kaheka dojo under the supervision of Bing Fai Lau and Sig Kufferath.

Professor Chow-Hoon received his shodan in Kenpo in 1943.

Prof. Chow-Hoon received his shodan from Prof. Okazaki in 1945, the day before he was inducted into the U.S. Army.

During the middle of the 50′s, Prof. Chow-Hoon along with Prof. Francisco Limbago taught at Schofield barracks, Hawaii.

In 1962 Professor Chow-Hoon earned a sandan from the Kodokan in Japan.

Professor Chow-Hoon served in the military for over 20 years. After retiring from the U.S. Army, he taught P.E. in public schools and jujitsu at various locals around Pacific Grove, California. He was one of the founding members of Jujitsu America.