Complete Martial Arts
Self Defense – Competition – Fitness
“As you grow as a martial artist, do not try to make your style so ‘unique’ that you disavow good stuff. Judo took away leg grabs in competition, but good teachers teach and remember them. Taekwondo deemphasized hands, but good teachers teach hands. Some BJJ emphasizes ground and touts full guard as a dominant position, but good teachers teach staying away and good standup judo.”
Coach Lone Wolf
Here are a few clips from our distance learning program, with Coach Lone Wolf teaching some basics.
(Basics: Punching in horse stance)
Not all martial arts coaches teach punching from the horse stance, but most good teachers will teach the same underlying concepts. It is important to learn how to punch without flaring the elbow out, because this can lead to shoulder injury and telegraphing that the punch is coming. While the hands are kept at the waist when not punching in this drill, we use other drills to show how to keep one’s hands up, cover with the non-punching arm, move one’s feet at an angle, etc.
(Basics: The backfist)
Effective Self Defense | Champion-Level Competition | Top Fitness
At Lone Wolf Kajukenbo, you will learn martial arts that have been tested, that work — for self defense, for competition, and for top fitness.
We are not a franchise. We are a small locally-owned school.
Tony Miele, Coach Lone Wolf, is our organization’s chief Instructor, and holds a fourth degree black belt and the title Sifu in Kingi Method Kajukenbo. Coach Lone Wolf has studied and continues to study different martial arts styles, with origins and cultural influences from all over the world.
With 37 years experience in the martial arts, Coach Lone Wolf has studied Kajukenbo (Kingi Method), Kenpo (1980s Springfield, MA “Iron Dragon” style), Shotokan Karate, Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate), Shaolin Hung Fut Kung Fu (influenced by Hung Gar and Fut Gar), Taekwondo, Hopkido, Judo, and Aikido (both Ki Society and United States Aikido Federation affiliated schools).
Coach Lone Wolf was given his black belt and the fighting name “Lone Wolf” by his teacher, Professor Robert “Tornado” Dutilly, who holds an eighth degree in Kingi Method Kajukenbo. Professor Tornado Dutilly is in the Kajukenbo Family Tree as a direct student of both Grandmaster Kalaii K. Griffin and Senior Grandmaster Rick Kingi.
At Lone Wolf MMA, we teach the art of Kajukenbo.
Kajukenbo is a unique style of martial arts that was created in the 1940s in Hawaii, by five black belts from various martial arts backgrounds. They came together and trained to create the ultimate fighting art — the first mixed martial art. The elements of the term KA-JU-KEN-BO represent the origins of the system.
KA – comes from Korean Karate, an art form that places emphasis on hard and powerful techniques. The karate influence was from the late Peter Y.Y. Choo.
JU – comes from Judo and Ju-jitsu, an art form that places emphasis on throwing, locks and sweeps. The judo and ju-jitsu influence was from Joseph Holck and Frank Ordonez.
KEN – comes from Kenpo, an art form of karate that not only stresses the hard and powerful movements, but emphasizes multiple and fluid hand techniques. The kenpo influence was from the late Sijo Adriano Emperado.
BO – comes from western boxing and Chinese boxing. Chinese boxing means Kung-Fu, an art form that places emphasis on flexibility and agility, parrying and evasive movements that flow together. The Chinese boxing influence was from the late Clarence Chang. Peter Choo contributed his knowledge of western boxing.
As proud members of the East Coast Group of the Kingi Kajukenbo Ohana, our instructors train regularly with several prominent Kajukenbo professors and grandmasters, including New England eighth degree black belt Professors Tornado Dutilly, Charlie Youmans, and Wildcat Molina, and Senior Grandmaster Rick Kingi.
Left to right: Prof. Tornado Dutilly and Coach Lone Wolf (Sifu Tony Miele)