John Hackleman is an American martial artist and the head trainer at The Pit mixed martial arts gym. He is the coach of UFC legend Chuck Liddell and Glover Texeira.
In 1985, Hackleman moved from Hawaii to California and renamed his martial arts style to Hawaiian Kempo. The Pit is the only Hawaiian Kempo school that uses the Ke-m-po spelling, instead of the more commonly used Ke-n-po. Hackleman describes his style as more hardcore than other Hawaiian Kenpo schools. He gave school the style name “KuZen,” a word derived from mix “Ku,” the Hawaiian god of war, and “Zen,” for Zen Buddhism. This name was intended to attract children and families to his school.
In this new video, Hackleman talks about 6 striking weapons can all be made from your hand… amazing, isn’t it.