Wu Xing, also known as the Five Phases, the Five Agents, the Five Movements, Five Processes, and the Five Steps/Stages, The "Five Phases" are Wood (木 mù), Fire (火 huǒ), Earth (土 tǔ), Metal (金 jīn), and Water (水 shuǐ).
The concept of Wu Xing is central to all elements of Chinese thought, including science, philosophy, medicine, astrology, and Fengshui.
Although the term is generally translated as "five elements", this is incorrect. The word Wu does indeed mean "five". But there is no simple translation for Xing. Translations such as "five elements", "five agents", "five qualities", "five properties" "five states of change", "five courses", "five phases" and "five elementals", are all used.
"Wu Xing" is actually the short form of "Wu zhong liu xing zhi chi" or "the five types of chi dominating at different times". Water dominates in winter, wood in spring, fire in summer, metal in autumn. At the intersection between two seasons, the transitional period is dominated by earth.
Do,when used in almost all martial arts means, the way of, the path, the road or the journey. It represents not just the physical aspect of martial arts but also the spiritual or philosophical approach to martial arts.
Wu Xing Do
Wu Xing Do,as it applies to our style translates to:
“The path of evolving and growing as a Martial Artist”.
This is represented by your growth as a martial artist with each rank you receive and by the progress you make. You can never stop growing as a Martial Artist, it is a never ending journey which is the most awesome part of being a Martial Artist.
Kajukenbo, is a hybrid martial art containing different components from different martial arts. It was founded over 60 years ago in Hawaii.
Our style & representation of Kajukenbo has evolved over the years to better represent the styles of Martial Arts we teach. While we still have the styles from the original Kajukenbo we have also added Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Kuk Sool Won, Submission Grappling & Wing Chun.
So here is how our style of Kajukenbo breaks down:
Ka - Kyokushin Karate & Kuk Sool Won
Ju- Judo, Jujutsu & Submission Grappling
Ken - Kenpo & Wing Chun / Kung Fu
Bo - Boxing, Muay Thai & Kickboxing
Wu Xing Do Kajukenbo
Wu Xing Do Kajukenbo,for us shows the true meaning of Martial Arts. Instead of having to follow one way or one style we continually get to evolve and adapt other Martial Arts and bring that to our students. That is what the true essence of Martial Arts is, its all Martial Artists sharing their knowledge and experience with each other.
Each student is encouraged to learn at their own pace and to take the knowledge and teachings from their instructors and then make it their own when they are ready too.
We here at Wu Xing Do Martial Arts are honored and proud to be a part of this journey with you.