GM Eugene Sedeno

GM Eugene Sedeno

  Sijo Emperado and GM Sedeno

Sijo Emperado and GM Sedeno

  GM Sedeno and GM Abad

GM Sedeno and GM Abad

  GGM Thomas Young & GM Eugene Sedeno

GGM Thomas Young & GM Eugene Sedeno

  GGM Ed Parker & GM Sedeno in 1982

GGM Ed Parker & GM Sedeno in 1982

 GM Abe Kamahoahoa, GM Sedeno and brother Abe's two sons

GM Abe Kamahoahoa, GM Sedeno and brother Abe's two sons

  GM Eugene Sedeno and GM Nick Chamberlain at the first Gathering of Eagles in 1999

GM Eugene Sedeno and GM Nick Chamberlain at the first Gathering of Eagles in 1999

GM Eugene Sedeno

Grand Master Eugene Sedeño

Born: August 31, 1952, HONOLULU, HAWAII

Ranks:
San (3rd) DAN, Shidou-in in Okinawa Kobudo
Go (5th) DAN Kenpo Karate, IKKA
Ku (9th) DAN, Professor in SHAOLIN KENPO
Ku (9th) DAN, Grand Master in KAJUKENBO
Shihan, Master of KOSHO SHOREI KENPO

GM Sedeño started boxing and Judo with Mr. Raymond Yee at the age of ten in Kalihi Valley, Oahu.  At the age of 12 when he moved to Kaimuki he started in Kajukenbo with Professor Walter Leo Niakala Godin a black belt of Sijo Emperado. Eugene stayed with him and his assistant Mr. Tony Cambra until he moved to Waianae in 1967.  In Waianae he started training with Mr. John Makepa and Brother Abe Kamahoahoa, students of Professor William Kwai Sun Chow.  While in high school he met Professor Rick Alemany in Waianae. He has been teaching with and for him ever since.

Eugene received his first Black belt from Grand Master Brother Abe Kamahoahoa in Waianae, Hawaii in 1970.  He also received a Black Belt from Professor Walter L. N. Godin with an extra certificate from his school at the Palama Settlement.

In 1980, he won the Chinese Martial Arts Association's and the International Kung Fu Association's Competitor of the Year Awards.  His last major win, prior to retiring from competition, was at the 1984 International Karate Championships, where he took first place in the Masters/Instructor Division in Kenpo Kata.  Eugene was also a private student of Edmund K. Parker and was promoted by him on November 20, 1980 to the rank of 5th degree Black Belt.

On May 7,1999, the Great Grand Master Ralph Castro promoted him to the rank of 7th degree Black Belt with the title of Professor in the International Shaolin Kenpo Association. 

On August 18, 2005 he was promoted to the rank of 9th degree Black Belt, with the title of Grand Master, in Shaolin Kenpo by Grand Master Rick Alemany. 

On June 17, 1996 he was promoted by the International Okinawa Kobudo Association, USA to the rank of Sandan by Shihan Mikio Nishiuchi of Kochi, Japan.

On June 12, 2007 he was promoted to 9th degree Red Belt with Silver Trim and with the title of Grand Master by Sijo Adriano D. Emperado in the Kajukenbo system. 

He was also the last person promoted by Great Grand Master James Masayoshi Mitose, before his death twelve days later, to the rank of Master on March 15, 1981.

He has been teaching since 1969, and currently instructs at Sedeño's School of Self Defense in Albuquerque, NM.

Some of My Martial Arts Achievements:
2008 Masters Hall of Fame, Platinum Life Achievement Award
2007 Charter Member of Kenpo International Hall of Fame
2002 Masters Hall of Fame, Golden Life Achievement Award
1999 Recognized at Kenpo's Historic International Gathering of Eagles for contributions to the art.
1993 Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
1987 Recognized in Who's Who in American Martial Arts
1984 Recognized in Knights of Heaven - Brotherhood of Martial Arts
1983 Recognized in Who's Who in Karate
1981 Recognized in James M. Mitoses book "What is True Self-Defense"
1980 Won the Chinese Martial Arts Association's and the International Kung Fu Association's COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR awards

Memberships:
American Teachers Association of Martial Arts
Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute
Kajukenbo Ohana Association
International Shaolin Kenpo Association
Okinawa Kobudo Association, USA
Sei Kosho Shorei Kai