Harper Kajukenbo/KajuPit Martial Arts and Fitness, located in Visalia, California, is an affiliate of the The Pit Ohana, offering instruction in Kajukenbo Karate for all ages. We have additional affiliate locations in the Central Valley where you can train as well, so please click to our website above for more information.
Harper Kajukenbo was started in 1989 by Sifu Harper with the blessing of Sijo Emperado and Professor Larry Gumataotao. In 1994, after the passing of his teacher Grandmaster Gumataotao, Sifu Harper moved to San Diego and was selected by Sijo A.D. Emperado as his personal body guard and placed him directly under him. Sijo would often say when watching Sifu Harper train that he was like a pit bull, so after hearing Sijo refer many times to Sifu Harper as a Kajukenbo pit bull it was decided in 1995 to change the name of the school from Harper Kajukenbo to Harper’s Kajupit.