Kaijin has its roots in the rich and long lasting martial arts community of Santa Cruz. That makes us, by dint of both tradition and the people who make up Kaijin, members of the greater Santa Cruz community. And it has been a hard month for Santa Cruz. The most recent tragedy of the killing of two of Santa Cruz’s own police officers, following hard on the killing of Kaijin’s own Pauly Silva, has left us in need of our community, our family, like never before. Kaijin is all about family. Yes, we have champions and fighters on our mats. We are serious about what we do, which is to teach the martial arts. Technique, character, fighting spirit, but at the core of it all is family. And the sad actions of yesterday remind us just how important family really is.
Kaijin would like to extend it’s sincerest condolences to the family members of the slain SCPD officers and to the police officers who are members of the Kaijin family.