The Early Years
Born march 5, 1927 in Kipahulu Maui, Hawaii.
The youngest of 13 children born to Hoon Chow and Lily Malualani
Prof. John (Kwai Chin) Chow-Hoon got his first
taste of the martial arts after his family moved to the
island of Oahu and lived in a town called Kakaako, next
to a Japanese school. the school offered Judo and Kendo
to any student who was interested.
Every chance he got he would watch those classes
and became more and more in-love with the martial arts.
Finally, a friend and school mate that he knew asked him
to join. being small for his age, he was placed in the Judo
class. his instructor at that time was Sensei Yamamoto.
Eventually, they both , heard about Prof. Henry S. Okazaki's
dojo and about Jujitsu. upon joining Prof. Okazaki's dojo,
he was placed under the supervision of Bing Fai Lau and