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Become a champion. Learn the proving fighting system built around traditional, functional martial arts that turns average men and women into fighting machines.

FIGHTERS CHOOSE THE PIT

"John Hackleman is a great trainer, and a legend in the sport." - Joe Rogan

"I would not be where I am today without John Hackleman and The Pit." - Chuck Liddell

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WHAT IS HAWAIIAN KEMPO

Hawaiian Kempo is a unique street-wise, no holds barred fighting system developed by John Hackleman in his younger years. Tired of being bullied, young John knew he’d have to fight back, or face intimidation for the rest of his adolescence. With one solid kick to a bully’s head, the framework for Hawaiian Kempo was born. And no, he wasn’t bullied again.

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JOHN HACKLEMAN

John Hackleman is a 44 year veteran of martial arts, a North American Champion, Pacific Heavy Weight Champion and is ranked #5 fighter in the world. He has coached some of the UFC’s most dominant fighters including Chuck Liddell, Glover Tixeira, Antonio Banuelos, Court McGee, and Tim Kennedy (to name a few).

Now he’s ready to train you.

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