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Professor Tim Gagnier
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Yamhill
503-320-0438
KOA Vice President NW Region #1
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Professor Tim Gagnie                                         

Kajukenbo Professor
Kajukenbo Ch'uan- Fa Gaylord Method

Professor Tim Gagnier started training boxing in the 6th grade with a friend's father who was an avid boxer and champion power lifter.  An injury to his back leaving him walking on a cane for two years left him frustrated with him wanting to train martial arts.  So he made up his own moves using his cane doing what he could.  Finally having thrown away his cane formal training began in 1980 while attending his senior year in high school overhearing someone talking about fighting with sticks.  Prof Tim befriended this person who brought him to his first Kajukenbo class in 1980 and has been training in this style ever since.  In addition to his Kajukenbo training Prof Tim has studied Filipino & Indonesian martial arts extensively and something called Afaqsirat (a combination of Kenpo, Hung Gar, Arnis, and Qigong from the Nine Headed Snake Fist Kung Fu system) as well as the internal side (Qigong/Meditation) and spiritual side of martial training going to China to study.  Prof Tim teaches his flavor of Chuan Fa Kajukenbo in Yamhill, Oregon.  With Prof Tim's injury early in his life as well as many other struggles (we all have them) it's Kajukenbo that has saved his life many times over.  There is a saying in his dojo "Shut up and train".  Prof Tim is very dedicated to learn everything he can, share all he knows with his students and his extended Kajukenbo family, and has been blessed to travel extensively to this end.  He feels the best way to bridge any gaps is to not play politics, stay on the mat training hard no matter what rank one holds, keep to honest and proper protocols maintaining the highest level of respect, and through action (not flowery words) be an example for his students and others in how to conduct oneself as a person, friend, and martial artist. Currently Prof Tim has taken on the role of Vice President for KOA Region 1 working to help bring together Kajukenbo practitioners in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.