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Services will be held Monday December 5th at 1:00 pm at
the Prince Hall
Masonic Lodge, 454 W. 155 St., New York, NY, between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam
Grandmaster Dr. Khemfoia T. Padu
21, 1935 – November 28, 2011)
Grandmaster Dr. Khemfoia T. Padu was born on January 21,
1935 in New York, NY to Richard Brown and Sarah Daniels.
Dr. Padu earned a Master’s Degree in Herbology and three
Doctoral degrees in Chiropractic, Nutrition and Divinity.
Dr. Padu was a person who had drive and determination to
achieve the highest level of success. In 1958, he began his studies in martial
and achieved the highest level of recognition as Grandmaster.
At one point, he owned the largest dojo in Harlem and has since produced
thousands of prominent martial artists.
Dr. Padu was an herbalist and practiced natural healing
methods while treating patients in his offices in Englewood, NJ, Brooklyn and in
He used cutting edge holistic treatments to treat his patients’ illnesses. He
was a very spiritual man, as some would consider him a “gentle giant”.
He was also a vegetarian who lived by the holistic guidelines he encouraged
others to live by.
In the early days of martial arts, Dr. Khemfoia Padu was a leading
events promoter of demonstrations and tournaments, judging and was
also a competitive champion fighter. Dr. Padu has promoted martial
arts around the world in places like Africa, China and India.
In 1958, he began studies with the Great Peter Urban who later founded
USA Goju. Peter Urban spent many hours discussing the philosophy of
the Great Masters of the martial arts and how they could do the
impossible, how they transcended the physical realm into higher
planes, and how they were healers.
Dr. Padu exposed his students to various forms of martial arts. He
also conducted health awareness and nutritional seminars. Services
were offered to recovering addicts that were enrolled in drug-free
programs. Due to this discipline helped them live a productive and
On May 1, 2005, Pan Afrikan Goju was introduced in Durban, South
Africa to Zulu King Zwelithini, Knight Danny Glover along with members
of the South African cultural, educational amd financial communities,
and the entire Zulu Nation at a week-long gala at Sonata Cultural
Trained with many illustrious Karate champions such as Earl of
Woodbury, Joe Venneri, Rasta Willard Cebert, Kentaki Musita Raf, one of
the first 300 pound champions.
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