Are you kidding me? Have you seen his kids in action? Have you attended any of his Brown Belt classes! Which belt test have you attended? I have a son who is a Brown Belt of "Sifu" Briones, and let me tell you, he does get hit. His ground work is devastating! He was the Grand Champion in his division for self defense at the 2007 Shark City Nationals in San Jose. He was able to achieve this because of the training he receives from “Sifu” Briones. And let me tell you, there is no “jumping into a horse stance and punching the ground” as you put it. It is hard old school Karate. I can say this as my background is also in Martial Arts; I studied the Japanese art of Goju Kai. And out side of that I have also studied Kenpo and White Crane Gung Fu. So I feel that I am a qualified reviewer of this Dojo. I do not agree that Pinans are only used to fine tune contact sparring. Although sparring is a big part of it, the Pinans help students in there discipline and stamina, something that I doubt you really understand. If you were a true martial artist you would not use this forum to bash a quality school such as Briones Kajukenbo. As far as your comment about “Sifu” Briones, you are off the mark again. Sifu has under gone rigorous training from Sigung Tony Kattengal. And trust me, If Sigung Kattengal did not think “Sifu” was a qualified instructor, he would have never allowed the doors of Briones Kajukenbo to open. In closing I think that you are doing all who train in the martial art a real disservice. And if you are a Kajukenbo practitioner, you are doing yourself and your school an even bigger disservice.