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Dave “Chinaman” Yeung is a former MMA champion in Hawaii, turned coach. We talk about his Kamen Rider collection, growing up in Kukui Gardens, old school Chinese Kempo training, and his touching tales of his beloved Jackson’s chameleons.
Dave’s Kamen Rider collection
Center stage at Chinese Cultural Plaza
Dave is in the bottom row, middle yellow
The Legendary Karl Gotch, God of Wrestling
The night he received his Black belt in Kempo
Icon 145 lbs Champion
Team HMC circa 2006 [Back Row (L-R): Rob Carlyon, Chris West (upcoming podcast guest), Deshaun Johnson (mentioned in this episode – HMC guy who started the face-slapping tradition), not sure, Chris Wong. Middle Row: Seth Mckinney, Dave, Masa Mattu. Bottom Row: Vince Krause (mentioned in this episode – founder of Raze fight gear, guy who did cartwheel at To Chau), Kevin Yoshida, Dean Lista and Nolan]
Ghetto blaster gift from his students. The box says 28 lbs, but it’s actually 36 lbs.
Dave’s beloved TarZen
Head-kick knockout to Jim Kikuchi in his Shooto fight, 2004 at Blaisdell