Say a kajukenbo fighter enters a MMA arena and dominates. Everyone would change their mind about it and try it out. But it same fighter could put TKD under his name and do the same. It's not the style, it's most certainly the fighter. So, for me to tell you not to train in Kajukenbo would be wrong. As long as you keep an open mind about other styles. Try it.
i went to it when i was younger. like 9 or 12 i forget, but its......idk like dancing? a lot of katas n so on. step here kick attacker here, twirl around block this. idk i dont wanna diss it, but yeah its a tma. the sparring was done with those foam gloves/head protectors and it was touch stuff. we did get to those stationary water bags tho.... the sparring was point sparring. i honestly believe my 1 year of hard boxing training is worth more then that stuff.
my previous instructors started out studying kajukenbo. they transitioned to MMA pretty well. now they mainly do kickboxing and bjj. their philosophy is "whatever works!" it really depends on the school...if you want to do mma, find a school that does mma, if you want to check kajukenbo out, check it out. most people never heard of it, other people will say it sucks because it sounds TMA, make your own decision.
Kajukenbo has a lot of boxing and Karate and Jujutsu stuff in it..... its really Hawaiian Kemp. I mean Im sure you could come up with differences but its the same thing: Hardcore Hawaiian martial arts. Seriously, Ive sparred people who train this shit and they were CRAZY! And I mean these guys are all formiddable. Its one of those hardcore styles like MT, just not a lot of students under it. A classic saying is "Kajukenbo is not practiced properly until there is blood on the floor" I shit you not.