Kenpo Karate is a mixture of traditional and modern martial arts. With its roots from Japan, it found its way to the United States in the early 1900's. Today, Kenpo Karate is one of the most popular arts in the United States. Our instructors are from the lineage of Master James Mitose, with the most recent influence from Shihan Erik Kugel. The program includes training in hand-to-hand self defense and well as creative open hand and weapon forms. Ask about our self-defense only option.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporates dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. It was created by African Slaves held captive in Brazil. It has earned much respect for its roots and is one of the most beautiful art forms in the world. We are from the lineage of Mestre Bimba, with the most recent ranking from Mestre Chuvisco of Mandingueiros dos Palmares.
Sanshou (Chinese kickboxing) is a self-defense system and combat sport which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung Fu and modern combat fighting techniques of full-contact kickboxing. Although it may resemble media-popular Muay Thai (a kickboxing from Thailand), it is different in several ways. For instance, it includes close range punching and kicking as well as Judo/wrestling-like takedowns, throws, sweeps and kick catches.
Judo originated in 1882 from various martial arts including the popular Jiu-Jitsu. The objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a joint lock or choke. It became the first martial art in the olympics in 1964. Simply put, judo involves two individuals using the forces of balance, power, and movement to subdue each other. Thus, it is simple and basic. In its simplicity, however, lies its complexity, and mastery of even the most basic of judo techniques that often take considerable time, effort, and energy, involving rigorous physical and mental training.