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Karate Lessons Offered in Gale Ranch

KAJUKENBO KARATE LESSONS – My name is Yaju and I am a 16 year old black belt in Kajukenbo karate. I am interested in teaching classes on Sunday mornings from 9am- 10am. (During the summer, additional classes and timings will be offered.)

What is Kajukenbo? Kajukenbo is a highly effective fusion of four different martial arts: Korean Karate, Ju-jitsu, Kenpo, and Kung Fu. Practical applications of Kajukenbo show that this karate is successful in blocking and taking down attackers. The self-defense is strong, linear punches and strikes mixed with the ingenuity of kung fu- a lethal mix.

Why Kajukenbo? Kajukenbo spurred my passion for the martial art. I want to keep doing Kajukenbo forever, because it’s not just defense against another person; its defense against the factors in life that will bring you down.

After every class, I felt less stressed and more confident in other aspects of my life as well. I found my grades rising and my social life becoming happier. Kajukenbo allowed me to take charge of my life and pursue a martial art with passion. As a girl, I learnt to defend myself and use size and body weight to my advantage. Now, I realize that Kajukenbo is the art that drives me and has given me the confidence and assurance I need in other areas of life.

Why Me? Since first grade, I have been doing karate in Briones Kajukenbo Karate Studio. After five and a half years of hard work and persistence, I achieved my black belt in sixth grade. As part of the test, I wrote my black belt book; a detailed written breakdown of the techniques. I then stayed on for two years, learning how to break down my techniques so that I would be able to explain what I was doing and how I was doing it. I have 1.5 years of Kajukenbo teaching experience total, including with young children as small as 6 years.

My Teaching Philosophy: Kajukenbo is not something that you learn and forget in a couple of years. It is a lifestyle that stays on forever. I want to teach in a memorable manner while instilling love for the art in my students. I want them to walk away from the class feeling just as complete and at peace as I did.

Cost & Contact Details: Classes are one hour each on Sunday mornings from 9-10 am in my garage in the Gale Ranch area of San Ramon. Cost is $8 per class. For more information on class details, location, Kajukenbo, or my experiences with it, email me at [email protected] or call me at (510) 792 5622.