Engage your mind, hands, heart, feet and voice in learning the rhythms and melodies of the classical music and dance traditions of India. These arts are taught through an oral tradition using vocal percussion syllables to teach drumming, dance and singing. Learn the poetic and mathematical patterns of Indian percussion. Sing the melodies of Indian Ragas. Embody an understanding of Indian rhythm cycles through the basic footwork of Kathak Dance. Discover beautiful sounds of traditional instruments like the sitar and sarode.
This class is an engaging, kid-friendly introduction to one of the world’s greatest classical arts traditions and will lay a strong foundation for future skills and concepts that increase focus, problem solving and more.
Class meets at Quail Run Elementary School in San Ramon for 4th and 5th graders. Students do not have to attend Quail Run Elementary School to register for this class.
Thursdays January 28th – March 3rd
2:40 PM – 3:40 PM – Quail Run Elementary School
Instructor: Jim Santi Owen from the Ali Akbar College of Music. For his full Biography please click here.
To register online through The City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services please Click Here.
For questions, please call the San Ramon Community Center at 925-830-5162
My name is Yaju and I am a 15 year old black belt in Kajukenbo karate. I am interested in teaching classes on Sunday mornings from 10am- 11am. (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. When it comes to self-defense, strong, linear punches and strikes mixed with the ingenuity of kung fu is a lethal mix.
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.
Cost & Contact Details: Classes are one hour each on Sunday mornings from 10-11 am in my garage in the Gale Ranch area of San Ramon. Cost is $7 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.