This coming Saturday, May 19th, from 8:30 to 2:30 at Saint Columba Church, Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon will be holding belt testing and a celebration for the following martial artists in the Teen/Adult Program:
For Blue Belt : Leiba Schneiderman
For Green Belt : Mara Halpern and Elizabeth Avila
For Brown Belt : Sage Taylor and Shelley Lee
For Black Belt : Amalia Sanchez, Isla Cope and Jocelyn Perez
For First Degree Black Belt: Sam Cope, Alex Bernius and Sofia Guererro
All Teen/Adult Program students should be at Saint Columba no later than 8:15 to get their gear together and be ready to bow in at 8:30am. Little Tigers, Youth Program students and anyone else in the community is welcome to come at any time to support the training community. The celebration will likely begin by 1:30. Please bring a dish to share for the buffet lunch.
Through this fist way one gains long life and happiness!
On Saturday April 14th, Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon held our annual fundraiser, the Punch and Kick-A-Thon. The event was a great success. Fun was had. Sweat poured. Boards were broken. Money was raised. Thank you for all your support as we march towards our goal of making the world a safe and happy place for everyone. Oakland Kajukenbo is still fundraising towards our goal of $10,000. All donations of $100 or more will receive a Year of the Dog t-shirt, sure to become a collector’s item!
Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon is a vibrant martial arts school offering classes in the eclectic kung fu style, Kajukenbo, to children and adults in Oakland, California. Kajukenbo training includes rigorous repetition of basic strikes and blocks, close-in fighting sets, grappling, traditional forms practice and sparring with partners. Students at Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon progress through a belt system, from white to black, and emphasis throughout the training is on developing the core martial qualities of fighting spirit, self-discipline and respect. The philosophical foundation for Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon is embedded in The Warrior’s Code, written and developed by Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon Head Instructor, Sifu Kate Hobbs, emphasizing the value of love, respect, care, responsibility, honor and peace in the martial arts practice as well as in other aspects of daily life.