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Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon

Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon is a vibrant martial arts school offering classes in the eclectic kung fu style, , 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 imbedded in the , written and developed by Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon Head Instructor, , 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.

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Enrollment Update:

Fall 2015 Enrollment

Updated enrollment information coming soon.

See our for the times and days of all current classes.

Downloadable/Printable Information, Calendar, Enrollment and Insurance Waiver Forms

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Important News:

April 11, 2015, 5pm to 8pm - Youth Leadership Outing ~“WARRIOR”

I am inviting Oakland Kajukenbo students grade 6th through college age to attend the Destiny Arts Center annual performance on Sunday April 12th from 5 to 8pm. The performance is called WARRIOR, and is at Laney College.
Email sifukate.hobbs@gmail.com ASAP if the youth leader in your family wants to come.

April 12, 2015, 5pm to 8pm - Paseo de Liderazgo Juvenil ~“WARRIOR”

Estoy invitando a estudiante de Oakland Kajukenbo de 6º grado a Universidad a que asistan a la actuación del Centro Destiny Arts el domingo 12 de Abril de 5 a 8pm. La actuación se llama WARRIOR, y será en Laney College. Manden un correo electrónico a sifukate.hobbs@gmail.com tan pronto les sea posible, si el joven líder en su familia quiere asistir.

August 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2015 - Pacific Association of Women Martial Arts Training Weekend, Bouldr Creek, CA

Sifu Lynn has been chosen by the PAWMA teacher selection committee to teach at the upcoming annual training weekend over the weekend of August 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th of this year. Great congratulations to Sifu Lynn for submitting a winning application.

Over the next month, Sifu Lynn will be choosing young martial artists from Oakland Kajukenbo to prepare and train to assist her in teaching the series of classes at PAWMA. This team will also be preparing to present a demonstration during the PAWMA training weekend.

It is also wonderful to say that Sifu Michelle Dwyer was also chosen to teach at the PAWMA 2015 Training weekend.

I want to encourage as many girls and women grades 6th and up from Oakland Kajukenbo to plan to enroll in this year's training weekend. It will be both a memorable experience to share with your family and your training community as well as a powerful training experience for each person individually. I am including the link for the PAWMA website, http://www.pawma.org/, so students can sign up. Oakland Kajukenbo will be offering mother/daughter sponsorships to families that want to go with their daughter but cannot afford the cost. Let me know if you are interested in a mother/daughter sponsorship. You are also welcome to make a donation to support a mother/daughter team to go to this year's PAWMA training weekend. PAWMA is not often close enough to drive to and it is not every year that our school has an instructor chosen to teach. Let's work together to make this a special weekend for Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon.

Agosto 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2015 - Entremaniento de Fin de Semana de La Asociacion de Mujeres en Artes Marciales, Bouldr Creek, CA

Sifu Lynn ha sido elegida por el comité de selección de maestros de PAWMA para enseñar en el entrenamiento anual del fin de semana, durante el fin de semana de Agosto 14,15,16 y 17 de este año. Felicitaciones a Sifu Lynn por presentar una aplicación ganadora. en el próximo mes, Sifu Lynn seleccionara jóvenes artistas marciales de Oakland Kajukenbo para que se preparen y entrenen para ayudarla a enseñar una serie de clases at PAWMA. Este equipo también se estará preparando para presentar una demostración durante el fin de semana de entrenamiento en PAWMA. Es maravilloso decir que Sifu Michelle Dwyer también fue elegida para enseñar en el fin de semana de entrenamiento de PAWMA 2015.

Quiero animar a las jovencitas y mujeres de 6º en delante de Oakland Kajukenbo a que se registren en el fin de semana de entrenamiento de este año. Sera ambas cosas, una experiencia memorable para compartir con su familia y su comunidad de entrenamiento asi como una experiencia de entrenamiento poderosa para cada persona individualmente. Estoy incluyendo el enlace para el sitio de internet de PAWMA http://www.pawma.org/, para que los estudiantes se registren. Oakland Kajukenbo estará ofreciendo patrocinio madre/hija para familias que quieren ir pero no pueden pagar la tarifa. También se les agradecen donaciones para apoyar a un equipo de madre/hija para que asistan este año a el fin de semana de entrenamiento de PAWMA. PAWMA por lo regular no esta tan cerca para manejar y no todos los años se selecciona a un instructor de nuestra escuela para enseñar. Vamos a trabajar juntos para hacer de este un fin de semana especial para Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon.

Summer 2015 Offerings

Though Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon will not be offering our usual annual youth summer program this year, there will still be a menu of options for Oakland Kajukenbo students of all ages to maintain their weekly Kajukenbo training, stay connected to students in their age groups and make some kung fu related memories together.
Visit our section for more infomation and a list of activities.

Opciones del Verano 2015

Aunque Oakland Kajukenbo no ofrecerá el usual programa de verano anual este año, habrá un menú de opciones para los estudiantes de Oakland Kajukenbo de todas las edades para mantener su entrenamiento semanal de Kajukenbo, para que estén conectados a los estudiantes en el grupo de su edad y hacer recuerdos juntos relacionados con Kung Fu.
Mas informacion: .

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Fighting Spirit

Training at Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon challenges students to develop great fighting spirit. Fighting spirit is the ability to maintain awareness, power and dignity in the face of difficulty, conflict and violence.

Self Discipline

At Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon students develop an understanding of self-discipline. Self-discipline is the ability to set one’s heart on specific goals and persevere in the effort to reach them.

Respect

The foundation of the training at Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon is the understanding and practice of respect for oneself, the training community, the family and the world. Respect is the ability to honor one’s own life as well as others and the earth and conduct oneself accordingly.

About KajukenboWarrior’s Code

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The Art of Kajukenbo

Kajukenbo Kung Fu is an eclectic modern martial art founded by Soji Adriano Emperado in Hawaii in 1947. The goal was to build a new fighting system that emphasized effective skills for self-defense within the framework of graceful and powerful movement. It was developed by a training community known as the “Black Belt Society” composed of black belt from various arts. There are five masters credited with developing Kajukenbo each representing one of the five traditional styles that make up Kajukenbo. Peter Young Yil Choo contributed the Tang So Doo Karate. Frank Ordonez contributed the Se Keino Ryu Judo. Joe Holck contributed the Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Adriano Emperado contributed the Kosho Ryu Kenpo. Clarence Chang Chu contributed the Tum Pai Chinese Boxing.

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Though the style, Kajukenbo Kung Fu, sprouted from the distinctly American soil of Hawaii in the post World War II era, it’s roots are deeply sunk in the traditional martial arts philosophy of Asia. Most important of this philosophy is the idea of an honor code concerning the appropriate use of the powerful skills contained in any martial arts style. Sifu Kate Hobbs wrote the Warrior’s Code in 1988 based on her study with her teacher, Sifu Coleen Gragen, of ancient martial arts philosophy. The purpose of the Warrior’s Code is to offer a framework for Kajukenbo students to think about how they use their martial arts practice in daily life.

Warrior's Code

Love - A warrior is skilled in body and kind in heart

Respect - A warrior respects him or herself and all living things

Care - A warrior believes that caring for him or herself means caring for our world

Responsibility - A warrior takes responsibility for his or her own actions and makes a superior effort in every situation

Honor - A warrior uses fighting skills honorably only to protect self and loved ones. A warrior never raises a fist in anger

Peace - A true warrior lives by this code and firmly believes that the greatest warrior of all is the one that stands for peace

The Warriors code was devoloped by Sifu Kate Hobbs based on ancient martial arts philosophy

About KajukenboWarrior’s Code
Winter/Spring 2014 Guest Instructors:
Sifu Anthony DanielsSifu Michelle DwyerGuro Allan Duncan

Chief Instructor Sifu Kate Hobbs

Sifu Kate Hobbs holds the rank of fifth degree Black Belt in the Gaylord Method of Kajukenbo Kung Fu. She was awarded her first degree black belt in 1991 by the late Professor Coleen Gragen, who promoted her through third degree black belt. She gratefully received her fifth degree promotion from Professor Barbara Bones in 2008. She currently studies Chi Gung, Tai Chi, and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu under Sifu Michelle Dwyer.

Sifu Kate has spent much of her time as a Black Belt focusing on how martial arts can help young people face the violence and injustice they encounter with power and intelligence. She has worked on curriculum for community-based and school-based programs that teach specific tools for conflict resolution, violence prevention and community building for youth aged three to eighteen. She has promoted two students to first degree black belt in Kajukenbo.

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Sifu Lynn Keslar

Sifu Lynn Keslar began studying Kajukenbo in 1997 with Sifu Coleen Gragen. She has a 3rd degree black belt in Kajukenbo from Sifu Kate Hobbs, and a 2nd degree black belt in Doce Pares Eskrima, under Master Reginald Burford of the Oakland Eskrima Club. She is responsible for the Eskrima and ground fighting curricula at Oakland Kajukenbo. She teaches in the youth and adult martial arts programs, and has also taught cooking classes at every summer camp. She is an ardent proponent of Oakland Kajukenbo's culture of hard work and spirited intensity, and firmly believes in the philosophy that all of our community activities represent one practice.

Sifu Emmy Highsmith

Sifu Emmy Highsmith began studying Kajukenbo with Sifu Kate Hobbs in 1990. Over the next ten years she studied Kajukenbo and Wu Chien Pai under the instruction of both Sifu Kate and Sifu Anthony Daniels, earning her student black belt in 2000. In 2011 she was promoted to first degree black belt by Sifu Kate Hobbs.

Sifu Mariko Highsmith

Sifu Mariko Highsmith began studying Kajukenbo with Sifu Kate Hobbs in 1990. She earned her black belt under the instruction of both Sifu Kate Hobbs and Sifu Anthony Daniels at Destiny Arts Center in 1998. In 2008 she was promoted to first degree black belt by Sifu Kate Hobbs. She loves Kajukenbo for its eclectic nature and for its marriage of effective, down and dirty fighting with beautiful and expressive movements. She enjoys training at Oakland Kajukenbo with Sifu Kate because of the school’s emphasis on fighting spirit, compassion, and community empowerment and responsibility. She hopes to continue training until she is an old lady with grey hair.

Sifu Sam Mende-Wong

Sifu Sam Mende-Wong began training in Kajukenbo Kung Fu at the age of 10 under the instruction of Sifu Kate Hobbs and Sifu Anthony Daniels at Destiny Arts Center in Oakland CA. As he moved up the ranks, he had the opportunity to assist in the 3 to 6 year old Safety Skills class where he began teaching. In his Junior year of High School he took over the class and prepared young students to graduate to the older classes. Sifu Sam received his Black Belt from Destiny Arts Center when he was 18 before attending Bard College in New York State where he majored in Film & Electronic Arts. He started training again with Sifu Kate in 2008 and started working with Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon during the summer of 2009. In June of 2011, Sifu Sam tested for and received his 1st degree Black Belt from Sifu Kate at Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon.

Sifu Anthony Daniels

Sifu Anthony Daniels wiil be teaching on Thursdays and will offer Wu Chien Pai forms and judo. He has taught martial arts, youth leadership, self-defense and conflict resolution to youth of all ages for over 20 years in many after-school programs in the Bay Area, including Destiny Arts, the California School for the Blind, Job Corps, the Chestnut Court Housing Projects, and Parks and Recreation programs. Sifu Anthony holds a first-degree black belt in Judo and a fifth degree black belt in Wu Chien Pai Kung Fu. He started studying at age 13 and received his Black Belt in Kung Fu in 1982 and in Judo in 1988. He has over 20 years experience teaching youth and adults throughout the US, in Switzerland and Mexico.

Sifu Michelle Dwyer

Sifu Michelle Dwyer wiil be teaching on Thursdays and will offer the Earth Dragon Long Staff Northern Shaolin Gung Fu form. She has been training in Chinese Martial Arts since 1974 and teaching students of all ages since 1982, both locally and internationally. As a member of the Jing Mo Athletic Association, U.S.A. she specializes in Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Northern Shaolin Gung Fu , Five Element Hsing I and the traditional weapons.

Guro Allan Duncan

Guro Allan Duncan received his 3rd degree black belt in Eskrima from Master Reginald Burford, Oakland Eskrima Club, and holds a 2nd grade black belt in Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima from the Great Grand Master Cacoy Canete. Guro Allan began his martial arts training at the age of 14 with the United Tae Kwon Do Federation in Denver, CO; attaining the rank of red belt. During this training, he was exposed to tournament fighting, board/brick breaking, and self-defense techniques. Guro Allan’s interest in martial arts was rekindled in 1998 with a brief introduction to Latosa Escrima and Filipino boxing. Since that time he has taken a special interest in Filipino and Malaysian martial arts styles. Over the last 13 years Guro Allan has taken various classes and seminars in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jujitsu, Judo, Brazilian Jujitsu, Capoeira, Eskrima, and Silat.

Class schedulesClass LocationsClass Descriptions
Class FeesRequired AttendanceUniforms, Shoes & Sparring EquipmentBelt Tests
Sifu Kate at Destiny Arts
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Spring 2015 Class Schedules

Tuesday & Thursday Kajukenbo Class Schedule at Saint Columba Hall:

4pm - 5:15pm - All ranks Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.
5:15pm - 6:30pm - All ranks 4th grade through 7th grade.
6:30pm - 8:00pm - All ranks 8th grade through Adults.

Saturday class schedule Veteran's Memorial Hall Senior Center:

9am - 10am Advanced Kajukenbo - Blue Belt and above/7th grade and older.
10am - 11am Family Class - All ages and Ranks
10am - 11am Eskrima - All ages. Colored Belts
11am - 12noon Colored Belts Forms Class.

Second Saturdays Mat Practice at Emeryville Martial Arts

2pm - 3pm Orange,Purple & Blue Belts, grades kindergarten through 7th
3pm - 4pm Green, Brown & Back Belts grades kindergarten through 7th
4pm - 5:30pm all colored belts grade8th and older.

Tuesday & Thursday T'ai Chi Class schedule:

8am - 9am

Class Locations

Tuesday & Thursday Kajukenbo Class Location:

Saint Columba Church,
6401 San Pablo Ave at Alcatraz in North Oakland.

Saturday Kajukenbo Class Location:

Emeryville Veteran's Memorial Hall Senior Center
4321 Salem Street, Emeryville

Saturday Mat Practice Location:

Emeryville Martial Arts
4321 Salem Street, Emeryville

Tuessday & Thursday T'ai Chi Class Location:

Saint Columba Church,
6401 San Pablo Ave at Alcatraz in North Oakland.

Sifu Kate at Destiny Arts Center

Sifu Kate Hobbs will now be teaching on Mondays and Wednesday at Destiny Arts Center.
4pm to 5:15pm - grades K to 4th grade.
5:15pm to 6:30pm - 5th grade and above.
Location: 970 Grace St. Oakland 94608.
For more information about Destiny Arts Center visit: www.destinyarts.org

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Class Descriptions:

Weekday Classes in Kajukenbo:

The weekday classes are separated by age. They are mixed rank classes meaning all levels, from brand new students to advanced students, are training together. Every class includes a vigorous warm-up, Kajukenbo basics and applied basics, traditional forms practice and Kajukenbo requirements for rank. Classes also include discussion of the history and philosophy of the martial arts.

Family Class:

The Family Class is a Kajukenbo class for students of all ages (Kindergarten through Grandparents). The class is once a week on Saturdays and includes cardio and strengthening exercises, partner work, Kajukenbo basics and Kajukenbo forms. Eskrima is taught during the second hour of this class and interested students should talk to Sifu Kate to become part of the Eskrima training. This class is taught by Sifu Lynn Keslar who holds the rank of second degree black belt in Doce Pares Eskrima under Master Reginald Burford, Chief Instructor of the Oakland Eskrima Club.

Advanced Kajukenbo Class:

This class is for students ranked green belt and above who are 8th grade and older. The class will focus on advanced Kajukenbo material including concepts, techniques and applications. The class will also include the discussion of the history and philosophy of the martial arts.

T'ai Chi

This class introduces students of all levels to the Dragon Tiger Mountain Yang Style Family Set. The class includes warm-ups, Chi Gung, stance work and the basic techniques of the 83 movement set.

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Class Fees

Families choose a monthly class fee of between $12 and $120 per month. This is a sliding scale and each family chooses a fee that is good for their family. The class fee, in cash or check, is due during the first week of each month. WRAP CASH OR WRITE ON BILLS SO WE KNOW WHOSE IT IS!!!! Checks should be made payable to Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon. The monthly class dues are paid during the first week of each month. Please be attentive to your class fees each month.

Required Attendance

All students are expected to be on time to every class they attend and be consistent with their training schedule. All students who want to rank in Kajukenbo must attend at least two classes every week. There is a "Saturday Only" training option at Oakland Kajukenbo. If you and your family want to train only once a week, that option is only available on Saturdays. If you are a Saturday only student or family you are expected to attend class every Saturday.

Uniforms, Shoes & Sparring Equipment

Uniforms:

Uniforms are required at every class for all students. Uniforms are provided upon enrollment. If you need extra tee shirts or pants they can be purchased for $15/$20.

Shoes:

Shoes are required for students ages 5 to 18 at Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon. Students can choose to order traditional kung fu shoes through the program for $20. Adults can choose to go barefoot or choose any shoe that gives them the support they need to train safely. Youth program students may choose Converse All Stars as an alternative to the traditional kung fu shoe. If you want to order your own shoes, they are on the wle.com (Wing Lam Enterprises) website and they are white or black canvas kung fu shoes.

Sparring Equipment:

Students will spar every week. The sparring class will rotate between the two weekday classes so all ranking students have an opportunity to spar. Each student is provided a set of equipment for sparring. Families are also encouraged to purchase their own set of sparring gear. You can purchase sparring gear at Young's Trading Co. at 5705 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland. Tell Mr Li you train at Oakland Kajukenbo and he will help you find the proper gear. Please bring sparring gear to every class.

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Belt Tests:

Ranking Students will have a belt test as they master the material for their current rank. Students will need to practice Kajukenbo material outside of class in order to memorize and absorb the skills learned in class and advance in the art. Sifu Kate will let students know when they are ready to prepare for the next ranking promotion/test. For High School age and adult students, the beginning ranks (orange, purple, blue) will be in-class tests. Intermediate and advanced ranking for this group will be in a traditional belt test format. Students grades K through 8th will participate in traditional belt tests for all ranks. The traditional Belt Tests last for several hours and challenge students to show the full range of their skill. All students are expected to attend all belt tests for their age group and participate fully. Regular Saturday classes are cancelled on the ranking dates. See calendar for promotion dates. Visit our section for information on upcoming tests

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Sifu Kate at Destiny Arts
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We are in the process of updating the calendar. Check back soon for more information.

Important Dates for Oakland Kajukenbo 2015:

April 11, 2015, 9am to Noon - Oakland Kajukenbo and Hand to Hand Joint Training and Brunch

On Saturday April 11th from 9am to 11am, Oakland Kajukenbo and Hand to Hand will train together during our regular Saturday morning classes. The training will be open to all students, grades Kindergarten through adults. The schedule for this special training will be 9 to 10, all levels all ages; 10 to 11, all levels ages 7 and older. At 11, we will serve a hot brunch and eat together and get to know one another better. Please plan to come to this special, once a season training, and bring a brunch item if you are able. Let Sifu Lynn know if you want to help her with cooking the brunch. All ages welcome to offer assistance with the cooking.

Abril 11, 2015, 9am a Medio Dia - Oakland Kajukenbo y Hand to Hand Entrenamiento y Almuerzo

El Sábado 11 de Abril de 9am a 11am, Oakland Kajukenbo y Hand to Hand entrenaran juntos durante una clase regular del Sábado por la mañana. El entrenamiento estará abierto para todos los estudiantes, de kindergarten a adultos. El horario para este entrenamiento será de 9 a 10, todos los niveles y todas edades; 10 a 11, todos los niveles de 7 años en adelante. A las 11, se servirá el almuerzo para comer juntos y conocernos mejor. Por favor planeen asistir a este evento especial, que pasa una vez por sesión de entrenamiento, y traigan algo para el almuerzo si pueden. Avisenle a Sifu Lynn si quieren ayudar en la preparación del almuerzo. Todas las edades son bienvenidas a ayudar en la cocina.

April 11, 2015, - Mat Practice, Colored belts, All ages,

Mat Practice is an extra credit training, led by Sifu Lynn, for students to learn and master the Judo and Jujitsu skills in the Kajukenbo system.
Practice is once monthly on the second Saturday.
Location: Hoa Sen Dojo, 4770 San Pablo Ave., suite B, Emeryville.
The following is the afternoon schedule by rank and age:
2-3pm (orange through blue; K-7)
3-4pm (green through black; K-7)
4-5:30pm (orange through black; 8th grade and older)

April 11, 2015, - Practica de Tapete 4/11 Cintas de Color / Todas Las Edades

Practica de Tapete es un entrenamiento de crédito extra, dirigido por Sifu Lynn, para que los estudiantes aprendan y dominen las habilidades del Judo y Jujitsu en el sistema de Kajukenbo. Practica de Tapete es una vez al mes, el segundo Sábado. Se realiza en Hoa Sen Dojo, 4770 San Pablo Ave., suite B, Emeryville. Este es el horario por rango y edad:
• 2-3pm (naranja a azul; K-7)
• 3-4pm (green a negra; K-7)
• 4-5:30pm (naranja a negra; 8º en adelante)

April 12, 2015, 5pm to 8pm - Youth Leadership Outing ~ “WARRIOR”

I am inviting Oakland Kajukenbo students grade 6th through college age to attend the Destiny Arts Center annual performance on Sunday April 12th from 5 to 8pm. The performance is called WARRIOR, and is at Laney College.
Email sifukate.hobbs@gmail.com ASAP if the youth leader in your family wants to come.

April 12, 2015, 5pm to 8pm - Paseo de Liderazgo Juvenil ~“WARRIOR”

Estoy invitando a estudiante de Oakland Kajukenbo de 6º grado a Universidad a que asistan a la actuación del Centro Destiny Arts el domingo 12 de Abril de 5 a 8pm. La actuación se llama WARRIOR, y será en Laney College. Manden un correo electrónico a sifukate.hobbs@gmail.com tan pronto les sea posible, si el joven líder en su familia quiere asistir.

August 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2015 - Pacific Association of Women Martial Arts Training Weekend, Bouldr Creek, CA

Sifu Lynn has been chosen by the PAWMA teacher selection committee to teach at the upcoming annual training weekend over the weekend of August 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th of this year. Great congratulations to Sifu Lynn for submitting a winning application.

Over the next month, Sifu Lynn will be choosing young martial artists from Oakland Kajukenbo to prepare and train to assist her in teaching the series of classes at PAWMA. This team will also be preparing to present a demonstration during the PAWMA training weekend.

It is also wonderful to say that Sifu Michelle Dwyer was also chosen to teach at the PAWMA 2015 Training weekend.

I want to encourage as many girls and women grades 6th and up from Oakland Kajukenbo to plan to enroll in this year's training weekend. It will be both a memorable experience to share with your family and your training community as well as a powerful training experience for each person individually. I am including the link for the PAWMA website, http://www.pawma.org/, so students can sign up. Oakland Kajukenbo will be offering mother/daughter sponsorships to families that want to go with their daughter but cannot afford the cost. Let me know if you are interested in a mother/daughter sponsorship. You are also welcome to make a donation to support a mother/daughter team to go to this year's PAWMA training weekend. PAWMA is not often close enough to drive to and it is not every year that our school has an instructor chosen to teach. Let's work together to make this a special weekend for Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon.

Agosto 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2015 - Entremaniento de Fin de Semana de La Asociacion de Mujeres en Artes Marciales, Bouldr Creek, CA

Sifu Lynn ha sido elegida por el comité de selección de maestros de PAWMA para enseñar en el entrenamiento anual del fin de semana, durante el fin de semana de Agosto 14,15,16 y 17 de este año. Felicitaciones a Sifu Lynn por presentar una aplicación ganadora. en el próximo mes, Sifu Lynn seleccionara jóvenes artistas marciales de Oakland Kajukenbo para que se preparen y entrenen para ayudarla a enseñar una serie de clases at PAWMA. Este equipo también se estará preparando para presentar una demostración durante el fin de semana de entrenamiento en PAWMA. Es maravilloso decir que Sifu Michelle Dwyer también fue elegida para enseñar en el fin de semana de entrenamiento de PAWMA 2015.

Quiero animar a las jovencitas y mujeres de 6º en delante de Oakland Kajukenbo a que se registren en el fin de semana de entrenamiento de este año. Sera ambas cosas, una experiencia memorable para compartir con su familia y su comunidad de entrenamiento asi como una experiencia de entrenamiento poderosa para cada persona individualmente. Estoy incluyendo el enlace para el sitio de internet de PAWMA http://www.pawma.org/, para que los estudiantes se registren. Oakland Kajukenbo estará ofreciendo patrocinio madre/hija para familias que quieren ir pero no pueden pagar la tarifa. También se les agradecen donaciones para apoyar a un equipo de madre/hija para que asistan este año a el fin de semana de entrenamiento de PAWMA. PAWMA por lo regular no esta tan cerca para manejar y no todos los años se selecciona a un instructor de nuestra escuela para enseñar. Vamos a trabajar juntos para hacer de este un fin de semana especial para Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon.

Summer 2015 Offerings

Though Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon will not be offering our usual annual youth summer program this year, there will still be a menu of options for Oakland Kajukenbo students of all ages to maintain their weekly Kajukenbo training, stay connected to students in their age groups and make some kung fu related memories together.
Visit our section for more infomation and a list of activities.

Opciones del Verano 2015

Aunque Oakland Kajukenbo no ofrecerá el usual programa de verano anual este año, habrá un menú de opciones para los estudiantes de Oakland Kajukenbo de todas las edades para mantener su entrenamiento semanal de Kajukenbo, para que estén conectados a los estudiantes en el grupo de su edad y hacer recuerdos juntos relacionados con Kung Fu.
Mas informacion: .

More information coming soon!

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Important Dates 2015
April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015
photos by Catrina Marchetti

Class Fees and Donations

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Contact Information

For more information about Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon,
and to sign up for classes,
please contact Sifu Kate Hobbs by the following means:

Telephone:

510-507-6304

e-mail:

sifukate.hobbs@gmail.com

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Summer 2015 OfferingsSummer Program 2013 VideoSummer Program 2012 Video

Summer 2015 Offerings

Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon will not be offering our usual annual youth summer program this year

Though Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon will not be offering our usual annual youth summer program this year, there will still be a menu of options for Oakland Kajukenbo students of all ages to maintain their weekly Kajukenbo training, stay connected to students in their age groups and make some kung fu related memories together.

For students in grades 2nd through 8th - June 22 - 29, 2015:

Destiny Arts Center is offering two four day sessions of a Martial Arts Intensive Training (the week of June 22 - 29, 2015).
This will be a full day program, Monday through Thursday, led by Sifu Thandiwe Satterwhite and assisted by Sifu Laneka Viney. Sifu Rosa Melero will be doing the art projects and assisting with afternoon adventures. Students will train throughout the morning, together and in themed focus groups. Afternoons will include art every day, some outdoor excursions in the neighborhood and additional martial arts focused activities. Visit the Destiny Arts Center website at www.destinyarts.org for the enrollment process.

For students in grade 6th and older - Tuesday June 16th through Thursday August 13th, 2015:

The summer session for evening Kajukenbo classes begins Tuesday June 16th and will run through Thursday August 13th. All students in grade 6th and above can enroll in a nine week session of special focus Kajukenbo classes. Students can enroll in all nine weeks or can choose particular weeks to train. More information on themes or special focuses for the summer session will be available sometime this month.

For students in grades 6th through college age:

Along with the evening Tuesday/Thursday training schedule, students in middle school, high school and college are encouraged to participate in any and all of these youth leadership focused experiences:

BACKPACKING WITH THE SIERRA CLUB - June 19, 20 & 21, 2015
This trip is for students going into grade 8th through college age students.

CAMPING WITH THE SIERRA CLUB - July 31, Aug 1 #amp; 2, 2015
This trip is for students going into grade 6 through college age students.

SATURDAY ADVENTURES-TBD Full Day July 11, July 25 &August 8, 2015
These adventures are for students going into grade 6 through college age students.

Opciones del Verano 2015

Oakland Kajukenbo no ofrecerá el usual programa de verano anual este año

Aunque Oakland Kajukenbo no ofrecerá el usual programa de verano anual este año, habrá un menú de opciones para los estudiantes de Oakland Kajukenbo de todas las edades para mantener su entrenamiento semanal de Kajukenbo, para que estén conectados a los estudiantes en el grupo de su edad y hacer recuerdos juntos relacionados con Kung Fu.

Para estudiantes en grados 2º a 8º

El Centro Destiny Arts esta ofreciendo dos sesiones de 4 dias de entrenamiento intensivo de Artes Marciales (semana del 6/22 and semana del 6/29). Este será un programa de dia completo, Lunes a Jueves, dirigido por Sifu Thandiwe Satterwhite con la ayuda de Sifu Laneka Viney. Sifu Rosa Melero hará los proyectos de arte y ayudará con las aventuras de la tarde. Los estudiantes entrenarán durante la mañana, juntos y separados en grupos temáticos. Las tardes incluirán arte todos los días, una excursión por la tarde al vecindario y otras actividades enfocadas en las artes marciales. Visiten el sitio web del Centro Destiny Arts http://www.destinyarts.org/ para el proceso de inscripción.

Para estudiantes de 6o en adelante

La sesión del verano por la tarde de clases de Kajukenbo comienza el Martes 16 de Junio y seguirá hasta el Jueves 13 de Agosto. Todos los estudiantes de 6º en adelante pueden inscribirse en una sesión de 9 semanas o pueden elegir semanas en particular para entrenar. Mas información en temas y enfoques para esta sesión de verano estará disponible en este mes.

Para estudiantes de 6º a Universidad

En conjunto con el horario de las clases de la tarde de Martes/Jueves, estudiantes en secundaria, preparatoria y universidad son animados a participar en alguna o todas las experiencias enfocadas en el liderazgo juvenil.

PASEO CON EL CLUB SIERRA MIST – Junio 19, 20 y 21.
Este paseo es para estudiantes que van a entrar de 8º grado a universidad.

CAMPAMENTO CON EL CLUB SIERRA – junio 19, 20 y 21.
Este paseo es para estudiantes que van a entrar de 6º grado a Universidad.

AVENTURAS DE LOS SABADOS – TBD
Días completos Julio 11, Julio 25, Agosto 8. Estas aventuras son para estudiantes que van entrar de 6º grado a universidad.

Oakland Kajukenbo Summer 2013
video by Eduardo Zazueta

Summer Camp 2012

About Summer CampSummer Program 2014Summer Program 2013 VideoSummer Program 2012 Video

Upcoming Nature Trips

BACKPACKING WITH THE SIERRA CLUB - June 19, 20 & 21, 2015
This trip is for students going into grade 8th through college age students.

PASEO CON EL CLUB SIERRA MIST – Junio 19, 20 y 21.
Este paseo es para estudiantes que van a entrar de 8º grado a universidad.

CAMPING WITH THE SIERRA CLUB - July 31, Aug 1 #amp; 2, 2015
This trip is for students going into grade 6 through college age students.

CAMPAMENTO CON EL CLUB SIERRA – junio 19, 20 y 21.
Este paseo es para estudiantes que van a entrar de 6º grado a Universidad.

SATURDAY ADVENTURES-TBD Full Day July 11, July 25 &August 8, 2015
These adventures are for students going into grade 6 through college age students.

AVENTURAS DE LOS SABADOS – TBD
Días completos Julio 11, Julio 25, Agosto 8. Estas aventuras son para estudiantes que van entrar de 6º grado a universidad.

Past Tests CongratulationsRecent Belt Test Videos
photos by Catrina Marchetti
photo by Catrina Marchetti

Upcoming Belt Tests Information to be updated soon!

Recent Belt Test Videos

  • Bagua Saber Form
  • Long Staff form (partial)

Bagua Saber Form - December 8, 2012
as taught by Sifu Michelle Dwyer

Long Staff Form, first half - December 8, 2012
as taught by Sifu Michelle Dwyer

photos by Catrina Marchetti
Past Tests CongratulationsRecent Belt Test Videos
Oakland Kajukenbo and Hand to Hand Joint TrainingMOKOMOKO TOURNAMENT!
photos by Catrina Marchetti

Oakland Kajukenbo and Hand to Hand Joint Training and Brunch April 11, 2015, 9am to Noon

On Saturday April 11th from 9am to 11am, Oakland Kajukenbo and Hand to Hand will train together during our regular Saturday morning classes. The training will be open to all students, grades Kindergarten through adults. The schedule for this special training will be 9am to 10am, all levels all ages; 10am to 11am, all levels ages 7 and older. At 11am, we will serve a hot brunch and eat together and get to know one another better. Please plan to come to this special, once a season training, and bring a brunch item if you are able. Let Sifu Lynn know if you want to help her with cooking the brunch. All ages welcome to offer assistance with the cooking.

Abril 11, 2015, 9am a Medio Dia - Oakland Kajukenbo y Hand to Hand Entrenamiento y Almuerzo

El Sábado 11 de Abril de 9am a 11am, Oakland Kajukenbo y Hand to Hand entrenaran juntos durante una clase regular del Sábado por la mañana. El entrenamiento estará abierto para todos los estudiantes, de kindergarten a adultos. El horario para este entrenamiento será de 9 a 10, todos los niveles y todas edades; 10 a 11, todos los niveles de 7 años en adelante. A las 11, se servirá el almuerzo para comer juntos y conocernos mejor. Por favor planeen asistir a este evento especial, que pasa una vez por sesión de entrenamiento, y traigan algo para el almuerzo si pueden. Avisenle a Sifu Lynn si quieren ayudar en la preparación del almuerzo. Todas las edades son bienvenidas a ayudar en la cocina.

MOKOMOKO TOURNAMENT!

Sifu Lynn and the Oakland Kajukenbo tournament team made their presence known in the best way this past weekend at the MOKOMOKO tournament, hosted by Sensei Hans Ingebretsen. The team competed with intensity. They made new friendships and new connections in the martial arts world. They introduced Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon to a broader audience. Word of the day, according to sources close to the action, was TRANSFORMATION. Results and a slide show will be available the week of April 6th.

Torneo Mokomoko

Sifu Lynn y el equipo del torneo de Oakland Kajukenbo dieron a conocer su presencia en la mejor forma la semana pasada en el torneo MOKOMOKO, organizado por Sensei Hans Ingebretsen. El equipo compitió con intensidad. hicieron nuevas amistades y conexiones en el mundo de artes marciales. Introdujeron Oakland Kajukenbo a una gran audiencia. La palabra del día, de acuerdo a muchas fuentes cerca de la acción, fue TRANSFORMACION. Los resultados y fotografías estarán disponibles la semana del 6 de Abril.

photo by Sifu Catrina Marchetti
photo by Sifu Catrina Marchetti
photo by Sifu Catrina Marchetti
 
Oakland Kajukenbo and Hand to Hand Joint TrainingMOKOMOKO TOURNAMENT!

Students Videos & Photo Slideshows and Oakland Kajukenbo in the News

  • Summer 2013
  • Student Recital April 2013
  • Bagua Saber Form
  • Long Staff Form
  • Summer Camp 2012
  • April 2012 Races
  • Summer Camp 2011
  • Black Belt Test 2011
  • Sam Breaking Boards
  • Eskrima
  • Dance
  • Sets A
  • Sets B
  • Sets C
  • The Fist Style
  • 11 for 11

Oakland Kajukenbo Summer 2013
video by Eduardo Zazueta

Oakland Kajukenbo Student Recital 2013
video by Sifu Kate Hobbs

Bagua Saber Form - December 8, 2012
as taught by Sifu Michelle Dwyer

Long Staff Form, first half - December 8, 2012
as taught by Sifu Michelle Dwyer

Summer Camp 2012

April 2012 Coleen Gragen Memorial Races

Summer Camp 2011

Black Belt Test 2011Photos by Catrina Marchetti

Sifu Sam breaking boards during his Belt Test

End of Summer 2011 Performances - EskrimaVideo by Jeth Gold

End of Summer 2011 Performances #2 - DanceVideo by Jeth Gold

End of Summer 2011 Performances - Sets AVideo by Jeth Gold

End of Summer 2011 Performances - Sets BVideo by Jeth Gold

End of Summer 2011 Performances - Sets CVideo by Jeth Gold

“The Fist Style”

San Francico Bay Gardian Online
By L.E. Leone posted 03.27.13
Read the article now

11 for 11:
Kate Hobbs, Destiny Arts founder, expands martial arts education
for Oakland youth - Oakland Local

Sifu Kate Hobbs and Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon are pleased to be profiled in Oakland's daily independent news & community web site, Oakland Local. Read the article, 11 for 11: Kate Hobbs, Destiny Arts founder, expands martial arts education for Oakland youth, published on Sunday, January 02, 2011, at oaklandlocal.com/article/katehobbs.

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