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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:

Winter 2014 Enrollment is open only for students grade 8 through adult.

The Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon classes have been very full for over two years now. For Winter 2014, Enrollment is open only for students grade 8 through adult. Please come and check out a class during the month of January 2014. All enrollment documents are available here on the website and will also be available when you come try a class.

If you have a child grades Kindergarten through 7th, all classes at Oakland Kajukenbo are full to capacity for the school year. Sifu Kate recommends enrolling in the Monday/Wednesday martial arts classes at Destiny Arts Center, www.destinyarts.org. Sifu Kate is teaching there now with Sifu Anthony Daniels and there is plenty of room in the brand new building Destiny Arts just purchased. It is right down the street from Saint Columba Church at 970 Grace Street at Los Angeles Street.

to visit a class.

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

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

Download/Print Our Information Sheet PDF
Download/Print Our Información en Español PDF
Download/Print Our Enrollment PDF
Download/Print Our Insurance Waiver PDF
Download/Print Our August 2013 through august 2014 Calendar PDF

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Important News:

The 5th Annual Punch and Kick-A-Thon raised $9, 978!

On October 12, 2013 over one hundred participants executed over 200,000 techniques!
Visit our section for more infomation.

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

Saturday Little Tigers class has been moved to Destiny Arts Center

Destiny Arts Center: www.destinyarts.org

Oakland Kajukenbo is in the News!

Featured in the San Francico Bay Gardian Online article “The Fist Style”
By L.E. Leone posted 03.27.13
Read the article now

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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 DescriptionsWinter 2014 EnrollmentDownloadable Forms
Class FeesRequired AttendanceUniforms, Shoes & Sparring EquipmentBelt Tests
Sifu Kate at Destiny Arts
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Class Schedules

Tuesday & Thursday Kajukenbo Class Schedule:

4pm - 5:15pm - All ranks Kindergarten through 4th Grade.
5:15pm - 6:30pm - All ranks 5th grade through 7th grade.
and all ranks Grades 5th through 7th
6:30pm - 8:30pm - All ranks 8th grade through Adults.

Saturday class schedule:

9am - 10am - Advanced Kajukenbo Green belts and up; 8th grade and older.
10am - 12pm - Family Class All ages Kindergarten through adults 10am - 12noon - Eskrima Ranked Kajukenbo students only.

Saturday Little Tigers is now being taught at Destiny Arts Center. Destiny Arts Center: www.destinyarts.org

Wednsday & 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:

Saturday Kajukenbo Advanced Class, Family Class and Eskrima Classes are now all at the Emeryville Veteran's Memorial Hall
Veteran's Memorial Hall Senior Center
4321 Salem Street, Emeryville

The Little Tigers class is now being taught at Destiny Arts Center
Destiny Arts Center: www.destinyarts.org

Wednsday & 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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photo by David Bilder

Class Descriptions:

Little Tigers:

The Little Tigers class is now being taught at Destiny Arts Center
Little Tigers is a Kajukenbo class for preschool age students (3 to pre-K 5). The class is once a week on Saturdays and includes a warm-up (running, jumping, twirling, balancing, stretching), basic instruction in kicking and punching, learning to generate and focus power and martial arts etiquette (conduct, manners).
Destiny Arts Center: www.destinyarts.org

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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Winter 2014 Enrollment /information.

Winter 2014 Enrollment is open only for students grade 8 through adult.

The Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon classes have been very full for over two years now. For Winter 2014, Enrollment is open only for students grade 8 through adult. Please come and check out a class during the month of January 2014. All enrollment documents are available here on the website and will also be available when you come try a class.

If you have a child grades Kindergarten through 7th, all classes at Oakland Kajukenbo are full to capacity for the school year. Sifu Kate recommends enrolling in the Monday/Wednesday martial arts classes at Destiny Arts Center, www.destinyarts.org. Sifu Kate is teaching there now with Sifu Anthony Daniels and there is plenty of room in the brand new building Destiny Arts just purchased. It is right down the street from Saint Columba Church at 970 Grace Street at Los Angeles Street.

to visit a class.

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

Download/Print Our Information Sheet PDF
Download/Print Our Información en Español PDF
Download/Print Our Enrollment PDF
Download/Print Our Insurance Waiver PDF
Download/Print Our August 2013 through august 2014 Calendar PDF

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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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Class schedulesClass LocationsClass DescriptionsWinter 2014 EnrollmentDownloadable Forms
Class FeesRequired AttendanceUniforms, Shoes & Sparring EquipmentBelt Tests
Sifu Kate at Destiny Arts
Download/Print Our August 2013 through august 2014 Calendar PDF
Important Dates 2014
March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14
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OAKLAND KAJUKENBO KWOON Student Enrollment

Winter 2014 Enrollment is open only for students grade 8 through adult.

The Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon classes have been very full for over two years now. For Winter 2014, Enrollment is open only for students grade 8 through adult. Please come and check out a class during the month of January 2014. All enrollment documents are available here on the website and will also be available when you come try a class.

If you have a child grades Kindergarten through 7th, all classes at Oakland Kajukenbo are full to capacity for the school year. Sifu Kate recommends enrolling in the Monday/Wednesday martial arts classes at Destiny Arts Center, www.destinyarts.org where Sifu Kate is now teaching with Sifu Anthony Daniels.

Please contact the instructorto visit a class.

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

Please note the dates that Kung Fu classes are closed due to major holidays. Also note Belt Tests and Celebrations. Classes are sometimes cancelled due to a funeral at the church. In this case, an e-mail will be sent. If you do not have e-mail, find another student or family who has e-mail and arrange to have them be a messenger for you. Thanks!

Questions? Sifu Kate can be reached at 510-507-6307. Continue to check this site for schedule and event updates.

Important Dates for Oakland Kajukenbo Calendar-School Year 2014:

April 19, Saturday, 2014 - Mat Practice, Colored belts, All ages,
2pm to 5pm, 4771 San Pablo Ave.

April 26, Saturday, 2014 - Belt Promotions, 8th grade to Adults
9am to 5pm.

May 10, Saturday, 2014 - Half-Day Hike,
12noon to 5pm.

May 17, Saturday, 2014 - Mat Practice, Colored belts, All ages,
2pm to 5pm, 4771 San Pablo Ave.

May 31, Saturday, 2014 - Belt Promotions Kinder to 7th Grades,
9am to 3pm.

June14, Saturday, 2014 - Sifu Coleen Kragen Memorial 10K run
2pm - 4pm

June 21, Saturday, 2014 - Mat Practice, Colored belts, All ages,
2pm to 5pm, 4771 San Pablo Ave.

June 23 - July 7/September 2, 2014 - Youth Program Spring/Summer Recess!
Teen/Adult Classes continue through July 31.

July 7 - August 1, 2014 - Youth Summer Program!
2nd to 12+ Grades
Mondays through Fridays, 8am-4pm.

August 2 - September 2, 2014 - Summer Recess for all Classes!

March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14

March 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
           

1

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

2

3

4

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

5

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

6

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

7

8

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

9

10

11

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

12

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

13

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

14

15

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

Mat Practice

2pm-5pm

16

17

18

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

19

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

20

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

21

22

Grand Master Mainenti Family Reunion Tournament

More info to come

23

Mainenti & Bones Kajukenbo Family Reunion

Competition, Demonstrations & Dinner

24

Mainenti & Bones Kajukenbo Family Reunion

Seminar with Professor Barbara Bones
& Brunch

25

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

26

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

27

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

28

29

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

30

31

         
March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14

April 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   

1

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

2

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

3

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

4

5

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

6

7

8

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

9

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

10

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

11

12

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

13

14

15

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

16

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

17

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

18

19

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

Mat Practice

2pm-5pm

20

21

22

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

23

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

24

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

25

26

Belt Promotions

8th grade to Adults
9am-5pm

27

28

29

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

30

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

     
March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14

May 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
       

1

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

2

3

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

4

5

6

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

7

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

8

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

9

10

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

Sierra Club Half-Day Hike

>h5>12noon-5pm

11

12

13

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

14

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

15

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

16

17

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

Mat Practice

2pm-5pm

18

19

20

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

21

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

22

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

23

24

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

25

26

27

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

28

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

29

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

30

31

Belt Promotions

Kinder to 7th Grades
9am-3pm

 

March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14

June 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

2

3

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

4

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

5

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

6

7

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

8

9

10

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

11

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

12

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

13

14

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

Sifu Coleen Gragen Memotial 10K Run
2pm-4pm

15

16

17

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

18

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

19

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Winter/Spring session
Kindergarten through Adults
4-8:30pm

 

20

21

Winter/Spring session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

Mat Practice

2pm-5pm

Youth Program Spring/Summer Recess
No K throuh 7th grade classes, (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4pm-6:30pm) June 23 - July 7/September 2, 2014

8th grade throuh Adult classes continue (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 8pm) through July 31, 2014

22

23

24

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

25

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

26

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

27

28

Summer session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

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March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14

July 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   

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Youth Program Spring/Summer Recess
No K throuh 7th grade classes, (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4pm-6:30pm) June 23 - July 7/September 2, 2014

8th grade throuh Adult classes continue (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 8pm) through July 31, 2014

   

1

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

2

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

3

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

 

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

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5

Summer session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

Annual Youth Summer Program (2nd grade throught 21th+grade)
July 7 through August 1, 2014
Mondays through Fridays, 8am - 4pm

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7

Annual Youth Summer Program Begins!
8am-4pm

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

10

Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

12

Summer session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

19

Summer session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

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21

Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

25

Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

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Summer session
Advanced, Family & Eskrima
9am-noon

 

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

30

Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am

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Annual Youth Summer Program
8am-4pm

Tai Chi Morning Class
8-9am
Summer session
8th grade through Adults
6:30-8:30pm

 

   
March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14

August 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
         

1

Last Day of Annual Youth Summer Program!
8am-4pm

2

Summer Recess Begins for All Classes!

3-9

Summer Recess for All Classes!

10-16

Summer Recess for All Classes!

17-23

Summer Recess for All Classes!

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Summer Recess for All Classes!

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Summer Recess for All Classes!

           
Important Dates 2014
March 14April 14May 14June 14July 14August 14
photos by Catrina Marchetti

Class Fees and Donations

To use PayPal or your Credit Card to pay for
• Class Fees,
• Donations

Please click on the link below.

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

Download/Print Our Information Sheet PDF
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Download/Print Our Enrollment PDF
Download/Print Our Insurance Waiver Form PDF
Download/Print Our August 2013 through august 2014 Calendar PDF

Summer Program 2013Summer Program 2012 Video

Summer Program 2013 July 8 to August 2

Theme: Making the A World Safer and Happier Place for Everyone

The Oakland Kajukenbo Summer Program is a high quality, full day program for students grades first through twelfth. The program offers intensive kung fu training every weekday morning followed by swimming, hiking, biking, boating, art, gardening, cooking and dance in the afternoons. Youth leadership positions are available for all students grades 6th through 12th. The program seeks to build practical skills while working hard and playing hard individually and as a community.

Oakland Kajukenbo Summer 2013
video by Eduardo Zazueta

Summer Camp 2012

Summer Program 2013Summer Program 2012 Video

Upcoming Nature Trips

November 23, Saturday, 2013 - Half-Day Hike,
12noon to 5pm

January 25, Saturday, 2014 - Half-Day Hike,
12noon to 5pm

May 10, Saturday, 2014 - Half-Day Hike,
12noon to 5pm

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

Past Belt Test Congratulations

Congratulations to the December 7, 2013 Belt Testers

For Orange Belt:
Anda Bilder
Duncan Bilder
Lorenzo Burrell-Camp
Ale Luna
Andy Luna
Vincent Pulsipher-Burke
Plum Neumann
Sybille Simon-Thomas
August Kiuchi
Esteban Tirado-Rodriguez
Flora Breitbard
Marcia Gonzalez
Ayo Thomas
Leo Gaisne
Milton Gaisne
Haddassah Zenor-Davis
Joey Maravillo
Michael Simpson

For Green Belt:
Lesliebeth Maldonado
Alex Bernius
Andrew Bernius
Tavi Arusha
Perla Suarez-Merino
Angelo Remson
Aron Guido
Rigo Guido
Catalina Fierro

Congratulations to the December 10, 2013 Belt Testers

For Orange Belt:
Leticia Merino
Rama Prathapam
Risha Wallace
Cindi Simpson

For Purple Belt:
Lourdes Chang
Peter Montgomery
Ivette Merino
For Blue Belt:
Billy Varnark
Shelley Lee
Jeff Chang

Congratulations to the October 26, 2013 Belt Testers

For First Degree Black Belt:
Thandiwe Satterwhite
For Black Belt:
Brennan Wilder-Gold
Rosa Melero
Erik Clifton
Peter Clifton

For Brown Belt:
Maria Cuautle
Eduardo Zazueta
For Green Belt:
Katia Dunkel
Rachel Amsterdam
Brianna Remson

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
Mainenti/Bones Kajukenbo Family Reunion
photos by Catrina Marchetti
Grandmaster Richard Mainenti
Professor Barbara Bones

Mainenti/Bones Kajukenbo Family Reunion
March 22nd & March 23rd, 2014

This weekend reunion offered Kajukenbo students in the lineage of Grandmaster Richard Mainenti and Professor Barbara Bones the opportunity to meet and train with these two wonderful and legendary martial artists.

photo by Sifu Catrina Marchetti
photo by Sifu Catrina Marchetti
photo by Sifu Catrina Marchetti

The 5th Annual Punch and Kick-A-Thon raised $9, 978!

On Saturday October 12th, 2013, Oakland Kajukenbo held it's annual Punch and Kick-A-Thon fundraiser. I want to express great gratitude for all the parents and family members that came out to support the students punching and kicking and helping out in all the ways you did to make the day such a great success. It was a super fun day and it would not have gone so smoothly and rambunctiously without all your help.

While there were 86 participants signed up, I would guess there were more than 100 people out there punching and kicking as the day went on. Many students surpassed their goals, some quite shockingly! It was an impressive display of hard work.

The group as a whole executed over 200,000 techniques. As of Saturday, the group had raised $4,978. Another $5,000 was promised Sifu Lynn by an anonymous donor/supporter if she managed to do 10,001 techniques. She and 8 other students did 10,100 techniques in four hours! That raises the total for the event to $9, 978.

Besides the punching and kicking, good times were had throughout the day with healthy snacks, pinatas, board breaking and face painting. I am including a couple of images that capture the spirit of the day. Thanks, once again to the great Sifu Catrina Marchetti for taking photos that day.

Sifu Kate Hobbs

photo by David Bilder
photo by David Bilder photo by Catrina Marchetti

Thank you for the successful “Student Recital” on April 27th, 2013

Thank you to students, families and extended community for your enthusiasm and generosity at the recent Oakland Kajukenbo Student Recital on Saturday April 27th, 2013. The execution was impeccable and the turn-out impressive. All in all, the event raised $5,300 for all the great programs Oakland Kajukenbo offers.

 

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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