Lee Jun-fan, famously known as Bruce Lee, was an international martial arts icon popularizing martial arts in film and popular media. Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco to immigrant parents and was raised in Hong Kong up until his early ears. He attended The University of Washington in Seattle and began teaching martial arts, in his late teens/early twenties. After studying many martial arts and philosophies with Wing Chun to found the art Jeet Kun Do, and is still thought of today as one of the most influential martial artists of the twentieth century. He starred in 5 feature films, including, Warner Brother’s 1973 famous film, Enter the Dragon. On July 20, 1973, he passed away at the age of 32. The fight below features Bruce Lee sparring.
KARATE CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
Our adult and teen martial arts program has beginning and advanced levels, both aimed at learning America Kenpo Karate while having fun and getting fit! The beginning level for adult karate (ages 14 and up) builds agility, strength, and coordination, while cultivating the age-old martial arts principles of focus, discipline, and perseverance.
For White through Black Belts, Adult Karate Classes focus on self-defense strategies and karate fundamentals, all the while providing a great workout. Adult karate classes build basic karate skills such as stances, foot maneuvers, blocks, kicks, and strikes, in a fun and energizing environment! Adult karate classes help to develop and maintain fitness, speed, balance, strength and agility. Instructors individualize instruction to different belt levels so that students can work at their own pace.
The advanced adult kenpo karate program, emphasizes speed, recognition, control, power, and automaticity. Advanced level students learn variations of techniques that allow them to improvise and formulate effective self-defense martial arts strategies for real-life attacks!
Advanced Karate Adult Classes, for the accomplished martial artists of rank 3rd Brown Belt and above, focus on a rigorous and challenging curriculum with advanced level execution of techniques and katas. Adults in the advanced karate training class learn: to adapt the curriculum to real-life scenarios, as well as how to execute advanced combinations and sparring strategies.
KARATE CLASSES FOR KIDS
Our Kids Karate program has two levels of martial arts classes: beginning and advanced. Beginning levels emphasize the physical attributes of agility, strength, and stamina, all while learning karate basics and self-defense techinques. The advanced level kids karate program develops speed, power, and control as the curriculum increases in complexity. Throughout both levels, the children learn the ancient martial arts principles of respect, focus and discipline!
In the journey from white belt to junior black belt and through adult black belt, the kids karate classes offer children the opportunity to advance in rank several times each year. Promotions are celebratory events where the children demonstrate to friends and family just how much they have learned while having the time of their life! The confidence and sense of accomplishment is invaluable.
Designed for students between the ages 6-15, Kenpo Kids classes are both fun and challenging. Kenpo Kids classes aim to develop martial arts principles of self-discipline, respect, and confidence, all while improving fitness, strength, and coordination. It is recommended that children get 60 minutes of exercise every day to maintain a healthy lifestyle! Through age-appropriate activities within the 60-minute class, Kenpo Kids learn: karate fundamentals, self-defense techniques and sparring strategies. All belt levels are welcome!
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