In our adult classes you will achieve the duel benefits of a rigorous total body workout, while learning a real-life street self-defense system that works. To learn more about Kempo please refer to our What is Kempo? page.
Beginning with basic stances, punches, kicks, knees and elbows, our curriculum is designed for your progression into more advanced techniques to include joint locks, chokes, knife and club defenses, sweeps, leg hocks, trips you name it. We will teach you how to poke eyes, slap and grip ears, and to attack vulnerable targets such as the groin, throat and knees. That’s right, defending oneself against a street attacker isn’t going to pleasant for them!
While it sounds crazy, training in this format is actually a lot of fun, which is why a lot of fitness-seeking adults end up training in the arts. While practicing amongst a group of light hearted peers, you’ll often forget that you’re developing these skills—that you’re literally making a weapon out of your body—because you’re simply having, fun.
Implicit in “self-defense” is total body fitness. The HIIT (high-intensity interval training) type of fitness, because of its conduciveness with the explosive movements that best serve you on the street.
In our groups you will burn just as many or more calories, paying attention to all muscle groups, as you will in any other workout in the boutique fitness circuit. We invite you to sport your fitbit and keep tabs on that for yourself.
We will disguise burpees, pushups, ab-work, jumping jacks and basically every calisthenic you can think of, by combining them with bagwork, martial arts forms and sparring to deliver a top-notch total body workout. We offer a cardio intensive activity that emphasizes body weight exercises in efforts to elongate and tone muscle, as opposed to developing bulk.
If you’re strictly interested in a fun way to sweat and develop muscle tone, our drop-in rate is $30/class, but you can try the first one for $15. Drop-ins are welcome to wear workout clothes as usual.
For those of you interested in progressing through our black belt curriculum, you would enroll as an official student, in which case you would wear a uniform and a belt. Unlimited group classes and one semi-private lesson per week would be included in your monthly tuition.
You’ll begin by learning the basic stances, blocks and strikes, soon assembling them into introductory techniques that could be of benefit to all levels on the street. As you become more comfortable and fluid with the principles and movements, both your curriculum and body will progress into more intermediate and eventually advanced levels.
Please come sweat with us, hit some bags, develop a thorough feel for self-defense basics, and maybe even discover a new passion!