Muay Thai is the national martial art and self-defense style of Thailand. Famous for its eight devastating striking points – kicks, elbows, knees and punches – Muay Thai has proven to be one of the most effective striking systems in the world.
At Oakland Karate & Kickboxing, our students embrace the training solely for its physical intensity and other students test their abilities in the ring. We are aware that not everyone wants to fight, so we teach control and respect. All of our programs are beginner friendly, so don't worry if you have no prior experience.
The art of Shaolin Kempo is derived from three styles of martial arts: Shaolin Kung Fu, Okinowin Karate, and Jiu Jitsu as guides in the forming of an integrated style. This creates the perfect formula for developing a superior martial artist. The system is a combination of multiple strikes, breaking blocks, the ground skills of Jiu Jitsu combined with the flow of Kung Fu and the power of Karate.
The primary focus of Shaolin Kempo is self-defense with an emphasis on speed, power & accuracy. Students begin by learning basic Shaolin Kempo techniques & continue to practice skills with Instructors & other students through self-defense drills & sparring. You will learn to become equally proficient at using your hands and feet to defend yourself. You will learn to defend yourself in a wide variety of street type situations (chokes, grabs, stabs, clubs, punches, kicks, multiple attackers, etc.).
Practicing Shaolin Kempo helps to improve physical fitness, increase self-confidence & personal safety skills, increase mental focus, & assist in stress management. Prospective students are encouraged to observe our adult class to gain a better understanding of our system and teaching style.
Jiu-jitsu translates to the gentle art in Japanese. It is a martial art that uses leverage and technique rather than strength and power. It does not involve kicks or punches, but instead teaches students how to submit their opponent with chokes and pressure placed on joints using their own bodies. Without the use of weapons, it builds confidence and enables practitioners to defend oneself in any situation.
Jiu-jitsu is effective for men, women and children, regardless of body type.
Jiu-jitsu teaches discipline, confidence and respect.
Jiu-jitsu is a great workout and way to lose weight.
Jiu jitsu teaches self-defense and is effective in real life situations.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the most complete self-defense martial art. You can practice 100% with your partner without getting hurt. Practicing BJJ can be for the sport, competition, or just for workout, which is amazing. BJJ helps you relax from stress, as one must focus on one’s technique like a chess player focuses on the next move.
Whether it’s for a workout, competition or relaxation, BJJ helps you in life; it’s a lifestyle.