Kempo’s movement patterns may look beautiful—fluid, swooping kicks, graceful evasions, smooth takedowns—but underneath the beauty lies a tradition nearly 2,000 years old. Since 1968, the instructors at United Studios of Self Defense have armed students with these techniques, leading classes where participants of all ages and skill levels soak up fighting skill while galvanizing self-confidence.
But before they can share their tactics and Mortal Kombat cheat codes, the instructors themselves must be trained. Each instructor who cinches the black belt around their waist has graduated with honors from the Studio’s own rigorous training academy. The training doesn’t stop there; every week they meet with the founder himself, 10th-degree black belt Charles Mattera, who refines their strategies and instills them with advanced techniques.
What's the use of self-defense if you're not nimble or strong enough to deploy the moves properly? Sifu Gus Gates answers that by incorporating fitness into his Shaolin kung fu training. When he's not teaching kung fu's village style to kids, teens, and adults, he's overseeing group fitness classes designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance—the three keys to winning a presidential logrolling contest. For more concentrated doses of exercise, his team of personal trainers schedule one-on-one workouts.
The Israeli Martial Arts Academy, Dennis Survival Reality Based Self Defense & Martial Arts (Often referred to Hisardut) is the most Authentic Israeli Martial Arts School in Southern California featuring classes in all major aspects of Israeli Self Defense and Martial Arts.
Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright-red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers—Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel—such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur—with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.
James Deirmendjian had a decorated career as a brazilian jujitsu practitioner, winning martial-arts competitions and teaching submission grappling. He's parlayed that success into opening Fight Fit Training, where he helps clients get fit through boxing and kickboxing training, kettlebell workouts, and traditional lifting.
All Olympia Gymnastics Center offers classes for all ages starting at 18 months! We help our students maintain physical fitness, flexibility, strength, and mental well being through gymnastics! Learn to tumble, flip, leap, and fly to great heights with professional gymnastics training!