Established in 1968. We are committed to teaching our students life skills precious in the early stages of a child's development. We instill in every child: personal responsibility, self confidence, discipline, manners, respect for parents, positive "Yes I Can" attitude, emphasis on good grades in school.
Founded by Grand Master Jin Hwan Kim, we have been serving community for more than 10 years. We teach Korean traditional martial arts, Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do. We do teach not only the skills, but also good attitudes towards other people. We have 2 schools in the U.S., and 2 in Korea.
Capoeira, a form of martial arts, has its roots in Brazil's slave trade: over almost 500 years of oppression, the slaves mingled with the natives, exchanged traditions, and developed capoeira, which treats fighting less like a pattern of techniques and more like a free-form game or conversation.
Participants create a circle known as a roda around two fighters. Observers outside the circle clap their hands and play instruments to one of four distinct rhythms while singing songs in Portuguese. Meanwhile, the duo in the center of the circle enacts a kind of physical dialogue by exchanging sweeping kicks, takedowns, and acrobatic moves. In addition to teaching self-defense, capoeira encourages courtesy and safety through a system of etiquette. Big on community and small on ego, it offers something for everyone and infuses participants with a sense of well-being and an appreciation of tradition.
It's this tradition that the three founders of Capoeira Brasil sought to preserve. Now founding member Mestre Boneco continues the quest to share capoeira's unique blend of music, culture, and martial arts. As the principal instructor at Capoeira Brasil in Los Angeles, Mestre shares the skills he has cultivated with his diverse and supportive training staff. In addition to teaching students, Capoeira Brasil also hosts workshops at universities, seminars, and festivals.
For more than 30 years, the instructors at Team Karate Centers have embraced the attitude that they're just a "part of the village." That means they work closely with kids, teens, adults, and turtles to instill strong values of self-respect and health, while also working to teach strong fundamental skills in the martial arts. They even offer special classes just for teenage girls. Beyond simply teaching physical techniques, instructors aim to foster the development and journey of the whole person, teaching self-defense in more than just a literal sense. Classes are available for children, while adult classes are offered in a variety of forms, including Brazilin jujitsu, tae kwon do, and kickboxing.
When you enter Tapout Training Center’s main workout area and turn around, you’ll see a large graffiti mural with the word “tapout” clutched between the talons of a red-eyed bald eagle. The bird reminds everyone why they’re here—to partake in workouts that merge exercise and self-defense. Students can spar in the octagon ring, wrestle in the grappling area, punch and kick hanging bags, or sign up for one of many fitness classes, including boxing, muay thai kickboxing, and jujitsu. Every activity is monitored and motivated by an experienced staff led by Brazilian jujitsu and MMA instructor Frank Colcher, a mixed martial artist who’s been able to break oil paintings over his knee for more than a quarter of a century.
The no-frills, brick warehouse exterior of Robot Fight and Fitness matches the both the interior and the ethos of this West Los Angeles dojo, which specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai instruction. Teachers at Robot include a BJJ black belt and a national Muay Thai champion, giving the instructors practical experience in nearly every aspect of the disciplines. For those not interested in the self-defense side of Robot Fight and Fitness, the gym has developed “RoboFit,” a catch-all exercise class that combines strength training with bodyweight exercises in different combinations. Don’t expect fancy equipment, though; it’s much more likely that the workout of the day will involve a sledgehammer than a StairMaster.