Self Defense Classes
Japanese Jujitsu escapes, throws, locks, & holds to defend
against a larger opponent.
Okinawan Shorin Ryu blocks, punches, strikes, & kicks, to
protect against an attack.
Boys and girls learn self defense, confidence, discipline,
"I wanted to
find an activity for my children that not only helped them
physically, but also improved their mental concentration. My
children couldn't be happier at Lakewood Budo Kai and I love their
Children's Jujitsu Self Defense Classes in Long Beach (ages 7 to 12)
Specifically designed for boys and girls
We recognize the benefits the martial arts offers children and we've
developed a Jujitsu self defense class in Long Beach specifically
designed for boys and girls using the same Danzan Ryu Jujitsu system
taught in our adult Jujitsu class.
In the course of learning self defense techniques, kids gain the
benefit of patience, exercise, self
control, and discipline. Some of the many benefits children receive
include self defense, enhanced concentration in school, improved
coordination, enhanced self esteem, and character development. Areas
stressed include avoiding confrontations, always striving to
improve, learning the discipline to continue and not give up, how to
focus, and respect for others.
Our children's classes are now our largest and fastest growing group
of martial arts students. With over 30 years experience teaching
martial arts to children, safety is our primary concern and our
instructor to student ratio is one of the best.. A belt ranking
system similar to the adult classes is used to distinguish
proficiency and seniority.
Children practice techniques with a partner and a black belt
instructor who guides and assists them though the process of
learning self defense. We group children by rank so they can focus
on Jujitsu self defense techniques that are appropriate for their
skill level. Our Children's Jujitsu class is specifically designed
for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. Sorry, we do not accept students
younger than 7 years of age.
Founded in 1979, our Lakewood Budo Kai martial arts school has
offered Jujitsu, Karate, and Women's Self Defense classes in the
Long Beach area for over 30 years. Our school is lead by Jim Kelton,
our head instructor and a seventh degree black belt, who has over 40
years of martial arts training and experience.
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