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 always wanted to learn Karate
and I finally decided to start. I visited five or six
different schools and chose Lakewood Budo Kai because I liked them
the best. I've been here over ten years. They have the
Martial Arts Self Defense Classes in Long Beach (ages 13 and up)
Bodyguards of the kings
Shorin Ryu Karate is a traditional form of self defense that
combines blocks, punches, strikes, and kicks into an Okinawan
fighting style. Shorin Ryu is so effective, it was used by warriors
who served as bodyguards to the kings of Okinawa.
Ryu Karate is a traditional martial art developed as a weaponless
method of self defense.Karate students defend themselves against
various attacks using basic principles such as blocks, parries,
punches, open hand strikes, elbows, takedowns, and kicking
techniques. Through the process of learning self defense techniques,
our students develop strength and increase endurance.
Our style of Shorin Ryu Karate is one of the major modern Okinawan
martial arts. Developed by Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura during the 1800s,
Matsumura Orthodox, also known as Matsumura Seito Ha or Sukunai
Hayashi, is a traditional style of Okinawan Karate. Shorin-ryu
combines elements of the traditional Okinawan fighting styles
Shuri-te and Tomari-te, two major regions in Okinawa.
You will practice your techniques with a partner and a Karate black
belt instructor who will guide and assist you though the process of
learning self defense. We group our students by rank, focusing you
on the techniques that are appropriate for your skill level. Our
adult Long Beach Karate class is designed for men and women ages 13
and up. Our Children's Jujitsu class is specifically designed for
boys and girls ages 7 to 12.
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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