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 was looking for a school that
offered basic and advanced classes. I had studied martial arts
before and I was looking for something more. I found Lakewood
Budo Kai and I was glad that I did. They offer advanced
classes in the evenings, Fridays, and Saturdays."
Want to Join our Martial Arts School?
We enjoy teaching people from the greater Long Beach area. On
the first Monday and Wednesday of each month we welcome new students into our martial
arts classes. As a student of our school (dojo), you can
expect to learn:
- Practical Self-Defense - practical and effective
self-defense techniques and tips.
- Increased Awareness -
what to do in dangerous situations.
- Effective Escape Techniques - how to get away quickly.
- Crime Prevention - minimize the chance you
will be attacked.
- Use Your Body as Your Weapon - we give you a fighting
Your First Martial Arts Class
Arrive early. New Jujitsu and Karate students should
arrive 10 minutes early the first Monday or Wednesday of the month.
This allows you time to register and pay at the door. You only pay
for the months that you attend class. If, for some reason, you are
unable to make the first Monday or Wednesday of the month, you may
still start the second class of the month. If you are unable to make
the first or second class of the month, please wait until the
following month to start class.
Please wear comfortable clothing. You may request a uniform
from the instructor after you have been in class several weeks. Even
if you already have a martial arts uniform (Gi), we ask that you
wear comfortable clothing to your first class. Our facility (dojo)
does not have lockers, so please leave your valuables at home or in
your car. We permit spectators to watch class on an occasional
Orientation. Like anything else, learning a new
activity requires a time commitment. Our new student
orientation flyers provide you with additional information about our
school, what you can expect, how to contact us, etc. Please read
the information on our site and feel free to ask questions when you
visit our school.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Over the past 30 years of providing self defense instruction to
the Long Beach community, we've developed answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQ). Please see:
Adult FAQ |
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Belts and Ranks
Lakewood Budo Kai offers a colored belt ranking system as a visible
indication of a student's progress and training. Receiving a
new belt indicates the student's willingness to learn more advanced
techniques plus accept the responsibilities of the higher rank.
We do not use stripes and rank and belts in our style may not
comparable with other martial arts schools. The main focus of
training in a martial arts school is to learn arts and techniques.
Lakewood Budo Kai's belt ranking system is listed below.
Children's ranks (ages 7 to 12)
- White belt
- Yellow belt
- Orange belt
- Green belt - three degrees of green belt
- Purple belt - three degrees of purple belt
Adult ranks (ages 13 and up)
- White belt
- Yellow belt
- Blue belt
- Brown belt - three degrees of brown belt
- Black belt - ten degrees of black belt
Join now and make your commitment to the martial arts.