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Adults Kenpo Karate
Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate is a modern martial art specializing in realistic methods of self-defense. It features exceptionally fast combinations and a scientific approach to training.
“You have a great gift as a teacher. You can break down a move so that anyone can do the same move or technique given time and plenty of practice. I like how you conduct the class so that we all encourage one another in class whether it is to show one another a self defense technique or a new form. Everyone feels they are there to learn and have fun but not out to hurt or “know it all” attitude. I like the teachers you have selected to teach your classes. They reflect the same attitude and style as you. Every time I go to class it is like going to an exclusive club to hang out with my friends. And I have made lots of friends in your school. Thanks again.” –Richard A.-
The American Kenpo Karate System
While Kenpo traces its roots to Chinese Martial Arts, American Kenpo is the creation of the late Senior Grandmaster, Edmund Kealoha Parker, the “Father of American Karate.”. Mr. Parker brought Kenpo to the mainland from his native Hawaii in 1953, and subsequently developed it into one of the most comprehensive and practical martial arts systems in the world today.
As Mr. Parker studied Kenpo in Hawaii, he was sensitive to the need for an updated approach to Martial Arts to combat the modern methods of steet fighting. Analyzing, interpreting, and experimenting, he discovered, modified, and developed concepts and principles that extend beyond tradition and revolutionized modern martial arts. American Kenpo Karate is best known as a self-defense system and is built around defenses against eight major categories of attacks (see below).
Kenpo students at Alpha Martial Arts learn:
- Basics: The foundation of the system. Basics include: stances, foot maneuvers, blocks, parries, punches, strikes, finger techniques and kicks practiced in the air and on equipment
- Forms and Sets: Increasingly sophisticated patterns of basics that teach various themes and help develop skills while moving.
- Self-Defense Techniques: Practical and logical application of basics against 8 major categories of attacks: 1) Grabs & Tackles, 2) Pushes, 3) Punches, 4) Kicks, 5) Holds & Hugs, 6) Chokes & Locks, 7) Weapons & 8) Multiple Attacks
- Freestyle (Sparring): Application of basics with a partner while using protective equipment, accuracy and control.
Adults Fitness Kickboxing & Muay Thai
Find out what makes Fitness Kickboxing and Muay Thai such an amazing workout…
“I am not athletic and I haven’t worked out in years. However, the environment here is super supportive and yet they push you. It was great, I always left sweaty, happy and accomplished. I highly recommend it for those who want to get in shape and learn Muay Thai/Kickboxing.” -Vanessa J.-
Chaisai Muay Thai has offered authentic Muay Thai instruction since 1997.
Led by 4x World Muay Thai Champion, Kru Alberto Ramirez and his wife, female Muay Thai World Champion and star of Oxygen’s “Fight Girls,” Ariana Ramirez. With over 32 years of martial arts experience, Kru has trained and managed the best fighters in Washington.
Do you want to get in the best shape of your life? Kickboxers are known as some of the best conditioned athletes in the world. Imagine how great you will feel when you lose all the weight you want, tone your muscle mass and have fun while doing it. Most gym programs fail but Kickboxing works because it is so much fun. It’s the toughest work out you’ll ever love.
Tired of running on the treadmill? Tired of the same old routine? Kickboxing is a blast! You’ll get the fitness results that you’ve always wanted, surrounded by positive people in a healthy atmosphere. Our instructors are friendly and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
Kickboxing generates mental focus and self-confidence that will enhance all areas of your life. Feel the inner strength, see the external results. Train with a fierce heart and spirit that only real Kickboxing can invoke. You will develop a “Never Quit” Fighting spirit!
“I was pleasantly surprised about how great of a work out I got, while having fun. I left feeling refreshed and “kick-ass” but also exhausted. This place is clean, the instructors are friendly and helpful (they actually walk around the whole room and corrects/encourages everyone), and the kickboxing moves are not that difficult for me being that I don’t normally kick and punch things.” -Sonia Y.-
Adults Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Alpha BJJ Seattle is an affiliate of the Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy under Professor Brian Johnson. We offer morning and evening classes for men & women.
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that focuses primarily on ground fighting or grappling. The art was based on Kodokan Judo ground fighting techniques (newaza). The art was brought to Brazil in the early 19th century when Mitsuyo Maeda immigrated from Japan. Madea, a Judo expert, taught the art to Carlos Gracie as well as others. Carlos with the help of his brother Helio began to experiment and adapt the art into what we now know as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique and leverage while grappling with an opponent on the ground. Once the proper position is achieved a Jiu Jitsu practitioner then applies joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat their opponent.
Our Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy Affiliation
The Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy is led by Professor Brian Johnson who, holds the rank of 3rd-degree black belt, awarded to him by the legendary Rigan Machado. Brian earned his black belt while training under two of the first non-Brazilians to attain the rank of Black Belt, David Meyer, and John Will. Brian is a skilled and dedicated practitioner who actively competes. He has won some of the most esteemed tournaments in the country over the last 10 years. He has been endorsed by the Machado Brothers and has adopted their philosophies in training and teaching.
Alpha Martial Arts is proud to be an affliate school under Professor Brian Johnson. Classes are led by NWJJA Brown Belts, Coach Webb and Coach Kelland. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons in a safe and family friendly environment.