Maryknoll Shotokan Karate Club as one of Shotokan Karate of America dojos conducts regional special practices known as “Special Trainings” twice a year, usually in the winter and summer. Many students agree that Special Trainings are the most demanding and strenuous mental and physical experiences of their lives.
The Beverly Hills Karate Academy teaches traditional Japanese Shotokan karate, cane fighting and andtraditional martial arts weaponry (students who reach at least a brown belt in karate have the option to study a martial arts weapon such as the Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Katana and the Bo).
Our school of karate is called Shotokan (JKA style). We proudly continue Sensei Nishiyama's traditional Karate teachings.
Sensei Avi Rokah — 7th Dan. 1994 World Champion, Five Time US Champion, US National Team. Head Coach, Personal student of Master Nishiyama for 27 years.
Sensei Rokah continues the legacy of Grand Master Nishiyama, combining the traditions of Japanese Karate and Kendo, with the modern sciences of physiology and kinesiology. This fusion of modern and traditional techniques, creates a one of a kind experience that is studied by kids, adults, and top Karate practitioners worldwide.
Students range in ages from 4 to 75, with classes divided by skill level and age.
What We Teach:
|Kids: White/Yellow Belt||8:45-9:45|
|Kids: Orange Belt & Up||9:45-10:45|
|Adult All Levels||18:30-20:00||8:40-9:40||12:00-13:00||8:40-9:40||12:00-13:00||10:50-12:00|
|Kinder 4-6 years||15:45-16:30||15:15-16:00|
|Kinder 5-6 years||16:15-17:00|
|Kids 6 years & up||16:30-17:30|
|Girls 6-9 years: Karate/Gymnastics||16:30-17:30|
|Kids 6-13 years||17:00-18:00|
|Kids 4-7 years||16:30-17:30|
|Kids 7-13 years||17:40-18:40|
The instructor, Greg Rubinson, is a 3rd Dan (3rd-degree black belt) in Wado-Ryu Karate under Sensei M. Shiomitsu (9th Dan, Hanshi, Chief Instructor of the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy) and Sensei Tyrone Pardue (5th Dan, Chief Instructor of the American Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy). He has been practicing Wado-Ryu for over 20 years. His day-job is as a lecturer at UCLA, where he teaches writing and literature.
Gradings for new belts are held approximately two times per year. As a student goes up the ranks, so does the difficulty of the tests. Testing for a belt is an important part of Wado-Ryu Karate-Do as it provides a goal for students to reach, but it is important not to rush into taking a grading if a student is not ready.
At Westchester Wado-Ryu Karate, there are junior grades (for ages 6-11) and senior grades (for ages 12 and up). The junior grades wear colored belts with stripesm while senior grades wear solid colored belts. All senior grades are higher ranks than junior grades.
|Beginners ages 6 and up||5:00||5:00|
|Intermediate Kids and Teens||6:00||6:00|
|Advance Kids: Orange & Above||18:45-19:15||18:45-19:15|
|Regular: Adult Class||19:30-21:00||19:30-21:00||19:30-21:00||19:30-21:00||10:30-12:00|
United Kenpo Systems™, our organization is based upon respect for the scientific, written work of Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker. The Art of Kenpo Karate is a Living Art. It lives through its schools, instructors and students. The principles inherent in the techniques, forms and sets are prescribed in a specific manner for both physical and mental progress.
Bryan Hawkins has developed a unique and highly successful method of training children. This involves the Kenpo Karate curriculum for children, the Kenpo Cubs program, two summer camp programs, youth tournaments and an annual “board breaking day”. He has built a general youth curriculum designed to challenge, stimulate and engage young people as they progress in their study of Kenpo Karate. With five children of his own Mr. Hawkins is very sensitive to the wide variety of education and motivational tools needed to teach martial arts to children.
|Cubs All Levels||15:15-16:00||15:15-16:00||15:15-16:00|
|Cubs Sparring Class||15:15-16:00||9:15-10:00|
|Tigers: White - Yellow Belts||16:00-17:00|
|Kids age 6-7: White - Yellow Belts||16:00-17:00|
|Tigers: Orange - Green Belts||16:00-17:00||16:00-17:00|
|Juniors: White - Yellow Belts||17:00-18:00|
|Kids age 8-9: White - Yellow Belts||17:00-18:00|
|Juniors: Orange - Green Belts||17:00-18:00||17:00-18:00|
|Adults All Levels||12:00-13:00||12:00-13:00||19:00-20:00||12:00-13:00||13:00-14:30|
|Adult All Levels||19:00-20:00|
|Adult Sparring Class||19:00-20:00||18:30-19:30|
|Kids age 6-7: Sparring Class||16:00-17:00||10:00-11:00|
|Kids age 8-9: Sparring Class||17:00-18:00||11:00-12:00|
|Kids age 10-12: Sparring Class||18:00-19:00||12:00-13:00|
|Yoga and Meditation for Adults||10:00-11:30|
|Juniors: Brown Belts||18:00-19:00|
|Kids age 10-12: White - Yellow Belts||18:00-19:00|
|Mini Ninjas Parent & Me||15:00||9:00|
|Shogun: Fundamentals & Fitness||18:00||18:00|
|Shogun: Traditional Forms||19:00||19:00,|
|Red & Brown Belt||18:00|
For individuals unfamiliar with traditional karate activities please be prepared to be engaged in the following activities when you become a member of the dojo.
|Ages 4-7: Novice||18:30-19:00||18:30-19:00||9:00-9:30|
|Ages 4-7: Intermediate||19:00-19:30||19:00||9:30-10:00|
|Ages 8-13: Novice||19:30-20:00||19:30-20:00|
|Ages 8-13: Intermediate||20:00-20:30||20:00-20:30|
|Adults & teens: 13+||20:30-22:00||20:30-22:00|
|Ages 8-15: Novice||10:00-10:30|
|Ages 8-15: Intermediate||10:30-11:00|
|Adults: ages 16+||11:00-12:30|
|Kids All Levels||17:00-18:00||12:00-13:00|
The classes emphasize quality training in:
|1 month (adults)||85|
|1 month (kids)||80|
|Personal training (adults: 1 hour)||100|
|Personal training (adults: 45 minutes)||80|
|Personal training (kids: 1 hour)||80|
|Personal training (kids: 45 minutes)||60|
|Split training (adults: 50 minutes)||40|
|Split training (kids: 50 minutes)||30|
We specialize in training kids from ages 3 and up. Adults are welcome as well. Our studio is designed specifically to train karate and other martial arts. Our students are local and international competitors. These classes will not only make you stronger, and faster, but will also teach our students terminology in Japanese.
We offer 45 minute private lessons for kids with our instructor Renshi Akemi.
Renshi Akemi Mayeda began training with Grandmaster Tenzan Hirakawa of Tenshin-kai Taichi and Karate in 1990. She has a 4th degree black belt in karate. Her Axl Dojo Taichi branch was formed in 2004.
|Kids 4-7 yrs||16:50-17:50||16:50-17:50||16:50-17:50|
|Kids 8-9 yrs||17:45-18:30||17:45-18:30||9:10-10:00|
|Kids 10-12 yrs||17:20-18:10||17:20-18:10||9:10-10:00|
|Juniors 13-17 yrs||19:30-20:30||19:30-20:30||10:00-10:50||11:00-11:50|
|Adults 18 yrs & up||19:30-20:30||19:30-20:30||11:00-12:30||11:10-11:50|
Richard Mesquita Martial specializes in Kenpo, a study of multiple martial arts, including karate and Chinese martial arts styles.
|Kids & Jr.||17:00||17:00|
|2nd & 3rd Black Belt Candidate||18:00|
|Kids & Jr.-Brown Belt Training||17:00||17:00|
|Adult Martial Arts||17:45||17:45|
|Kids & Jr. Make-up: White-Green Belts||16:00|
|Black Belt Club Level 1||16:45|
|Kids & Jr. Make-up: White-Red Belts||11:00|
|Kids Intermediate Makeup||11:45|
|Adult/Teen Advanced Makeup||13:00|
|Teen/Adult Beginning Martial Arts||18:00||14:00|
Instructor — Sigung Jose Ortega received his black Belt in Kajukenbo from Professor Limon in 1999 and currently holds the rank of 7th Degree.
|Kajukenbo (Kids 6-12 yrs)||15:30||15:30||15:30|
Mark Arnott has been teaching American Kenpo Karate private and group classes in studios and schools throughout the area.
The excellent SPEF programs offered him the opportunity to teach after-school and summer programs. He created their first high school varsity sports program as well as teaching 5th-6th grades.
Besides teaching group and private lessons in studios and schools he has fashioned kids' karate-themed birthday parties in homes, parks, and on the mat.
|Technique Line / Open Mat||18:30-19:30|
|Tournament Point-Fighting Class||10:00-10:55|
We teach Kenpō Karate, which blends Chinese circular movements and hard Japanese linear movements to produce an effective self-defense system.
|Adults All Belt Ranks||19:00-20:00||19:00-20:00||19:00-20:00||12:00-13:00||12:00-13:00|
|Adults Technique Line||13:00-14:00|
|Dragon Warriors: Sparring & Fighting||16:30-17:30|
|Tiny Tigers: Sparring & Fighting||16:30-17:30|
|Adults Purple & Above||20:00-21:00|