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Kung Fu at Playa Vista Martial Arts Playa Vista Martial Arts 1 Photo

Lawrence and his instructors offer classes for kids, adults, law enforcement, and a strong program for special needs kids and adults.

Instructors:

  • Dennis Jelinek — Dennis’s martial arts career started at the age of nine years old. That is when he started to study Judo for 3 years. In his teen years he moved on to Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwan Do and Boxing. In his early 20’s he studied Thai Mantis. Dennis started Kung-Fu San Soo in 1993 under First Generation Master Larry Wikel and trained through his 3rd Degree Black Belt. He then transferred to Master Lawrence Rouse and is currently at the rank of Seventh Degree Black belt and working towards his Master’s Degree. Dennis has put his martial arts skills to work in the security industry. Currently Dennis and his son are co-owners of Security by Jelinek and have been featured in Inside Kung-Fu magazine. Dennis’s wealth of experience makes him one of our top instructors with our kids, adults and women’s self-defense programs;
  • Doug Lutfey — Doug started his martial arts training with Master Rouse in 2000. Since his start in Kung-fu San Soo he has consistently trained three to four times per week. In 2003 he became an assistant instructor, and has been a full instructor since 2005. Doug has the talent of breaking down the complexities of the art so that newer students can more easily understand. In addition to his skills as an instructor in the kids and adult classes, Doug is active teaching in our special needs program;
  • Joseph Kaufmann (Fourth Degree Black Belt) — Joseph started his martial arts training with Master Rouse in 1999 at the age of 12 years old in the kids program. He trained four to five days a week and moved into the adult class at the age of 16. As his skill level increased, Joseph fast became one of the top students in the school. In addition to teaching the kids and adult classes, Joseph also trains our students from our special needs program.

Additional Programs:

  • Anti-Bullying — Dr. George Thompson created the Verbal Self-Defense Youth program. This coupled with Kung-Fu San Soo makes it a very powerful self-defense system for kids. The program consists of a thirteen-week series of classes given once a week where the kids learn various techniques to diffuse a confrontation. We start with learning about Anger guards. Anger guards are a way of identifying your hot buttons. It is knowing what triggers you to get angry. We teach the student to NAME IT, KNOW IT AND OWN IT so they have more self control and do not react with anger;
  • Private lessons with Master Rouse are available on most days, outside of regular class times. Lessons are available for both adults and children.
6516 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-728-6463
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
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Programs for Group Training:

  • Semi-Private Training — With semi-private training, clients are grouped into classes of up to six participants. Each trainee starts with in-depth instruction for the foundational barbell exercises and is then placed on a customized strength training program to suit their individual goals. Every session is conducted under the watchful eye of an experienced coach who is there to guide, correct and motivate. The small class size ensures that each trainee gets the attention and real-time feedback they need to maximize their progress in the gym and get the best possible return on their training investment;
  • Barbell Club Open Gym — Once a trainee has worked with a staff coach and has demonstrated proficiency in the basic barbell lifts, they will be eligible to join our barbell club sessions and begin taking ownership of their training. Each client will be given a customized, regularly-updated training program designed to help them reach their individual goals. A qualified staff coach will be available during barbell club sessions to provide ongoing support and help clients navigate the ups and downs of their training program.

Programs for Private Training:

  • Intro To Barbell Training (the starting strenght metod) — In this two-hour private clinic, you’ll learn to properly and safely perform the basic barbell lifts that form the foundation of the Starting Strength program. We’ll show you how to warm up, how to choose your appropriate starting weights, and how to arrange the exercises into a productive training program that will produce incredible increases in strength and performance. We’ll also cover basic nutrition guidelines and equipment recommendations so you’ll have all the tools you need to train effectively on your own;
  • Technique Check-Up — If you’re familiar with the basic barbell lifts but are struggling with proper form, frequent resets or nagging injuries, our Technique Check-Up sessions are an affordable way to get you in front of a qualified coach and back on the path to progress. During this 90-minute one-on-one session, you'll have up to three lifts evaluated and corrected in real time by a certified Starting Strength coach. You'll also have the opportunity to discuss strategies for optimizing your programming, diet, conditioning or any other important aspect of your training.
6204 West Manchester Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-922-2249
  • Aviation/LAX (2.3 ml)
  • Mariposa (2.6 ml)
  • Hawthorne/Lennox (3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.07.18
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The Cutting Edge Approach to Pilates Teacher Training. PSC teaches a contemporary approach to the method developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s; one that preserves the essence of the original technique but incorporates today’s knowledge and principals. Small class sizes and high contact hours with review and anatomy provided.

Instructors:

  • Lisa Jey Davis — She completed her Pilates teacher training in Los Angeles and has been teaching both classical pilates and core-based, Pilates- inspired workouts around Los Angeles for the past five years. She also completed yoga teacher training at the world renowned Aspen Club and Day Spa in Aspen, CO;
  • Kat Walsh — She discovered Pilates several years ago and has been hooked ever since. After seeing how it gave her new energy, strength and a higher level of overall fitness, she decided to gain her PFC certification so that she can share the experience with others;
  • Jennifer Rashidi — She is a certified Pilates instructor through Archer Pilates (PSC). She has been devoted to physical fitness and health since she was four years old when she began training as a dancer which she continued through her early twenties. Her life focus changed to academics as an early adult when she pursued and received her Ph.D. in physical anthropology with an interest in the health and life ways of ancient people;
  • Danica Dias — While attended college at UCLA she explored a wide range of career and personal interests ranging from Dance, Acting, Sociology, Communications and eventually received her B.A. in Political Science. She joined an intensive classical Pilates teacher training certification from a 2nd generation Master Pilates Instructor and her life has been changed for the better ever since;
  • Tammy Jackson — She started her fitness background in her early years as a swimmer, then in 1999 she found a love for yoga and has been teaching it ever since. Around 2006, she started training in  and teaching different types of workouts that have the same group feel, like Zumba, PiYo and Pound. She is currently in training here at Archer Pilates for her 500hour Pilates certification so she will be teaching that soon too.
6504 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-215-0300
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.08.18
Taichi Ch’uan at Tenshin-Kai Taichi & Karate Tenshin-Kai Taichi & Karate 6 Photo 1 Video

Start your day three days a week by joining us in beautiful Palisades Park, Santa Monica for early morning tai chi. This class is open to all — not just students from the dojo.

6238 West 87th Street Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-568-9818
  • Aviation/LAX (2.2 ml)
  • Mariposa (2.5 ml)
  • El Segundo (3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.10
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Abrigo Martial Arts Abrigo Martial Arts 6 Photo
6508 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-645-3777
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Self-defense at Abrigo Martial Arts Abrigo Martial Arts 6 Photo
6508 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • 310-645-3777
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Fitness & Kickboxing at Abrigo Martial Arts Abrigo Martial Arts 6 Photo
6508 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-645-3777
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Women's Self-defense at Playa Vista Martial Arts Playa Vista Martial Arts 1 Photo

We are not currently offering regularly scheduled classes, but will offer them again based on community interest. Please contact us if you would like to set up a One Time Class, or A Series for a group of people. You can also be on a waiting list to be contacted the next time classes are announced.

Instructor — Dennis Jelinek.

6516 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-728-6463
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
Zumba at Archer Pilates Archer Pilates 1 Photo

Instructor — Jennette Bolden is from Los Angeles, a full time mother of 3, a preschool teacher and student. She got certified to teach Zumba over a year ago and started teaching right away.

6504 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-215-0300
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.08.18
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6504 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-215-0300
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.08.18
Wado-Ryu Karate-Do at Westchester Wado-Ryu Karate Academy Westchester Wado-Ryu Karate Academy 1 Photo 1 Video

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.

7000 West Manchester Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-741-1186
  • Mariposa (3 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3 ml)
  • El Segundo (3.4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.19
Karate at Tenshin-Kai Taichi & Karate Tenshin-Kai Taichi & Karate 6 Photo 1 Video

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.

6238 West 87th Street Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-568-9818
  • Aviation/LAX (2.2 ml)
  • Mariposa (2.5 ml)
  • El Segundo (3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.10
Taekwondo & Hapkido at Abrigo Martial Arts Abrigo Martial Arts 6 Photo

Master Abrigo has trained in tae kwon do, hapkido, escrima and korean sword. He also specializes in working with autistic children.

6508 Arizona Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-645-3777
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16