Youth Self-Defense & Martial Arts Program 

Program Starts January 8, 2022

TUFF Squad: Youth Self-defense & Martial Arts Classes

Ages 6-14 years old
WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE:
  • Saturdays, 9-10am

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If you’re interested in instilling your child with unshakable confidence while reinforcing positive values and good character, the Four Elements Fitness Youth Martial Arts program, Tuff Squad, is for you! 

TUFF SQUAD: SELF-DEFENSE & MARTIAL ARTS 
teaches self-defense and martial arts to kids ages 6-14 of all genders. The curriculum integrates physical education and self-defense techniques with conditioning and skill-building drills aimed at improving a child’s coordination, motor skills, agility, and flexibility. Mutual respect and cooperation are embedded in our program, as well as socializing and, of course, fun. 

Our kids' program includes self-defense, Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), and Hapkido martial arts. BJJ is a grappling art practiced both standing and on the ground. Hapkido is a hybrid Korean martial art that employs joint locks, grappling, and striking attacks. Our curriculum emphasizes the use of leverage, control, and technique against larger and stronger opponents while minimizing harm. Kids will learn how to defend themselves effectively without escalating a bad situation. The techniques can be practiced regardless of age, size, or strength.

Classes consist of warm-up exercises, technical instruction, partner drills, conditioning drills, and/or games. 

 

WHAT:
Tuff Squad: Youth Self-Defense and Martial Arts Classes

WHO:
Kids ages 6-14 years old. All genders are welcome. 

WHEN:
▪️Saturdays, 9-10am

 

WHAT TO WEAR:
Gi/kimono

WHERE:
Four Elements Fitness
322 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA  94612

 

COVID SAFETY:
All students must be fully vaccinated and wear a face mask during class. Class takes place in an indoor gym with air purification.

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