Focused on building confident and well rounded children our Youth Kickboxing and Self Defense program is 100% guaranteed to help your child succeed in all aspects of life. Pre-teens and teens that train in our youth kickboxing and self defense classes are more focused, achieve better grades, learn self defense and build exceptional confidence.
Our Youth Kickboxing and Self Defense classes are always taught be certified and qualified instructors who have years on experience on the mats and in competition. Our Youth Kickboxing program is based off the 2x world champion Sensei Eric Paulson’s STX kickboxing program.
What is STX Kickboxing?
STX Kickboxing is the ultimate fitness workout. STX Kickboxing is founded upon the Jeet Kune Do concepts developed by the late Sijo Bruce Lee, and passed onto the Sifu Dan Inosanto and now Sensei Erik Paulson. This program stresses training in four ranges of fighting: The methods and curriculum included are Jun fan Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Boxing, Panantukan (Filipino Boxing) and Savate (French Kickboxing). Our STX Kickboxing classes are fun and challenging. Youth Kickboxers will train solo, and with partners on our state of the art training equipment. Classes are high energy and are always lead by our expert instructors. You’ll love seeing your child excel in out Youth Kickboxing Program.
What is Kempo Jiu Jitsu?
Our youth self defense program is called Kempo Jiu Jitsu. The origin of this adult martial arts program comes from Kajukenbo. The name Kajukenbo comes from the original arts of which it was composed: KA for Karate, JU for Judo and Jujutsu, KEN for Kenpo and BO for Boxing. It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawaii.
Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of striking, kicking, throwing, take downs, joint locks and weapon disarmament. A driving principle behind Kajukenbo is transitioning smoothly from one specialty into the next to create an optimal response to any situation. This radical approach to training led to Kajukenbo being known as, “The First American Mixed Martial Art”.
Over the years a Black Belt under of Kajukenbo by the name of Grandmaster Victor “Sonny” Gascon (AKA Uncle Sonny) Branched off and moved to California. At this time “Uncle Sonny” Gascon created Karazenpo Goshinjitsu. Kara for Karate, Zen for Mind Arts, Po for Kempo and Goshinjitsu meaning the school of self defense.
This newly formulated system took the mixed martial arts approach of Kajukenbo and further expanded the techniques, principles and concepts allowing the student to continue to grow and find what works best for them. You can be certain that your pre-teen and teen learning the Kempo Jiu Jitsu system at United Studios PMA will guide them in becoming a well rounded martial artist.