This youth MMA class is for kids ages 3 to 6. Students will be earning belts at different levels as they learn the elements of Hawaiian Kempo. This includes self defense, self discipline and respect. Students will do a variety of bag work combined with cardio and strength training drills and techniques. The kids have a fun and exciting workout while getting in shape and working toward their black belt.
About Hawaiian Kempo
Hawaiian Kempo (a.k.a. Kajukenbo) blends kenpo, karate, judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling. The system was developed by John Hackleman, founder & owner of The Pit Martial Arts in Arroyo Grande, CA where he teaches fighters to apply Hawaiian Kempo in the ring. The Pit places a heavy emphasis on The Pit's specialty strength and conditioning program. In order to add more time for a fitness-oriented curriculum aimed at producing well-conditioned athletes, training katas were eliminated from the original KaJuKenBo formula. Practicality and usability are emphasized in the areas of striking and grappling. Bag training is emphasized both standing and on the ground. It is a no holds barred fighting system of offensive and defensive methods, putting equal emphasis on striking with hands and feet, immobilization and controlling the opponent, as well as projections & takedowns. Glover is a 5th degree Black Belt under John.