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Summer Plans

Special Announcement and Schedule Update This summer, Sensei Lara will be welcoming a new member to her family.  She will be going on maternity leave starting at the end of June, with the new baby expected mid-July.  While Sensei Lara is out, Redwood Dojo classes will continue, taught by other highly capable Cuong Nhu instructors.  … Continue reading Summer Plans

The Unspoken Fear: Violence Against Women

January is National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month and this month's blog gets into the serious, scary, and widespread epidemic of violence against women.  It is a heavy but important read for all adults and mature teens. January is National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month. Have you ever had that dream where you try to scream, but … Continue reading The Unspoken Fear: Violence Against Women

What Really Matters When it Comes to Training, Testing, and Tournaments

Training Training is the fundamental basis of studying martial arts.  At Redwood Dojo, we train in Cuong Nhu.  We train every day we are in class.  Training is the core of our art.  But what does good training look like? You show up consistently.  You have a training schedule and you don’t let it get … Continue reading What Really Matters When it Comes to Training, Testing, and Tournaments

Five Steps to Safety: Applying Self-Defense Principles for Halloween Fun

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday, for kids and adults.  I’ve always been drawn to the creative theatrics of the holiday.  I love coming up with weird costumes, pushing the limits of what I can make myself.  Getting a little scared, seeing the amazing creations of others, and trying to figure out “how they … Continue reading Five Steps to Safety: Applying Self-Defense Principles for Halloween Fun