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
We have almost reached the end of 2018! We will have all classes as usual for the week of December 17 to December 22. The last day of Redwood Dojo classes for 2018 is Saturday, December 22. Our regular schedule will resume in on Thursday, January 3. During the holiday week, all students are invited to several … Continue reading December 2018 Schedule
Each year, Cuong Nhu instructors from across the country come to the Bay Area to teach classes at West Coast Training Camp. With a full schedule of classes ranging from soft-style katas to advanced weapon training, balanced with meal times spent socializing with fellow Cuong Nhu practitioners (not to mention the famous cookie break!), students … Continue reading Cuong Nhu Etiquette: West Coast Training Camp Edition
We are coming up on the end of 2017 - our 26th year! For the end of December and beginning of January the Redwood Heights Recreation Center will be closed. Our last class of the year will be Saturday, December 23. Classes will resume at Redwood Dojo on Thursday, January 4 for current students. New … Continue reading Holiday Schedule
As summer draws to a close all too soon, and kids get ready to return to school, we at Redwood Dojo are looking forward to returning to our full schedule, starting on Monday, August 21st. If you've been away for the summer, we look forward to having you back! Stop by and let us know … Continue reading Fall 2017 happenings…
As promised in the previous post, our full class schedule resumed last Monday, August 22, and Sensei Didi is back in the dojo full time, hoping to see everyone back in class again. All sections are open to new students at this time. Let's get started! And West Coast Training Camp is coming up, too! … Continue reading Welcome, and welcome back! Fall schedule under way.
Rohai Dojo's Spring Tournament (which this year takes place the day before Spring, on Saturday, March 19) has always had a special division for Family Team Kata (parents and kids performing kata together). In the past, though, it has only been open to parents who train in karate. This year, for the first time, we … Continue reading Spring Tournament: New Event for Parents!
WCTC is coming up soon! This year it takes place on Friday evening, October 2nd, and all day Saturday the 3rd, at Alameda High School, just 15 minutes away. As always, we're bringing in some of the top instructors in Cuong Nhu, including head-of-style Grandmaster Quynh Ngo, to teach students of all ages and ranks. … Continue reading Don’t Miss West Coast Training Camp!
Master Nguyễn văn Nhân, head of Cuong Nhu in Vietnam, will be teaching in Berkeley and Oakland on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2. This is a very special visit, creating a bridge of friendship between the Cuong Nhu schools founded by O Sensei Ngo Dong in the U.S., and the Vietnamese "descendants" of his original … Continue reading Special Event!
Rohai Dojo's annual Kata Tournament is coming up soon - on Saturday, March 15th. In case you didn't receive a flyer and registration form in class last week, it's now possible to download them from Rohai's website at this link: http://rohaidojo.com/2014/02/25/the-spring-tournament-is-coming/ They're also offering an online registration and payment option this year. That should make … Continue reading Train for Berkeley’s Spring Tournament