FREE Class for Parents at WCTC 2015

We’re excited to offer something new at West Coast Training Camp this year, namely, a special session open to all parents, free of charge.

Bullying and Self Defense: Toward a Better Understanding will be offered by Sensei Didi Goodman during the first session on Saturday morning, October 3. Drop your kids off and stay for the session, to take part in this presentation and interactive discussion on the timely topic of bullying, what martial arts has to offer on the subject, and what we all need to do toward making our kids (and ourselves) “bully-proof.”

If your kids are not attending WCTC, YOU are still welcome to attend this session – and feel free to bring a friend.

The session will run roughly from 9:10 to 10:30 a.m. on October 3rd, at Alameda High School Gymnasium, 2000 Central Avenue, Alameda, CA.

We’ve created an RSVP website, so we can get an idea how many people might attend. While you are welcome to attend without registering, it would be a great help to us if you would let us know you are coming by visiting this link and signing up:–bcPPM

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you there!

P.S. If you or your child is not yet registered for WCTC, it’s not too late – but don’t delay, because Friday the 25th is the deadline for avoiding the late registration fee. Please visit this link for full details:

West Coast Training Camp 2015 Registration is on!

Or go directly to the registration page:


FREE New Year’s Resolution Workout for Adults

Click here to download and print the ResolutionWorkout flyer. Share it with friends; bring a friend with you when you come. You can pre-register using the link in the right-hand column of this page.
It’s a great way to kick off the year!

No experience is necessary. All you need is a desire to get a great workout– and maybe try something new.

Join us! 2011 is going to be great.

Redwood Heights Open House & Demo

Redwood Dojo students–adults, teens, and kids–will be demonstrating Cuong Nhu this Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m., as part of the annual Redwood Heights Community Center Open House. Come by to watch, and feel free to ask questions of the students and instructors. [Note to participants in the demo: Don’t forget to come to the extra practice at 6 pm on Thursday the 22nd, as well as the pre-demo practice between 9:30 and 10:30 on Saturday.]

Senseis Candace and Hector will be running the show on Saturday, as Sensei Didi will be in Little Rock, Arkansas, along with Master John Burns, to give tests and seminars at Unity Martial Arts dojo, hosted by Tanner Critz. Busy weekend!

In other news, a powerful group of moms and daughters took an introductory self-defense class together last Sunday morning at Redwood Dojo. They learned about the 5 A’s of Self-Defense, discovered their own strength through some basic strikes and kicks, and tried a few surprise escapes against big, strong assailants. Thanks are due to Candace Chan for assisting with instruction; Paul Barale and Andy McLaughlin for serving as attackers (and getting their heads banged into the wall a few times!); and Pam Consear for organizing the class as a fundraiser for Oakland Tech (and for bringing a picnic!).

It’s been a busy summer so far, and there’s much more on the agenda. Watch this space for more updates.