Hand to Hand Kajukenbo

Hand to Hand empowers and positively transforms individuals and communities to create a peaceful and just society through martial arts and self defense.

About Hand to Hand

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Hand to Hand provides traditional martial arts training and self-defense classes. The center was founded in 1980 by Professor Coleen Gragen and remains under the leadership of Chief Instructor Sonya Richardson. We teach adults of all genders and are affiliated with the Kajukenbo Association of America.

The Martial Arts Program provides training in the eclectic art of Kajukenbo. Students of this art develop excellent body conditioning, power, balance, and fluidity of movement. Training at Hand to Hand includes the study of basic techniques, traditional forms, fighting strategy, practical self defense, and weapons practice.

The rigorous training is conducted in a supportive environment, where personal integration of the physical, spiritual, and mental aspects of the art is emphasized. Ancient and modern training methods are combined towards reaching the goals of integration of mind, body, and spirit and practical self-defense preparation.

Founder’s Day

In celebration and honor of Professor Coleen Gragen and Hand to Hand’s 34th anniversary, we welcome Master Su ZiFang to teach for our Founder’s Day training weekend. Master Su, also known as the “Queen of Tai Chi,” will be offering a variety of classes at Hand to Hand the weekend of October 17 as well as the opportunity for private lessons.
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Beginners’ series runs for 4 weeks and starts on October 21, 2014, 6 PM. Sliding scale $35 – $150.

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