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

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.

Interested in learning Kajukenbo?
Beginners' series runs for four weeks and starts on:
October 21, 2014, 6 PM
Sliding scale $35 - $150.
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Women's Self-Defense Series
runs for six weeks and starts on:

September 15, 2014, 6:30 PM
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PAWMA (Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists) annual training camp
September 19 - 22, 2014 (women and girl identified)
Aldersgate Camp, Turner, OR
(same location as 2013 camp)
Founder's Day workshop with Master Su:
October 17 - 19 (at Hand to Hand)

Hand to Hand's annual training weekend and self defense classes in celebration of our school's founder, Professor Coleen Gragen
Professor Bones workshop
October 25 - 26, Seattle, WA
Founder's Day community Self Defense Classes
November 1, 2, 2014 (at Hand to Hand)
Black Belt test
December 13, 2014 (at Hand to Hand)

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Last updated October 18, 2013
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Hand to Hand Kajukenbo Self Defense Center - 5680 San Pablo Ave. Oakland, CA 94608 (510) 428-0502