New Students

New Student Information

Online beginners class starts Wednesday, November 25.  Register Now!

White and orange belts doing bottom fist strikes

photo by Catrina Marchetti

I’d like to train at Hand to Hand. When can I start?

A beginner martial arts (white belt) series is offered 4 times per year, usually in January, April, July, and October. This class is appropriate for those who have never trained in a martial art before or do not have rank in Kajukenbo. Those who have experience in other arts should also start with this class in order to learn the basic techniques and forms of this system. People with significant experience in other martial arts often advance more quickly than those who are new to this type of training, but we believe it is important for all new students to get a solid background in Kajukenbo techniques and philosophy. Your instructor will ask about your previous experience.

When are classes for beginners?

A 4-week online beginners series will begin November 25.  Beginners series dates and format in 2021 will be determined based on Alameda County guidelines for healthy physical activity.  Check the homepage periodically for updates.  Register now!

Our online beginners class will take place Wednesdays from 5-6 PM through December 16.  After completing the course, you will be eligible to join our regular online classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as our Saturday morning outdoor class.

The introductory class costs $35 – $100. Thereafter, dues are  $65 – $150/month for unlimited classes. All dues and fees are structured on a sliding scale (students decide for themselves where they fall on the scale). Please contact us for more details.

Sparring: Simultaneous kicks.

photo by Catrina Marchet

When and how do I pay for the beginners class?

You can pay online when you register for the class using the link above.  f you have already registered online without paying and would now like to make your payment, you may do so here.

Students doing bottom kempo punches

photo by Catrina Marchetti

Who teaches the beginners class?

You will have a well qualified Kajukenbo brown or black belt teaching your beginners class. Your main instructor will probably be assisted by one or more higher ranking students who have years of training at Hand to Hand.

How much does it cost to continue training after the beginners series ends?

We are a membership based organization. For  $65 – $150 per month (sliding scale) students may attend as many classes as they are qualified for. The cost is not based on how many classes you attend. There are no contracts; however, all students must pay fully for each month to maintain their membership privileges. This includes times when the student is on vacation or out of town. For more information, please see our Dues Policy.

For more information please contact us.