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Next Beginners Class begins July 11, 2017. 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 new beginner (white belt) group usually starts at the beginning of each semester. 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?

Beginners class series in 2017 start January 17, April 11, July 11, and October 3.

Ongoing beginners classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 8 pm, with an optional class on Saturdays from 11 am – 12:30 pm. The beginners series lasts for four weeks, after which you will join the main class.

The next beginners class begins on July 11, 2017. Register now!

The introductory class costs $35 – $150, which includes your monthly dues and a free Hand to Hand T-shirt. 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 Marchetti

How many classes should I attend each week?

It is best to try to attend both the Tuesday and Thursday classes. It is possible to come on only one of these, but since this is a time when you will learn lots of new material it is best to attend these classes on a regular schedule or you may miss important information.

How much does it cost?

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.

When and how do I pay for the beginners class?

You can pay online when you register for the class using the link above, or you are welcome to register without payment, attend the first class for free, and make your payment before you return for the second class. If you have already registered online without paying and would now like to make your payment online, 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. At times, your class will be taught by the head instructor as we feel it is important to get to know all the students.

For more information please contact us.