Pallen’s Martial Arts Association History
Pallen’s Martial Arts began in Oakland, CA in 1968. As we celebrated over 45 years of martial arts excellence, we look back and see a karate school which not only grew, but evolved as well. When we started we were Pallen’s Kenpo Karate and taught traditional Kenpo only.
In the 70’s, we expanded to Kajukenbo which incorporates traditional karate, judo, kenpo and chinese boxing (kung fu). Kajukenbo is a balanced martial art using both hand and foot techniques, mat work (including throws, rolls, and falls), traditional forms, aS well as the art of self-defense through punching attack & grab art defenses. In the 80’s, we added the Philippine Martial Art in our curriculum; which the Pallens are one of the first martial arts schools to practice in the United States. In the the 90’s, Tae Kwon Do was incorporated within our system, which enhanced our flexibility and usage of our legs.
We expand our style continuously, molding the martial arts in our own unique way. Pallens has provided championship fighters and martial arts excellence for the past 45 years, and we don’t intend to stop. We continue to learn and grow, developing what we have now into something more precious and exclusive, something only Pallens students can experience. We are who we are because of our legacy, and that legacy continues to grow today.
yes, you can!
We use Zig Ziglar’s “I Can” program to help students develop the discipline necessary to power a champion-in-life mindset. In this program, our students learn the ABCs of a martial arts black belt: Attitude, Behavior, and Character. In our classes, we blend all essential aspects of self-defense so that each student acquires a well-rounded knowledge of techniques in:
- Tae Kwon Do
- Senkotiros Arnis
- Martial Arts
The Highest Level
Guiding Each Student
We believe that clarity is power. This is why we encourage every student to have a clear goal. In relation to this, we keep our lines open so students and their parents know where they stand in terms of progress.
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