Why Train With Us?

Alexandria Soo Do Kwan

  • Our martial arts program is about personal development. Todd, Leo, and Dan (our main instructors) have a lot of competition experience and believe that pressure testing is necessary for combat arts/sports to have any semblance of practicality. Competition, however, is not our focus (unless you request it).
  • We operate as part of a wellness collective. We believe, first and foremost, that these martial arts should be used to enhance your overall health and wellbeing. Consequently, we encourage cross training, and participation in any of our yoga classes.  
  • Our instructors do their best to develop the individual’s strengths and encourage each student to modify techniques as necessary to best suit their body and mind.
  • Our Karate program focuses on strong fundamentals and body awareness. The workouts can be very demanding. We teach a “traditional” and basic style of karate. We don’t have an elaborate belt system, there are no patches, trophies, medals, or ribbons. We don’t require you to break boards or anything else, and don’t practice anything that looks like gymnastics.
  • Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is currently geared toward beginners. All our Jiu-jitsu students, apart from a few, are white belts. The primary goal of our program currently is to introduce people to the sophisticated movement of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and to teach people some practical self-defense skills.
  • Our martial arts community is friendly, encouraging, and is truly supportive. We are open to all people who are willing to learn—particularly those who may not feel comfortable in a highly competitive environment. We welcome everyone, do our best to leave our problems at the door, and get lost in sweat together for a few hours per week.  

Interested in learning more? Contact us.

“Freedom Without Constraints: This signifies the ability to explore different techniques, styles, and approaches without rigid adherence to specific rules. Thus, allowing practitioners to adapt and innovate without being restricted by traditional boundaries.”

–Hwang Kee, Moo Duk Kwan