Seattle Kajukenbo is really two schools in one.
The majority of the students are children enrolled in the 'Kung Fu Kids' program. This is a great program for young children. Classes focus on the study of Kung Fu while also integrating elements of gymnastics to develop self-confidence, self esteem, and self-defense skills in a very safe, very supportive and really fun environment.
Children are taught concepts including respect for one's self and others, diligence, complete effort, leadership, and peace-keeping skills.
The adult program is similar (though classes are typically much more quiet). The school teaches Chuan Fa Kajukenbo Kung Fu which includes elements of Tang Su Do Korean Karate, Kodokan Judo, Ju-jitsu, Kara-Ho Kempo, and Chinese Boxing, or Kung Fu.
Designed as a comprehensive art, Kajukenbo is a very practical martial art that emphasizes close-in street fighting strategies, which includes refinement of self-defense judgment and techniques, as well as practice in more traditional forms and fighting sets. Chuan Fa Kajukenbo incorporates the soft and the hard characteristics of martial arts training, from classical Kempo movement to classical Chinese Kung Fu.
The jead Instructor of Seattle Kajukenbo & Kung Fu Kids is Sifu Melinda Johnson. She holds the rank of fourth degree black belt in Kajukenbo, a black belt in Aikido, and has more than 20 years experience teaching martial arts and gymnastics.