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|School Name:||Hand To Hand Kajukenbo Self Defense Center|
|Chief Instructor:||Sonya Richardson|
|Asst. Instructors:||Sifu Aarin Burch|
|Location:||5680 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608
|Phone #:||(510) 428-0502|
|Description:||Hand to Hand provides traditional martial arts training and self defense classes. The center was founded in 1980 by Professor Coleen Gragen and is one of the largest woman-led schools on the West Coast.
Hand To Hand is led by 5th degree black belt, Head Instructor & Executive Director Sonya Richardson. Sifu Sonya has recently been named Martial Artist of the Year (2011) by the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists, and was honored by Flyaway Productions "Ten Women" campaign as one of 10 women whose inspired work has resulted in political change in classrooms, media, and neighborhoods in 2011.
The Martial Arts Program at H2H provides training in the eclectic art of Kajukenbo. Students of this art develop excellent body conditioning, power, balance and fluidity of movement. Training at Hand to Hand includes the study of basic techniques, traditional forms, fighting strategy, practical self defense, and weapons practice.
The rigorous training is conducted in a supportive environment, where personal integration of the physical, spiritual, and mental aspects of the art is emphasized. Ancient and modern training methods are combined towards reaching the goals of integration of mind, body and spirit and practical self defense preparation.