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Cuong Nhu Redwood Dojo

3883 Aliso Ave, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 524-1328DirectionsMap


Great location in Redwood Heights near Montclair.


Our Children's Program offers age-specific and mixed-age classes, with kids 6 & up attending two to three times per week. Separate classes are provided for advanced kids and teens. Our program for children age 4.5-5 meets one day per week. Please visit our website for more details; some kids' classes have a waiting list. Our Adult Program welcomes new students who are able to attend regularly at least two days per week. Check the schedule, and feel free to speak to the instructor about your options. Also check the website for the next Free Workout date if you wish to try a class. Visitors are welcome at any time. We also offer an Introduction to Self Defense seminar by special arrangement for Girl Scout troops, mother-daughter groups and other organizations.


Redwood Dojo offers instruction in the Vietnamese art of Cuong Nhu (pronounced "kung new"). 'Cuong Nhu' means 'hard-soft.' It is a modern, eclectic martial art that blends techniques and principles drawn from seven hard and soft martial arts styles: Shotokan karate, Wing Chun kung fu, Aikido, Judo, Vovinam (native Vietnamese martial arts), Tai Chi and Western-style Boxing. A beginning student will build a solid "hard style" foundation similar to what one might see in a karate or taekwondo school, with "softer" elements of evasion, trapping, joint locks and throws incorporated gradually as one progresses through the ranks. Intermediate students train with basic weapons: tambo (short stick, similar to Escrima) and bo (long staff). Advanced students have the opportunity to practice grappling as well as any number of Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese weapons. Adults with previous training in other arts often find Cuong Nhu is a comfortable system in which to return to martial arts. Join us: Challenge yourself with a rigorous workout that's never boring. Sharpen your mind and body; build health, fitness and confidence. Learn practical skills for safety and self defense. Channel stress and aggression into a beautiful form of art.


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