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Frequently asked questions

What style of martial arts do you teach?

We teach a Chinese system of martial arts called Bok Fu Do. Founded by Grandmaster Richard Lee, Bok Fu Do is an internationally recognized system that consistently produces students of the highest quality. Whether you are interested in self defense, confidence, getting a great workout, relieving stress, or even becoming a world champion, Bok-Fu-Do has something to offer everyone.

How do I get started?

It’s easy. We start every new student with five private introductory lessons where you will be working one on one with an instructor. In these lessons, we will show you a good cross section of what you will be learning while giving you the chance to see if it’s something you like. Just give us a call at (925) 831-0292 or stop by and see the school. You are also more than welcome to come watch a demonstration any Saturday at noon.

How old does my child have to be to start lessons?

We have taken children as young as 3 1/2 years old and we have had children as old as 5 who weren’t quite ready. It really just depends on each child. What we recommend is to bring your child in for a free introductory lesson and we can evaluate your child on an individual basis. If we feel your child is not ready, we will explain why and recommend you try again in a few months.

Am I too old to start martial arts?

No one is too old to start their training in martial arts. In fact we have students well into their 70s who are studying and enjoying classes.

Why study Bok Fu Do?

Bok Fu Do is great for men, women and children. Our system is practical for everyone regardless of size or strength. We base our movement on redirecting the attacker’s force against the attacker so you will never have to rely on strength to overpower an opponent. We are also one of the most complete systems known to date because we teach all aspects of martial arts. Our training encompasses everything from self-defense, forms, weapons, throwing, grappling, joint manipulation and much more. Our goal is to produce the most well rounded students possible.

Do you have any female instructors or students?

Yes! East-West is extremely proud that our women are some of the top martial artists in the world. Half of our instructors and students are women.

Do I need to be in shape to join?

You do not need to be in shape when you start lessons. But, when you start your training you are already on your way to getting into the best shape of your life. You’ll find it is a great cardiovascular workout and a wonderful muscle toning activity – a whole body dynamic that you can’t get working out at the gym.

How will martial arts benefit my child?

Martial arts is a wonderful activity for your child because it offers so many physical, mental and emotional benefits. A great mind focusing activity it increases coordination, teaches follow through. Self-esteem, respect and discipline are emphasized through our training.

I have a busy schedule. Can I fit it all in?

East West is unlike any other martial arts school you’ll find. Our schedule is set up for people with busy schedules. We are a full time school opened from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. We have formal classes Monday thru Saturday. We also have an Open House and a demonstration every Saturday at 12:00. Come by anytime and visit.