Sensei DeDonato and his training partners embrace a philosophy that values and respects the skills and talents of all participants. Sensei goes out of his way to personally work with each training partner to achieve the integration of mind, body and spirit through tradition...moreal training methods including forms. For the price ($40 per month), you would be hard pressed to find greater martial arts training value. The instructor holds a Master Instructor license from Okinawna and a Fifth degree black belt. Many of the training partners are also serious black belts including some very tough women. A couple of caveats- 1) If you are looking to put your 11 year daughter into a martial arts class you will have to look elsewhere. The training is for serious adult martial artists. Additionally, Sensei DeDonato (at his web site www.uechi-la.org) states that classes go from 8 to 10 pm. on Monday and Wednesday nights. Location is quite convenient at 10604 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Often times, Sensei DeDonato gets caught up in teaching and will work with training partners (he prefers this term to students) until they say "enough - we want to go home" which may be 10:30 or later 3) There is contact involved in the practice of this traditional Okinawan system called Uechi-ryu. The contact is slowly built up via "iron body" conditioning. Impressive levels of hardness are demonstrated when sensei "tests" senior training partners. New training partners may be put off by the physicality of the "testing". Just remember that new training partners are slowly (over a long period of time) brought up to a strong muscular level of hardness. 4) Would-be Ninja's need not apply. If you are looking to be a ninja or earn a black belt in under 12 mos., go elsewhere. This is traditional karate training which requires discipline and much practice. More info can be found at: www.uechi-la.org or send email to email@example.com view less
10250 Santa Monica Blvd #155Los Angeles, CA 90067
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