San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, it’s important for our children to learn self-defense. This FREE self-defense class is a community service that teaches children how to use the natural weapons of their bodies to defend themselves and escape dangerous encounters. After a brief warm up, we'll show you several ways to escape grabs, chokes, attacks from behind and other dangerous situations. You'll walk away with a few techniques that are simple to learn and apply.
Notice: Children will not be admitted without an adult present to meet the instructors and a signed waiver.
When & Where
Kyud Master Leon T. Simmons
Master Simmons has spent a lifetime training in the martial arts. He has trained in several disciplines and has a 5th degree black belt in Kuntaw.
He started training at the age of 11 in Kyokushin-kai under Sensei Nakamura in Brooklyn, NY, and continued with Fu Jow Pai (Black Tiger Claw) at the Kung Fu club at Brooklyn Technical High School. Afterwards, he then studied Ju Jitsu, Northern Praying Mantis, and Hung Gar under Sifu Khalid Hakeem (Lawrence Wilson), at the Bismillah School of Kung Fu in Brooklyn, NY.
After entering the U.S.A.F. and stationed at Clark AB, Philippines he began his Kuntaw training under Kyud Roberto C. Lao. Before leaving the Philippines at the end of his enlistment in the USAF Leon had won several tournament championships and was an assistant instructor in Kuntaw at Clark Air Base.
After returning back to Brooklyn, NY Kyud Leon saw a need for his new art of Kuntaw in his old home. He started teaching Kuntaw in after school programs and several not for profit organizations. However, the only way to truly deliver the art in the way he received it was to have a dedicated school. To offer this art to the community Master Simmons founded Kuntaw Martial Arts, LLC where he is the current Chief Instructor at located at 753 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. This school continues his dedication to spread the teachings of Kuntaw, the Ancient Art of Filipino hand and foot fighting.