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Martial Arts Classes for Children, Individuals & Families
At Enso Center, you are not locked into a long term contract. You can pay your tuition monthly. We think you're going to love our programs, but if you don't, we also make it easy to cancel as well. You can cancel at any time by contacting us.
Enso Center encourages families to train together. We offer family based discounts on our Hapkido and Full Martial Arts Packages. The first family member pays the regular monthly tuition rate for their package. The second additional family member receives 25% off their package. All additional family members receive 50% off of their package price. Discounts are calculated from the most expensive to least expensive packages.
Full Martial Arts Package - $180/month
Full Martial Arts includes Hapkido, Weapons, Tai Chi and Yoga
Because we are a non-profit, your annual fee of $50 ($75 per family) is tax-deductible. You'll also know that your donation will go to helping us serve your community. We offer need-based scholarships so that nobody is ever turned away due to lack of funds.
Hapkido - $150/month
This is our most popular program. This includes unlimited classes.
Hapkido is a martial art that translates as a coordinated energy way or universal energy way. This soft style is a complete martial arts system. It integrates kicking, hand techniques, patterns (series of pre-arranged moves) and redirection of another’s force through circular movements leading to joint locks and throws. Some weapons practice, such as wooden sword and staff, are also included.
This program is designed to increase your physical health, flexibility, strength, and balance while improving confidence and encouraging a more peaceful mind. Hapkido is an excellent art for self-defense which focuses on physical and mental health while being in harmony with one’s environment. Students work alone and with partners on various skills. We practice the traditional "internal style" art of Hapkido, emphasizing fluid movement, and follow-through. Our style of Hapkido is Kiwon Hapkido.
Tai Chi - $80/month
Practicing Tai Chi improves balance, strength, energy, and mindfulness.
Tai Chi is a martial art that translates roughly as Grand Ultimate. It focuses on the health of the whole person with a series of relaxed breathing and strengthening exercises. Patterns are practiced slowly, emphasizing healthy joints and movement, with a strong, relaxed body & mind. We practice both the Yang Chinese Style and ShinShimDo Korean Style of Tai Chi.
Weapons - $80/month
We teach self-defense with a variety of weapons.
Our weapons (Tongji Do) program teaches self-defense techniques with and against a variety of weapons. It emphasizes the correct use of weapons and proper form. Wooden practice weapons are used, including small, middle, and long staff, long sword, and knife. They are provided only for use inside the class. Cane, rope, and spear are also taught as additional weapons at advanced levels.
Benefits include improved strength, flexibility, focus, dexterity, and awareness of surroundings. All levels of experiences are welcome. Students must be 13 years of age or older.
Archery - $65/month
Archery entails the subtle use of the mind, hand, and eye. All equipment is included as part of the class.
Enso Archery Program
Our archery program was jointly started between Jay St. Charles of Pacific Yew Longbows and Enso Center. Jay is an archery professional with over 40 years of experience. Tim Lemke has taken over primary instruction duties from Jay and has been Jay's student since 2008, and we are fortunate to have Sheri Rees teach archery at Enso Center as well. Tim and Sheri are Level-2 Certified Instructors through USA Archery.
We'll visit archery's greatest challenge, guiding the arrow to the target by subtly using mind, hand, and eye. A goal that has fascinated archers of all cultures throughout history is shooting the perfect arrow. Also, over time, we can explore different traditions of archery and find what might interest each of us most.
Elemental Yoga - $70/month
Develop flexibility, strength, balance while encouraging a more peaceful mind through elemental yoga.
Yoga is practiced for strengthening and stretching the body, increasing energy (prana), and calming the mind. This program is designed to increase your physical health, flexibility, strength, and balance while improving confidence and mental peace.
Yoga focuses on the health of the whole person with a series of relaxed breathing and movement exercises. It is practiced slowly, emphasizing healthy joints and movement, with a relaxed and robust body and mind.
We welcome people of all levels and physical abilities in these classes, children, and adults.
Adaptive Hapkido - $35/month
This specially designed Adaptive Hapkido curriculum is tailored to people with special needs. Participants discover Hapkido's practice in a safe, positive, fun, caring, and welcoming environment. Classes are taught by a team of highly qualified black belt instructors.
The Technique & Benefits
Students explore fluid movements, breathing exercises, and learn how to fall safely. Exercises are designed to improve coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-confidence, and to promote healthy joints, strong core muscles, and the mind-body connection.
Students work individually, in pairs or as a group with an instructor to student ratio of approximately 1 to 3. We can welcome people of all abilities, beginner, through advanced, ages 13 and older. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to watch at any time.
All monthly programs require an annual registration fee of $50 per individual or $75 per family.
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Can I try a trial class?
Yes! We want to give you a chance to experience our classes, instruction and community because we think once you try it, you'll love it like we do. You can sign up in advance or once you arrive. And yes, it is completely FREE!
Do I have to wait until the beginning of the month to start?
You can start any time! Your tuition will be prorated and our classes are adaptable to your level and abilities.
How many classes can I attend?
For Hapkido, you can come to every class if want to -- in fact, we encourage it!
Archery, Tai Chi and Yoga are offered fewer times per week. For those, you can sign up for the number of classes that make sense for you.
What do I wear? Do I have to buy a uniform?
For all programs other than Hapkido, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move freely in.
For Hapkido, you will need to buy a uniform, but not right away. After attending classes regularly and settling into training, you will need to purchase a uniform. Our uniforms sell for $70.59 including tax and can be purchased from our online store.
Are there other fees in addition to tuition?
Yes, in Hapkido, weapons, yoga and tai chi you will be certified/tested for levels/belts based on your progress and dedication. In general, this occurs every 3 months but varies greatly from person to person and at different belt levels, and cost $50 per student.
There is also a yearly registration fee of $50 per individual or $75 per family.
Both these fees are tax deductible.
Do you have kids only classes?
At Enso Center, adults and children train together. This allows and encourages you to train with partners of various sizes, abilities and levels. This also allows for a fun training environment, especially for families that want to train together.
What are the minimum and maximum ages to participate?
There is no maximum age -- if you're interested, we can help you achieve your goals!
Hapkido is open to ages 6-adult
Yoga is open to ages 10-adults
Tai Chi and Weapons are open to ages 12-adult
Archery is open to ages 13-adult (children ages 8-12 may attend with special permission of the instructor provided they are taking the class together).
How long does it take to get to black belt?
A very general answer might be anywhere from 3-5 years to reach first degree black belt, but this depends on many factors such as attitude, discipline and attendance. There are 12 belts levels before black belt.
At Enso Center, we like to focus on learning correct technique at all levels. A first degree black belt is an important milestone in your martial arts journey, but it also just a milestone. It is your training that is important.
Are martial arts dangerous? Do you use pads or body armor?
There is always some risk of being hurt in practicing marital arts. At Enso Center, we train with safety as our primary emphasis while focusing on effective, correct technique.
Only "tag" style sparring is practiced at Enso Center and as such body armor is not needed.
Does Enso Center compete in tournaments?
We do not compete in traditional tournaments because we believe that the sport of sparring does not emphasize the same goals as our school. Instead, we offer our own Enso Games twice yearly which better serves our goals of healthy competition and effective martial arts -- and is FUN!
Can I transfer my rank from another school to Enso Center?
At Enso Center, we typically honor your existing rank from another school in the same martial arts. But we also expect you to learn our curriculum, some of which will be very familiar due to your previous training. Please contact Master Jason Mix directly for more information about your specific case.