CHKA ADDS NEW MIDTOWN LOCATION!

April 30, 2017

Bringing the East Village vibe to our friends in midtown!
All adults and kids are now welcome to study Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo with Sifu Jack Shamburger on Mondays & Wednesdays at CATS Studio, located at 235 East 49th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues.
Conveniently located nearby Grand Central Station and the UN, CATS is a hub of athletic activities for kids and adults. We are thrilled to be partnering with them and expanding into yet another added location!

YOU CAN CURRENTLY FIND CHKA CLASSES AT THESE LOCATIONS:
EAST VILLAGE! at our CHKA Studio
DOWNTOWN! at Battery Park Montessori
UPPER EAST SIDE! at the Lycee Francais
GREENWICH VILLAGE! at NYU
and 2 MIDTOWN LOCATIONS: INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL on EAST 45TH ST
and now at CATS on EAST 49TH ST!

See flyer below for details and contact CATS to register. Sign up NOW!

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STREAMING LIVE – SATURDAY FEB. 25 8 PM!

February 24, 2017

TUNE IN at 8 PM EST (7PM CST) SATURDAY NIGHT FEB 25 to Sensei Jay Blancas’ Facebook page to see his MMA Fight streaming LIVE! Go get ’em Sensei!!

Click on this link for Sensei Jay’s Facebook Page

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SMASH! IS BLOWING UP NYC!

August 11, 2016

CHKA’s SMASH! Free Women’s Self-Defense class is taking NYC by storm! Recently, the classes have been featured on NY1’s show THE CALL, Fox 5 NEWS AT 5, and here in NYLON magazine’s GIRL POWER GUIDE TO NYC!

http://www.nylon.com/articles/feminist-guide-nyc#page-5

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NY1 New Yorker of the Week – Sifu Jack Shamburger!

June 19, 2016

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Our own Sifu Jack Shamburger was honored this week as New Yorker of the Week by NY1-TV for his efforts in providing free self-defense training for women for almost 30 years via CHKA’s SMASH! program.

To see the entire video segment on the SMASH! class as well as a live interview with Sifu Jack and Program Director Jane Ray, click here and go to 47:40
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/shows/2016/06/18/the-call-6-17-16.html

Congrats to Sifu Jack on this well-deserved honor! The SMASH! Free Women’s Self-Defense classes are now offered TWICE per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm.
For more information, go to http://www.chka.org/free-womens-self-defenseaka-smash-class/

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SPECIAL SMASH! EVENT THIS THURSDAY 4/14 6:30 – 8 PM

April 13, 2016

This Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 – 8 pm, CHKA is proud to announce a very special SMASH! Self-Defense event co-sponsored by the East Village Independent Merchants’ Association as part of their Community Learning Series. Sifu Jack and the instructors of CHKA will be joined by Detective Ed Buddin from the 122nd Pct Detectives Bureau to bring vital self-defense awareness information and techniques to the merchants and residents of our East Village community. All are welcome at this special FREE event!
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NEW SMASH! CLASS ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

April 5, 2016

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in honor of this — as well as the overwhelming demand for our SMASH! classes — we have added a 2nd FREE Weekly Women’s Self-Defense class on Thursdays. All women 14 and older can now attend SMASH! classes every Tuesday and Thursday 7-8:30 pm completely FREE!

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CHKA Video

July 14, 2015

Jamarr Johnson is taking on the challenge of CHKA, New York City’s Chinese and Hawaiian influenced martial arts gym! Here Jamarr will be showing how you could obtain street level self-defense fighting techniques and incredible body conditioning.

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GET READY FOR SUMMER WITH BIKINI BOOTCAMP BY CHKA!

June 16, 2015

Micky & Kat Bikini Bootcamp

MONDAY-FRIDAY 9-10 AM all summer long!

Hit the ground running with a high intensity workout to start your day — Cardio, ab labs, boxing drills, military style workout and daily check-in with highly trained CHKA instructors.

Bootcamp training allows you to see results right away — Change your habits, change your body, change your life!

Space is limited so sign up now…  Your bikini will thank you!

Each 3 week session $299

June 8-26 SOLD OUT

July 6-24 SPACE AVAILABLE!

August 3-21 SPACE AVAILABLE!

Call 646-692-6155 or email hello@chka.org to reserve your spot now!

 

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SUMMER CAMP EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

February 20, 2015

SIGN UP FOR KIDS KENPO CAMP BY MARCH 15 AND RECEIVE $75 off any 4-week session! SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP TODAY!

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A TYPICAL DAY AT CHKA KIDS KENPO CAMP

A typical day at Kids Kenpo Camp begins promptly at 10 am with a Kenpo Karate class led by one of CHKA’s academy-trained instructors.
After the 45 minute class, the kids change into their street clothes or bathing suits, depending on the weather, and head out with our staff of counselors and CIT’s to a nearby park or playground for outdoor time which may include sports instruction, group activities and games, or sprinkler play, followed by picnic lunch. Children bring their own lunch from home.
Outdoor time typically lasts 90 minutes – 2 hours, depending on the activity. Once per week, the kids will go on a local field trip. Past field trips have included outdoor music, dance and interactive storytelling performances, library, theater, local gardens, fishing and more.
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After lunch, the kids return to our air-conditioned studio for a specialty class in the afternoon. The wide range of classes has included Tumbling with our own Rokudan Shihan Andre Valdez, formerly of the Big Apple Circus, Music Instruction with David Cutler, a CHKA member and internationally recognized Soul and Funk musician, Drama, Organic Gardening, Mandarin Chinese, and a variety of Kenpo specialty classes such as Nunchaku, Forms, Sparring and more.
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At the end of the day, the kids relax for snack time and conversation before pickup at 3 pm. We provide juice and healthy snacks for the campers. On rainy days, martial arts films and videos are viewed in our comfortable office area.
The final week of each 4-week session is a preparation for a presentation for the families and certification ceremony, and the final week of the summer is Kenpo Olympics week, where every camper receives a medal for their accomplishments, and teamwork is celebrated.
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In addition to the physical activities we provide, Kids Kenpo campers learn important martial arts values such as hard work, independence, responsibility, loyalty, consideration, teamwork and friendship. Our adult camp staff, aside from being CHKA academy-trained instructors, also have teaching and childcare experience, and include a New York Public School Assistant Principal.
We would be happy to have you visit our school and attend a free class as well. The group class schedule is online at www.chka.org. Just email us back and let us know a good time for you to come in!

 

 

 

 

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CHKA adds ATHLETA to our list of CORPORATE PARTNERS

January 9, 2015

CHKA was pleased to be asked to showcase our SMASH! Free Weekly Women’s Self-Defense class at the ATHLETA store on the Upper East Side as part of their ongoing Free Fitness programming. After some cardio and stretching, the women who attended the first event, on Monday, January 5, learned some techniques for defending themselves against ground attacks as well as basic weapon disarms. We’ll be back at ATHLETA on Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm. Join us for more FREE self-defense and fitness. For more info, go to http://stores.athleta.net/store-4785/

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Here is a list of just some of the community, educational and corporate entities we’re proud to call our partners:

Dr. Oz’s Healthcorps
New York University
YMCA
Citibabes Preschool
International Preschools of New York
Neighborhood School
New York City Public School 63
New York City Public School 110
NEST + M School
Lycee Française
Aleph Bet Preschool
Cornelia Connelly Center Holy Child School
Castle Middle School
Tompkins Square Middle School
Bard Early College High School
Lower East Side Preparatory School
School of Visual Arts
New York Film Academy
Mercy College
Henry Street Settlement
University Settlement
Henry Street Settlement
Houston Street Center
Lower East Side Service Center
Chinatown Y Camp
STRIDE Camp
Soul Arts Camp
Association of Black Women Attorneys
Breathe Deep NYC Walk for Lung Cancer
Covenant House
Lower East Side Ecology Center/Ecobiz
East Village Community Coalition
East Village Independent Merchants Association
Athleta
City Harvest
Harbor Realty Group
Indulge NYC
NYC Health and Wellness Fairs
50 Fat Boys Productions

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