Martial Arts & Self-Defense Training
Elk Grove • Folsom • Sacramento  

Kids Learn Life Skills Through
Overcoming Challenge's and Adversity
Progress at Your Own Pace with
Our Unique Private Lesson Approach
No Testing Fees or Belt Fees!
Test When You Are Ready
Premium Martial Arts Training
Build Your Art Towards Perfection
Private Lessons Coupled with Group Classes
Unique Advantage Over Group Only Method
Learn to Defend Yourself with
Simulated Attack Drills Practiced Repeatedly
Pad Work Every Lesson Ensures
Every Student is Hitting Effectively
Martial Arts Training Develops Athleticism
Speed, Striking Power and Footwork
Create Healthy Habits, Relieve Stress and
Boost Energy While Learning Self Defense Skills
Become Your Best Self Through
The Discipline of Kung Fu
Training For Life is Our Philosophy
Eastern Ways Self-Defense Classes for Kids with Tai Simo Presentation

Martial Arts Training
Self-Defense Classes for Kids

Kids Martial Arts programs focus on the fundamental skills of learning. Listening, attention and focus. Building confidence through overcoming challenge is critical to building a young student from the ground up. Kids learn effective self defense with skill drills, simulated attack situations and several forms of sparring. Building skill in movement and rank creates confidence and self-esteem. Through our fun and dynamic group and private lessons kids stay engaged and have fun while also understanding the expectation of an organized disciplined environment.

KidSafe® Program
Self-Defense Lessons for Kids

At Eastern Ways, our highly dedicated instructors specialize in the KidSafe® method of training self-defense and awareness for children of all ages. While each student learns practical self-defense skills, young students gain confidence in their intuitions and abilities to utilize their arts to defend themselves. Eastern Ways Kidsafe® students learn to be successful through hard work and discipline.

Eastern Ways Self-Defense Classes for Adults Certified Instructors

Martial Arts Training
Self-Defense Lessons for Adults

Adult Martial Arts programs challenge each student at their level and push their limits. Choy Li Fut is one of the best martial arts for self defense and teaches kicks, punches and throws that are effective in live sparring. Through our one month trial we asses a students fitness, coordination level and prior training. Then we tailor the program to fit your goals. Students progress at their own pace and no students move up until they're ready.

Tai Chi Martial Arts Training
Self-Defense Classes for Seniors

Tai Chi Chuan has been refined for hundreds of years to develop health and longevity. The whole body is used in this traditional martial art. Full body ergonomics. Through slow movement, intention and posture development you build energy, increase circulation and create good breathing habits. Find out why this martial art has been so valued for so many generations during our trial program.

Eastern Ways Self-Defense Classes for Women

Reviews and Testimonials

  • 5 star review  The lion dances are amazing!! Traditional Chinese!!

    Stefanie Hubbard Avatar Stefanie Hubbard
    February 23, 2015

    4 star review  They are very patient and respectful. It's nice to see everyone from little kids to older adults.

    Luis Mateos Avatar Luis Mateos
    April 30, 2017

    5 star review  Top quality training for all ages! Solid system of martial arts, and personalized instruction for every student! Stop by and visit Eastern Ways Staff and experience this amazing group of martial artist!

    Ronald Dillman Avatar Ronald Dillman
    December 23, 2014

    5 star review  My home away from home! I came for the Tai Chi and stayed because of the instructors... they are encouraging and inspiring in all aspects.

    Bettie Lippincott Avatar Bettie Lippincott
    December 23, 2014
  • 5 star review  Kung Fu is not just a martial art. It is a way of life. You can spend your life studying the art, but every moment along the way will be the most fulfilling moment to date. Eastern Ways educates you in so much more than fighting. It educates you in true understanding. Understanding of the art, but also of your own body, your own boundaries and limits, and identifies what you are truly capable of. I am new to my journey (8 years), but I do not feel like it has been a long one. Every day I shed my Black sash and put on my White eager to learn more. I am excited every day knowing there is so much more to learn and eventually master. Tai Sifu and Tai Simo's skill and dedication is reflected in the skill and comprehension of their Sifu's (Stroh and Lendech). This is the true measure of a school. Not their owners, but the Sifus, Instructors and Students that represent them. Eastern Ways is my Family and this is what you should be looking for in a school.

    Steve Carlson Avatar Steve Carlson
    July 27, 2017

    positive review  Great accommodating staff, positive learning environment, and a disciplined class style. If you're wanting to learn how to defend yourself, and earn a lifetime of self-discipline and willpower, you've come to the right place.

    Jack Lawson Avatar Jack Lawson
    September 6, 2019

    5 star review  Awesome place!! A place you should check out! Take some classes!!

    Kathy Stroh Avatar Kathy Stroh
    November 30, 2016

    positive review  The instructor is awesome. I would come back . Staff is awesome too.

    Selena Everhart Avatar Selena Everhart
    November 7, 2019
  • positive review  Girls are here for Teen Assault Prevention class. Amazing class, facility, and instructors! ⭐️

    Terry Torkelson Avatar Terry Torkelson
    November 7, 2019

    positive review  Very good place to train your childs

    Jasmin Fraizha Avatar Jasmin Fraizha
    September 14, 2019

    5 star review  Excellent!

    Anthony Blake Avatar Anthony Blake
    January 17, 2014

    positive review  Exercise for women doesn’t have to occur at a gym. Tai Chi is an excellent way to gently strengthen yourself for life🥋👊🏽

    Grandess Holmes Avatar Grandess Holmes
    September 21, 2019
  • 5 star review  Eastern Ways is an excellent school for many reasons. They adhere very strictly to original traditions and teachings and pass them on with skill and patience. Also, students work hard for and earn each level of sash. Emphasis is on using least amount of force necessary and most of all on preventing the need for it altogether. They are excellent with children as well.

    Karen Vasile Avatar Karen Vasile
    October 29, 2015

    5 star review  Love Eastern ways, they give the children the true sense of respect and humility, the owners and instructors are devoted and passionate. My children love their teachers Mr. Melo and Mr. Driver.

    Jordane Lafitte Avatar Jordane Lafitte
    August 27, 2016

    5 star review  My daughter has been taking lessons here for a few months now. She really loves it! She learns new skills weekly and is able to move up at her own pace while at the same time always being challenged. The instructors are amazing. Hers is Mr. Gardener. He is very passionate about what he does and keeps her engaged the entire time. She has had lessons with Mr Langlet and he is amazing too. Staff is always friendly and helpful. They greet us and shake our hands Everytime we go in. Sometimes I sit in the car with the baby so he can play and they will come out and make sure she gets to the car safely after her lesson.

    Amanda Ruvalcaba Avatar Amanda Ruvalcaba
    July 1, 2017

    5 star review  It's only my 2nd week learning Tai Chi, but I am very pleased with what I have learned. The instructors are very patient and welcoming. I'm looking forward to Tai Chi becoming part of my everyday life.

    Grandess Holmes Avatar Grandess Holmes
    July 2, 2016
  • positive review  Yes great foundation in martial arts

    Jimmy Olea Avatar Jimmy Olea
    August 9, 2018

    5 star review  Best Martial Arts Studio in the Sacramento Area! Seriously amazing!

    Kalani Hubbard Avatar Kalani Hubbard
    December 22, 2014

    5 star review  Loving this place so far, yesterday was my second time taking my son. I did a sit in and they kept all participants occupied and engaged. Very respectful place and open minded

    Memento Mori Avatar Memento Mori
    April 6, 2017

    positive review  My daughter and her friends attended a self defense class. It was absolutely fantastic. The instructors and the facility are very professional and inspiring.

    Rachel Songer Avatar Rachel Songer
    November 7, 2019
  • positive review  Went for a Girl Scout self-defense class. Very nice staff my daughter loved it. We are going back soon.

    Katharine Wright Westerhaus Avatar Katharine Wright Westerhaus
    October 23, 2019

    positive review  A great place to learn martial arts and discipline. The school also provides Lion Dancing and Dragon Dancing. 5 stars!

    Liz Godlewski Irons Avatar Liz Godlewski Irons
    January 20, 2019

    positive review  Awe some Instructors for both young and older students, who are very good at what they do and sincerely do seem to care about all of their students, with the ability to work around any physical issues you may have so that you can still learn your Martial Art and keep making progress, how much it all can improve your health, the general atmosphere, the understanding of our Tai Sifu and Tai Simo.....The patience of the entire staff when it is needed by a student. Just a very nice place to be to "really" learn your Martial Art and being able to see the skills of your Instructors and know you are being taught well and correctly. EWMA just rocks!

    Karen Winnett Avatar Karen Winnett
    April 29, 2019

    positive review  eastern ways is great. my daughter loves doing kung fu there. they have programs for all ages and skill levels. cannot recommend enough

    Sean Golz Avatar Sean Golz
    November 13, 2019
  • positive review  Since I've started training 3 years ago I have been in the best health of my life mentally and physically

    Dustin Solomon Avatar Dustin Solomon
    September 16, 2015

    5 star review  This studio has been a big portion of our life over the last decade. Eastern Ways has given us confidence to deal with life's little challenges. Let's train here for another 10 years. Thanks again!

    Michael Dickinsun Avatar Michael Dickinsun
    May 16, 2015

    5 star review  Eastern Ways and my instructor Mr. Manning has brought balance, strength, focus, and calming energy to my upside-down life. Always a positive environment of growth and learning. Thank you for being there.

    Lynn Faulk Avatar Lynn Faulk
    March 22, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

You can schedule your private lesson during open hours Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We are closed on Sundays and Holidays.

We have students started as young as 4 years old.

Absolutely not! At Eastern Ways we are careful to teach students that martial arts are strictly for self defense. During the course of training students will develop respect for others and confidence in themselves through rising to the challenge of martial arts. 

Definitely! Because we specialize in private lessons, instructors are able to tailor the pace of each class to each student. Kids with lots of energy need regular classes to get out that energy in a safe and controlled environment.

Keep bringing them in! Part of the martial arts is the value of commitment. Be sure to be firm with your child that it is important to come to the classes you have agreed upon. Martial Arts is an investment in the education of your child, not just another sport. As they stick with the prescribed training program they will gain the benefit and development that comes with perseverance. Group training is a core part of training. Your instructor would be happy to have a mat chat with your student if needed.

No. We never charge fees for ranking sashes or testing. We believe ranks should be earned through preparation and readiness.

Absolutely not! We have had students attain their black sash as old as 96 years old. Because we specialize in private lesson we can tailor the training to a wide range of abilities and ages.

Our Locations in the Sacramento Area

Eastern Ways Martial Arts - Elk Grove
9059 Bruceville Rd Ste 149
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 683-5006
Sifu Stroh, Head Instructor


Monday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Eastern Ways Martial Arts - Folsom
47 Natoma St Ste E
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 357-5507
Tai Sifu Hubbard & Tai Simo Molina
Chief Instructors​


Monday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Eastern Ways Martial Arts - Sacramento
1335 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 488-5425
Sifu Lendech, Head Instructor​


Monday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Chief and Head Instructors

Member of Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong's
Plumblossom International Federation

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