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.
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.
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.
Reviews and Testimonials
- Kathy Stroh
Awesome place!! A place you should check out! Take some classes!!
November 30, 2016Amanda Ruvalcaba
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.
July 1, 2017Jordane Lafitte
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.
August 27, 2016Anthony Blake
January 17, 2014
- Stefanie Hubbard
The lion dances are amazing!! Traditional Chinese!!
February 23, 2015Lynn Faulk
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.
March 22, 2015Memento Mori
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
April 6, 2017Liz Godlewski Irons
A great place to learn martial arts and discipline. The school also provides Lion Dancing and Dragon Dancing. 5 stars!
January 20, 2019
- Jimmy Olea
Yes great foundation in martial arts
August 9, 2018Grandess Holmes
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.
July 2, 2016Grandess Holmes
Exercise for women doesn’t have to occur at a gym. Tai Chi is an excellent way to gently strengthen yourself for life🥋👊🏽
September 21, 2019Terry Torkelson
Girls are here for Teen Assault Prevention class. Amazing class, facility, and instructors! ⭐️
November 7, 2019
- Selena Everhart
The instructor is awesome. I would come back . Staff is awesome too.
November 7, 2019Michael Dickinsun
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!
May 16, 2015Rachel Songer
My daughter and her friends attended a self defense class. It was absolutely fantastic. The instructors and the facility are very professional and inspiring.
November 7, 2019Jack Lawson
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.
September 6, 2019
- Ronald Dillman
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!
December 23, 2014Sean Golz
eastern ways is great. my daughter loves doing kung fu there. they have programs for all ages and skill levels. cannot recommend enough
November 13, 2019Jasmin Fraizha
Very good place to train your childs
September 14, 2019Dustin Solomon
Since I've started training 3 years ago I have been in the best health of my life mentally and physically
September 16, 2015
- Kalani Hubbard
Best Martial Arts Studio in the Sacramento Area! Seriously amazing!
December 22, 2014Katharine Wright Westerhaus
Went for a Girl Scout self-defense class. Very nice staff my daughter loved it. We are going back soon.
October 23, 2019Karen Vasile
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.
October 29, 2015Steve Carlson
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.
July 27, 2017
- Karen Winnett
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!
April 29, 2019Luis Mateos
They are very patient and respectful. It's nice to see everyone from little kids to older adults.
April 30, 2017Bettie Lippincott
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.
December 23, 2014
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
9059 Bruceville Rd Ste 149
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Sifu Stroh, Head Instructor
47 Natoma St Ste E
Folsom, CA 95630
Tai Sifu Hubbard & Tai Simo Molina
1335 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
Sifu Lendech, Head Instructor