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Mission Statement:
To teach youth and adults martial arts in an environment which demonstrates that anger is a natural emotion. To differentiate between "stop, listen, and think" to "stop, listen and react safely." A move toward a non-violent environment; to defend only against violence.

Cerezo's Martial Arts is a professional training center for prospective karate and jiu jitsu practitioners.

There are many benefits of learning karate and martial arts. Both children and adults can learn to build self-esteem and confidence, improve their mind and spirit, and get good aerobic exercise.

At Cerezo's Martial Arts, the focus is on gaining self-discipline and building confidence, as well as learning self-defense. Self-discipline and confidence are the inner strengths which are nurtured and then mobilized to create a more healthy person in mind, body and in spirit and in turn enable them to defend themselves better.

Sensei Abe Cerezo, owner of Cerezo's Martial Arts, teaches Shito-ryu Karate integrated with jiu jitsu grappling. He feels that integrating stand-up fighting techniques (karate) with ground fighting techniques (jiu jitsu) gives the defender a choice and a better ability to fight standing up or on the ground.

Classes consists of karate basics:

  • blocks
  • hand strikes
  • kicks
    (consistent with Japanese and Okinawan open hand systems)

    Classes consist of jiu jitsu basics:

  • locks
  • throws
  • falling
  • ground fighting

    Basic forms (katas) are taught as exercises used to practice fighting techniques. And basic one-step techiques (combination of blocks and strikes for self-defense.) are also taught to give the student a working knowledge of each technique taught in the class.

    Through martial arts training, Sensei Abe strives to teach kids a better way to communicate, have respect, acceptance of people for who they are and willingness to learn new things while keeping an open mind. As for adults, Sensei Abe strives to show them healthy ways of relieving stress and getting a good aerobic workout.

    About the Instructor:
    Sensei Abraham Cerezo founded Cerezo's Martial Arts in July 1989. Sensei Abe has over 20 years culminating experience in the martial arts.

    In addition to Shito-ryu karate, Sensei Abe studied Zen shoto kai, Muk duk kwan, Shotokan, and Nisei Hakko Jitsu. All of whitch pertains to Sensei Abe's philosophy on the martial arts that "there is no one dominant fighting art. The more you learn the better you will become."

January 08, 2009 Cerezo's Martial Arts. All Rights Reserved