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1809 Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
1809 Manhattan Beach BoulevardUSCaliforniaManhattan Beach90266
Martial Arts School, Self Defense School
Martial Arts School
Self Defense School
Kickboxing School
Physical Fitness Program
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Monday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pmSunday Closed
For Children: Beach Cities Martial Arts, our goal is to provide the most comprehensive, age-specific martial arts training programs available on the market today. And for adults our goal is to get you in the best shape of your life in the shortest time possible, while having most amount of FUN!  We are here you help YOU obtain YOUR goals
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"I never expected theses kind of results from a martial arts class."
"They give me an experience I haven't had at any other martial arts school!"
"The other two Jiu Jitsu instructors, Jason and Ashkin, are..."
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Emilio Zalzman
5 months ago
This has certainly given me a new level of energy and allowed me to feel fit and kick kick some but while I'm at it! Master Dow knows just how to push you to get to a point that you will feel great and work on reaching any goal you have
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Louis Davis
2 years ago
I have join L..A. Budo because it is a fun and safe place to learn Martial Arts, The instructor David Dow make you work hard and make you earn your Belts. When I first join I thought that I was just going to get my White Belt, But instructor David just do not give you the White belt you have to earn, Which give me more confidence in myself and made me pride of myself for earning my White belt. unlike other Martial Arts places who just give you your white belt, which would not make a person proud of there self because they did not earn it. David Dow and his other staff and good at what they do and they make sure that you learn and complish your goals. They work hard with you to help you build your self up and make you a strong person with your mind and body. I would recommend this place to anyone who want to learn and to have fun and make new friends.
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Ben Sachs
a year ago
I have been training at BCMA for eight months now. In that time, I have become a different person physically and mentally. I lost 10 pounds in 3 months and have now gained it back as muscle. The classes are designed to get the best physical experience out of martial arts while still stressing technique. Within the first week I was doing live sparring in Jiu Jitsu, getting repeatedly put into submissions and learning how to escape them and later apply them. Master Dow is a brilliant instructor, and knows the answer to any question about grappling that I ask him. The other two Jiu Jitsu instructors, Jason and Ashkin, are extremely knowledgeable too, and I have learned so much from them. The Muay Thai program is also very well-designed, focusing on fundamentals and movement, making every lesson directly applicable. Having the opportunity to train 5 days a week has motivated me to take my training to the next level, and I ask Master Dow(a former body builder) all the time for fitness, diet, and training advice. BCMA is now an important part of my life that I can't imagine living without.
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Lindsay Shukosky
2 years ago
I decided to put my son Ryan (4yrs old) in a martial arts class because he was a completely typical boy...crazy energy at home, very short attention span, physical, etc. I found L.A. Budo, along with Dawn's Karate Kids, near my house. I made appointments for Ryan to try both and see which one he liked better. Our free class at Dawn's didn't go very well. They didn't give him any guidance on how he was expected to act in the class, or what he was supposed to do. He got thrown out of the trial class for not listening and having any discipline (I thought that's what he was supposed to gain from attending their classes!). Ryan cried. At L.A. Budo, Master Dow provides every new student with a free private 30 minute introduction to the studio, where he teaches the kids how they are supposed to behave, some general martial arts moves, and the proper responses. This really helped Ryan feel comfortable and know what he was supposed to do at his first class. It has been 6 months now (attending 2x a week), and I am amazed at Ryan's transformation. Some of it comes with maturity (he's turning 5 in 2 months), however most of it is because of this studio. He listens, wants to help out at home so he can get more stripes on his belt in class, has learned to control his emotions and not hit his friends at school, and is in great physical shape. This morning after I asked him to put his shoes on for school, he replied "yes ma'am." I certainly didn't teach him that, but Master Dow teaches that response to the kids as one of the seven words of respect. I don't often write reviews, however I truly feel that this studio has been a remarkable addition to our lives. Plus, it is really fun! Each day Mater Dow plays at least 2 games with the kids, making them work hard but also making them laugh and have fun...along with the dozens of running laps, low crawling, crab walks, bear walks, push-ups, sit-ups, splits, punches, and kicks he makes them do:) It is a joy for me to watch and Ryan loves it. I encourage everyone I know to try the studio out. You will love it, and your children will too.
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Christopher Ortega
a year ago
After being out of competitive high school sports for a while I was looking for a place to get back into the mindset of being healthy. When I found Beach Cities Martial Art I signed up for the introductory classes. From the moment I walked in I was treated with respect and looked at as a student, not just a source of income which I have felt at gyms. The other students have been a wonderful support system and have been welcoming and encouraging. Not only have they helped me learn but they have helped to make me feel welcome. I look forward to my classes after a long day of work. I know that I am going to be able to focus my energy into learning and working out. I leave class knowing that I was able to push myself physically and mentally. One of my favorite aspects is that we are not just learning the how but we are learning the why of the techniques. I do not feel like we are mindlessly going through the motions, every class I am fully mentally engaged. I would suggest Beach Cities Martial arts to all levels of students if you are willing to work hard and come with a positive outlook.
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Phillip Marzouk
2 years ago
I love this gym! They keep a strict curriculum so I always know where I am and what I need to work on. They give me an experience I haven't had at any other martial arts school! The style allows for quick learning and a detailed look at everything you do. Definitely the best martial arts school that I've signed up for!
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Pshyra Richardson
2 years ago
This school is a gem! My daughter started the program with Master David Dow a couple of years ago as part of an after school program at Juan de Anza Elementary. My daughter, who has never participated in any sport, begged me to sign her up. I was amazed at how excited she was about learning Martial Arts. She felt empowered! I noticed I had a more confident, fearless, and motivated daughter. I never expected theses kind of results from a martial arts class. At the completion of the after school program, Master Dow offered my daughter the opportunity to train FREE for a month and even included a free uniform! I jumped at the opportunity only because my daughter was so committed to learning the martial path. What I've come to love about the school, staff, and program is the commitment to not only providing an age-appropriate curriculum, but also the standard of excellence that is upheld among the students. Beach Cities Martial Arts is teaching my daughter more than punching and kicking. In addition to the outstanding martial arts training, my daughter is also learning invaluable leadership principles, self-discipline, perseverance, and delayed gratification- you can't put a price tag on these! I am happy to say that Beach Cities Martial Arts, under the leadership of Master David Dow, is re-enforcing the strengths and values that we are teaching my daughter at home. I'm excited for my daughter's continued growth and development as a Martial Artist and achievement of her Black Belt within the next few years.
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Marla Peña
2 years ago
I love L.A. Budo and Master Dow is the best! Unfortunately I had to move to Valencia. I miss training here a lot!

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Today and tomorrow Muay Thai kickboxing students will work on their Clinch Knees
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Today and tomorrow Muay Thai #kickboxing students will be working on unattached knees The Monday 9 class will have a special surprise. Don't miss it! http://www.beachcitieskickboxing.com
Los Angeles County, California Fitness KickboxingClass teaches flawless self-defense.
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Tomorrow The Monday 9 AM Muay Thai #kickboxing class will have a special surprise. Don't miss it! Http://www.beachcitieskickboxing.com
Los Angeles County, California Fitness KickboxingClass teaches flawless self-defense.
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Today and tomorrow Muay Thai #kickboxing students will be working on their leg kicks http://www.beachcitieskickboxing.com
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Today and tomorrow students will be working on SKILLZ 4. Students will get a shot at earning their YELLOW skill stripe.
Early SKILLZ (3 and 4-year olds) - CRAWLING
Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6-year olds) - MEMORY
Core SKILLZ (7 to 9-year olds) – FLEXIBILITY
Extreme SKILLZ (10 and up) – MOMENTUM
Elite SKILLZ (Elite and Black Belts) – FLUIDITY
Got SKILLZ? http://www.beachcitiesskillz.com
Manhattan Beach's Best Kids Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes in Los Angeles County, California. Teaching children to have increased levels of confidence, improving their attention span and giving them the ability to defends against a bully.
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Today and tomorrow students will be working on SKILLZ 3. Students will get a shot at earning their GREEN skill stripe.

Early SKILLZ (3 and 4-year olds) - BLOCKING
Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6-year olds) - CONTROL
Core SKILLZ (7 to 9-year olds) – COURAGE
Extreme SKILLZ (10 and up) – VERSATILITY
Elite SKILLZ (Elite and Black Belts) - ORIENTATION

Got SKILLZ? http://beachcitiesskillz.com/
Manhattan Beach's Best Kids Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes in Los Angeles County, California. Teaching children to have increased levels of confidence, improving their attention span and giving them the ability to defends against a bully.
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Today and tomorrow students will be working on SKILLZ 6. Students will get a shot at earning their WHITE skill stripe.

Early SKILLZ (3 and 4-year olds) - ROLLING
Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6-year olds) - DISCIPLINE
Core SKILLZ (7 to 9-year olds) – PRESEVERANCE
Extreme SKILLZ (10 and up) – INSTINCT
Elite SKILLZ (Elite and Black Belts) – REFLEX

Got SKILLZ? http://www.beachcitiesskillz.com
Manhattan Beach's Best Kids Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes in Los Angeles County, California. Teaching children to have increased levels of confidence, improving their attention span and giving them the ability to defends against a bully.
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Today and tomorrow students will work on SKILLZ 5. Students will get a shot at earning their ORANGE skill stripe.

Early SKILLZ (3 and 4-year olds): HOPPING
Basic SKILLZ (5 and 6-year olds): BALANCE
Core SKILLZ (7 to 9-year olds): INTENSITY
Extreme SKILLZ (10 and up): PRECISION
Elite SKILLZ (Elite and Black Belts): EXECUTION
SKILLZ Signature (Invitation only): CREATIVITY

Got SKILLZ? Http://www.beachcitiesskillz.com
Manhattan Beach's Best Kids Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes in Los Angeles County, California. Teaching children to have increased levels of confidence, improving their attention span and giving them the ability to defends against a bully.
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Since we are working legs kicks this week I thought I would share what they can do.. their power.
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Today and tomorrow Muay Thai kickboxing students will work on their round kicks to the body.
Got Kicks? http://beachcitiesKickboxing.com/
Los Angeles County, California Fitness KickboxingClass teaches flawless self-defense.
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