Saturday, March 1, 2008

Five Dragons Martial Arts

Five Dragons is a excellent martial arts school we have discovered in Santa Rosa.

They have been voted "Best Martial Arts School In Sonoma County" by the Bohemian Readers Poll in 2006, 2007, 2008 and so we dropped by to watch and decided to give them a try.

They have a 'geckos' class, which is a class for younger kids. We had been looking around at other schools in the county and we were very impressed with the instructors at Five Dragons. They are incredibly patient, and you can tell they really enjoy what they do, and the kids benefit on a level that deeply rewarding.

Here is a video of our son learning some coordination skills (and having a lot of fun doing it!)

Our son is very shy, but his classes at Five Dragons have helped him quite a bit. We can tell that he is feeling more comfortable with himself as he is building up his self confidence and strength. Two months ago he couldn't do any push-ups, or even jumping jacks (he's four, give him a break!) But now, he can do twenty jumping jacks, ten push ups as well as some basic defensive maneuvers! How great is that?

Many of their students and instructors hold regional, state, national and even world martial arts titles. They are the only local school to compete internationally and they have taken titles in Puerto Rico, London and Italy.

You can check out their website at

You can call them at (707) 523-4744 and they are located at 1005 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Here is a map in case you get lost:

You can learn more about us at

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