We work daily to create a world in which all people feel safe and valued. We have witnessed the personal transformation and growth of myriads of individuals as a result of our martial arts and self defense programs–a journey of physical and mental health, self-exploration, empowerment, and deep connection to community.

“When I started at Seven Star, I was leaving a long and violent relationship. I was really only interested in gaining enough physical skill to defend myself.  What surprised me was the inner transformation martial arts gave me – the ability to stand up for myself at work, to create better friendships and to trust my instinct to say, ‘no!’ I can’t imagine being the self-assured woman I am today without Seven Star.”

That is only one of many stories of transformation by our students. The immeasurable impact we have had on our communities would not be possible without your support. We hope you take pride in being part of our legacy of empowering individuals regardless of their ability to pay.  Sliding scale dues, free childcare and need-based scholarships are just a few of the ways we use your gifts to create financially accessible programming. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today! Thank you for joining us in creating a more peaceful and safe world.

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Who We Are

Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu provides training to women in the art of Kajukenbo and self defense training to all. Founded in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit martial arts school, we represent four generations of women teaching women. For 30 years, Seven Star has created a nurturing, non-threatening environment for women to learn practical self defense skills and build strength and confidence through the martial arts.

  • Open Sparring : Third Sunday of each month, 11:30-1:00 (open to all styles and genders)
  • Beginner’s Cycle: Next 6-week beginner’s cycle starts Tuesday, Jan 5th, 2016, (Open enrollment thru Jan 12th) Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm and Thursdays 7:30-9:00 pm, Optional Saturdays 11am -12:30 pm.
  • Next Try a Class Night: Wednesday, Dec 2nd 2015, 6:30 to 8:00pm followed by an Open House with refreshments!
  • Self Defense classes: Email info@sevenstarwomenskungfu if you are interested in self defense classes

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Kajukenbo is an eclectic martial art from Hawaii that combines techniques from Tang Soo Do (Korean karate), Kodokan judo, jujitsu, Kosho Ryu kenpo, and Shaolin kung fu into a style that is effective in real-life situations. Kajukenbo does not rely solely on size or strength, making it well-suited for women. Seven Star’s style is also influenced by aikido, wun hop kuen do, and the unique experiences of our instructors. We include self-defense training throughout our curriculum.

Seven Star empowers women to train by offering sliding scale dues based on income, scholarships, ASL interpreting, and free on-site childcare for moms while they train. There are no contracts, annual fees, or expensive uniforms.

Browse our site to find out more—or better yet, come train with us!

For more information about beginner’s classes email Sifu Allyson Riley at Allyson@sevenstarwomenskungfu.com at or call 206.720.1046.