Ashtanga Yoga for Teens | Adults

Sundays 10am-11am

Kempo & Jujitsu for Teens | Adults

Sundays 5:00pm-6:30pm

First day of classes is September 22. 

Both new classes will be taught by our new instructor, Sensei Ming Fung. She is a Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in Cuong Nhu and a Shodan (1st degree black belt) in Ryukyu Kempo. As part of Unity’s offerings, these classes included with our Unlimited membership package or can be added to anyone else’s memberships in the normal way.

If you are a family member who doesn’t already train you will get the normal family discounts if you want to try out the new programs. As with any Unity program, you can try it out for free first.

Both classes are open to and appropriate for all skill levels!

Ashtanga


Ashtanga yoga is the oldest form of modern yoga popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Ashtanga yoga consists of a set sequence of yoga postures linked together with breath into a form of moving meditation. Ashtanga is traditionally taught “Mysore style” (named after the city where Ashtanga originated from): rather than having a teacher lead the class, the student moves through their own practice at their own breathing pace, and the teacher helps guide the student in developing their own practice, making the practice is highly individualized and tailored to each students’ abilities and needs. Check out this brief video that sums up what Ashtanga yoga is all about!

What to Expect in this Beginners Series

While Ashtanga is traditionally taught Mysore-style, the beginners series will be a teacher led, introductory class to the yoga practice. Each week we will be building on the foundations learned the week before, and by the end of the series we will have covered the standing sequence of the Ashtanga yoga practice.

What If I Miss A Class?

Try your best to make each class, but because the practice is a set sequence, we will always be repping the basics and therefore will be reviewing what we did the week before. We will also be holding a couple make-up classes and the end of the series if you end up having to miss a class!

Do I Need to Be Able to Touch My Toes Already?

Nope! No experience necessary, all levels welcome! You will be amazed at what your body is capable of doing!

What Should I Wear/Bring?

Bring a yoga mat and yourself! Maybe a towel if you are sweat-inclined.

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in. Fun pants are encouraged.

Ryukyu Kempo


Ryukyu Kempo involves various types of strikes like punches, open hand strikes, elbows, kicking, knees, and more. It also integrates grappling, Tuite Jitsu, with its striking. Within the various methods of the art, there is also Kata (forms) which are teaching and learning tools for a student to understand directions of attack, proper body structure, Kyusho Jitsu striking, and more (these applications are often called Bunkai). Above all, there is always major focus on 1) proper body mechanics and 2) use of Kyusho Jitsu in the practice to make the practitioner more efficient with less physical effort.

Ryukyu Kempo (also known as Chinese Kempo, Te, Tote) has been the way of martial arts in Okinawa for hundreds of years. It translates to the native fighting style of the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa before the transition to ‘Modern Karate’ in the early 20th century. Much of Ryukyu Kempo’s basis comes from the influence of Japanese Bojitsu and Chinese Kung Fu. This system encompasses many Okinawan arts with emphasis on life-protection techniques, regardless of an individual’s size.

Small Circle Jujitsu


The origins of Small Circle Jujitsu are based on the 2000 year old classical jujitsu, but the revelation of the small circle emphasis dates back to approximately 1944. The founder, Professor Wally Jay studied a style known as Kodenkan Jujitsu from Professor Henry S. Okazaki in Hawaii.

Professor Okazaki had studied classical jujutsu styles of Yoshin, Kosagabe and Iwaga, as well as studying Okinawan karate, Filipino knife fighting, Hawaiian Lua, the art of throwing a Spanish dirk, boxing, wrestling and kung fu. Professor Okazaki was somewhat of a rebel, as he broke away from tradition on several occasions. He developed his own style of jujitsu called Kodenkan Jujitsu, as well as teaching non-Japanese, which was unheard of.

Professor Jay’s years of experience in classical jujitsu, judo, boxing, weightlifting, wrestling, aikido, kung fu, other martial arts training, and many periods of trial and error, led him to develop his theory known as Small Circle Theory. His goal was to refine and improve upon the techniques by combining the best of everything he learned in different disciplines. The small cirle theory is a proven scientific method that rapidly became accepted by the martial arts world as an acclaimed and accredited system. The small circle theory is not only applicable to jujitsu, but it blends in beautifully with other styles of martial arts. In fact, Professor applied the small circle theory to his judo teaching and led his team to become a winning team. In 1960 he was voted Northern California Judo Coach of the Year by Hokka Judo Yudanshakai. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s he produced national champions and team winners in Hawaii, Canda, USA, and Mexico. This Small Circle Theory improved and culminated until 1987, when it officially became recognized as a complete jujitsu style on it’s own, now known as Small Circle Jujitsu. Many had recognized the small circle system as being a separate style for many years, but after an article in Black Belt magazine, it was official.