Black Belt Club

Seminar schedule for our Black Belt Club members. For more information on Black Belt Club, please see the front desk. Please note that we will be expanding upon our Black Belt Club program. Beginning in February, seminars will be featured twice a month and will follow a specialty BBC curriculum. From time to time, BBC students will perform the material learned at graduations!

All BBC members meet for the Fridays listed below at 7pm for 1 hour

6/5 - Tumbling Basics
6/19 - Shield/Broadsword



June’s Monthly Theme for Childrens Martial Arts: SELF-CONFIDENCE Arts: CHARISMA

Our theme this month is SELF-CONFIDENCE. We will discuss with students why it is important to believe in yourself and how to feel more CONFIDENT in AND out of the studio!


Everyday Heroes

One thing that was always important to Mr. Branden was that we always stayed true to our original goal: to create a studio where people can get stronger, healthier, and overcome things they never thought imaginable - both physically and mentally. A place where families can connect through good ol’ fashioned sweat and deep friendships are made despite differences of opinion, background or ability. Part of this vision was to be super selective in our staff to ensure we surrounded our students not only with the best instructors but great people who had genuine care and the ability to lead by example. We take tremendous pride in our staff and would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of them for their charisma, can-do attitude and being a positive role model for our students. We would also like to thank all our students, big AND little, for carrying this positive attitude and leadership beyond the studio as we often hear from school teachers, other sports coaches, relatives and more - how respectful, supportive and encouraging our students are! We are incredibly proud of ALL our coaches! But for those who don’t know, Coach Joshua comes from a family background of great Martial Artists, and he became an everyday hero through demonstrating some of the traits that make a great Martial Artist here:


Parking Reminder

Just a note to our new members regarding our parking. Please enter IN the back lot along the alley that runs between the studio & mechanic and exit OUT the alley along Buckles-Smith. Please DO NOT PARK in front of our neighbors (electrical company & mechanic) AT ANY TIME WEEKDAYS from 8am-5pm! We take great effort to respect our neighbors so please be warned that your vehicle may be towed! Parking in front of our side of the building, anywhere in the back lot or street parking (just around the corner on Leghorn or San Antonio) is permitted at all times. Also, please do not park along the sidewalk or in the “alleys” on either side of the building. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for everyone and their vehicles!


Los Altos Art & Wine Festival July 11 & 12: NO KIDS MARTIAL ARTS SATURDAY 7/11

Just a head's up that there will be no Little Dragons and Youth classes Saturday July 11th. We are "regulars" at the Kid Zone stage and invite all students to join us for a fun performance. We are waiting to receive final confirmation on the start time but traditionally it is usually around 10:45-11am.

Teen/Adult class will be at 10:15am this day only!
ALL Cardio Regular Schedule!


SAVE THE DATE: Annual Studio Showcase & Black Belt Presentation, Saturday November 7th 3:30pm!

We have begun to prepare for our annual Showcase performance so please SAVE THIS DATE! The entire studio will be performing in the biggest show of the year and we will be providing more details soon.

  • • Theatre DRESS REHEARSAL will be Saturday 10/31 10am-2pm
  • • SHOW date is Saturday 11/7 (Students must arrive 2:15pm day of the show: TBC)


The Legacy Award

This year’s Studio Showcase performance will be extra special as it is the first year we will be awarding two students (one from the kids and one from Teen/Adult) and one staff member the Legacy Award. This award will be in honor and remembrance of Mr. Branden and we invite everyone to submit their nominations via email or in an envelope that will be held at the front desk. Submissions should state the name of the nominee and why they feel that person is deserving of the nomination, in addition to the name of the person submitting the nomination. Some of the criteria for student nominees: Represents the studio with pride, integrity, honor and respect. Involved and committed in SK events as well as in class, encouraging, kind and supportive of peers, demonstrates leadership and respectful of all SK staff. Regardless of skill level or natural ability, always tries their best and perserveres - giving up is not an option. Considerations for Studio staff submissions include: Charisma, representing Mr. Branden to the fullest in All aspects, and how they go above and beyond to make every student experience special and positive. We will begin collecting nominations this month and will wrap it up early September.


4TH OF JULY Holiday Schedule: We wish you a happy and safe holiday weekend!

4pm Youth - W,Y,O,G,P
4:45pm Youth - Bl,Br,R,Blk
5:30pm K1
6:15pm Teen/Adult

8:45am K1: 1 hour class
9:45am Little Dragons
10:15am Youth: ALL
11am Teen/Adult

Regular Schedule

9am K2: 1 hour class
3:30pm Little Dragons
4pm Youth - W,Y,O,G,P
4:45pm Youth - Bl,Br,R,Blk
5:30pm K1
6:15pm Teen/Adult


Studio Kicks Palo Alto - 796A San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303 - Phone: 650-855-9868
Studio Kicks Palo Alto
796A San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-855-9868