Esteller Martial Arts
Traditional-Sport-Tactical Martial Arts
21st Centrury Personal Protection Systems
EMA at its core is a traditonal martial arts school, that teaches UN-traditionaly.
Kajukenbo the "The Original Mixed Martial Arts" style
Using elements from kicking, striking, and grappling arts Kajukenbo is an extreemly well rounded system that forms to the practitioner.
Danzan Ryu Jujitsu "Throw, Lock, Submit"
Hawaiian Kempo "Hand Strike Combonations"
Escrima/Filipino Martial Arts "stick and blade"
Muay Thai "Kickboxing Thai Style"
EMA was established in San Leandro 1984
Pleasanton has been open since 2010
EMA serving the East Bay for 33 years!
Ron Esteller 9th Degree Black Belt with 50 years experience
Changing lives! that is what means the most to me, seeing children grow into confident, strong teens and adults.
Seeing adult students smile when they reach their goals for fitness and heath.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
At EMA we are a mentoring school, which means we ALL work with each other, to make each other better.
As a new student you/your chld will be mentored by a sr student thru the begining curriculum, which to you means FREE Private Lessons! which keeps perpetuating the Aloha found within the walls of EMA.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As a Kajukenbo practioner several deffernt martial arts comprise this system, but I was never satisfied by that, and have made it my life's mission to continue to study the individual arts of Kajukenbo
KA= Korean Karate-Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
JU=DZR Jujitsu-Board of Advisors Pacific Jujitsu Aliance
KEN=Kenpo-9th Degree Black Belt Hawaiian Kempo
BO=Boxing/Kickboxing Trainer of both amature and professional Fighters/atheletes
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
EMA is All Inclusive!!!
Membership $150 per month
$50 Registration Fee Includes:
Yellow Belt Curriculum Flash Drive
Everything you need to start your martial journey!
How did you get started teaching?
With the permission of my instructor and the help of a High School staff member I was able to start an after school program in my Junior year of high school.... 1971!!! That is when the teaching bug bit me!!
What types of students have you worked with?
2-80 years of age, I litteraly have trained infants, to professional atheletes, to senior citizens.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Its not about a paticular style, or how close to you the school is, it's all about the teacher.
The teacher you choose will have an impact on you, or your childs life!
Quote from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What is your motivation in wanting to study martial arts.
Then seek a teacher that best suits your needs.