Elite Self Defense
San leandro

49.95
Two Week Introductory Special

Elite Self Defense
San leandro

49.95
Two Week Introductory Special

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49.95 Two Week Introductory Special

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Our Programs

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Who are we?

 We are a multifaceted martial arts institution specializing in traditional Taekwondo, Hapkido, Self Defense, and Weapons. Our goal is to teach Elite Self-Defense to every student and enhance the traditional values such as respect, honor, integrity, self esteem and self discipline.

Elite Self Defense (formerly O'neals Taekwondo) was formed in 1981 by Grand-master O'neal. Grand-Master O'neal has 47 years of martial arts experience and has also been teaching Taekwondo and personal Self Defense for 40 years. Grand-Master O'neal system combines Techniques from traditional Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Filipino martial arts.  Our Self Defense program is designed to teach self defense applications to individuals ages 4 and up. .

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Eagles Nest ( 4-10)

The Eagle's nest is designed to encourage our kids to soar like eagles. There is no other bird as strong and majestic as the eagle, In fact the eagle soars higher then any other bird. When an eagle has it's  babies and its time for them to fly the parents push the baby out of the nest to see if they can fly; but the whole time the parent eagle follows behind the baby and if they don't begin to fly right before they hit the ground. If they should fail, they pick them back up bring them to the nest and work with them to start flying. Finally, when they think there ready again they push them out again until they can fly on there own. The same analogy is used  to help our kids grow and soar higher then all the rest.

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Eagles Den (Adults)

The Eagle's Den are  our adult's classes. We call it the Eagle's Den because all of our adults are mentors  our kids.  In the Eagle's Den there is no bird that can match the strength and grace of an Eagle. We work hard not only to be the best in our martial arts, but also in being knowledgeable and the best examples for the kids to look up to and ask for for help. Our adults program is unmatched in armed and unarmed close quarter combat with foundations in traditional Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Eskrima.

Grand Master O'Neal

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Grand Master August K O'Neal; received his 8th Dan from Grand Master Kyong Won Ahn in November of 2005. He was also accepted into the United States Grand Masters Society in April of  2011.Grand Master O'Neal  has been teaching Taekwondo and Hapkido for over 40 years, along with teaching over 6,000 students.


His credentials include:

⦁ Eighth Dan Black Belt from United States Taekwondo Won (2005)    First American to test & receive 8th Dan 

⦁ Eighth Dan Black Belt United Taekwondo Association Ahn (2005)

⦁ Seventh Dan Black Belt International Yong Do Won  Association (from Grand Master Byong Yu 1997)

⦁ Seventh Dan Black Belt  Global Hapkido Federation ( Grand Master Hee Kwon Lee 2014)

⦁ Citation for dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the development of Taekwondo presented to Grand Master O'Neal from World Takewondo Federation (2013)

⦁ Meritorious Commendation from the Pan American Moo Duk Kwon Society (2003)

Grand Master O'Neal received his Letter of Appointment and Registration of Elite Self Defense from the Global Hapkido Association in 2014.

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Come  by during business hours to look into our different programs.


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United Taekwondo Association

 Founder Grandmaster Kyongwon Ahn


Grandmaster Kyongwon Ahn immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1967.  At the time he began instruction with the R.O.T.C. program at the University of Cincinnati.  That program still exists today - known as the University of Cincinnati Martial Arts Club.


After the University of Cincinnati program was established, a commercial school, Ahn’s Taekwondo College, was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The first gup certificates were awarded to students in September of 1969.


In 1971 the Untied Taekwondo Association (UTA) was founded by Grandmaster Ahn.  His vision was for the UTA to serve as an organization to facilitate the development and spread of Taekwondo in the United States.  It was to be a vehicle through which students and instructors who did not have the benefit of a Grandmaster to receive assistance without the politics of the Kwans - which was an issue in Korea.  


As the focus of Taekwondo shifted to recognition as an Olympic sport in the 1980’s, the UTA’s influence and operations were confined to a regional, rather than a national scope.  The purpose was still the same - to assist students and instructors who approached the UTA in their time of need.


Today the UTA acts as the rank repository for Black Belts and color belts who have tested directly with Grandmaster Ahn or one of his affiliated schools.  In addition, the UTA’s Board of Masters is responsible for promotion Testing and curriculum review and development.


Our goal is to expand the influence of the UTA through the development of our existing schools and to attract new schools and club members across the United States.  In addition to providing assistance with rank documentation, the plans are to assist member schools and clubs by offering additional benefits, which are currently in the development stage.

Contact Us

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Martial Art Instruction

689 E. 14th St

510-850-5299

Hours

  • Monday 4pm-9pm
  • Tuesday 9:30am-12pm
  • Wedneday 4pm-9pm
  • Thursday 9am-11am 
  • & 4pm-9pm
  • Friday 4pm-9pm
  • Saturday 9:30am-12pm
  • Sunday  Closed

Schedule

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Hapkido

Hapkido is a type of Korean martial art which focuses on defense rather than offense, and is designed to neutralize an opponent through a range of techniques. Hapkido is a discipline which is also designed to clarify and calm the spirit, and those who practice Hapkido are also attempting to develop themselves as individuals. While not as widely practiced as some other Asian martial arts, Hapkido in enjoying increasing popularity in the West.

Hapkido, in Korean, means the way, or do, of ki, which refers to life energy, and harmony, or hap. It is designed to be a martial art which harmonizes body energy while maintaining a state of non-aggression. Many martial arts focus on non-aggression, and can be practiced by men and women of all ranges of size and strength. Hapkido is about calculated moves rather than brute force.

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Taekwondo

Is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques

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Eskrima [Weapons]

 The national sport and martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Arts," or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticksknivesbladed weapons and various improvised weapons. .