Oakland, California Martial Arts

Our Instructors

Master instructor and owner Kenneth A. Pitts has been teaching martial arts for more than 25 years. Master Pitts holds a 6th Degree black belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd Dan in Judo, and is a Contra Mestre in Capoeira. Master Pitts also teaches Escrima, Tai Chi and Kickboxing. He earned a B.A. in Radio & Television and worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Alameda County for over 15 years. He has worked extensively with physically and mentally challenged teens and adults.

Taekwondo Instructor John F. Walker has studied martial arts with Master Pitts for over six years and has a Black Belt 1st Dan in Taekwondo. He has also studied Yoga and Judo.

Professor James Hundon is the founder of Universal Martial Arts Academy, Inc. and Ju Trap Boxing. He holds 7th Degree Black Belts in Small Circle Jujitsu and Kyohuejitsumae; a second degree Black Belt in Sugar Ryu Jujitsu; Black Belts in Chinese Kenpo and Kodokan Jujitsu; is a Dalawang Grado Pangalawang Guro in Serrada Eskrima under Master Khalid Khan, and is currently an affiliate of Angels Disciples under Grandmaster Darren Tibon. In addition to this he has an extensive background in Capoeira Angola, Boxing, and Shorinji Kenpo. In 2008 Professor Hundon was awarded the title of 'Most Distinguished Master' in the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

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