We offer martial arts lessons to all ages, from three years old and up.
Getting started is simple: just call our program director at 530-758-5431, send us an email, or visit us in person and set up a free orientation meeting. During the meeting, our program director will explain our system, give you a tour of our facility, and teach you a few basic techniques that will allow you to hop into class.
Not ready to start just yet?
You're welcome to drop in and watch classes. Our team members will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Our Cardio Kickboxing program is designed for people who want to embrace a healthy, fitness-oriented lifestyle.
Our classes offer techniques and drills that you won't get in a regular fitness class or gym. Though we add a martial arts flair to our instruction, there are no ranks and no tests. Just an hour-long class that will challenge you to go past your limits.
Child Birthday Parties
Are you stressed trying to plan that perfect birthday party?
Want to know how to provide a fun and enjoyable, yet structured birthday party where you don't have to clean? Let us handle all of the hard work for you. We have trained instructors who work with children on a daily basis and have the experience to provide a high-quality, professional birthday party for your child.
We start by decorating our karate school for your child's birthday.
Once everyone arrives, we start with a talk about the basic principles of the martial arts. Then, we jump right into our first basic moves. The party is designed to reinforce the skills they learn through a variety of karate games and activities. By the end of the party, they are ready to break a board and use their moves in a high energy finale.
Our camp session schedule for summer, 2015
June 15 - June 19; Theme: Star Wars
June 22 - June 26; Theme: Tie-Dye + Glow in the Dark
June 29 - July 3; Theme: Ninja Turtles
July 6 - July 10; Theme: Nerf Battles
July 13 - July 17; Theme: Kung Fu Panda
July 20 - July 24; Theme: Star Wars
July 27 - July 31; Theme: Tie-Dye + Glow in the Dark
August 3 - August 7; Theme: Ninja Turtles
August 10 - August 14; Theme: Nerf Battles
August 17 - August 21; Theme: Kung Fu Panda
We offer day camps many times throughout the year, from single holidays to week-long camps in the spring and summer. Drop-off time is between 7:45 and 9:00 am, and pick-up time is between 3:00 and 5:30pm.
2016 Spring Break Karate Camp Registration
Spring Break Karate Camp (March 21 - March 25)
2016 Karate Summer Camp Registration
June 13 - June 17
June 20 - June 24
June 27 - July 1
July 5 - July 8
July 11 - July 15
July 18 - July 22
July 25 - July 29
August 1 - August 5
August 8 - August 12
August 15 - August 19
Additional Siblings are $50 off for any full camp week. Early Bird Discounts for summer camp weeks only:
$50 discount for each week if you register by March 9.
Enter coupon code 3451
$30 discount for each week if you register between March 10 and April 1.
The Davis school is a place where people of all ages come together to learn the martial arts in a positive and friendly environment.
We teach the martial arts and personal self defense in a way that appeals to all people. Martial arts and personal growth go hand in hand in our program. These complement one another and personal self improvement is a major goal of each and every one of our students.
In addition to our quality martial arts program, we encourage a very social environment.
We sponsor social events for all of our students and their families, including our annual Bodega Bay Beach camping trip, BBQs, Summer Camps, social gatherings, women's self defense classes, seminars, intramural tournaments and much, much more.
The school is located in beautiful downtown Davis
There is plenty of parking, the school is easy to get to, and all of the things that make the downtown so great, like restaurants, shopping and the Farmers' Market are close at hand.
We pride ourselves on being what we call a "family school".
This is a term that we always use to describe our school and our program. It simply means that we welcome all people, from every aspect of our community, to come together in our school to learn the martial arts.
Our program provides for a diverse collection of people that includes both men, women, and children of all ages.
Our students are kids, mothers, fathers, college students, business owners, teachers, and professionals. Our students come from all over Davis and the surrounding areas. Their ages range from 5 to 50 and all work together toward the success of all.
For many, achieving the rank of Black Belt is the goal of a lifetime.
So often, our older students will tell you that this was something they always wanted to do but could never find quite the right environment to do it in. But, they found the right formula here in our school. The parents of our younger students will tell you of the positive impact the karate program has had on their child and how the family environment of the school has contributed to this. Parents and children are encouraged to learn the martial arts side by side. Our school has a history of families participating and training together. Many families have gone through the program and earned their Black Belts together.
It takes the support of everyone.
Nobody gets there at the expense of another. We feel that every person has something to contribute to the advancement of all the others, like a family, and we strive for a family type of environment.
Shihan Richard Baciarini - Executive Chief Instructor
Shihan Richard is a fifth degree black belt in kempo and a third degree black belt in filipino martial arts. He oversees the daily operation of the karate school and teaches most of the black belt classes. He has been training for over a decade and has been running the karate school for a majority of that time.
Simu Marie Baciarini - Executive Program Director
Simu Marie handles the finances of the karate school and helps coordinate special events. She got involved with the karate school after getting engaged to Shihan Richard and has been training for 7 years. She is a first degree black belt and a senior instructor She loves to see the growth that each student makes in their path to becoming a black belt. Her favorite class is one with a great workout and positive energy because by the end of class you know that you have accomplished something, which is why she loves teaching conditioning classes.
Simu Yanice Paniagua - Program Director
Simu Yanice is one of the most talented program directors we have ever had. She is responsible for a variety of tasks such as managing billing, scheduling karate birthday parties, and introducing prospective students to the school and instructors. She is also training in our program and currently holds the rank of first degree black belt.
Sifu Matthew Favetti - Assistant Chief Instructor
Sifu Matthew is a second degree black belt in kempo. He has been training for five years and is also a member of the demo team. He found that he enjoys teaching and recently received the rank of Assistant Chief Instructor. He teaches all ranks at the karate school and loves to see his students succeed and grow through their training.
Manoi Jared Lindsay - Senior Instructor
Manoi Jared is a third degree black belt in kempo and has been training for ten years. He has been performing on demo team since the rank of blue belt and is a well-respected senior member of the team. He started on the Baciarini's Martial Arts team as a program director, but after a year switched to teaching, and now teaches everyone from beginners to black belts.
Manoi Michael Baldwin - Senior Instructor
Manoi Michael has been training in the martial arts for 16 years, starting in the 4th grade at his first dojo in Elk Grove. He has been training at Baciarini's Martial Arts for 7 years. He enjoys teaching the full spectrum of students, from little cub to adult, and you'll find him teaching at most of the classes on Fridays. He just recently has earned the rank of third degree black belt.
Manoi John Perea - Senior Instructor
Manoi John has been consistently teaching the beginning kids class for over seven years. He started martial arts with his wife in 2001 and has been training ever since. Although his wife was forced to take a break due to their expanding family, she has stayed involved and their two sons have both begun their own training. He currently holds the rank of third degree black belt and is still training.
Manoi Barry Rice - Senior Instructor
Manoi Barry started classes after his wife Manai Beth dragged him along to one of our buddy days. He loves the fitness aspects of the program and enjoys learning self-defense. He is a great instructor; students and parents alike enjoy the healthy dose of comedy that he adds into his classes. You'll usually find him teaching the Intermediate / Advanced adult classes in the evenings. Manoi Barry holds the rank of third degree black belt and is at the school nearly every day.
Manai Beth Salvia - Senior Instructor
Manai Beth started her training about eight years ago as a kick boxing student. She quickly became involved with the kempo program and has been a dedicated student since she started. She enjoys grappling and is a great source of knowledge on how to make up for size and weight differences with technique. Manai Beth is a third degree black belt and usually teams up with Manoi Barry to teach evening classes.
Simu Libby Wolf - Senior Instructor
Simu Libby is another student that was introduced to our martial arts program as a buddy. As a credit to her teaching ability, she is the first student in the school to receive the rank of senior instructor while a first degree black belt. She has performed with the demo team and enjoys working with the bo staff. She usually teaches the beginning adult class helping them to feel comfortable and inspiring them to learn the martial arts.
We pride ourselves on being what we call a "family school". This is a term that we always use to describe our school and our program. It simply means that we welcome all people, from every aspect of our community, to come together in our school to learn the martial arts.
Our program provides for a diverse collection of people that includes both men, women, and children of all ages. Our students are kids, mothers, fathers, college students, business owners, teachers, and professionals. Our students come from all over Davis and the surrounding areas. Their ages range from 5 to 50 and all work together toward the success of all.