About Hawaiian Kempo
Hawaiian Kempo is a unique martial art, its basis founded centuries ago in a Chinese Shaolin temple. Kempo is a comprehensive and diversified means of unarmed self-defense. It is a no holds barred fighting system of offensive and defensive methods, putting equal emphasis on striking with hands and feet, immobilization and controlling the opponent, as well as projections and takedowns.
John Hackleman is the founder & owner of The Pit in California where he teaches fighters to apply Hawaiian Kempo in the ring. Glover is a 5th degree Black Belt under John.
Hawaiian Kempo Belt Program:
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is the fastest growing sport in the world. This class incorporates MMA into a high energy fitness class and is taught by professional fighters. Whether you want to be a fighter or simply train like one, this class will teach you the same cardio & strength techniques that our own fighters use to get in to world class fighting shape. Students will work on a variety of bag work combined with cardio & strength training drills and techniques. MMA Fitness is one of the most efficient and effective workouts for getting you in top physical condition. All skill levels are welcome.
Woman's Cardio Kickboxing
A high energy fitness focused class taught by professional fighters. This class will help you maximize your calorie burn and sculpt your body while boosting your endurance and helping you gain confidence. Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or simply want to burn the day's stress away this is the class for you! Techniques include punching, kicking, bag work and circuit training. The variety in each class will keep you motivated. All skill levels are welcome! We make burning calories and getting fit fun for everyone!!
Glover Teixeira is a Brazilian martial artist who currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has also competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, Shooto and numerous Jiu Jitsu and grappling tournaments over the years. Glover is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Hawaiin Kempo under John Hackleman of The Pit in California, a Vale Tudo Black Belt under Marco Ruas of Ruas Vale Tudo and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Luigi Mondelli of ATT Connecticut. Glover won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99kg division and took 2nd place in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials. Glover is currently ranked No. 2 Light Heavyweight in the World.
Glover is originally from Sobralia, Minas Gerais in Brazil. He moved to the United States in 1999 and currently lives, teaches and trains in Danbury, Connecticut.
Kids Pit Hawaiian Kempo
This class is for kids ages 12 to 16. Students will be earning belts at different levels as they learn the elements of Hawaiian Kempo. This includes self defense, self discipline and respect. Students will do a variety of bag work combined with cardio and strength training drills and techniques. The kids have a fun and exciting workout while getting in shape and working toward their black belt.
Adult Pit Hawaiian Kempo
In this class, students will learn all the elements of Hawaiian Kempo. Students earn belts at different levels based on their knowledge of the curriculum. The techniques you will learn include boxing, grappling, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. This class incorporates technique with conditioning in order for students to progress toward their Black Belt. This is a great class for anyone who is serious and who is looking to gain more knowledge in Mixed Martial Arts. Whether your looking to be a fighter or just train like one, then this class is for you!!