Hollywood PAL Martial Arts trains children in the art of tae kwon do and mixed martial arts under the supervision of a former LAPD police captain, Mr. Ron Sanchez, and Hollywood PAL Black Belts, Shantel Leyva and Andrew Franco. We provide classes Monday-Saturday. Students learn the martial art forms and are periodically tested to continue moving up the belt system. They also have an opportunity to compete in up to eight tournaments per year. PAL students have been rewarded with hundreds of trophies for their high level of competition skills.
There is also a Brazilian Jujitsu class for teenagers only, taught by Officer Taybren Lee on Tuesdays at 6pm.
The Hollywood PAL Martial Arts Program is an effective approach to juvenile crime prevention. There are a myriad of benefits of the study of martial arts for youth. Hollywood PAL Martial Arts positively impacts young people by offering social benefits, such as respect, patience, and a feeling of self-efficacy; mental benefits include learning discipline and goal setting; and physical benefits are increased fitness and personal security.