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What is your ultimate vision of total empowerment?

Budo Mountain has created an approachable, welcoming course appropriate for any woman age 15 and up, of any size, shape and experience level.   We mean it!

We also offer sliding scale pricing, from a $1 donation through the level of Sponsorship.

 

GET STARTED

  • MoveNesta and baby taking down Sean with Power
  • Move with Ease
  • Move with Confidence
  • Move to Your Next Level!

The purpose of this course is to help you build a toolbox for self-protection and inner confidence, while deepening your connection with the resources and support networks around you.  Whatever your goals, our instructors are committed to facilitate the transformation to your next level.

 

SEE UPCOMING CLASSES BELOW

We also suggest signing up for all the latest news in the sidebar on this page.  And be sure to check out other women’s classes being held around town and join the Kunoichi Game!

 

ARE YOU A KUNOICHI?

Kunoichi MetsubishiThe courses listed below are participating in the Kunoichi Game, where you earn points and win awesome prizes from local businesses, just for joining in self-defense training, and for bringing friends! Points earned are listed by each course below.  Click Here to learn about the Kunoichi Game and other great women’s martial arts classes in Asheville.

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Nesta Kennedy

Sean Kennedy

Beth Stewart (guest instructor)

Steve Ledford (guest instructor)

Lara Diaz (guest instructor)

UPCOMING EVENTS

MONDAYS 6-7 PM, APRIL 24TH THROUGH MAY 15TH

WOMEN’S COMPREHENSIVE DEFENSE SERIES (SIGN UP HERE)

This approachable, welcoming course offers a well-rounded path to increase your empowerment and self-protection. Developed by four instructors, with a combined 84 years of martial arts training in various systems, this program is simple yet extremely powerful.

Appropriate for any woman age 15 and up, of any size, shape and experience level. Pricing levels vary from Donation to Scholarship Sponsor, and no woman will be turned away for lack of funds. This course is part of the Kunoichi Game – for every hour of training, you wil also receive 10 Kunoichi points. 10 Extra points if you bring a friend! Win prizes and gift certificates from local busineses like Spellbound Books, the Hop, LaZoom Bus, Navitat Zipline tours, and local restaurants too!

Instructors: Nesta Kennedy, Sean Kennedy and Steve Ledford

SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH, 10 AM – 1 PM

WOMEN’S COMPREHENSIVE DEFENSE ONE DAY (SIGN UP HERE)

Can be paired with the 4 week series or stand alone.

Instructors: Nesta Kennedy, Sean Kennedy and Steve Ledford

MAY 22ND – JUNE 12th, 6-7 PM

Barefoot Boot camp (SIGN UP HERE)

Mark your calendars for a one-of-a-kind fitness course framed by ancient Japanese martial arts practice and principles.  Get a boost to your energy level and overall fitness with this course designed for lasting impact.

This is a boot camp for:

  • Endurance and Energy Level
  • Strength and Power
  • Flexibility and Coordination
  • Inner Calm and Balance

Only $39 for all four weeks

If this sounds exactly like the fitness routine you want to be start this Spring, Sign Up Here.

Instructor: Sean Kennedy

 

JULY 10TH THROUGH JULY 24TH, 6-7 pm

WEAPONS SERIES (SIGN UP HERE)

Review all kamae, blocks and strikes for the 5 base weapons.  Plus learn basic principles that apply to adding any weapon into your training.

Instructor: Sean Kennedy

SEPTEMBER 18th and 25TH, 6-7 PM

Intro to BUDO (SIGN UP HERE)

Perfect for those considering a regular martial arts practice.  Get a taste of the foundational principles that make up our art and see what it’s like to train at Budo Mountain.

Our studio is warm and welcoming and classes are engaging, accessible and fun!  Session format includes group workout, skills of the week, discussion, and practice stations to drill techniques.  (open to men and women)

Topics Covered Include:

  • History and Tradition
  • Principles of Natural Movement
  • Basic Techniques
  • Falling Gracefully
  • Being a Good Training Partner
  • Real-Life Self Defense

Only $25 for all both weeks!

Ready to try out a regular martial arts practice?  Sign Up Here!

Instructor: Sean Kennedy