TORQUE Martial Arts - Bellingham's Premier Martial Arts Studio

TORQUE PROGRAMS

You won't find any contracts, initiation fees, or high pressure sales gimmicks at TORQUE Martial Arts. Our school's emphasis is on developing QUALITY students by delivering QUALITY instruction and promoting a positive learning environment where hard work is both acknowledged and rewarded. Our classes are disciplined, respect based and orderly yet fun, energetic and fulfilling. We welcome you to come participate in any of our classes and feel for yourself the exceptional quality that TORQUE offers!

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                    YOUTH CLASS                    
(Lil'Ninjas)
Youth Ages 4-6
Meets Mon-Thurs 10:00-10:30a (during school year)
                              Meets Mon-Thurs 4:00p-4:30p


This is a fundamentals class that seeks to develop and improve our younger students self defense skills, quality of character and physical abilities all while your child has a blast from start to finish!

In the youth class we work with our students on self defense skills that are in the form of non violent martial arts games. This format allows us to instill in our youngest group essential principles of self defense while keeping them positively engaged and excited to learn (play) more.

Youth students are presented TORQUE’s own “Mark of the Ninja” worksheets every month. These worksheets address various character development qualities by breaking the months quality down into an age appropriate definition that the students can remember. They then go on to give examples of use and also quiz the students comprehension of the word. Finally the sheets help the student set in place a short and long term goal system to incorporate the quality into their everyday lives so that they too can carry the “Mark of the Ninja” with them both on and off the mat.  

At the end of every class students are treated with a unique obstacle course that is designed to address a certain area a students physical development. Students hand eye coordination, balance, listening skills, speed, agility, and focus are all put to test as students navigate the course and have the maximum amount of fun while developing their bodies and minds.

Constructive fun while developing the students martial arts foundation is the name of the game in our youth classes. Talk with an instructor to find out more or to set up an appointment to come in and participate in any of our outstanding and quality driven classes!

Youth participants may take any of our 30 minute group classes that are offered Monday-Thursday. Youth may attend as many classes as they would like. $85/ month. 

Required Equipment:                                   

  • Uniform
  • Belt




       JUNIOR CLASS       
Junior: Ages 7-11
Meets Mon / Wed 5:30p-6:30p 
& Tues / Thurs 4:30p-5:30p


Building off of the foundation that is established in the Youth class, our Junior and Teen classes seek to further develop our students ability to defend themselves, improve character development, and increase their level of physical and mental fitness all while keeping with the TORQUE principle of having the most fun while learning real life martial arts skills!

At TORQUE we utilize a 3 pronged approach with our Junior and Teen students in regards to their self defense training: Tradition, Efficiency/ Effectiveness, and Bullyproof.

Acknowledging and utilizing the many benefits that a traditional martial arts system offers such as increasing a student's discipline, focus, and concentration as well as the goal setting system of belt ranks, Ed Parker’s traditional Kenpo system is employed as the backbone to our curriculum at TORQUE. Here students are taught all of the basics, sets, forms, techniques, and sparring drills that will enable them to not only comprehend but achieve a high level of proficiency and quality in art of Kenpo Karate. This proficiency will allow a TORQUE student to step into ANY credible Kenpo school ANYWHERE in the world and maintain the high standards set forth by Mr. Parker.

While we could stop there and maintain the highest level of Kenpo in Whatcom County, we strive to maintain a well balanced approach to self defense and leave no stone unturned. In our Junior and Teen classes we add an additional stand up and ground self defense curriculum that focuses  on utilizing leverage based techniques, natural body movements, and efficiency of energy to ensure our students self defense training is covered (literally) from the ground up.

Keeping mindful of the effectiveness of the system taught at TORQUE, we understand that problems can arise when a student finds themselves in the unfortunate event of an altercation while at school. This is where the TORQUE bullyproof program comes into play. Our bullyproof system teaches students how to effectively defend themselves at school while utilizing 100% non-violent techniques that won’t get the student in trouble and best of all, won’t cause harm to the bully/ attacker. While TORQUE students are properly instructed to avoid the fight at all costs, they are also taught that if verbal communication and negotiations are unsuccessful and the situation becomes physical, then they are then given the green light to employ these non violent techniques to effectively diffuse the situation.

Hard work, effort, and focus on positive learning is both encouraged and rewarded at TORQUE. As a reward for staying on task and achieving a higher level of proficiency with each class, students  receive game time at the end of class as a reward for their hard work and effort. Aside from instilling in our students the attitude of earning their reward rather than it being given, we maintain that our games are the most fun in town! (and yes, even our games teach martial arts principles!) Talk with an instructor to find out more or to set up an appointment to come in and participate in any of our outstanding and quality driven classes!

Junior and Teen participants may take any of our 50 minute group classes that are offered Monday-Thursday as well as an extra training class on Saturday. Juniors and Teens may attend as many classes as they would like. $120/month. 

Required Equipment:                                

  • Uniform
  • Karate Tee
  • Belt
  • Basic Sparring Gear



   _   TEEN CLASS  _     
Teen: Ages 12-15
Meets Mon/Wed 4:30p-5:30p & Tues/Thurs 6:30p-7:30p

Building off of the foundation that is established in the Youth class, our Junior and Teen classes seek to further develop our students ability to defend themselves, improve character development, and increase their level of physical and mental fitness all while keeping with the TORQUE principle of having the most fun while learning real life martial arts skills!

At TORQUE we utilize a 3 pronged approach with our Junior and Teen students in regards to their self defense training: Tradition, Efficiency/ Effectiveness, and Bullyproof.

Acknowledging and utilizing the many benefits that a traditional martial arts system offers such as increasing a student's discipline, focus, and concentration as well as the goal setting system of belt ranks, Ed Parker’s traditional Kenpo system is employed as the backbone to our curriculum at TORQUE. Here students are taught all of the basics, sets, forms, techniques, and sparring drills that will enable them to not only comprehend but achieve a high level of proficiency and quality in art of Kenpo Karate. This proficiency will allow a TORQUE student to step into ANY credible Kenpo school ANYWHERE in the world and maintain the high standards set forth by Mr. Parker.

While we could stop there and maintain the highest level of Kenpo in Whatcom County, we strive to maintain a well balanced approach to self defense and leave no stone unturned. In our Junior and Teen classes we add an additional stand up and ground self defense curriculum that focuses  on utilizing leverage based techniques, natural body movements, and efficiency of energy to ensure our students self defense training is covered (literally) from the ground up.

Keeping mindful of the effectiveness of the system taught at TORQUE, we understand that problems can arise when a student finds themselves in the unfortunate event of an altercation while at school. This is where the TORQUE bullyproof program comes into play. Our bullyproof system teaches students how to effectively defend themselves at school while utilizing 100% non-violent techniques that won’t get the student in trouble and best of all, won’t cause harm to the bully/ attacker. While TORQUE students are properly instructed to avoid the fight at all costs, they are also taught that if verbal communication and negotiations are unsuccessful and the situation becomes physical, then they are then given the green light to employ these non violent techniques to effectively diffuse the situation.

Hard work, effort, and focus on positive learning is both encouraged and rewarded at TORQUE. As a reward for staying on task and achieving a higher level of proficiency with each class, students  receive game time at the end of class as a reward for their hard work and effort. Aside from instilling in our students the attitude of earning their reward rather than it being given, we maintain that our games are the most fun in town! (and yes, even our games teach martial arts principles!) Talk with an instructor to find out more or to set up an appointment to come in and participate in any of our outstanding and quality driven classes!

Junior and Teen participants may take any of our 50 minute group classes that are offered Monday-Thursday as well as an extra training class on Saturday. Juniors and Teens may attend as many classes as they would like. $120/month. 

Required Equipment:                                                                


  • Uniform
  • Karate Tee
  • Belt
  • Basic Sparring Gear 

         ADULT CLASS        
Ages 16+
Meets Mon-Thurs 7:30p-8:30p

Class focuses on karate skills where students are taught proper basics, sets, self defense techniques, forms, sparring, and fitness. In this class students are instructed in the American Kenpo system, as passed down by Mr. Parker, the originator of Kenpo Karate.

Adult participants may take any of our 60 minute group classes that are offered Monday-Thursday and may attend as many classes as they would like. $120/month. 

Required Equipment:                                  
  • Uniform
  • Karate Tee 
  • Belt 
  • Basic Sparring Gear





WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE
          CLASSES & SEMINARS           
Women of all ages and ability levels
Meets every Friday 5:00p-5:50p
FREE 90min Seminars scheduled quarterly or by reservation

Say goodbye to uncomfortable and unreasonable self-defense teachers and enjoy yourself with our personable Women's Self-Defense crew!

Lead by Ms. Lily (Facebook 'Instructor Lily' for questions) this is a new and exciting program offered at TORQUE that teaches women to effectively defend themselves in real life situations against the threat of a larger, stronger opponent.

Instead of teaching ineffective techniques that involve striking, biting, eye gouging, kicking, etc. that rely on strength and coordination and which are commonly found in most self-defense courses geared towards women, leverage based techniques coupled with natural body movements are employed in order to provide ease is use, comprehension, and retention.

While the efficient and effective techniques taught  in this course are at the ready to be used when the situation becomes physical, safety tips, tactics, and strategies are also covered in class in order to understand the thought process behind an assault and to ensure you stay multiple steps ahead of a potential assailant thus avoiding the situation altogether. 

Women of all ages and athletic abilities are welcome to participate, no previous martial arts training required. Let us help you become the strongest version of yourself right here at TORQUE! $40/month, $12 for drop-ins. 

Required Equipment:                                                      
  • clothing that is comfortable with good 
coverage; avoid exposed areas, 
zippers, buttons, etc.


SPORT COMPETITION
                 CLASSES                  
Sport Preparation - Elite Competition
Sport Forms.Sport Weapons.Tricking and Tumbling

If tournament competition is a direction you would like to go, and / or you would like to take your training to the next level by exploring the world of sport martial arts, then come take part in an exciting, fast-paced, action-packed, and challenging curriculum that will prepare you to compete and perform at the highest levels of competitive Karate.

Prerequisites for Beg. Sport Prep. Class:                     
Saturdays @ 11:00a-12:30p

Gymnastics
  • Intermediate Cartwheel
  • Unassisted Handstand of 3+ seconds
  • Two-Foot Takeoff of 24+ inches
  • Intermediate Round-off 

Sport Karate
  • Sport Front Kick
  • Sport Round Kick
  • Side Thrust Kick
  • Hook Kick






Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs