A summer session in self defense/martial arts featuring Kajukenbo karate techniques is planned Aug. 10 to Sept. 11 at Canyonside Community Park in Rancho Penasquitos.

Kajukenbo is a combined self-defense martial arts style created in Hawaii by five martial arts practitioners with diver styles and cultural backgrounds. It utilizes traditional and moder methods incorporating karate, judo, jujitsu, kenpo and boxing — with emphasis on life self-protection skills.

Instructor Rex Cabanas, a PQ resident for more than 10 years, has more than 20 years of experience as a self-defense practitioner.

Three classes are planned:

  • Youth, Beginning to Intermediate: For ages 5-12 years, 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; cost is $60 for the five-week session for two days a week, or $48 for one day a week.
  • Youth, Teens Intermediate to Advanced: For ages 7-15 years, 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10-11 a.m. on Saturdays; cost is $60 for the five-week session for two days a week, or $48 for one day a week.
  • Adults, Advance Rank: For ages 16 and older, 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays; cost is $65 for the five-weeks session for two days a week, or $58 for one day a week.

Discounts are available for two or more family members. Canyonside Community Park is located at 12350 Black Mountain Road. For additional information on the classes call 858-735-2739.