An after school program where fitness, movement and martial arts means fun!
At Trackers, martial arts is grace, protection and balance. Play cultivates strength, agility and compassion. Flow develops confidence and wisdom.
Animal Forms & Martial Arts
As animal trackers, our art comes from local animals. Through Animal Forms our instructors teach parkour, movement play and martial arts. You cultivate skills of survival and a connection to nature.
We leap as the Deer. Fly as the Heron. The Cougar brings movement to the ground. The Bear shares balance and root. Every animal of Cascadia plays a role. You learn to draw wisdom from other creatures of the forest to create your own Animal Forms, adding to the art.
Self-Discipline & Self-Defense
Self-discipline and self-defense is about cultivating a student's awareness and empathy. You learn strategies to keep yourself safe: both emotionally and physically. You develop balance, flexibility and strength. Learn to move with agility. Begin to focus with calm. This class works for all levels. In the gym, instruction allows for individual attention.
Many martial arts programs require a year-long commitment.
With Trackers you can sign up for seasonal terms.
Choose the hours most convenient for you.
10 weekly classes for $149 (under $15 per class)
About your Instructor:
Kaleb Montano Hoeffgen has a background in Parkour since the age of sixteen, and over nine years of martial arts experience in various arts. His art of choice after years of searching became the russian martial art of Systema that is free flowing and cooperative. He has also spent years examining warrior traditions and how they relate to the human experience for the self and community. He finds inspiration in the Shinobi of Japan, the Khampa Warriors of Tibet, the Shaolin of China, Boudicca and the Warrior Queens of the Celtic Isles, and the Cossack Tribes of the Caucases Mountains. With many narratives being examined, he hopes to see a cascadian bioregional tradition that draws from these universal principles and hearkens back to the root of community, warriorship, and ecology. Kaleb has worked with Trackers Earth since 2015 and is also training to be an herbalist.