About Pallens Martial Arts
Sifu Bobby Pallen is a Chief Instructor with the Pallen’s Martial Arts System that has been providing black belt excellence since 1968. He is based in the Tri-Valley Area where he owns and operates two Pallen’s Martial Arts schools in Dublin and one in Danville Ca. He stems from a long lineage of renowned martial artists from the Pallen Family. He is the nephew of Senior Grand Master Max M. Pallen Sr. and has studied under his first cousins Grand Master Max Pallen Jr and Grand Master Jordan Pallen.
Sifu Bobby has three sons and one daughter whom all achieved their black belts and help run the family business. With the passing of his wife to breast cancer, he is even more of an advocate to living a healthy balanced lifestyle Mind.. Body.. Spirit..
Sifu Bobby started his training early in the martial arts when he was seven years old and had his first opportunity to instruct in his twenties. Very early on, he strived in tournament competition and had achieved many accolades. He is currently a 4th degree black belt and has over 20 yrs. of combined training and instructing experience in the martial arts. His concentration of study has mainly been the Pallen’s Martial Arts System founded by SGM Max M. Pallen Sr which has a predominant base in Kajukenbo and the Philippine Martial Arts. The Pallen’s System has also integrated Tae Kwon Do , Jiu-jitsu and Krav Maga. Early on in his career, Sifu Bobby ventured outside of the martial arts to broaden his business knowledge in the corporate world where he excelled as a regional manager, trainer, and independent owner of his own successful businesses. Although he embraced being an entrepreneur, he never lost his passion as a martial artists and would then return to own and operate his own successful schools with his children to continue the Pallen family legacy. His lifelong goal is to make an impact in the communities by developing his students to have a champion spirit in the martial arts and in life!
“Success is not measured only by how high I climb, but by how many people I bring with me.” – Sifu Bobby Pallen
Why we are diffrent
WE STRIVE TOGETHER,
AND THRIVE TOGETHER
OUR MISSION IS TO HELP FAMILIES BUILD GOOD HUMANS.
We focus on developing fundamental character building traits needed in today’s society; respect, confidence, discipline, and focus. We prize honor, courage, discipline and integrity.
We value more from our students, and challenge them to reach for higher standards. “More” is exactly what they deliver—kinder, stronger, more responsible character traits emerge from students who are members of the Pallen’s tribe.
Pallen students have a reputation for overcoming challenges on the mat and at home, and for building thriving friendships built on integrity, trust, and respect.
WE HAVE FUN.
We strive to create a disciplined and structured environment where everyone has a chance to excel. We constantly enhance our unique method of teaching martial arts with exciting games and themed based classes without ever compromising the integrity and tradition of martial arts.
WE THRIVE TOGETHER.
We have been working with families since 1968 to develop the martial arts methods that focus on body and mind in all the best ways. Today, parents can work out in our adult classes and have this in common with their child. We encourage that families that work out together bond strong together! You are not just joining a bay area martial arts institution with a unique and successful methodology, you are joining with other families in a mission to build a thoughtful community. Our legacy is built on the principle that a community that strives together, thrives together.
Our Other Location
San Leandro, Owned and Operated by Grandmaster Jordan Pallen and Felipa Pallen www.pallensmartialarts.com
Pallen’s Martial Arts began in Oakland, CA in 1968. As we celebrate over 50 years of martial arts excellence, we look back and see a karate school which started with traditional Kenpo, and has expanded to the full family fitness center and heritage after school program that it is today.
In the 70’s, we expanded to Kajukenbo which incorporates traditional karate, judo, kenpo and Chinese boxing (kung fu). Kajukenbo is a balanced martial art using both hand and foot techniques, mat work (including throws, rolls, and falls), traditional forms, as well as the art of self-defense through punching attack and grab art defenses.
In the 80’s, we added the Philippine Martial Art in our curriculum; which the Pallen’s are one of the first martial arts schools to practice in the United States. In the the 90’s, Tae Kwon Do was incorporated within our system, which enhanced our flexibility and usage of our legs.
We expand our style continuously, molding the martial arts in our own unique way. Pallen’s has provided championship fighters and martial arts excellence for decades, and we don’t intend to stop. As a community we continue to strive together and thrive together.