Your body is meant to last

FOUR ELEMENTS FITNESS is a FUNctional training gym committed to helping you discover your physical gifts.

Find muscles you didn't even know you had, move with efficient certainty that would make a Swiss watch maker jealous, learn how to improve mechanics and mobility which will keep you going strong.



    Tuesday and Thursday at 6 AM and 7 AM, Saturday at 9 AM

    Mobility, stability and strength are the cornerstones on which we will build you up. This a a great class to start you day right with functional fitness great for all levels.

    Think about what you can do, think about what you want to do, now give yourself the opportunity to do it! A big part of self care is about taking some time for you and what better way to show yourself a little appreciation than getting up and moving your body, finding out what you are truly capable of?

    Why is trainer Jeff Bott’s Mob Squad perfect for you?
    ” In addition to working in traditional gym environments, I have also had the opportunity to work under a number of talented physical therapists, which has given me strong experience in corrective exercise and injury prevention.”-Jeff Bott, Mob Squad Trainer

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    The art of boxing has nearly been lost.

    Coach Jamal Valdez-Allen brings art and soul back to the sweet science. He utilizes innovative and fun instructional techniques to establish foundational and forgotten basics.With his unique teaching style informed by a 30 year history of martial arts training you can learn strategies to help deal with obstacles in the ring as well as everyday life.

    Coach Jamal is a former four time ABF and two time Golden Glove champion. He has trained fighters for over 15 years including National, Golden Gloves, Women’s National, and ABA champions at UC Berkeley and East Oakland Boxing.

    He has studied martial arts (including Taiji, Wing Chung, Mantis, and Taekwondo) for over 30 years. He was coached by the greatest light heavyweight champion, Bob Foster, and trained with the great Johnny Tapia.

    Coach Jamal uses his broad range of experience to create a curriculum that allows students to understand and master the basics of boxing to become champions!

    Level: All skills presented are taught as progressions, there is no prerequisite.

    Equipment: Hand wraps and gloves
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    In a combination of empty hand and weapons training you will develop agility, balance, coordination, speed, faster reflexes, and response time that support both defensive and offensive fighting skills. Training will consist of learning how to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and the ability to turn ordinary everyday items into improvised weapons when in danger for practical self-defense. With the JKD Concepts the student will learn the concept of interception, control, trapping, forward and angular pressure, and adaptation to the constant changes.

    Level: All skills presented are taught as progressions, there is no prerequisite.

    Equipment: Kali Escrima Stick(s), Knife, Karambit, Boxing Gloves, MMA Gloves
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    The “Gentle Art”, learn how to move fluidly on the ground or standing up and develop a set of skills that will both strength your body and keep you safe. Also known as B.J.J., this grappling art focuses on using leverage and technique over power and strength. Learn how to defend yourself and sharpen your competitive chops with chokes, joint locks and positional control using either the fabric of the Gi uniform or by merely clamping down your opponents body with controlled pressure. A typical class consists of a brief warmup routine, instruction for 2-3 new techniques, and some light partner drilling to reinforce the new techniques. The second (optional) phase of the class includes full-speed drilling, sparring, and a circuit workout. This second phase of class is optional throughout each section. It is meant for those looking to improve their fitness levels and challenge themselves. This will also be when the competition team prepares for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions.

    Level: All skills presented are taught as progressions, there is no prerequisite.

    Equipment: Gi
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    Russian C.A.M.B.O.

    Saturday at 11 AM

    C.A.M.B.O. is a grappling sport with Russian origins. C.A.M.B.O. coaching with Matthew Galindo emphasizes takedowns, throws and leg locks, designed to be applicable in a broad grappling context. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes guard passing and tends to favor upper body submissions, while C.A.M.B.O. emphasizes throws, take downs and lower body submissions. This class is unique in that it closes the gaps between sport styles and is geared toward students with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or wrestling backgrounds who need to broaden their game and have answers to multi-style scenarios. Novices in any grappling art are welcome – this class can serve as an intro to grappling strategy with an emphasis on lower body set ups and submissions and a great intro to take downs and throws.

    Levels: Basic wrestling skill base is recommended but not required.
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    Oakland Mat Rats Wrestling Club

    1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 1-3PM

    The Oakland Mat Rats is a wrestling club for both teen and adult grapplers to expand their knowledge of wrestling. The club is led by Kelly Kusumoto, a 2008 women’s state champion with 4-5 years of competitive wrestling experience, and has wrestled at the high school and college level. While wrestling is her main passion, her interest in grappling has extended into other areas such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and CAMBO. Over time it became clear that having a strong foundation in wrestling has helped her learn and adapt to other styles. Oakland Mat Rats is affiliated with the Four Elements Gym to help all grapplers (from any background) to strengthen their game by improving their ability to wrestle.

    Level:MUST HAVE USA Wrestling registered membership prior to participating for liability purposes. You can get one for $50 a year here.




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