BEMA was developed to practice the self-defense art known as Kokondo. BEMA members train with peers of all ability levels in a safe and effective learning environment.

Membership is open to Boeing employees, their families, retirees and government or civilian contract employees working for Boeing full time.

BEMA is affiliated with the International Kokondo Association (IKA) and practices both Kokondo Karate and Jukido Jujitsu.

Kokondo consists of two martial art styles. One is Jukido Jujitsu. The other is Kokondo Karate. The IKA maintains and promotes proper standards and techniques for both arts and certifies its instructors.

Jukido is a style of Japanese jujitsu. This self-defense art uses throws, joint-locks and groundwork. Pressure points, blocks, kicks and strikes are also important. You train with a partner, learning how to blend and flow from one technique to the next. 

Kokondo Karate is similar but also quite distinct. This art teaches blocks, kicks and strikes within the framework of kata. We then break these forms down to their practical applications on the street. Practice leads to perfection, creating dynamic strikes against specific targets. Through Kokondo Karate, you achieve maximum effect with debilitating consequences for any attacker.