Martial Arts Program

Head Instructor

Joel Merchan


Our lead instructor began practicing martial arts at the age of 4.  His professional journey started at 7 years old with a specialized foundation in Kenpo Karate. 


He has not stopped improving and practicing new forms of martial arts, which include Pilipino Martial Arts, Muay Thai and Judo, and passionately teaches his growing number of students.


Joel also has experience in the music industry, dating back in the mid 90's when he was emceeing/rapping as a member of a group.


He continued his music in the early 2000’s as a solo artist and successfully produced his own original beats. Two of his albums were produced and launched in 2010 and 2012.  He is actively deejaying, producing and emceeing while passing on his experience to young up and coming artists. 


SOMAHH is truly making an impact in the local community by offering training and mentorship both in the world of Martial Arts and Hip-Hop culture.


Hip Hop Program


Intro to DJing Instructors

DJ Bitesize










Our Intro to DJing Instructor, DJ Bitesize is a turntablist/party rocker from the Bay Area. She has rocked numerous events from birthday parties to school dances to even throwing her own parties. Bitesize recently won 2 local DJ Battles. #10000hours

DJ Dondon















DJ DonDon is a turntablist from San Francisco, with foundations stemming from old school Bay Area DJs. He has rocked parties all around the Bay Area, and won local scratch competitions within his time of DJing. Some of DJ DonDon’s inspirations come from legendary DJ groups such as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and Beat Junkies. His goal is to spread the awareness that the Turntable is a viable music instrument.






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