About American Kenpo Karate
Our mission at American Kenpo Karate is to provide a safe and encouraging training environment for all ages. Our school offers self-defense training that emphasizes confidence and growth for all individual students at their own pace, through physical and mental conditioning. We are committed to helping our students set goals and achieve them. Our focus on the traditional values of martial arts- respect, discipline, honor, loyalty, and courage cultivate personal qualities such as leadership skills, integrity, inner strength, confidence, and self-esteem.
Our school is an elite martial arts training center for adults of all ages with over 30 years of experience. Our focus is on teaching practical self-defense for real-life violent encounters.
We also offer a comprehensive youth program. The Kids Martial Arts Program is geared for ages 7-14 and emphasizes discipline, respect, and focus. There is also training for children starting at age 4 in our Little Dragons Karate programs.
Associate Master Rick Jeffcoat began training in American Kenpo Karate at Senior Grant Master Ed Parker’s studio in West Los Angeles. In 1995, he opened his first school in Pasadena, California, just a few miles from Ed Parker’s original Pasadena studio. To this day, he continues to build on Ed Parker’s legacy by safeguarding the traditional Kenpo principles of practicality, eclecticism, and evolution. He has been featured as a notable kenpoist in the published book, Kenpo Continuum and in 2013, Mr. Jeffcoat was inducted into the National Kenpo Hall of Fame, an elite group of 300 of the most accomplished kenpoists nationally.
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Adults and children alike love Pasadena Martial Arts Classes. Lessons on focus, discipline and respect are combined with self-defense strategies that will stay with students for life.The Kids Martial Arts classes introduce children to a variety of athletic activities that build strength, agility, coordination, flexibility and mental focus. American Kenpo Karate students develop self confidence that translates to assertiveness and self-fulfillment.