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Karate Classes near Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Arcadia, and Temple City

Karate Classes near Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Arcadia, and Temple City

If you are looking for self-defense classes near Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Arcadia, and Temple City, check us out! American Kenpo Karate is located near Old Town Pasadena, California and just a 10-minutes from post cities in the San Gabriel Valley.

Karate classes at our Pasadena studio will teach you how to deal with an unexpected attack?  Of course, getting away from an assailant is your best option, but just in case you need it, our karate school teaches you strategies and techniques that will help you if you are forced to protect yourself. Our studio emphasizes physical self-defense and mental strength. There may be a time that you have to fight your way to safety.  It’s also fun!

Our Karate Classes are organized into the following sections: Warm ups, Kata, Self Defense Techniques, Sparring, Kickboxing Cardio and abdominal work.

Self Defense techniques are based on the concepts and principles of Kenpo Karate, which has often been described as “scientific street fighting.”  Kenpo organizes perpetrator attacks into several categories, listed below.

  1. Punches
  2. Pushes
  3. Hugs &Holds
  4. Chokes & Locks
  5. Kicks
  6. Weapons
  7. Grabs & Tackles
  8. Combinations
  9. 2 Person Attacks

You may be overwhelmed by all of the different ways that someone can attack you. American Kenpo Karate karate classesare designed to help you get in shape and be able to respond and neutralize any perpetrator trying to apply one of these attacks. There are several concepts and principles that govern what your first moves should be if someone attacks you.   For example, if an attacker grabs you, the first directive is to grab the grab so that you can isolate and control the grab. Additionally, if an attacker pushes you hard from the front, the first directive is to get your balance in one step (so that you aren’t pushed to the ground).  But if you are pushed to the ground!  We have some good kenpo killer moves for that scenario as well! Learning how to respond to any of the categories of attack above can help you anticipate what reactions will help you escape and protect yourself.

So, if you are looking for karate classes near Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Temple City, or anywhere in the San Gabriel Valley, feel free to take advantage of our 1 week free.  Try it out and learn a few self-defense techniques on us!

Check out a teaching Demonstration of wrist grabs!

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