Yours For Life!®

American Kenpo Karate students are everyday people like you! Our goal is to give our students the martial arts tools to defend themselves and their families

American Kenpo Karate students are everyday people like you! Our goal is to give our students the MARTIAL ARTS tools to defend themselves and their families, while building a fit and healthy community! Whether it’s to become a Kenpo Karate Black Belt, to protect yourself, or simply to get in shape, what you will learn is yours for life! Women participate in all of our classes, plus the KENPO GIRLS women’s only self-defense classes provide an extra empowering space for women, tweens, and older girls so that they will be Safe for Life!®

With over a dozen instructors, our Little Dragons preschool karate classes and KIDS KARATE CLASSES focus on discipline, respect, and confidence, while teaching self-defense strategies they will have for life. Each class has between 2-3 instructors who are personally trained and certified martial arts instructors by Master Rick Jeffcoat through the INTERNSHIP program.

The studio is equipped with heavy bags, the best training equipment, and easy-to-clean SWAIN non-slip tatami mats. His & hers changing rooms with showers offer students the convenience of being able to work out before or after work. For your comfort, we provide heating, air conditioning and Free Wi-Fi!

Our goal is to provide fun, safe and positive martial arts training for students from 4 YEARS TO ADULT. We offer a family-oriented, friendly environment, dedicated to the ageless MARTIAL ARTS disciplines of self control, physical fitness, and SELF-DEFENSE. Our KARATE CLASSES will condition your body and give you new skills, plus teach you how defend yourself and your family from a real-life violent assault. And that knowledge will be yours for life!®

Our adult and teen martial arts program has beginning and advanced levels, both aimed at learning AMERICA KENPO KARATE while having fun and getting fit! The beginning level for adult karate (ages 14 and up) builds agility, strength, and coordination, while cultivating the age-old martial arts principles of focus, discipline, and perseverance.For White through Black Belts, Adult Karate Classes focus on self-defense strategies and karate fundamentals, all the while providing a great workout.

Our Kids Karate program has two levels of martial arts classes: beginning and advanced. Beginning levels emphasize the physical attributes of agility, strength, and stamina, all while learning karate basics and self-defense techinques. The advanced level kids karate program develops speed, power, and control as the curriculum increases in complexity. Throughout both levels, the children learn the ancient MARTIAL ARTS PRINCIPLES of respect, focus and discipline! And Our Tournament Team is amazing!

Designed for students between the ages 6-15, KENPO KIDS CLASSES are both fun and challenging. Kenpo Kids classes aim to develop martial arts principles of self-discipline, respect, and confidence, all while improving fitness, strength, and coordination. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CHILDREN GET 60 MINUTES OF EXERCISE EVERY DAY TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE!

Best dojo around. Definitely a Kenpo Karate destination studio if visiting California.Anthony AnguloSeptember 1, 2023
Instructors are friendly and very knowledgeable. Online Zoom classes are a great way for me to practice techniques in a safe and socially distanced manner.Tracy WongJanuary 22, 2021
I have had the privilege of joining the team here for practice a few times a month, and I have to say that the depth of exploration, sharing and teaching that goes on here is exceptional. From Children, Teenagers to adults - the exploration into the Martial arts is deep and thoughtful. You will be glad you decided to participate at this quality school.Kevin HillNovember 15, 2019
Rick is fantastic and this is the best Karate studio in Pasadena! I took lessons here for over a decade and it changed my life. I feel like I can defend myself!Nikolas AngelopoulosJuly 23, 2019
We love American Kenpo Karate! Both of my daughters, ages 11 and 7, have taken lessons there for over a year, and have had a very positive experince. The instructors are WONDERFUL with kids, balancing gently pushing them out of their comfort zones while also supporting them and bolstering their self confidence. My kids have enjoyed both the group classes and the private lessons. I'm so happy that our family found American Kenpo Karate!Kim BickellMay 13, 2019
I have done Kenpo for twelve years at multiple studios. Jeffcoat's American Kenpo Karate studio is the best one. The instructors are skilled, the environment is safe, and I feel like I've found a family among my fellow practitioners. I recommend this studio highly for all students of Kenpo.Nikolas AngelopoulosJanuary 30, 2016