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Best Martial Arts & Karate Classes

2014& 2017!

We are located in Pasadena’s famous Playhouse District.

36 S. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101.

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Our goal is to provide fun, safe and the best karate 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. Adult karate classes build basic karate skills such as stances, foot maneuvers, blocks, kicks, and strikes, in a fun and energizing environment! Adult karate classes help to develop and maintain fitness, speed, balance, strength and agility. Instructors individualize instruction to different belt levels so that students can work at their own pace.

The advanced adult kenpo karate program, emphasizes speed, recognition, control, power, and automaticity. Advanced level students learn variations of techniques that allow them to improvise and formulate effective self-defense martial arts strategies for real-life attacks!

Advanced Karate Adult Classes, for the accomplished martial artists of rank 3rd Brown Belt and above, focus on a rigorous and challenging curriculum with advanced level execution of techniques and katas. Adults in the advanced karate training class learn: to adapt the curriculum to real-life scenarios, as well as how to execute advanced combinations and sparring strategies.



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 techniques. 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!

In the journey from white belt to junior black belt and through adult black belt, the kid’s karate classes offer children the opportunity to advance in rank several times each year. Promotions are celebratory events where the children demonstrate to friends and family just how much they have learned while having the time of their life! The confidence and sense of accomplishment is invaluable.

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! Through age-appropriate activities within the 60-minute class, Kenpo Kids learn: karate fundamentals, self-defense techniques and sparring strategies. All belt levels are welcome!



Studio Rental

Looking for a place to teach dance, mat pilates, yoga, tai chi, kickboxing, MMA, or other martial arts? Are you a personal trainer looking for a space to rent? Contact us for available days and times to run your own program.

Filming Rental

This is La La Land after all! Our beautiful martial arts studio, located in Pasadena’s Playhouse District, is the perfect filming location for both short- and long-term projects. This classic Karate Studio will give your movie the perfect martial arts fight scene. Contact us for more information on rates.