Karate-do at Pacific Martial Arts Pacific Martial Arts 1 Photo

Certified Instructors:

  • Lori Edwards — Ms. Edwards has worked with children ages 5-13 in afterschool programs, at summer camps, and in the elementary school setting, teaching everything from science and writing to art and dance since 2003. As a program coordinator for the Institute of Educational Advancement, Ms. Edwards developed programs and workshops for highly gifted children;
  • Deanna Roseen — As a professional stunt woman, she has years of training in both unarmed and armed fighting, gymnastics, parkour, and wire work. Besides her continuous training in Karate, she has also trained in Krav Maga, Aikido, Kung Fu, and Systema. She is a recognized Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society Of American Fight Directors as well as a member of the International Stuntman’s Association;
  • Jessica Reed — Ms. Reed has trained in martial arts since she was a small child, starting in Kuk Sool Won and Tae Kwon Do, picking up her training again (after years of playing team sports) in high school studying Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Qigong, and boxing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Arts, and a Certificate in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts);
  • Cynthia San Luis — A fitness enthusiast, Cynthia San Luis is also a certified ballet-barre and bootcamp instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is excited to be a part of the Pacific Martial Arts team.

Our Classes:

  • 11 year olds & up – Shogun;
  • 6 to 10 year olds – Ninjas/Samurai;
  • 6 to 7 year olds – Ninjas;
  • 3 1/2 to 5 year olds – Mini Ninjas;
  • 2 1/2 to 4 year olds — Mini Ninjas Parent & Me;
  • Red & Brown Belts;
  • Family Karate/Yoga.
2614 Arthur Street
Los Angeles, CA
323-314-3743
  • Southwest Museum (1.9 ml)
  • Heritage Square (2.2 ml)
  • Lincoln/Cypress (2.3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.18
Uechi-Ryu Karate at Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles Uechi-ryu of Los Angeles 1 Photo

Training Methodology

For individuals unfamiliar with traditional karate activities please be prepared to be engaged in the following activities when you become a member of the dojo.

  • martial arts forms (katas);
  • pre-arranged sparring;
  • free sparring;
  • self-defense scenarios;
  • drills;
  • iron body conditioning.
5268 Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-710-6334
  • Expo/La Brea (2800 ft)
  • Farmdale (4700 ft)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4800 ft)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.17
Karate at Hollywood Soo Bahk Do Hollywood Soo Bahk Do 4 Photo 1 Video

Classes:

  • Adult Classes: (Ages 13 yrs & over);
  • Kids' Classes: (Ages 6 yrs to 12 yrs);
  • Tiger Tots' Classes: (Ages 5 yrs & under) — The classes are 30 minutes long.
7424 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-272-5425
  • Hollywood/Highland (4500 ft)
  • Hollywood/Vine (1.6 ml)
  • Hollywood/Western (2.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.17
Karate at Shinsei-Dojo Shinsei-Dojo 1 Photo

Instructors:

  • Kerry Ikehara — He is a 4th degree black belt in traditional Japanese karate. He has been a student of Grandmaster Tenzan Hirakawa (Kancho) of Tenshin-kai, Tenshin-ryu for over 25 years. In 1990, he received his black belt and was promoted to head instructor, certified to teach karate and taichi. Kerry has also studied hapkido, judo, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and kung fu. Presently, Kerry’s title is, “Branch Chief” (Shibucho). He teaches karate at Tenshin-kai Headquarters in Westchester, the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle in West Los Angeles, and Gardena Dance Studio in the South Bay area;
  • Theo Camacho — He is Shinsei-Dojo’s Chief Instructor under Kerry Ikehara. He has over 9 years of martial arts experience and has been teaching kids and adult karate at Shinsei-Dojo for almost 2 years now. He is currently a full-time student at Cal State University Dominguez Hills as a Business Administration undergrad with an emphasis on Accounting.

The classes emphasize quality training in:

  • kihon (basics);
  • kata (forms);
  • kumite (controlled sparring).

Groups:

  • Kids (ages 5-11 years);
  • Adults (ages 12 and up).
2110 Corinth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
310-254-0624
  • Culver City (3.2 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.1 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.17
Karate at Seishin Karate Dojo Seishin Karate Dojo 1 Photo

We specialize in training kids from ages 3 and up. Adults are welcome as well. Our studio is designed specifically to train karate and other martial arts. Our students are local and international competitors. These classes will not only make you stronger, and faster, but will also teach our students terminology in Japanese. 

4400 1/2 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
323-919-7313
  • Southwest Museum (1100 ft)
  • Heritage Square (3400 ft)
  • Lincoln/Cypress (1.2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.28
Karate at Tenshin-Kai Taichi & Karate Tenshin-Kai Taichi & Karate 6 Photo 1 Video

We offer 45 minute private lessons for kids with our instructor Renshi Akemi.

Renshi Akemi Mayeda began training with Grandmaster Tenzan Hirakawa of Tenshin-kai Taichi and Karate in 1990.  She has a 4th degree black belt in karate.  Her Axl Dojo Taichi branch was formed in 2004.

6238 West 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA
310-568-9818
  • Aviation/LAX (2.2 ml)
  • Mariposa (2.5 ml)
  • El Segundo (3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.10
Kenpo Karate at Richard Mesquita Martial Arts Richard Mesquita Martial Arts 2 Photo

Richard Mesquita Martial specializes in Kenpo, a study of multiple martial arts, including karate and Chinese martial arts styles.

1710 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
213-413-4000
  • Chinatown (1.6 ml)
  • Westlake/MacArthur Park (1.7 ml)
  • Civic Center/Grand Park (1.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Kickboxing, Kids Karate and Fitness at Little Beast Gym & Martial Arts Little Beast Gym & Martial Arts 1 Photo

Little Beast is a gym specializing in martial arts, personal training & group classes:

  • Kids karate & fitness;
  • Kickboxing;
  • Cross training;
  • Self defense.

Personal training available now!

2412 Federal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
424-832-3533
  • Culver City (3.1 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.1 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Kajukenbo at at Xtreme Training Center Xtreme Training Center 4 Photo

Instructor — Sigung Jose Ortega received his black Belt in Kajukenbo from Professor Limon in 1999 and currently holds the rank of 7th Degree.

2131 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-259-9009
  • Highland Park (2.3 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (2.9 ml)
  • South Pasadena (3.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Karate, Zumba Fitness and Yoga at Arnott Kenpo Karate Arnott Kenpo Karate 4 Photo

Mark Arnott has been teaching American Kenpo Karate private and group classes in studios and schools throughout the area.

The excellent SPEF programs offered him the opportunity to teach after-school and summer programs. He created their first high school varsity sports program as well as teaching 5th-6th grades.

Besides teaching group and private lessons in studios and schools he has fashioned kids' karate-themed birthday parties in homes, parks, and on the mat.

2012 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-999-7369
  • Highland Park (2.2 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (2.8 ml)
  • South Pasadena (3.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Kenpo Karate and Jiu-Jitsu at Shaolin American Self Defense Academy Shaolin American Self Defense Academy 6 Photo 1 Video

Programs:

  • Adults (ages 16 and up);
  • Dragon Warriors (kids ages 8-13);
  • Tiny Tigers (ages 4-7).

Instructors:

  • Sensei Jared Podos;
  • Sensei Alex Yates;
  • Sensei Gabriel Pallo.

Events:

  • B-day Parties - Have your next birthday party with us;
  • Filming - We cater to film projects. Let us know if you are interested in filming at Shaolin American;
  • Summer Camp - A week long karate summer camp for your kids.
4723 Lankershim Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-392-8928
  • North Hollywood (5000 ft)
  • Universal City/Studio City (1.2 ml)
  • Laurel Canyon (1.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.04.18
Ryu Te® Karate at The Dojo The Dojo 3 Photo

Students learn a wide range of techniques and how to use force prudently to control an attacker. Ryu Te® includes many striking, locking, and escape techniques. The striking techniques aim at the body's weak points to temporarily disable a attacker while the locking techniques focus on the bodies joints. Weapons techniques, and forms (kata) are taught as well and are the basis for all the techniques.

Instructor — Chikako Bryner Sensei.

11554 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-445-0080
  • Culver City (3.9 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.8 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.26
Kenpo Karate at Byan Hawkins Kenpo Karate (Granada Hills) Byan Hawkins Kenpo Karate (Granada Hills)

United Kenpo Systems™, our organization is based upon respect for the scientific, written work of Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker. The Art of Kenpo Karate is a Living Art. It lives through its schools, instructors and students. The principles inherent in the techniques, forms and sets are prescribed in a specific manner for both physical and mental progress.

Bryan Hawkins has developed a unique and highly successful method of training children. This involves the Kenpo Karate curriculum for children, the Kenpo Cubs program, two summer camp programs, youth tournaments and an annual “board breaking day”. He has built a general youth curriculum designed to challenge, stimulate and engage young people as they progress in their study of Kenpo Karate. With five children of his own Mr. Hawkins is very sensitive to the wide variety of education and motivational tools needed to teach martial arts to children.

Age divisions:

  • Cubs:  Ages 4-5;
  • Tigers:  Ages 6 - 8;
  • Juniors:  Ages 9 - 12;
  • Adults:  Ages 13 and up.
17615 Chatsworth Street
Los Angeles, CA
310-313-3883
  • Chatsworth (4.7 ml)
  • Nordhoff (5 ml)
  • Roscoe (5.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.12
Arjukenpo Karate at The House of Champions The House of Champions 3 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • David Hernandez — Arjukenpo Karate, Kickboxing, HOC Hurricanes;
  • Dan Mayid — Kids and Adult Arjukenpo Karate, Teens and Adults Boxing, Kids Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Warrior Fitness;

  • Sean Inniss — Brazilian Jiujitsu, Arjukenpo Karate, Doce Pares, Kickboxing, Boxing;

  • Jessica Arriola — Kids Arjukenpo Karate, HOC Hurricanes.

17228 Saticoy Street
Los Angeles, CA
818-996-7180
  • Balboa (1.5 ml)
  • Woodley (2 ml)
  • Reseda (2.4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.01
Kids Karate at Westside Training Center Westside Training Center 1 Photo 1 Video

Instructor — William Candelario. He has been practicing martial arts for over 30 years. He is currently the lead Instructor of Shorinji-ryu Renshinkan Karate Do of California, a Reuban Charles "Cobrinha" purple belt, and has a decorated martial arts career. His karate highlights include medaling in both the prestigious All Japan Renshinkan Championship as well as in the Pan American Karate Championship under the Olympic system.

3272 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
323-451-1662
  • Culver City (1.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (2.2 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (3.2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.19
Seido Karate at Hollywood Dojo Hollywood Dojo 1 Photo

Classes at the Hollywood Dojo are taught by a staff of trained and dedicated Black Belt instructors supervised by Los Angeles Branch Chief Jun Shihan John Greene. All of the instructors are volunteers with outside professional careers, and almost all black belts have been training with Jun Shihan John for over 10 years.

Head Instructors:

  • Jun Shihan John Greene​ — Branch Chief, 6th Degree Black Belt;
  • Jun Shihan Veronica Greene​ — Branch Manager, 6th Degree Black Belt.

Instructors:

  • Kyoshi Rob Elk — Senior Instructor, 5th Degree Black Belt;

  • Sensei Tomonori Ueno — Senior Instructor, 4th Degree Black Belt;

  • JJ Kawan — 2nd Degree Black Belt;
  • Jeff Fontelera — Instructor, 2nd Degree Black Belt;

  • Nikki Green —Instructor, 1st Degree Black Belt.

A typical class at a Seido dojo consists of the following: stretching and warm-ups followed by review of basic techniques such as striking, kicking and blocking. This is followed by Kata (formal exercise) and self-defense techniques. Sparring, or Kumite, is practiced by more advanced students after they develop control and become comfortable with their technique. The beginner is encouraged to progress at their own pace with no pressure of competition. The competition is not with others, but within yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you are out of shape or in excellent condition, every Seido student progresses at their own chosen rate.

7129 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-876-1880
  • Hollywood/Highland (2300 ft)
  • Hollywood/Vine (1.1 ml)
  • Hollywood/Western (2.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.11.21
Karate at Crescent Moon Karate Academy Crescent Moon Karate Academy 2 Photo

Our Instructors:

  • Renshi Robert Torres — Master Instructor, 6th Degree Black Belt;
  • Sempai Johnny Beano — 2nd Degree Black Belt;
  • Mr. Ricardo — 1st Degree Black Belt;
  • Mr. Miles — 1st Degree Black Belt..

What We Teach:

  • Little Ninjas (Ages 4 - 6);
  • Kids Karate (Ages 7 - 10);
  • Adult Karate (Ages 12+).

Learn Self Defense while getting a Total Body workout adaptable to any age.

At our training facility we offer the most effective martial arts, self defense and fitness training for men and women of all ages.

5280 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
310-621-0165
  • Expo/La Brea (1.6 ml)
  • Farmdale (1.7 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (1.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.11
Kyokushin Karate at Kyokushin Kaikan West LA Dojo Kyokushin Kaikan West LA Dojo

Classes:

  • Kids Beginners: White, Orange, Top Orange, Blue & Top Blue Belts;
  • Kids Intermediate & Advanced: Above Yellow Belt and may practice in Kids Beginners Class;
  • Adult Class: Age 13 & older;
  • In individual cases: Group placement exceptions will be made by the instructor;
  • Beginner Students (Orange Belt only): Who want to enter the tournaments are encouraged to join Fighters Class.
2130#302 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-266-7328
  • Culver City (3.1 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.1 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.15
Shotokan Karate-Do at West LA Karate School West LA Karate School 1 Photo

We are dedicated to teaching traditional Japanese style Shotokan Karate-Do.

Instructors:

  • Alan Weil, 6th Dan;
  • Stephen (Steve) K Young, 6th Dan;
  • Maurice (Mak) A King, 4th Dan;
  • David Heldman, 4th Dan.
731 South Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA
310-407-4526
  • Culver City (5.1 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.14
Shotokan karate at Maryknoll Shotokan Karate Club Maryknoll Shotokan Karate Club 1 Photo

Maryknoll Shotokan Karate Club as one of Shotokan Karate of America dojos conducts regional special practices known as “Special Trainings” twice a year, usually in the winter and summer. Many students agree that Special Trainings are the most demanding and strenuous mental and physical experiences of their lives.

222 South Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA
213-709-1596
  • Little Tokyo/Arts District (1400 ft)
  • El Monte Busway/Alameda (2900 ft)
  • Pico/Aliso (3000 ft)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.14