Our karate school started in El Sereno Recreation Center in 2003. Sensei Aida Cruz started teaching when she was only 17 years old. Upon the success of her students in international competitions, she decided to open a studio in Highland Park. With only a bit more than a year of the grand opening, the school has created various new and successful competitors.
Sensei Aida Cruz has been in the karate sport for 21 years. She started in kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, and finally Karate. She's traveled throughout her career and succeeding in many big competitions out of state and country. She also qualified for the Panamerican Games representing USA several times. She's now looking to share her experience with her students and prepare them to succeed at high level competitions.
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.