America's Best Chatsworth Karate

Mark Cox started his training in 1983 under Grand Master Dennis Ichikawa in Tarzana. He earned his 1st degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do under Dennis Ichikawa in 1987. Mr.Cox now operate one of largest schools in the San Fernando Valley that presently has over 500 Black Belts. As a former LAPD Reserve Officer, Mr. Cox understands and works hand-in-hand with law enforcement to help keep our officers safe.

Chatsworth Karate started in 1987 at the Church at Rocky Peak, after four years teaching the karate ministry Mr. Cox opened on the corner of Lassen and De Soto in 1990. In 1998 he had outgrown his location he then moved to his present location on the corner of Canoga and Devonshire. Mr. Cox is a family man and knows the value of leadership; he instills those values on a daily basis with both the adlits and the juniors. His Born to Win slogan is known throughout the valley.

America’s Best Chatsworth Karate recognition:

  • Certified NAPMA school (National Association of Professional Martial Arts).
  • Chatsworth Karate voted one of the top 200 schools in North America 1992-1995.
  • April 1993 voted school of the Month by Black Belt Magazine.
  • Jan 1994 recognized by the LAPD for aiding in the capture of a child predator.
  • Presented President Reagan with an honorary Black Belt in 1994.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Krav Maga
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Bernie Ybarra (1st Dan Black Belt) — He is one of our first black belts here at Chatsworth Krav Maga. He is a certified instructor and teaches our level 1 program.

Instructors:

  • Mark Cox (7th Degree Black Belt) — Mr. Cox is the owner of America's Best Chatsworth Karate school. He has a 7th degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and holds a Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. He is a expert certified Krav Maga instructor and a former LAPD Reserve Officer;
  • Nathan Carlen (6th Degree Black Belt) — He is our head instructor here at Chatsworth Karate. He has reached the rank of 6th Dan Master in American Tang Soo So and is also a certified Krav Maga instructor and black belt;
  • Kathy Villar (Instructor) — Kathy is a Black Belt instructor in Tang Soo Do. She is a mother of two boys who both train in our karate program, Kendrick who is 11 years old and holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and Nickey who is 8 years old and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Kathy has also been involved with Krav Maga for the past 5 years and holds a Blue Belt, her technique and dedication to Krav Maga is second to none.
Sport class for
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Tang Soo Do
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We offer martial arts programs for both juniors and adults. Our karate programs are goal intended and focus on both the mental and physical side of martial arts. Our martial arts program is a self-improvement course with a black belt attached. Workouts are fun while you learn to defend yourself in everyday situations.

Instructors:

  • Mark Cox (7th Degree Black Belt) — Mr. Cox is the owner of America's Best Chatsworth Karate school. He has a 7th degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and holds a Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. He is a expert certified Krav Maga instructor and a former LAPD Reserve Officer;
  • Nathan Carlen (6th Degree Black Belt) — He is our head instructor here at Chatsworth Karate. He has reached the rank of 6th Dan Master in American Tang Soo So and is also a certified Krav Maga instructor and black belt;
  • John Martinez (4th Dan) — He has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them;
  • Michael Cox (4th Dan);
  • Alex Bondarenko (4th Dan) — Alex Bondarenko has been training at Chatsworth Karate since 2001. As a young boy he always wanted to do karate and finally got the opportunity to do so when he moved to the United States from the Ukraine with his family. Alex teaches classes on a regular basis;
  • Kenny Broderick (3rd Degree Black Belt) — Mr. Broderick has been involved with the Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do ) since the early 80's. He is now a 3rd Degree Black Belt here at Chatsworth Karate and the Little Dragons Director;
  • Kathy Villar (Instructor) — Kathy is a Black Belt instructor in Tang Soo Do. She is a mother of two boys who both train in our karate program, Kendrick who is 11 years old and holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and Nickey who is 8 years old and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Kathy has also been involved with Krav Maga for the past 5 years and holds a Blue Belt, her technique and dedication to Krav Maga is second to none.
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
America's Best Chatsworth Karate