Tang Soo Do and Kikcboxing at Quest Martial Arts in Reseda Quest Martial Arts in Reseda 4 Photo

Classes:

  • Dragons — children 3-4 year olds, 30-minute classes;
  • Ninjas — children 5-7 year olds;
  • Basic Juniors — children 8-12 year olds;
  • Black Belt Club — children in this program have the extra opportunity to learn basic sparring and weapons training. Weapons training helps children with coordination, dexterity and strength;
  • Teen & Adult Martial Arts — age 13 and up;
  • Masters Club — This is our highest level of training. Students learn to become role models and leaders in the school. They also receive grappling, kickboxing and XMA (gymnastics) training;
  • Advanced Black Belt Training.

Instructors:

  • Aaron Lawrence, 6th Dan Black Belt;
  • David Gunther, 3th Dan Black Belt.
19656 Vanowen Street
Los Angeles, CA
818-704-6060
  • Pierce College (3600 ft)
  • Tampa (5100 ft)
  • De Soto (1.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.07.17
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
Karate & Self-defense at Brasil Brasil Cultural Center Brasil Brasil Cultural Center 1 Photo 2 Video

Programs:

  • Youth Shield Karate;
  • Adult Shield FMA (Filipino Martial Arts).
12453 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-397-3667
  • Culver City (3.2 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.9 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.23
Kids Karate at 5 Star Martial Arts 5 Star Martial Arts 2 Photo 2 Video
4201 #105 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
323-933-1708
  • Wilshire/Western (3100 ft)
  • Wilshire/Normandie (5300 ft)
  • Wilshire/Vermont (1.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.21
Tang Soo Do at America's Best Chatsworth Karate America's Best Chatsworth Karate 1 Photo

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.
21360 Devonshire Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066
818-772-2467
  • Chatsworth (1900 ft)
  • Nordhoff (1.5 ml)
  • Roscoe (2.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.06.22
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 90066
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 90019
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 90019
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 90019
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
Shotokan karate at Beverly Hills Karate Academy Beverly Hills Karate Academy 3 Photo

The Beverly Hills Karate Academy teaches traditional Japanese Shotokan karate, cane fighting and andtraditional martial arts weaponry (students who reach at least a brown belt in karate have the option to study a martial arts weapon such as the Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Katana and the Bo).

9085 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90019
310-275-2661
  • Hollywood/Highland (3.2 ml)
  • Culver City (3.7 ml)
  • Hollywood/Vine (3.9 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Shotokan Karate at NKI Dojo NKI Dojo 3 Photo

Our school of karate is called Shotokan (JKA style). We proudly continue Sensei Nishiyama's traditional Karate teachings.

12121 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
310-339-2062
  • Culver City (3.6 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.5 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.19
Karate and Kendo at Rokah Karate Rokah Karate 1 Photo

Sensei Avi Rokah — 7th Dan. 1994 World Champion, Five Time US Champion, US National Team. Head Coach, Personal student of Master Nishiyama for 27 years.

Sensei Rokah continues the legacy of Grand Master Nishiyama, combining the traditions of Japanese Karate and Kendo, with the modern sciences of physiology and kinesiology. This fusion of modern and traditional techniques, creates a one of a kind experience that is studied by kids, adults, and top Karate practitioners worldwide.
Students range in ages from 4 to 75, with classes divided by skill level and age.

What We Teach:

  • Youth clases;
  • Adult classes.
9218 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
310-463-2385
  • Culver City (1.9 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (2.3 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.19
Wado-Ryu Karate-Do at Westchester Wado-Ryu Karate Academy Westchester Wado-Ryu Karate Academy 1 Photo 1 Video

The instructor, Greg Rubinson, is a 3rd Dan (3rd-degree black belt) in Wado-Ryu Karate under Sensei M. Shiomitsu (9th Dan, Hanshi, Chief Instructor of the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy) and Sensei Tyrone Pardue (5th Dan, Chief Instructor of the American Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy). He has been practicing Wado-Ryu for over 20 years. His day-job is as a lecturer at UCLA, where he teaches writing and literature.

Gradings for new belts are held approximately two times per year. As a student goes up the ranks, so does the difficulty of the tests. Testing for a belt is an important part of Wado-Ryu Karate-Do as it provides a goal for students to reach, but it is important not to rush into taking a grading if a student is not ready.

At Westchester Wado-Ryu Karate, there are junior grades (for ages 6-11) and senior grades (for ages 12 and up). The junior grades wear colored belts with stripesm while senior grades wear solid colored belts. All senior grades are higher ranks than junior grades.

7000 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019
310-741-1186
  • Mariposa (3 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3 ml)
  • El Segundo (3.4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.19
Kyokushin Karate at Kyokushin Karate of Los Angeles Kyokushin Karate of Los Angeles 2 Photo

Instructors:

  • Jennifer Campoy — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Ni (2) dan;
  • Toshiki Komatsu — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Ni (2) dan;
  • Masahiro Nakao — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Shohei Yamamoto — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Atsuko Hirayanagi — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Mikio Tomioka — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Masashi Odate — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Keisuke Gomi — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Takuro Sato — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Nori Hasegawa — "Kuro Obi" (Black Belt) Sho (1) dan;
  • Larry William — 1 kyu.
333#212 South Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90019
887-662-7947
  • Little Tokyo/Arts District (1900 ft)
  • El Monte Busway/Alameda (3500 ft)
  • Spring Street/1st Street (3500 ft)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.19
Kenpo Karate at Byan Hawkins Kenpo Karate (West Los Angeles) Byan Hawkins Kenpo Karate (West Los Angeles) 2 Photo

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.
12243 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
310-313-3883
  • Culver City (2.9 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.7 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.02.12
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