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
Karate at Shield Karate Shield Karate 1 Photo 1 Video
12453 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-866-7300
  • 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
2017.03.01
Karate at Keith Cooke Studio Keith Cooke Studio 2 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Mr. Daniel Masterson;
  • Mr. Kevin Shapiro.

Programs:

  • Little Dragons meet once a week for ½ hour session (3-5 year olds);
  • Kids Program — Students are required to attend classes at least twice a week (6 -8 years old);
  • Our Juniors Program encompasses the same basic structure as the kids program with continued focus on physical and mental discipline. In addition, goal setting and character development skills are emphasized (9 -15 years old);
  • Our Teen/Adult Program teaches life skills that strengthen the mind body and spirit (16+).
141 South Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-440-1947
  • Culver City (5.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (6.2 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (7.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.19
Kajukenbo at Xtreme Training Center Xtreme Training Center 3 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 90066
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
2017.05.19
Kenpo Karate 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.

Classes:

  • Mighty Tigers — Pre-school martial arts for children ages 4-6;
  • Kid's Classes — Self Defense & Martial Arts for ages 7-13;
  • Adult Group Classes 14+;
  • Private One-On-One Instruction For All Ages.
2012 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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
2017.06.19
Kenpo Karate at Shaolin American Self Defense Academy Shaolin American Self Defense Academy 2 Photo 1 Video

We teach Kenpō Karate, which blends Chinese circular movements and hard Japanese linear movements to produce an effective self-defense system.

Programs:

  • Adults (ages 14 & up);
  • Dragon Warriors (kids ages 8-13);
  • Tiny Tigers (ages 4-7).

Instructors:

  • Sensei Jared Podos;
  • Sensei Gerry Valido;
  • Sensei Gabriel Pallo;
  • Sensei Byron Engelking;
  • Sensei Huck Hinshaw.

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 90066
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
2017.06.19
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 90066
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 90066
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 90066
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 90066
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
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