Sports classes and schools in California

MMA Fitness at Crescent Moon Karate Academy Crescent Moon Karate Academy 2 Photo

This fitness class blends traditional Karate and American Kickboxing with the ground and pound fighting for a fun and safe workout. This non-contact, full body workout will give you an Official MMA Sweat.

Our classes for men and women require no experience at all. We will teach you the proper form and technique of the skill of the men and women participating in the MMA Sport. you will have the knowledge to help defend yourself as well as getting a great workout in the process.

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
Fitness at Legacy Gym at Legacy Gym Legacy Gym 1 Photo

Sunday Super Circuit Workout. Spice up your workout & add some variety. High intensity metabolic workout with Jon Jon & Harri.

Workout Includes:

  • Warm up;
  • Lower back;
  • Abs;
  • Full body circuit;
  • Stretching;
  • Relaxation deep breathing.

Instructors:

  • Jon Jon — The owner and program director at Legacy Gym, Jon Jon Park has long been recognized as one of the top tier trainers in Los Angeles. A former Olympic swimmer, champion body builder and dedicated fitness professional;
  • MAK Takano — He is the Fitness Director and partner at Legacy Gym. He has over 30 years of experience as a fitness trainer at top fitness facilities around the world. Also, he worked as the Athletic and Strength Coach at the University of Redlands, where he received his B.A. in Physical Education with emphasis in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology and M.A. in Psychology. He is currently and has trained world class professional athletes such as Oscar De La Hoya, Miyata and BJ Penn;
  • Rick Barke — Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Legacy Gym Partner. Specializing in high intensity circuit training for improved strength and cardiovascular conditioning together;
  • Stephanie McCusker — Stephanie has been a competitive athlete for over 16 years in track and field, gymnastics and soccer. Competing in long jump, triple jump, and the short sprints for the University of Maine, Stephanie collected awards throughout her career including a first place finish at the 2004 New England Outdoor Championships in long jump, a second place finish in long jump and third place finish in triple jump at the 2004 Indoor America East Championships;
  • Sean Kneebone — 20+ years experience, as a certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, combined with Olympic Athletic Coaching experience;
  • Dana Vatanpour — She has been one of L.A.'s top fitness professionals since 1989 and is a Partner at Legacy Gym. His formal education is from the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelors degree In Exercise Science. He is certified as a trainer and a post rehabilitation trainer and has been a consultant to Advanced Chiropractic Group, providing post rehab services for their patients;
  • Cliff Simon — He was a member of the British International Swim team and qualified for the Olympics in the breaststroke and the butterfly. He returned to South Africa from the UK to serve in the Air Force. Reconnecting with his former swim training partner Jon Jon Park, Cliff was a trainer at World Private Exercise and is now a proud member of the exclusive Legacy training community;
  • Lisette Lee Baca — She participated in sports from a young age, including gymnastics, martial arts, English horse riding, and of course hockey, and settled on her greatest passion: dance. She is trained in both South Indian Classical Dance (Bharata Natyam) and Latin International Ballroom. She has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and with certifications from the Aerobics Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and Canadian Fitness Management Association (CFMA);
  • Harrison Ashdown (Harri) — The son of Vaughn Ashdown, a successful international bodybuilder and one of Reg Park's students, Harri was awarded an internship in Los Angeles at Legacy Gym to complement his education in nutrition at Santa Monica College. He assists Jon Jon with training and nutrition for his clients and they now train clients together remotely via Skype;
  • James Gisondo — a former Mr. California, founded Dynamic Bodies, an exercise consulting company, over 20 years ago, in Santa Monica, CA. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal law from SUNY, Utica/Rome, NY. Mr. Gisondo is a certified master trainer (NASM, ACE, AFAA) who began training celebrity clients for Arnold Schwarzenager in 1983. Five years ago James Gisondo co- founded a fitness equipment company called ARC International.
11845 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA
  • 310-694-5153
  • Culver City (3.6 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.24
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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
Workout & Fitness at Hollywood Soo Bahk Do Hollywood Soo Bahk Do 4 Photo 1 Video

The unique thing anout Hollywood Soo Bahk Do for men, women and children is "Body Weight Training". All about resistens training involves Body Weight. No heavy weights, no bands and other equipment needed.

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
Self Defense and Karate at Power of One Self Defense in Long Beach Power of One Self Defense in Long Beach 2 Photo 2 Video

Programs:

  • Mighty Tigers (ages 5-6);
  • Jr. Warriors (ages 7-9 and 10-12);
  • Adult Self Defense;
  • Summer Camp.
3821 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach, CA
  • 562-997-2987
  • Wardlow (3400 ft)
  • Willow Street (1.4 ml)
  • Del Amo (1.9 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.27
Aikido at Aikido Academy Los Angeles Aikido Academy Los Angeles 3 Photo 1 Video

Aikido Academy Los Angeles is the first dojo dedicated exclusively to practicing and promoting Aikido Kobayashi in the United States and is the headquarters of Aikido Kobayashi USA.

Assistant Instructors:

  • Marie Visisombat, attracted to Aikido Kobayashi by its elegant form, efficiency and ukemi (falling technique), joined Aikido Academy Los Angeles in 2014. Originally introduced to Aikido in Southern California, she trains continuously since 2007. Marie Darany is assisting and teaching on a regular basis kids and adults aikido classes. She is NiDan holder (2nd degree black belt) and CPR certified. She is fluent in English, French and Lao;

  • Zachary Nikolayev joined Aikido Academy Los Angeles in 2014. Originally introduced to Aikido in 2006, since than he's been actively involved in the study of Aikido, personal fitness and self-improvement.Zachary is assisting and teaching on a regular basis kids and adults aikido classes. He is NiDan holder (2nd degree black belt), CPR & first aid certified. He is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

4510 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90019
  • 310-277-7077
  • Wilshire/Western (1.7 ml)
  • Expo/Crenshaw (1.8 ml)
  • Farmdale (1.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.26
Aikido at City Aikido of Los Angeles City Aikido of Los Angeles 2 Photo

The dojo instructors continue to train under Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, 8th dan — a direct disciple of Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido’s founder), and the United States Aikido Federation’s master instructors (Shihan).

The chief instructor is Kazuho Nishida — he is a certified Aikido instructor (Shidoin) through the USAF and Aikikai Foundation in Japan. He holds a 6th degree black belt and is a certified instructor in Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, collectively studying both arts for the last 40 year.

621 South 21 Avenue Los Angeles, CA
  • 323-225-8129
  • LA County+USC Medical Center (3800 ft)
  • Chinatown (1.1 ml)
  • Union Station (1.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.26