5 days ago
I have had the privilege of joining the team here for practice a few times a month, and I have to say that the depth of exploration, sharing and teaching that goes on here is exceptional. From Children, Teenagers to adults - the exploration into the Martial arts is deep and thoughtful. You will be glad you decided to participate at this quality school.
- Kevin H
3 months ago
Rick is fantastic and this is the best Karate studio in Pasadena! I took lessons here for over a decade and it changed my life. I feel like I can defend myself!
- Nikolas A
6 months ago
We love American Kenpo Karate! Both of my daughters, ages 11 and 7, have taken lessons there for over a year, and have had a very positive experince. The instructors are WONDERFUL with kids, balancing gently pushing them out of their comfort zones while also supporting them and bolstering their self confidence. My kids have enjoyed both the group classes and the private lessons. I'm so happy that our family found American Kenpo Karate!
- Kim B

About us

 Yours For Life!®American Kenpo Karate students are everyday people like you! Our goal is to give our students the martial arts tools to defend themselves and their families, while building a fit and healthy community! Whether it’s to become a Kenpo Karate Black Belt, to protect yourself, or simply to get in shape, what you will learn is yours for life! Women participate in all of our classes, plus the Kenpo Girls women's only self-defense classes provide an extra empowering space for women, tweens, and older girls so that they will be Safe for Life!®With over a dozen instructors, our Little Dragons preschool karate classes and Kids Karate classes focus on discipline, respect, and confidence, while teaching self-defense strategies they will have for life. Each class has between 2-3 instructors who are personally trained and certified martial arts instructors by Master Rick Jeffcoat through the Internship program. In the martial arts business for 19 years, and situated in Pasadena's famous Playhouse District, American Kenpo Karate is centrally located, just minutes from Old Town Pasadena and freeway exits. There is plenty of free parking available and we are steps away from public transportation.The studio is equipped with heavy bags, the best training equipment, and easy-to-clean Swain non-slip tatami mats. His & hers changing rooms with showers offer students the convenience of being able to work out before or after work. For your comfort, we provide heating, air conditioning and Free Wi-Fi!

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  • (626) 793-8575


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36 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States

Business Hours

Mon:4:00 – 9:00 PM
Tue:3:00 – 9:00 PM
Wed:3:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:3:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:3:00 – 9:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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