A note about our studio
We pride ourselves on creating a Dojo that is based on respect. Respect for each other and for our individual journey to that Black Belt.
When you join our community, you will find this studio a place that you feel safe to practice a dangerous set of skills. As an adult, you learn the basics. The pace is slower as you begin to learn this new physical vocabulary, and increases as you advance. You control the pace of your learning. The "attacks" are given slowly as you learn to learn to block, kick, parry, and move. Then they come faster and faster so that you develop reflexes faster than your mind can think. Instinct kicks in and that instinct guides your body with new reflexive action that works to keep you safe, ... it's all there in your muscle memory.
Children are welcomed in by introducing them to the formalities of the studio. They will learn the basics of karate, learn to work in a group, when and how to speak up, and when to listen. As they advance, they are further challenged by learning to help teach others in class to hone their leadership skills.
We believe in creating a place where the whole family is involved. We have created Zumba classes to keep our members and their immediate family fit and moving (yes, if your child is enrolled, immediate family takes Zumba for free as does your significant other!) We have places for siblings to do homework. We have open mat policy where instructors from other studios are always welcomed in to share and teach.
We have an open mat on Friday, where you can bring a friend to work out with. When you join Arnott Kenpo Karate, you become a part of a fun, respectful evolving community. C'mon and try it out!
We are grateful to you for voting us the Number 1 Kenpo Karate Martial Arts Studio!
We were notified that we were voted BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO in Pasadena including the surrounding areas of Glendale, La Canada, San Marino, Eagle Rock, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and La Crescenta. We are very grateful to have your trust. We work hard to make this the best studio possible. We thank you!
A note about our Martial Art
American Kenpo Karate is a practical martial art that will keep you safe and make you fit. We teach men, women and children, offering family discounts. At Arnott Kenpo Karate, you are in great company. Patient and challenging instructors provide individualized instruction for students of all ages.
Training in martial arts offers a great deal besides increased fitness, strength, stamina and flexibility. It provides you with choices, with confidence, with respect, and with community.
The challenge of a karate workout makes you work harder and have fun - more than any other hour spent in exercise. You become able to defend yourself against stronger opponents as you learn how to use simple principles with every move. You learn to keep yourself safe by using the attack against the attacker.
Ours is a belt system. Anyone willing to dedicate themselves to the work can earn their own Black Belt. Everyone’s path is different. Each path will be deeply challenging, and deeply rewarding.
A martial arts student has choices. If attacked, the student has trained reactions that override the fear. That training becomes imbedded in your muscles; your body moves to defend without thinking. Simply being trained, simply working at your new discipline makes it less likely you will ever have to use your new skills. You will see yourself differently and other people see you differently. You can defend yourself.
Central to our Studio is respect, respect for yourself and for each other. We work together developing our power and our control and that work makes us a community.
Whatever your background, you can succeed in Kenpo Karate. You control the pace of your learning and the level of contact.