Kenpo Karate

Welcome to the Poway Kenpo Karate/Jiu Jitsu School for kids, dads, moms, working professionals and athletes where we help you stay fit, active and healthy. Kenpo Karate/Jiu Jitsu is based upon the best aspects of Asian Martial Arts and modern Western approaches. What is Kenpo Karate/Jiu Jitsu? Kenpo is a complete self defense fighting system of martial arts that teaches blocking and counterstrikes to vital organs and pressure points with linear and circular strikes and intermittent burst of speed and power. Some forms of martial arts specialize in a primary area of training – Boxing on punching, Tae Kwon on kicking, Judo on Body leveraging, Jiu Jitsu on Submission Grappling, etc. Kenpo places equal emphasis on the use of hands, feet, body leveraging, joint and body manipulation to overwhelm an opponent. Youth Kenpo: Kenpo Karate/Jiu Jitsu has many wonderful benefits for children. Your child will improve their strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination, while at the same time, learn to control themselves and to respect others, which naturally leads to improved self-esteem and self-confidence. This benefit often carries over into school, helping to not only improve behavior, but academic performance. They develop a deep respect for themselves and others in an environment where the friendships created by shared challenges creates a sense of trust and a recognition of individual achievement. The success stories about the kids in our programs are endless. Every single child that participates and learns from our hands-on approach to teaching Kenpo Karate/Jiu Jitsu benefits and becomes a stronger, more disciplined and focused person. Our kind knowledgeable instructors will work hand in hand with your kids to ensure they have a fun, exciting and enriching experience. Why not see what so many Kenpo Karate/Jiu Jitsu parents are raving about? Simply fill in our information form on the right to get your one week unlimited guest pass or give us a call if you would like more information.

Leading Experts: Poway Kenpo was founded in 1984 by Barry Barker L.Ac. who is still the Chief Instructor today. Mr. Barker is a 9th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate/Jiu Jitsu with over 40 years of martial arts experience and is also a Licensed Acupuncturist. He has produced 15 martial art videos and has promoted over 65 Black Belts, including his sons Josh (4th Degree) and Jordan (3rd Degree). All ages and levels are taught in a structured, disciplined yet still safe and fun environment. Instructors are there to help you get a great workout all while learning real skill, making new friends, accomplishing goals and gaining rewards far beyond what they may have expected of themselves. All of the instructors at Poway Kenpo have been trained in house, most since they were small children or teenagers making the instruction consistent and at a high level. This is a family oriented facility where you will not find the ‘franchise’ mentality so prevalent at many martial arts schools these days

Kenpowas made famous by its late founder GM Edmund Parker. Kenpo utilizes refined Concepts, Principles and Theories as it relates to self-defense and movement. Get in great shape while learning real life skills, improving coordination and increasing confidence in a fun and safe training environment.

(4-7 yrs, Beginners)

Safe, fun classes designed to help develop the complete child.

Objectives: Structure, Mental Focus, Behavior, Etiquette, Discipline, Self-Esteem, Goal Accomplishment, Sportsmanship, Agility, Coordination, Fun.

(7-12 Yr Old Beginners)

This age can excel so training can be a little more serious.

Objectives: Respect, Etiquette, Discipline, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Peer Training, Goal Setting & Accomplishment, Conditioning, Agility, Skill, Teamwork, Fun.

(7-12 Yr Old Intermediate & Advanced)

Intermediate & Advanced Kids.

Objectives: Leadership & Peer Training, Public Speaking, Anger Management, Non-violent Conflict Resolution, Superior Academics, a Calm Mind, an Energetic and Willing Spirit, Advanced Skill, Fun.

Mr. B, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the time you have spent with Aidan and now Chloe in teaching them karate. You are diligent, focused and resolute and they have learned so much from you. I really appreciate you and the studio for providing such useful life skills to the community and for your steadfast commitment. We are genuinely appreciative of all that you have done for our children and for your continued education in martial arts. Thanks so much! Tammie & Lance Bell