These are some of the more common questions new inquirers ask. However, keep in mind that the answers are almost never as important as the question. True understanding is cultivated from experiencing the martial arts.
Kempo Karate, Jujitsu, & Tai Chi.
Classes start as low as $85 per month!
We are open six days a week. Please see our current Class Schedule for a list of class times.
This depends on the student’s commitment and skill, but anywhere from 3-5 years.
Our youngest students are 3 years old. These classes focus on listening skills, self-control, and having a fun time so they want to continue and are ready for martial arts.
If they don’t, please let us know. Every child has different developmental needs but a common peripheral benefit of studying at our school is an overall improvement in your child’s life.
The Allen Academy has been serving Southern California since 1998.
Yes, for those individuals who are unable to attend the group classes, or would like private time with an instructor.
There is no specific fitness level to begin with. All students begin where they are. The martial arts are an excellent method to lose weight, tone up, increase your health, vitality, and physical fitness levels.
Students will absorb what they are capable of from the martial arts. Some will become more physically fit, some will learn to defend themselves, some will learn to decrease the stress in their lives and focus their energies, some will learn a new way to approach life. It is entirely up to the student what they will learn from the arts.
The focus of our beginner’s class is to prepare students for their long-term participation in the martial arts and pragmatic street self-defense. This means that students are taught stretching, flexibility, strengthening exercises to prepare them for their long-term goals, and how to properly defend themselves against any attack.
No. Trying anything new will bring with it a sense of unfamiliarity. This is normal. We have an excellent student body that is helpful and supportive. We are all friends and family here.
No, not usually. At this school we focus on internal validation rather than external. In tournaments, students are pitted against each other in competition. Rather, we seek to teach our students how to conquer their inner enemies, vanquish their self-imposed limitations, and cultivate inner peace, which are much more rewarding pursuits.