About Us

Shaolin Kempo Karate

Shaolin Kempo Karate is a blend of several martial arts into one system. The primary martial arts we borrow from are: Shaolin (commonly called Kung Fu), Kempo (sometimes called Kenpo), and Karate. There are other martial arts we have borrowed from as well, Chin-Na (a Chinese martial art similar to Jujutsu), Kali (a Phillipine martial art utilizing sticks and short blades), Wing Chun, and many other influences.



Free Class

Women's Self Defense



Becoming the Tiger, Womens Self Defense

We teach a fun, high-energy class that covers an introduction to self-defense for women and girls through discussion, role play, and physical practice. We offer self defense classes on a short or long term basis, for individuals and groups. We also offer workshops to spread information and training.


The Three Rules

  • Self Discipline
    Doing the things you know you should do, when you are supposed to do them, without being told.
  • Respect
    Treating others the way you want to be treated.
  • Self Control
    Controlling your behavior to fit the situation you are in.

The Five Animals



The Five Animals of Shaolin

The five animals are often thought of as separate martial arts styles all their own. But it’s actually easier to think of them as five different ways to approach conflict. Each one has a strategy that is effective, but completely different from the others. Rather than thinking of it as five styles, it’s one style with five different ways to win.

  • The Tiger
  • The Leopard
  • The Crane
  • The Snake
  • The Dragon

The Four Ways of Fighting

Four Ways of Fighting that are one

Shaolin Kempo Karate incorporates many different martial arts into one system. The skills from those different martial arts can be classified into one of the four different ways of fighting. Being able to classify movements can make it easier to understand the principles as they are developed. By thinking about the material in compartments it makes it easier to focus on improving movements specifically.

  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Grappling
  • Felling