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Fun, exciting classes that will teach your child self-defense, help them get in great shape, and most importantly… give them the tools they need for a happy, rewarding and successful life.


Teens and adults who join can gain the ability to protect themselves and their loved ones. Develop a profound sense of inner-peace and confidence. And get in great shape – all at the same time!


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Do you have a question or would you like more information on our school, classes or programs that we currently offer? Feel free to get in touch with us at any time! We look forward to hearing from you!

Bet you thought our Pasadena martial arts school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense… well, you’re right, but it’s a lot MORE than just that!

As you get strong and physically fit, you’ll also start to see some changes that most of our students didn’t know would happen. Especially the younger ones. They are totally amazed by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

About Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 Pasadena in Pasadena, CA

Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 Pasadena was started by Instructor Antranig (Anto) Parseghian to give the youth a chance to learn the true essence of Kenpo… to become a warrior and a scholar.

Our martial arts family not only offers self-defense classes, but our warm and family-friendly school becomes the student’s second home. Instructors and fellow students alike are here to cheer you on and help you achieve your goals, both on and off the mat.

As a martial arts school, we specialize in the art of Kenpo 5.0 as revolutionized by Master Jeff Speakman. We have acquired a variety of skills that we filter through our classes to our young and eager-to-learn students. We incorporate MMA fighting style, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and the art of Kenpo Karate all into one AMAZING art.

Our center offers a FUN and EXCITING self-defense system of karate for kids and adults in a positive, safe and clean environment.

Beginners are welcome! Our team takes a well-planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on fitness, self-defense, and fun. We want you to be able to relax and learn the basics with ZERO nervousness or pressure to compete. No matter your age, shape, size, or skill level is, we have a program that will fit your needs and meet your goals.

We have a variety of specialized programs available for any and all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds such as group classes, private classes, an afterschool program and all day camps.

Kenpo 5.0 is a system of practical self-defense based on logic and common sense. You’ll learn to defend yourself while developing physical and mental conditioning, coordination, and concentration.

Kenpo provides a wide variety of blocks, strikes, kicks, punches, and mental focus exercises to avoid or subdue an attacker. Each student advances at their own pace with the guidance and expertise of our outstanding instructors. They will help you set and reach goals in karate, fitness and personal development…all of which help to ensure your SUCCESS in life.

Life skills for your personal growth and success. Whether you’re 4 or 84, character-building skills are developed and improved with Kenpo 5.0’s traditional values and philosophy. You’ll gain…

A ton of focus and confidence

Greater respect for self & others

Better discipline, self-control and leadership skills

Whole body strength & fitness

Less stress and a calm, peaceful mind

Check out the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now! These deals definitely won’t last long and classes fill up fast so reserve your spot today. This special is 100% RISK-FREE so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

We believe we can empower kids, as well as entire families, with the ancient philosophy and modern skills of the martial arts.

It’s a sad fact that bullying, abductions and personal attacks are part of our modern society. We will teach you how to be more aware of people and your surroundings, how to spot uncomfortable situations and defend yourself, if it comes down to that. That gives both kids and adults courage, confidence, and peace of mind, knowing they can feel safe and well-prepared.

We strengthen our students physically, mentally and spiritually through the use of bag work and power workouts multiple times per week. We are not just about fighting, kicking and punching though. We promote real world self-defense techniques, as well as the principles of compassion, discipline and determination, which we strive to instill in every student.

The instructors are relentless in their learning and growth and are constantly learning cutting-edge strategies to share with you and your family so that you get the most out of each and every class.

At Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 we strive to bring out the best in everyone. We can’t wait to empower you and see how fast you EXCEL with us. See you soon!


Come join our Pasadena, CA facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Teen & Adult Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Birthday Parties, Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall Camps, and After School . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (626) 794-1700 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!


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In this fast-paced, device-driven world, all a parent really wants for their child is for them to be happy, enjoy life and achieve the success they desire.

In order to accomplish any goal, you must be focused and disciplined, especially when the going gets tough. Martial arts teaches these valuable skills and so much more. Kids’ focus and confidence will soar!

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Richard Blum

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ – a year ago
I’m a grandpa. I love the way they bring the little ones along.

Elly G

We are so happy with the improvement on our Little Henry. Henry is excited and happy to attend his classes. We notice a big difference on his behavior and focusing in class. Thank you So much for everything you guys do for out little one. We love the family environment in the studio and we are highly satisfied with the program.

Amanda Storey

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ – a year ago
We love this dojo! The staff is wonderful! My son has been going for several months and we have been so please with his growth, and the wonderful kenpo family/community have been an added bonus.

Tania Baez

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ – a year ago
I enrolled my daughter Aubrey because I wanted her to come out of that she’ll she was hiding in. She was very quiet, shy and an introvert. I enrolled her May 2016 …almost a year later she is a completely different child. She is more confident, disciplined and won’t stop talking. I highly recommend this place. Staff and instructors are on of a kind!

Andy Morales

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ – 2 years ago
The Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 karate system is the best there is. This version of American Kenpo has combined Mr. Ed Parker’s American Kenpo and adapted it to include the ground work that Jiu Jitsu is well known for. This world wide organization excels with teaching both children and adults self discipline, loyalty, honor, integrity, confidence, strength of mind and body. My family and I have been a part of this organization for the last four years, and the people have become family. Not since my military days have I found a camaraderie as strong as this.

Melodie Grubbs

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ – a year ago
My kids have been in the program for almost 3 years now and it has been amazing watching them grow their karate skills and develop an attitude of respect, discipline, and self-confidence. This place is more than just a karate studio and after school program, it’s a well rounded environment that builds character, friendships, and positive memories for your children and family.

Margaret S

So how does a mom with 3 kids (ages 5 and under) stay sane?! By taking the incredible kickboxing classes offered at JSK 5.0 Pasadena. I started my kickboxing journey in July 2017, 6 months after having my third child and it was the best decision I could have made for me and my family!

Doing kickboxing for me has not only been a great workout, but also great outlet to relieve some stress. When I started working out my goal was to lose as much of my post pregnancy weight as possible, so I would check the scale regularly to see how I’ve progressed. Now I rarely check the scale because I can feel the difference in my strength, stamina, and attitude that a number on the scale doesn’t mean as much to me as it did before. A big part of that turn around is due to the wonderful instructors.

The kickboxing instructors are amazing and truly one of a kind.  They are always ready to encourage and motivate you, making you feel that ‘Yes I Can Do This’. Everyone that comes to kickboxing cheers the other person on, making it known that this is an uplifting and supportive community. By the end of the workout you leave with a great amount of sweat on your back and a BIG SMILE on your face.

Thank you JSK 5.0 Pasadena!

Jennifer B

Your kickboxing class is my new hobby. It keeps me accountable for exercising at a minimum 2xs a week. I love the people who attend. They are so nice and motivating. I have a blast with Art and the group. Sometimes I feel like I’m at a comedy show because I laugh so much. It is a great class to decompress after a long day of work or long workweek.