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 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!


Marine Parseghian currently holds a 4th degree black belt in Kenpo 5.0 and began training in 1998, along with her younger brother.

Marine was one of two to receive Mr. Parseghian’s first black belts.

Marine graduated from Pasadena City College with an A.A. degree in Humanities and an A.A. degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Meet Antranig Parseghian
Owner at Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Pasadena in Pasadena, CA
4th degree black belt

Antranig (Sensei Anto) Parseghian is the owner and head instructor. He began training in American Kenpo Karate under Master Jeff Speakman in 1994. He currently holds a 6th degree black belt, ranking him as Master Speakman’s highest and most prestigious student.

Upon receiving his black belt in May 1997, Mr. Parseghian opened his school at age 18.

Mr. Parseghian is currently running the school with his wife, Marine Parseghian; along with the help of his brother, Berj Parseghian; brother-in-law, Artour Martirosyan; and their highest ranking students.

Mr. Parseghian graduated from Cal Poly Pomona where he received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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How to Get Started

Come join our Pasadena CA, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Birthday Parties, Summer Camp, 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!