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Pasadena Martial Arts

Get Fit. Be Strong. Feel Empowered.

About Our School

The 5 Life-Changing Gifts of
Martial Arts. For Kids AND Adults.

Welcome!

Bet you thought our Pasadena Martial Arts school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... the truth is it's so much more.

As you get physically fit, you’ll also experience some changes most of our students are NOT prepared for. Especially our younger students. They are absolutely blown away by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

Below are a handful of those life-changing experiences people walk away with. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you can add to the list as well!

#1 Tons of Confidence

Martial arts is tough. Whether it’s strictly to get fitter or you’re in it to win it and become one of the world’s leaders in martial arts, trying something new is challenging both physically and mentally.

But...as you push yourself and listen to your instructors as they cheer you on you will get a HUGE surge of confidence! You’ll also get in amazing shape which brings better body confidence right along with it.

You’ll be able to pat yourself on the back with pride as you achieve things you once thought impossible. Even if that means completing one single push up, perfecting a difficult new technique, or even watching your kids progress through their training.

#2 Spot on Focus

Martial arts is demanding at times and requires your full attention. As you concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you, you start to build important links in your brain that improve your ability to focus better and for longer periods of time. 

What’s great is that this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life too.

Adults report being able to not only concentrate better at work, but they’re able to clear their mind at the end of the day a lot more easily. Kids benefit too as they pay more attention at school and at home… and that means they’re more productive. 

#3 Physical Fitness

Each class is loaded with challenging, fun exercise. But because you're so focused on performing techniques, and having so much fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4 Community & Family Ties

Martial artists are some of the most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. Highly skilled and dedicated to the lifestyle, we're definitely a tight-knit group here.

Students, their families, and our instructors are all about support and friendship. You’ll make tons of new friends for life, cheer each other on during tough times, and celebrate during victories.

Friendship, motivation, and dedication - that’s the foundation of the martial arts way of life. It's truly great to experience.

#5 Awesome FUN Times!

Ugh...fitness can be so boring! Luckily, we’re working out like super-star martial artists. Learning to use our entire body to protect ourselves and our families. In our awesome classes you’ll tighten up your core, gain lean muscle on your legs and arms, and have a blast.

No two workouts are ever the same and we DON'T use military style yelling or body shaming. After all we want you to have a ton of fun here, and keep coming back. Plus, our instructors know they’ll get the best possible performance out of you when you’re in a good mood. That’s when we’re at our best too!

Kids and adults both work hard, and play hard. Laughing and smiles are part of every class.

Make the next chapter of your life the best one ever! We want you to succeed, so we’re offering a limited time 100% money back guarantee on all web specials. 

Yep, that’s how much we believe in you. Scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's best for you. Snag the super sweet web special and try us out. If we’re not for you, no worries. You get 100% of your money back – no questions asked. 

Feel more comfortable signing up over the phone? Give us a call and let’s chat: (626) 794-1700

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Antranig Parseghian

Antranig Parseghian, Owner
Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Pasadena
(626) 794-1700

Little ones (and their parents) love Pasadena Kids Martial Arts Classes! A fun mix of martial arts techniques is combined with lessons on discipline, learning a deeper sense of respect, and building fit habits to take your children well into adulthood.

Each FUN class will bring your kids closer to new fit friends, teach them epic life-saving punching and kicking drills, and boost confidence for better performance in school!

So school's out and you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Summer Camp. Every day your child will learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends...

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... and cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!) Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

Our Pasadena Kids Martial Arts After School Program is perfect for the concerned parent on the go! Since we pick your child up from school, they'll be in a safe and exciting learning environment full of high energy activities with a focus on their studies...right up until the time you pick them up. Get ready to hear all about how much fun they had during your ride home!

They'll get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, and fun activities. Plus - lessons on respect, discipline, and paying attention are always front and center during study and campus time. It's deeply enriching and a lot of fun!

Do you wish to get in shape through fun powerful classes? Experience a combination of modern and traditional training and workouts in our Pasadena Adult Martial Arts Classes. Our martial art classes offer an array of combat techniques; from self-defense and exercise to meditation and philosophy for a better life.

You can join our Martial Arts, Karate, Kung Fu Jiu-Jitsu classes which are taught to adults of all ages. And you'll be taught by our expert martial arts instructors who are dedicated, caring, and full of passion.

You don't have to be a Martial Arts superstar to do Fitness Kickboxing! It's the perfect way to learn some basic self-defense moves, in a non-intimidating environment, while getting an amazing workout!

As you melt away the pounds you'll gain self-confidence, boost your metabolism, and meet new friends. Dynamic body weight exercises will not only help you tone up from head to toe, but, they'll also help you avoid injury from every day activities by strengthening your core.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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Instructors

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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