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Adult Kenpo Self Defense Training Classes in Pittsburgh, PA

Students and enthusiasts of Kenpo have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self-control to their lives. Still, others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well-being, PKA Karate Academy offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.

Kenpo is one of the first true mixed martial arts (punches, kicks, elbows, and knees dealing with standing, kneeling and prone positions.) And Ed Parker’s American Kenpo (EPAK) is a self-defense martial art based upon how the body moves naturally, Newtonian physics principles and BOTH circular and linear motion.

EPAK is a complete system which covers an endless myriad of scenarios beginning with basics and progressing through every conceivable option of attack and catalyst that a student can find oneself:

  • Grabs & Tackles
  • Pushes
  • Punches
  • Kicks
  • Holds & Hugs
  • Locks & Chokes
  • Weapons
  • Multiple Attacks
  • Combinations of the Above

Classes are specifically designed for each level of martial artists. Traditional drills such as stances, kicks, punches, movement drills, combinations, self-defense, pad drills, forms, sparring, and groundwork are developed based on what the student needs for current progression. All classes are fun, fast paced and high energy.

All sparring and contact in all adult Kenpo classes are continuous contact with an emphasis on safety. All students wear protective gear including mouthpieces, hand and foot gear, cup/supporters. Forearm/shin pads are also always made available and suggested for adult classes.

Once students are on a designed training program all individuals have access to the Academy for practice and workouts anytime the school is open without additional mat-fees, provided there is no interference with any group or private lessons being taught.

All students progress at their own speed and level. Students are not required to test until the instructors, as well as, the students are confident with all information that needs to be demonstrated prior to advancement.


Our Kickboxing Class Partnership – iLoveKickboxing – Pittsburgh

Our sister company is none other than world-renown iLoveKickboxing.com  or ILKB for short.  We are very excited to have access to this brand seven days a week from 7 am till 10 pm and 37 weekly classes.

Bring your water and get ready to leave it all on the mat.  Whether you are looking to lose weight, decrease stress, build muscle, work cardio, tone, or just get out of the house…No two classes are EVER the same.  The music is on.  The students are fired up and the sweat begins to fly.  Classes are a full hour.  Come join us!


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    2020 Specials

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Special Deals !


Five Private Sessions Based on Your Schedule. Includes Martial Arts Pants & T-Shirt.

New students only. Not valid with any other offers. Must bring in coupon. Call for appointment.
Expires: 06/30/2019

Women's Self Defense Mini-Course: $349.00

Five Private Sessions Based on Your Schedule. No uniform required.

New students only. Not valid with any other offers. Must bring in coupon. Call for appointment.
Expires: 06/30/2019

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