Free trial: try one or more martial arts to see which is best for you, at no obligation.
Please check the Classes page for class times and age requirements


Traditional Martial Arts for children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
A variety of classes, taught by experienced, professional instructors, each specialized and officially ranked in their respective arts.

--- Located in Upland, California - Established 1972 ---


Offering the life-changing physical, mental, and emotional benefits of:
Karatedo for Kids, Special Needs Individuals, Teens, and Adults
Iaido, AikidoJapanese JujutsuZen Tai ChiCapoeira, Kobudo, and more. 


Classes are held Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings and Weekends.  Visitors welcome!


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We have frequent special training events, seminars, and get togethers.  Visit our Special Events page!



What Makes the
Defense Arts center Unique?

•  Our Experience:

We have been teaching Karate & other Martial Arts since 1972!

•  Our Chief Instructors:

All of our instructors - each within their respective martial arts, Karatedo, Kendo, Iaido, Aikido, Jujustsu, Capoeira, and others, are highly educated, trained, passionate and experienced senseis.

•  Our Sport-mindedness:

Many of our members have won medals in Local, National and International competitions.

•  Our Classes and Class Schedule:

We offer morning, day and evening classes, age-appropriate classes, and family classes 7 days a week. We also have classes especially designed for those of us that are over 40/50+ years young, as well as students with Special Needs. 

•  Our Prices:

We offer a one month free trail for each of our martial arts. Our tuition rates are very competitive, we have NO CONTRACTS and we offer family discounts.

•  Our Positive Philosophy and Inclusiveness:

We strive to exemplify and teach strong morals and values such as truth, honor, self-discipline and life skills for all ages. Our dojo teaches no religion of any kind, and we are proud to have a very diverse group of studients, with children and adults from many different ethnic backgrounds and walks of life. 



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