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.
--- Established 1972 ---
Zen Tai Chi
1842 West 11th Street, G&H
Upland, CA 91786
The Defense Arts Center is partnered with Fitness Results Gym
Located on 11th Street between Benson Avenue and Central Avenue,
in the 11th Street Business Park II Industrial Complex,
on the south side of the street, just across from Barry Court.
The Fitness Results Gym is at the south end of the first building on the east side.
Please park in north/south facing spaces in the common area to the south of the building.
For additional information or questions feel free to call Sensei Ty Aponte at 951-204-0341.
Offering the life-changing physical, mental, and emotional benefits of:
Karatedo for Kids, Special Needs Individuals, Teens, and Adults;
Iaido, Aikido, Zen Tai Chi, Capoeira, Kobudo, Japanese Jujutsu, and more.
Classes are held Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings and Weekends. Visitors welcome!
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 Authenticity:
Our chief instructors are all dedicated, experienced, down to earth, and passionate about what they do. Each can trace their lineage in a direct line to the founders of their Traditional Martial Art. Moreover, each DAC chief instructor (see below) continues their journey in a never ending quest to hone and refine their art through self-study, training regularly in classes, attending seminars, prepping for rank/dan advancement, as well as intense training camps (locally or abroad) so that students get the best and most authentic Traditional Martial Arts training as it is passed down from their Master instructors from Japan, Okinawa, and China:
• 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:
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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