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Families learn martial arts in a fun, safe environment. Our program focuses on character development first and expands according to students individual needs. Students develop leadership, focus, discipline and fitness.

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Glassell Park   2614 Arthur Street, Suite D, Los Angeles

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Altadena   2507 E. Washington Blvd, Pasadena


Jason Knight – Chief Instructor

Jason Knight holds a 3rd-degree black-belt in Karate-Do and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. He has won several championships at local and national martial arts competitions, including the State of California Brick Breaking Challenge and the UC Riverside National Championship in Team Kata.

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What makes Mr. Knight different from other Karate Teachers

Holding a Master’s Degree in Psychology with over 20 years of experience in the field, Mr. Knight is the leading expert in the process of character development through martial arts training. When Mr. Knight first started training at PMA, he was pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Not long after he started, he noticed an immediate change in his performance as a college student. The training in focus and discipline inherent in karate allowed him to absorb much more in his college classes and the system of progressive challenges with continuous feedback taught him the importance of goal-oriented character developing activities.

Lori Edwards – Certified Instructor

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Ms. Edwards has worked with children ages 5-13 in afterschool programs, at summer camps, and in the elementary school setting, teaching everything from science and writing to art and dance since 2003. As a program coordinator for the Institute of Educational Advancement, Ms. Edwards developed programs and workshops for highly gifted children to serve their emotional, social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.

Jessica Reed – Certified Instructor

Jessica Reed has been an ESL teacher and afterschool enrichment teacher since 2012. She has taught yoga, theater, improv, fine art, puppetry, movement/dance and science, as well as tutored at various elementary schools in the LA area. Ms. Reed has trained in martial arts since she was a small child, starting in Kuk Sool Won and Tae Kwon Do, picking up her training again (after years of playing team sports) in high school studying Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Qigong, and boxing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Arts, and a Certificate in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).


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