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Authentic family karate



About Pacific Martial Arts

We teach authentic karate-do, jiu-jitsu, and traditional Okinawan weapons (kobudo). In addition to teaching great self-defense, we teach our students to develop harmony, both with their inner selves and others.

By practicing martial arts, we learn to listen to our bodies and become more in tune with the world around us.

Our classes are designed to be developmentally appropriate for our students, with classes for toddlers, young children, pre-teens, teens, and adults. We find that our students become leaders in martial arts, focus, self-discipline, and respect for self and others.

Schedule an orientation today and find ou for yourself!



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.

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 in martial arts, he was pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Not long after he started, he noticed his ability to excel in college increased significantly which taught him the importance of traditional martial arts training in self-development.

Lori Edwards



Ms. Edwards has worked with children  of all ages in after-school programs, at summer camps, and in the elementary school setting since 2003.   In addition to being a powerful martial artist, Ms. Edwards developed programs and workshops for highly gifted children to serve their emotional, social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.

Vito Gutilla



Mr. Gutilla is an accomplished fiddler, fantasy writer, and blogger in addition to being a physically talented martial artist and instructor. He has been training in martial arts and competition since childhood and brings and brings an inspiring enthusiasm to every class.

Lydia Kapp



Lydia Kapp has worked with children since she was fourteen, when she began assisting with the Denver Center Theater Academy. She has used theater and dance therapy as a means of personal transformation. She has experience in Karate, Judo, Aikido, stunt fighting, and is an avid ballroom dancer. 


Glassell Park: 

2614 Arthur Street, Suite D, Los Angeles