Karate 4 Kids USA

Karate 4 Kids USA


Thank you for the ray of sunshine, slice of normality, actual lifeline that is Karate 4 Kids USA. Good exercise all round!

We teach Martial arts to children in a fun, safe, and non-competitive environment. Our unique blend We make learning Martial Arts exciting and fun!

Our unique blend of goal-setting, self-esteem, respect, and discipline program is taught to over one thousand children each week. These goals are attained in an enjoyable, exciting, and enriching atmosphere, while in a family-like setting. Our classes are designed to have fun, to learn new skills, and to become knowledgeable not in the art of self-defense, but in the lessons of life. Our highly tr

Operating as usual


Happy Birthday KSN Shaw!


While ninjas were getting ready to go back to school and kicking off the new school year, Master Lee had a special guest at our dojang last week. Grandmaster James Kim traveled from the east coast to observe our dojang and had the opportunity to meet our instructors and some of our senior students. Before returning home, he mentioned, more than once, how he was impressed with their dedication, respectfulness and skills.

Grandmaster Kim spoke with students and asked if Master Lee was easy on them during training. As he was met by silence and head shakes, he responded with a knowing smile. He spoke of training Master Lee and her family of Black Belts, her sharp abilities even at a young age and how proud he is that she continues to teach and pass on the martials traditions bestowed upon her.

While here, he presented Master Lee with a 7th Dan certificate and promoted her to Grandmaster level. Please welcome & celebrate Grandmaster Theresa Lee's accomplishments and induction into an honored group of elite practitioners. She is humbled and excited to continue teaching and growing our community.

Fun Fact: Grandmaster Kim's late father, Grandmaster Sang Soo "Tiger" Kim, trained under Grandmaster Hwang Kee - the founder of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan style - and received Dan Bon 1290. In the mid-80s, Grandmaster Sang Soo "Tiger" Kim took over the school where Grandmaster Lee first started her training in Astoria, NY. She continued her training with Grandmaster James Kim and her uncle Master Richard Westonwhen they opened a new location in Fresh Meadows, NY. Since then she has been teaching under the guidance of Grandmaster Kim and continues to spread her love of Martial Arts and, of course, food! Congratulations, Grandmaster Lee


Full action packed classes today....welcome back ninjas!


Full action packed class....welcome back ninjas!


How do you do Sundays? We ninja train shoulder throws and smile of course!


Throwback Thursday of our very own Kyo Sa Nim Shaw breaking bricks earlier this month!


Thank you to all of our community who came out and celebrated with us!


Come join us!


5 yrs ago today in an undisclosed kitchen in Morristown, NJ, I was surrounded by family when I found out I officially became the new proud owner of Karate 4 Kids USA. I had worked here for 10 years building & supporting my community and everything in that moment felt right. Excited for what I would accomplish next, the planning began. About a year and a half into ownership, the pandemic hit and 3 years later we are still training with purpose, growing with honor and uplifting our community.

We are still !

So please join us Next Saturday July 8th at 10:45a to celebrate our 5 year anniversary of re-establishment at our K4KUSA community potluck. Proceeds from this event go towards our next Expo!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 05/11/2023

Throwback Thursday: Pics from the Re-Launch of our Annual Breakathon!

Photo Credits: J & D Karp


Thank you to our fantastic Karate 4 Kids USA staff, volunteers, students and families for helping us restart our yearly breakathon tradition! More pictures to come!


Happy 15th Anniversary
Master Lee!

As the newest one on our staff to our Karate 4 Kids USA / Victory Martial Arts community Master Lee has been pushing the envelope in creating a community legacy and a dojang we all can call a home away from home. We have been fortunate to have her as a leader and role models for all of our ninjas. Thank you for all you do! Congratulates and Best Wishes!



Fyi Constuction on Magnolia from Tujunga to lankershim.

Plan ahead to make it on time to the dojang!


Fyi Constuction on Magnolia from Tujunga to Lannkershim. Plan ahead to make it on time to the dojang!


Congratulations to our newest Black Belts! When you see them around the dojang be sure to give them a high five....together these 3 have over 25 years of practice! Keep up the awesome work!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 02/10/2023

Happy birthday to our lead instructor and super boss Master Lee!


Kids showed up to work today!! Master Lee had an awesome time with our 4:30p ninjas! Who's up for more training!?


Earn your turkey class has a little parking snafu!!!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 11/06/2022

Master Lee and Master Crittenden made it through another hangout with the crazy tweens of Karate 4 Kids USA. Everyone had a blast. See you all next time!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 11/01/2022

We are back to FULL UNIFORMS starting TODAY!

Check your email for schedule updates too!

See you at the dojang!


Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 10/31/2022

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Please remember that our 630p and 730p classes are canceled for today for trick or treating (mostly so Master Figueroa and Master Crittenden can go TP Kyo Sa Nim Shaw’s house).

Stay safe and see you all back in action in FULL Uniform starting Tuesday 11/1/22!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 10/29/2022

More Halloween pics from the studio this week!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 10/27/2022

More great costumes yesterday for costume week!

Not pictured is Master Lee as Scooby Doo and Master Crittenden as Luigi!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 10/26/2022

Some great costumes kicking off costume week at the studio!!!!

Bring your ninja in costume this week!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 10/24/2022

Amazing and challenging black belt test yesterday!

Congrats to the candidates on a strong showing at their test.

Thank you to all those that stopped by in person and on zoom to support! If you see Jenny, Aaron or Myles around the studio be sure to tell them congratulations on their journey!


Congratultions Black belt candidates! Today was a great test: a show of hard work and true grit. The candidates performed admirably and represented our dojang with style. Be sure to tell them they did awesome when you see them around the studio. Thank you everyone that joined us in person and online to root on our senior gups. TANG SOO!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 10/23/2022

An amazing BLACK BELT reunion at the studio this weekend!

Black Belts from all over came to train and eat together! It was great seeing everyone and hope more can make it next time.


Because of a plumbing issue and maintenance at the dojang
NO In Person Classes today.
ALL Wednesday classes Hosted via Zoom Only TODAY
Wednesday 9/28/22

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 08/07/2022

Teen Ninja Night was a huge success! We had so much fun with our teens today playing some old school games and everyone getting a solid workout at the same time! Thank you for those who made it and we hope to see you at the next one!!!!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 07/31/2022

Congratulations Sr. Gups and welcome Ms. Katherine to our K4KUSA/Victory Martial Arts Black Belt Family!
Photo Credit: Mr. D. Karp


Join us this July 9 for Il Su S*k Dae Ryun.

Get in depth instruction from our K4KUSA instructors on your testing requirements and pick up a thing or two along the way.

Hour long slots are available for yellow belt with a stripe and up.

Groups are assigned by age and rank.

11AM is 11 and under
12PM is 12-16 year olds
1PM is any Advanced students

Cost is $25 and register via email!

More exciting events coming soon! Stay tuned!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 06/21/2022

HAPPY 1st Day of Summer
2022 Summer T-shirts are HERE!

T-shirts are $25 each and ONLY THIS shirt can be worn instead of your dobok tops for the summer. Send us an email and grab a new design before your size is gone.
Quantities are limited

This year's shirt represents the element of wind with a Chinese dragon representing power, strength, and good luck. It is shape in the lucky number "8" which in Chinese culture sound like the word "Fa" which mean "fortune", "prosper", and "wealth." It is quite fitting as we enter the 2nd half of 2022 that my late father chose the proverb “May All Go Your Way” which is what we wish for all of our Karate 4 Kids USA community.

Stay Safe & Tang Soo!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 05/22/2022

Today was a fantastic testing! The candidates left it all on the mat! It was an amazing demonstration of martial arts!

Master Lee, Master Crittenden, Master Figueroa and Mister Z were join by Master Bettis and Kyosa Nim Ryder.

Black belt candidate Katherine was joined by senior gup candidates Jennifer, Aaron and Myles. Rounding out the test were the Culvers testing for Red 1 and Red 2. Supporting the test were red belts Parker and Kevin.

Thank you to all those that joined us in person and online!

Tang soo!


First sparring class with actual sparring in more than two years! Great night with great students lifting each other up!

Truly awesomr!! Can’t wait for next week! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽🥋🥋🥋


Ninja Nite is cheaper than a babysitter and a lot more FUN.
Open to current students ages 6+
Space is limited and Reservation are Required (NO WALK INS)
prices are: 1st child $60
siblings $30
Mass organized chaos, fun,
games, food, drinks, & movie!

To get check availability and make a reservation please call (818)755-4573 or email us before 12:00 PM Saturday, 5/7/22


A deals a deal....Master Lee and the K4KUSA Crew paid up with 200 pancakes today. Thank you everyone for all your hard work, continued support and smiling faces!

Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 03/24/2022

It's been 15 years and counting since Master Crittenden and Master Figueroa began teaching our Karate 4 Kids USA Community. We have been fortunate enough to see them grow into tremendous leaders and role models for all of our ninjas. Their dedication and loyalty to our dojang have been instrumental in helping us "raise great citizens through the Martial Way." We wish them continued success and congratulates on their achievement!


Photos from Karate 4 Kids USA's post 01/29/2022

Packed Saturday classes! Keep up the great work everyone!


In person classes cancelled today. BBC will meet online at its usual time!


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Videos (show all)

Because of a plumbing issue and maintenance at the dojangNO In Person Classes today. ALL Wednesday classes Hosted via Zo...
Join us this July 9 for Il Su Sik Dae Ryun.Get in depth instruction from our K4KUSA instructors on your testing requirem...
Great news! We are offering in-person outdoor classes! Mister Shaw takes us through all the protocols that will help kee...
A repost of Master Lee’s belt tying tutorial! A lot of kids are trying to get that tip on their belt and here’s the answ...
Mister Shaw shines like a STAR in this video about “Star Jumps!” Get ready to move your body and practice your jumps!
Kyo Sa Nim Gillespie brings us the Plyo Push-up (AKA clapping push-up!) With parents permission and supervision and mayb...




5215 Bakman Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm

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