high quality and warmth
I have been teaching for more than 40 years and have been rewarded. The success has been the combining of professionalism with caring for the participants. That has been the hallmark of the Ken Wa Kan dojo all these years. Whether it's Michelle,Bob,Zelda,Augusto et al (forgive the lack of titles, it's not a lack of respect) the caring is apparent. As is the warmth and enthusiasm for the life they lead and pass on to the students. many more years of success lies before them.
Amazing kids classes
My 4 year old son son started taking karate classes over the summer with Sempai Hugo. We were welcomed by staff with open arms. My son absolutely loves going to the Ken Wa Kan Dojo. The classes are very age appropriate and fun. The instructors are wonderful and friendly while teaching the children discipline, focus and building self confidence. Since my son started taking classes here he has become more confident, he listens better at home and stands up for himself and others (verbally) in challenging situations. I would highly recommend Karate-Do Ken-Wa-Kan to anyone.
True community for my kids
My daughter has been taking classes and making friends (instructors and kids alike) here for 3.5 years. I trust the instructors completely and feel they go the extra mile to instill compassion and self discipline in a fun and effective way. Finally, I love that the dojo has so many female instructors and is woman-founded. Go KWK!
Ken Wa Kan DoJo High Quality Kids Instruction
My daughter started Karate afterschool with Sensei David from Ken Wa Kan and it was wonderful to watch her grow in confidence, inner strength and discipline. She then began taking classes at the dojo twice a week and loves it. She gets a good workout so has improved her physical fitness. The instructors are friendly and kind but firm and demand focus, consistency and attention to detail. They give a lot of personal attention and mentoring, so my daughter has continued to flourish in her personal growth. She may not be the best Karate kid but that’s not what we get out of coming to Ken Wa Kan DoJo. Two thumbs up from our family.
Old and lifting my legs
Five years ago I retired at 58. I had a job where I worked long hours and I never did a stitch of exercise. I went to Ken Wa Kan over-weight, tired and out of shape. They have been nothing but wonderful. Everyone there is a complete delight.
I Love it
the dojo is A place that i can call home and all the stuff go out they way to help you to help yourself they give you the proper tool for you can help yourself this is my 17th day and i love it its is something i wanted to do most of my life and the dojo is give me that chance so man woman or children can Benefit of this School of learning and I am a hard person to teach so they have patience and right way to teach Karate !! so if I can learn Karate here you can too ps . loving this Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan thank JOHN ROSA
On Sundays, Sempai Augusto holds his cardio training/sparring class and it is always worth it! The class balances the practicing of sparring techniques with calisthenic exercises designed to build strength and endurance. I always look forward to this as a way to start my week. There is always a positive and spirited energy in the instructors that rubs off on the people attending. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants a practical class to work on foundational sparring techniques, or those who want to get into better shape to help them in regular training classes.
getting here wasnt half the battle, the class was the whole thing
Always love sempai augustos class for a good workout! So fun! I feel great!!
If you’ve been checking out martial arts schools in New York City, you won’t have to travel far to find one that offers a variety of classes at all skill levels. Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan is a family-owned and -operated facility, so turn to us if you’re interested in taking a course on martial arts or self-defense.
Self defense and martial arts courses offer adults and children alike the chance to master new skills and techniques. For some people, the social aspects of group training are appealing and beneficial. But for others, private training is the preferred method of learning a new discipline and getting up to speed from a physical standpoint. If you're interested in private training for yourself or your child, come to our center in New York, NY.
For self-defense classes in New York, NY, a name to remember is Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan. Our highly experienced team of instructors, led by Shihan Michelle Gay, a fifth-degree black belt and world karate champion, is standing by to welcome you to our comfortable, well-maintained dojo.
Are you interested in learning the art of Tai Chi Chuan? At Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan in New York, NY, we offer traditional Tai Chi Chuan classes for students of all ages.
Self Defense and Martial Arts Course in New York, NY
Whether you’re considering a self-defense and martial arts course as a way to build strength, improve coordination, or enhance self-confidence, you should check out everything that Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan has to offer. We’re conveniently based in New York City, and we look forward to serving you and every member of your household.
Our staff has a wealth of experience in martial arts that includes participating and winning numerous awards in local, national, and international competitions. We can be trusted to pay attention to even the smallest details during our sessions, and we furnish day, evening, and weekend hours to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. Our group and individual courses cover:
- Karate classes
- Self-defense classes
- Tai Chi Chuan
- Private training
Contact Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan if you live in New York, NY, and you’re thinking about enrolling yourself, your children, or even your entire family in a self-defense and martial arts course. We’ll be standing by to tell you more about our wide array of classes, and we can offer you a free introductory session.
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- Registered Somatic Movement Educator
- Certified Laban Movement Analyst
- Two-Time Women's International Knockdown Champion
- Three-Time Women's Knockdown Champion
- Five-Time International Kata Champion
- Specialized Preventative Self Defense Program Founder And Expert