About Us

Grand Master Ken Nagayama

is from Okinawa, Japan. He started his martial arts training with Judo when he was in elementary school . Having trained in Moto Bu Ryu Karate, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Kendo, Boxing and many weapons forms, his abilities are as versatile as they are precise.

Grand Master Nagayama began his teaching career in Okinawa, instructing students in the art of Moto Bu Ryu in the same school he learned in. Since 1977 he has been teaching in the Los Angeles area. For many of those years he was gaining experience in and teaching Tae Kwon Do.

Since opening his own school in 1988, Grand Master Nagayama, through the integration of his many resources and knowledge, began developing his own Martial Arts style. He desired to teach a Martial Art that would be thorough, realistic, and strong, and it was from that desire that his own system grew.





Adults find that they benefit from the structure and discipline of the Martial Arts. But, it’s the excellent physical conditioning that draws in many adults. The opportunity to get in great shape while learning self- defense, both of which help cultivate confidence and a sense of worth, make Ken Nagayama Martial Arts the perfect environment for adults from every walk of life.









For children, the Martial Arts offer a great deal. Physical benefits aside, Martial Arts offers discipline and a structured environment in which respect is taught and children can gain more confidence while increasing their self-esteem.

Children’s Classes are for ages 5-years and older– and take place throughout the week. If your child is new to the Martial Arts, bring them by to one of our beginning classes! We also offer Kinder-Karate classes for children 3 1/2-years to 4-years old!




Cardio Karate

Our Cardio Karate class offer a fun way to gain endurance! Set to music, our Kickboxing class allows you to learn martial arts techniques while getting in shape. Zumba helps with rhythm and timing, which is also essential to the martial arts. No Uniform is required for either class!





is a modern Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship and uses bamboo swords, known as Shinai, and protective armor, known as bōgu. Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world.

Kendo is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines martial arts practices and values with sport-like strenuous physical activity.