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About Our School



Mr. Tatum has personally trained each instructor and hand picked them for teaching. Each instructor knows and understands the reasons why an individual enrolls for lessons. The instructor’s approach is courteous, caring and motivated to help the student reach their goals. Instructors from all over the world come to Larry Tatum to learn his methods of teaching. After your first lesson, you will realize the benefits are many as you realize your potential. Physically you feel a sense of achievement as your whole body is awakened from each workout. Each lesson is empowering as you leave knowing YOU CAN and you have the ability to defend yourself. Your new found confidence becomes apparent to yourself and there in turn becomes apparent to others – a positive trait to keep attackers away. The more obvious benefits are cardiovascular, muscle toning and strength. It is not a mindless workout, but rather a workout that keeps you focused, so as to work out the mind as well as the body. Through this, all ages – young and old- find that discipline becomes something that is reachable, and on top of everything, it is fun. So, bring a smile when you come in!

Another note: Mr. Tatum has schools in his Association throughout the world. So if you are traveling, be sure and let us know and we will help you find a school in the city you are going to be in.As each student progresses in their lessons, belt promotions become available as each student is tested in their ability. Belt promotions are important goals as they show a student where they are in relation to their training – where they are, where they were, and where they need to go. DO IT YOURSELF! Rank achievement in a Larry Tatum’s school is recognized world wide, and an achievement you will be proud of all of your life.

Teaching children has ALWAYS been a specialty at Larry Tatum’s Kenpo Karate Schools. A child’s life is as real to them as it is to an adult’s world, often times more. Our instructors get down on their knees to teach, so as to be eye to eye with the child. They don’t teach down to the child but to them on a level of respect to the child. This encourages willingness from the child to try as hard as they can and in turn they develop self-esteem. Children as well as adults are taught to walk from a fight but if they have no other choice, but to defend, they know they can – THIS IS CONFIDENCE. This confidence is carried with them into their school work and daily lives.


CLASSES AT THE SCHOOL Classes are comprised of private lessons, as well as group classes. Because each student comes in for different reasons and needs, we have many programs designed to meet those needs.


Our introductory Program is the first program that we offer. This program gives you a chance to try a few lesson first to see how you like it and how we teach. Please don’t hesitate to talk to the manager or instructor at the school about this Introductory Program.


Includes 5 Private Lessons and 2 Group Lessons

Call or stop by to Enroll!

Larry Tatum Kenpo Karate Studio

47 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., CA 91024    

Tel: 626-344-6853

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