My Journey to Black Belt, by Cynthia Soszka

My Journey to Black Belt I started Kenpo Karate in December of 2011 at the age of 34. That may not seem old to some, but after dancing 5+ days a week, for 10 years of my childhood, my body sure felt old. After I stopped dancing at age 18, I also stopped exercising, gained a bunch of weight, and … Read More

Some Changes at Grass Valley Kenpo

Students and Parents: Grass Valley Kenpo Family Karate will be experiencing some changes coming in May, 2017. First of all, we will be changing the schedule. The schedule we have now was originally enacted to afford Mr. Garcia more time to spend with his family. It was an experimental schedule, and allowed all ranks to participate in the same class, … Read More

Awesome New Events for 2017!

Hello everyone. Grass Valley Kenpo Family Karate is gearing up to have a great 2017! We’ve already attended our first tournament of the year and our first seminar of the year. We were very successful at Scott Halsey’s Karate Championships bringing home many trophies and medals. Brandon Hubbard of Hubbard’s Kenpo Karate hosted Senior Master of the Arts, Richard “Huk” … Read More

Celebrating 6 years in Grass Valley

On Saturday, October 22nd, Grass Valley Kenpo Family Karate will celebrate our 6 year anniversary. We went from teaching two students on our backyard deck to over 40 men, women, and children in our 1500 square foot dojo. The 6th anniversary BBQ and potluck will be held at the dojo from 3pm to 6pm. Mr and Mrs Garcia will provide … Read More

Coming soon: Our first ever Parent’s Night Out!

On September 30, Grass Valley Kenpo Family Karate will be hosting our first Parent’s Night Out. Parents and caregivers can drop off their kids from 5:45 to 6:00 pm in our safe dojo environment and be secure in the knowledge that their children will be having fun while they can enjoy a night off. The evening will start off with … Read More

Back to School Special

Starting September 7th through October 7th, Grass Valley Kenpo Family Karate is offering a special deal for new students. If you sign up and pre-pay for 3 months, you will receive a free uniform. This deal is for new students only. We do offer family discounts. Please stop by the dojo or give us a call for more info.

A Seminar with Senior Master of the Arts, Richard ‘Huk’ Planas

Presented by Scott Halsey’s Kenpo Karate A seminar with Grand Master Richard “Huk” Planas 10th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate Saturday, September 10, 2016 Beginners: 10:00 – 12:00 – Cost: $35 Brown & Black Belts: 1:00 – 3:00 – Cost: $35 Grand Master Richard “Huk” Planas is considered to be the encyclopedia of the Kenpo Karate system. Mr. Planas … Read More

The 2016 Gold Mountain Invitational Youth Karate Tournament – July 23rd, 2016

A Martial Arts Tournament for Ages 16 and Under All Proceeds will be donated to Child Advocates of Nevada County July 23rd, 2016 Events Include: Kata, Kumite, Weapons Registration Starts at 9am – Eliminations Start at 10am Pricing: $40 For All Events $5 For Spectators (Ages 5 & under are Free) Early Bird Registration $35 Sign Up Online Below or … Read More