Thank you so very much for taking the time to volunteer at our organization. You all really connected with the participants on a level that struck a chord and ignited a passion. It was a pleasure to watch you interact with them. Thank you!
— Jena I., Covenant House New York

Felt better than I have in WEEKS after I attended the free women’s self-defense class at Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy last night. Went to work that night feeling pumped!
— Jessica K.

“So empowering. Very practical. The instructors have so much confidence in a woman’s ability to protect herself, no matter her size or physical strength. Lots of good tips, techniques, and also just motivation on how to survive when you’re attacked. I walked home unafraid by myself for the first time! Definitely going back.”
— Kayli K.

CHKA came to my school for a women’s self defense class and it was amazing! They were really helpful and supportive. We learned a lot and people were still talking about it the next week. Everyone was so lovely and I’m grateful they came to us. Highly recommend checking them out!!
— Cyarra T.

Thank you for all the hard work you all have given towards Dylan. Your studio has really changed her life in a wonderful way.
— Steve and Tiffany, parents of Dylan Z.

They work with you until you get it!
— Megan B.
A fantastic place to learn, train, grow and laugh.
— Phil D.

I started with the women’s free self defense class and then something I always wanted to try turned into so much more. My training at CHKA has supported me not only in the dojo but outside-what I learn there carries into my life. A special place with special people. I am so glad I found it.
— Dana V.

I worked with CHKA to program a Self Defense Class for some students at NYU. We had an amazing time. It was really easy coordinating with CHKA and we were amazed by how much we learned. The instructors were all very welcoming and encouraged us to push ourselves in the exercises. I would definitely recommend partnering with CHKA.
— Julie E., NYU Residential Life

I visited on a Tuesday evening for their free self defense class and had an amazing experience. The staff were very patient and helpful. I will definitely return!
— Teresa S.

Thank you for all the care and training Joshua received. It has set him on a path for life!
— Amy B., mother of Joshua (age 5, Lil' Turtles)

Our son and daughter are both students at CHKA and we love it! Not only are they getting lessons in self defense, but they are learning how to be disciplined and show respect for others. The instructors are professional and friendly, and you feel like you are part of a family.
— Sheila G.
I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVED the self-defense class yesterday. I went with my two roommates after work and it was just wonderful. The instructors were informative, understanding, and encouraging. I didn’t know the first thing about self defense and though I need a ton of practice, I feel so much better now that I have been even once!
— Tess N., Coordinator, Dr. Oz's Healthcorps

Very useful. Will be back :)
— Bonnie L., about CHKA's SMASH! Women's Self Defense class

It was an absolute pleasure to work with you in our Afterschool program. It was so great to see such enthusiasm and excitement from all the girls after each class as they talked about everything they learned and accomplished. Your dedication to helping and teaching our students to explore the technique of Kenpo Karate is admirable. We are very lucky to have you as part of our community.
— Isamar C., Afterschool Program Coordinator, Cornelia Connelly School

I went yesterday and participated in the free women’s self defense class. When I first walked in I was nervous because I don’t do anything like this so I was stepping out of my comfort zone but it was so worth it. They teach you so much and are very helpful. Being that it was free, there were maybe at least 30 of us. I didn’t count but the entire room was filled with women. Yet the instructor Sifu Jack was really helpful and made sure he gave each one of us some advice and help with what we were doing wrong and what we can do to make it better. Left the studio feeling awesome and looking forward to the next class. Definitely will buy the T-shirt they sell since the class is free, its the least you can do since they are giving up their free time to help us learn how to defend ourselves.
— Jocelyn O