Confidence. Discipline. Fitness. Tradition. Community.

40th Anniversary

Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense is in our 40th year of providing martial arts education for children and adults. Under the instruction of Grandmaster Chamberlain, our system features modern techniques combined with traditional training methods.

Kids Kenpo Karate

Karate is a great recreational activity; it provides good exercise and self-discipline, builds confidence, and establishes achievable goals. Our Kids Karate classes incorporate the 3-Steps to a Great Kid™ character development program.

The emphasis of the program is respect; respecting the instructors, the school, and fellow students.

Adult Kenpo Karate

The primary style of martial arts taught at Chamberlain Studios of Self-Defense™ is Gasan Ryu™ Kenpo: a practical, efficient, and easy to learn system that incorporates the kicking and punching of Karate, the throws, locks and mat-work of Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, the explosive striking power of Kenpo, and the hand techniques of western boxing. It was developed by Grand Master Nick Chamberlain after 25 years of training with some of the world’s best martial arts instructors.

Upcoming Events

31 May, Friday
Kids Belt Test: May

When you have all six of the colored skills stripes, you may be promoted to the next rank. Younger students are promoted in class, while students age 7 and up with all of their stripes are eligible for the cumulative belt test on the last Friday of the month. The test is cumulative, it covers everything you have learned since…

01 Jun, Saturday
Adult Belt Test & Shodan Pre-Test

We have an adult belt test coming up on Saturday, June 1st. This will be a PRETEST for all possible shodan candidates for WW24, as well as a test for those testing for rank. We are planning to hold the test at Winfrey Point, starting at 11am (no adult class that morning). Book reports are due 2 weeks before your…

21 Jun, Friday
Keepers of the Flame 2024

Keepers of the Flame is back, this time with special guest Kumu Michelle Manu from Hawaii. Keepers of the Flame showcases the preservation of knowledge and traditions in the martial arts. For 2024 you will have the opportunity to see this in action as you train with the incredible teacher from the Hawaiian combat art of Lua, Kumu Michelle Manu…

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Summer Classes, Ninja Camps, and Events!

Summer Classes, Ninja Camps, and Events!

May 27: Closed for Memorial Day May 28: Summer camps start! May 28: Instructor training May 31: Kids belt test June 1: Adult belt test May 3: Ninja Camp as DISD is closed June 21-23, 2024: Register Now! REGISTER NOW: Keepers of the Flame, June 21-23, 2024 Walnut Hill Rec Center Students - Please note schedule changes below: Tuesday and…
Register now! Keepers of the Flame and Ninja Camps

Register now! Keepers of the Flame and Ninja Camps

April 20: Solar Girls and Solar Boys Carnivals - need leadership helpers! April 21: Junior Black Belt and Kids Brown Belt Test - 10 am April 26: Kids Belt test April 27: Grappling for Adults and Leadership kids April 30: Instructor Training May 3: Ninja Camp as DISD is closed Save the Date for Keepers of the Flame - June…
Kids Junior Black Belt Test, Keepers of the Flame 2024 and More!

Kids Junior Black Belt Test, Keepers of the Flame 2024 and More!

April 4: Leadership Class and Meeting April 6: DPD and Perot Museum STEAM event - need leadership helpers! April 13: Grappling for Adults and Leadership kids April 20: Solar Girls and Solar Boys Carnivals - need leadership helpers! April 21: Junior Black Belt and Kids Brown Belt Test - 10 am April 26: Kids Belt test April 27: Grappling for…
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Junior Black & Brown Belt Test Highlights

Junior Black & Brown Belt Test Highlights

Here are highlights from our spring Junior Black and Brown Belt Test! These kids have all been with us since they were littles and have been working hard for years and years to get here. Congrats to everyone for ranking up and congrats to the Junior Black Belts of Spring 2024!

May 2024 Leadership Class Photos

May 2024 Leadership Class Photos

Here are pictures from our May 2024 Leadership class!

Dallas Family STEAM Event Photos

Dallas Family STEAM Event Photos

We had a lot of fun at the Dallas STEAM event, presented by Dallas Police Department Community Affairs. We helped kids (and some adults) learn to break some boards, and talked about awareness and safety, and the martial arts.  

“I have been very impressed with the numerous precautions Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense has taken to help combat the spread of Covid-19 at the dojo, and subsequently the community at large….Temperature checks, limiting indoor class sizes, mandatory masks/face coverings, eliminating person to person contact, and the sterilization of the dojo after every class, as well as a deep clean every night…give me the peace of mind I need while I am training at CSSD. The creation of an online training library, inclusion of outdoor training sessions, as well as live Zoom broadcasts for all classes have been invaluable in supplementing my training as well during these challenging times. Kudos to CSSD on a job well done!”

Dr. Faisal F. Chaundry

“I never knew when we signed up for Kenpo at Chamberlain Studios that it would become part of the fabric of our family. All four of us take classes, and kata and grappling are honored family activities. In a way the dojo is just an extension of our home, and the senseis and Shihan are family.”

“…Not only are my sons embracing the art of karate, they have gained confidence, developed respect, and learned perseverance and discipline. I am so thankful that Chamberlain Studios is just as interested in nurturing the character of my children as they are teaching high kicks and hammer fists.”

Elisa Laird

“Working with Chamberlain Studios has been a pleasure. Dr. Chamberlain and his staff are professional educators from start to finish. They not only teach self defense but also good citizenry. The quality of the instruction is excellent and the kids have a great time while learning. I sent my kids to one of their camps and they loved it! I highly recommend the program.”

Mr. Mike Schneider, Director of Summer Camps at the Episcopal School of Dallas

“Went here for a free Self Defense class. They did an amazing job! I recommend this class to everyone.”

Diane Mikkelson

“I just had my son’s birthday party and it was the best party we’ve ever had or ever been to! Thank you again!”
Lucy Meredith