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.

31 Mar, Friday
Kids Belt Test – March

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…

06 Apr, Thursday
Leadership Class & Meeting

The Leadership Program will meet on the first Thursday of every month, from 6:30-8:00pm. CSSD students can join the leadership program at purple belt and at least 9 years of age, and all are expected to participate by the time they advance to the rank of blue belt. We will meet the 1st Thursday of every month to learn “instructor…

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Map for Kids Kenpo Tournament

Map for Kids Kenpo Tournament

Here is a map to park and enter the competition gym at Episcopal School of Dallas. Put 4126 Montwood Lane, Dallas 75229 into your map app. You entering through entrance 12 on the map.

Summer Camp and Tournament Registration!

Summer Camp and Tournament Registration!

Upcoming Dojo Events February 20: President's Day Camp February 24: Kids Belt Test February 25: Grappling for Adults and Leadership Students February 28: Instructor Training March 2: Leadership March 4: Mizutaki Dinner March 11: Grappling for Adults and Leadership Students March 13-17: Spring Break Camp March 19 - Tournament Prep practice 11 am - 1 pm March 19 - Free…
The Dojo is Open!

The Dojo is Open!

And we’re back! The dojo reopens today for regular classes starting at 4 PM and Kan Geiko restarts tomorrow at 6 AM

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Women’s Self Defense – March 2023

Women’s Self Defense – March 2023

This past Sunday we had a fun free community self-defense class, teaching awareness, safety strategies. and basic self-defense. Come join us every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM for our normal women’s self-defense series where we go more in depth on these topics.

Mizutaki 2023 Photos

Mizutaki 2023 Photos

Here are photos from the 2023 Mizutaki Dinner, our first since 2020!

February 2023 Kids Belt Test Photos

February 2023 Kids Belt Test Photos

Here are photos from the February 2023 kids’ belt test photos.

“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