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

26 Aug, Friday
Lim Family Malama Ohana 2022

Download the Event PDF for complete details on registration and more. Come celebrate Grand Master George Lim’s 50th anniversary in the martial arts at the Lim Family’s Malama Ohana in Phoenix, Arizona! There will be seminars, belt promotions, a luau and much more! Please let the dojo know if you’re planning to attend! From the Lim Family: MALAMA OHANA 2022…

26 Aug, Friday
Kids Belt Test

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…

30 Aug, Tuesday
Instructor Meeting & Training

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for the instructor meeting and training. Our instructor training program is designed for the person that wants to become more involved in the martial arts.  It will enable you to either help out with class or to become a fully qualified instructor and run classes yourself, it’s your choice how involved…

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Chamberlain Studios of Self-Defense has a mobile app!

Chamberlain Studios of Self-Defense has a mobile app!

Chamberlain Studios of Self-Defense has a mobile app! If this is your first time accessing our mobile app, please read all instructions below. In addition to the Student Portal on our website, you can now access CSSD curriculum videos on the go through our app, as well as see class schedules, communicate with us, and see the latest news! To access all…
GM Nick Chamberlain Inducted into the Kenpo Hall of Fame

GM Nick Chamberlain Inducted into the Kenpo Hall of Fame

On June 25th, 2022, our founder Grand Master Nick Chamberlain was inducted into the Kenpo Karate Hall of Fame after more than 40 years in martial arts, keeping the flame of alive for Nick Cerio’s Kenpo and blazing his own trail. He was inducted with: Nominees Carlos Wollman – Argentina. (Kenpo) Denise Plowman – Idaho (Kenpo) KC Jones – California…

Join us for the July 4th Parade & Other Dojo Events

Join us for the July 4th Parade & Other Dojo Events

July Dojo Events July 4th - Join us at the Lakewood Parade to celebrate! We will not have camps or classes on July 4th. July 4th - All locations closed for classes. July 7th - Leadership class 6:30 PM to 8 PM July 29th - July Kids Belt Test at 6:30 PM ...and Karate Summer Camp every week! Lakewood 4th…
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“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