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.

29 Sep, Friday
Kids Belt Test – September

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 Oct, Friday
Warrior Weekend 2023

Warrior Weekend is the annual Black Belt test for Chamberlain Studios.  Testing includes both Mudansha (colored belts) and Yudansha (graded ranks in Black Belt) levels in Gasan Ryu Kenpo.  The event is done largely outdoors at a facility that contains the elements of: reasonably priced housing, water access, open level ground, commercial kitchen space and indoor space for demonstrations and the promotion ceremony.

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Closed for Labor Day

Closed for Labor Day

Upcoming Dojo Events September 2: Grappling for Adults and Leadership Kids September 4: Labor Day - Dojo Closed September 7: Leadership September 16: Grappling for Adults and Leadership Kids September 26: Instructor Training September 29: Kids Belt Test September 30: Grappling for Adults and Leadership Kids October 6 - October 8: Closed for Warrior Weekend October 6 - October 8:…
After School Karate is Back!

After School Karate is Back!

Upcoming Dojo Events August 19th: Grappling August 25th: Kids Belt Test August 29th: Instructor Training Changes to Lakewood Saturday Schedule Starting August 19th Intermediate kids class (Orange to Purple Belts) is moving to 9:00 - 9:45am Advanced kids class (Blue Belts and Up) will be 9:45 - 10:30am Women's Self Defense (if registered) will be 10:30-11:15am Walnut Hill Schedule Changes in…
Photos from the April Kids Brown Belt Test

Photos from the April Kids Brown Belt Test

Here are photos from our April 2023 junior brown belt test!
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July 2023 Kids Belt Test Photos

July 2023 Kids Belt Test Photos

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

Ask a Shihan #3: Your #1 Tip for Self-Defense

Ask a Shihan #3: Your #1 Tip for Self-Defense

By Shihan Kellyn Laurinski Transcript My number one tip for self-defense, right out of the gate, is awareness of your surroundings. If you are not aware of your surroundings, where you’re walking, the things that are around you, the people that are around you, everything else is going to fail. So that is your very first line of self-defense. And…

Keepers of the Flame 2023 Pictures

Keepers of the Flame 2023 Pictures

Here are pictures from this year’s Keepers of the Flame. We came roaring back for 2023 with father and son duo SGM “Papa” George Lim from Lim Family Martial Arts and Chief Mikey Kiyoshi Lim from Kiyoshi Karate & BJJ!

“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