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New White Belts Veronica and Bryan!

New White Belts Veronica and Bryan!

One of our favorite things is when new students step onto the mat. Let’s welcome Veronica and Bryan, a husband and wife team of white belts! Veronica is an instructor for ESL teachers and Bryan is a project manager. These two recently had the pleasure of experiencing a very sweaty class with Sensei Wes.

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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…

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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…

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Join the Instructor Program!

Join the Instructor Program!

It’s always a happy day when we have new students on the mat, but even better when they are teachers! DJ and Lindsay are teachers from Merriman Park Elementary who are joining our instructor training program and learning how to teach karate in an after school program! Teachers! Contact us about how to join us on the mat for free…

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Kellyn Laurinski: the First Female Shihan of CSSD

Kellyn Laurinski: the First Female Shihan of CSSD

For the last Friday of Women's History Month, we're celebrating our very own history maker, Shihan Kellyn Laurinksi: the first female Shihan of Chamberlain Studios of Self-Defense. Kellyn was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1973. Early on she was involved in ballet in California, but spent most of her youth and well into college focused on music, never…

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Mrs. Judo: Keiko Fukuda

Mrs. Judo: Keiko Fukuda

For the third week of Women’s History Month we’re celebrating the life of Keiko Fukuda Shihan, the highest ranked female judo practitioner in history and the last living student of Judo founder Kanō Jigorō.

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