Outdoor Classes!

We are excited to announce the following outdoor classes for our students starting this week!

  • Tuesdays 12p – 1p: Adults (Flagpole Hill at White Rock Lake – meet at flag!)
  • Wednesdays 6p – 7p: Adults (Bachman Dojo Parking Lot)
  • Saturdays at Bachman Lake Park:
    – 10a – 10:45a: Kids Age 7-11 (All Ranks)
    – 11a – 12p: Adults
  • Saturdays at Flagpole Hill at White Rock Lake:
    (meet at the flag!)
    – 9a – 9:30a: Kids Age 4-6
    – 9:45a – 10:45a: Kids Age 7-11 (All Ranks)
    – 11a – 12p: AdultsWe will continue to run our Online Zoom classes as scheduled!

General Guidelines for Class Participants
– All class participants are required to wear masks.
– All class participants should stay at least 12ft apart.
– All class participants should bring their own water & use the restroom prior to arriving for class. (Dojo facilities are CLOSED).
– There will be NO contact activities in classes.  Students will practice their martial arts through kata, and “shadow partner” self defense drills.
– Students will not share equipment.  If they need weapons for kata, everyone will need to bring their own.

Black Belts & Instructors:
For the time being, please consider the dojo facilities still CLOSED.
Even if you have a key to the dojos, the bathrooms, locker rooms, water fountains, & training equipment are off limits unless you get prior approval from
Professor Chamberlain for use.

Guest Instructor! Noon Class – Friday 5/22/20

On Friday CSSD is thrilled to welcome GM John Patrick Nieto!

GM Nieto will join us for the Noon Adult & Advanced Kids class on Zoom.

GM John Patrick Nieto is currently the President of Chuan-Fa America in Albuquerque, NM.  He specializes in recovery therapy for senior citizens through kenpo and Tai Chi Ch’uan.

His training started in 1959 in Riverside California with the Matsutatsu Oyama folks.  From 1971 to 1975 he was coach and trainer For various Navy Athletes, and established martial arts training at various duty stations.  He coached amateur fighters in Boxing, Karate, & Kick Boxing.

Between 1975 and 2005 he was a co-trainer and coach with the Bill Packer Bad Company kickboxing fighting team in Albuquerque, New Mexico producing a dozen world champion kick boxers. He was a business partner with Tomas Connor and Bill Packer creating the largest martial arts franchise in that period.

GM Nieto received his 10th Degree Black Belt for Chuan Fa America in August 2010, and his 10th Degree Black Belt through Tracy’s International in June 2013.

GM Nieto is also an accomplished musician.  As a vocalist, his development was driven by the blues, jazz and big band sounds influenced by male and female artists. As a musician, he plays harmonica, bass and guitar which were all self taught.

Come and train with this diverse and experienced instructor

Challenge of the Week: Toilet Paper Side Kick

Summer Camps 2020 – In Person & Online!

25% discount on camps if you purchase in May!

With much of our summer plans still up in the air based on what happens with Covid-19 social distancing precautions, Chamberlain Studios is prepared to be there for our students in whichever way parents need! We are offering in person camps at both our Bachman Lake and Lakewood Dojo locations as we usually do (with restricted numbers to comply with social distancing guidelines), and ONLINE summer camps too!

Please visit the summer camp page of our website HERE for more information & to register your child, or click one of these links for our new ONLINE registration forms!

Online Camps

Lakewood In Person Camps

Bachman In Person Camps

Receive 25% off your camp rates if you sign up in May!

Upcoming Adult Belt Testing Information (revised)

June 6th, 2020 ADULT Belt Test Information

As things have been constantly changing…the Chamberlain Studios Advisory Board have determined that the best course of action for the upcoming Adult Belt Test is to now run 2 options for the belt test based on each individual’s comfort level. We will have one as an in-person, in the park, social distanced test, and the other ONLINE via Zoom.

These tests will happen concurrently from 12pm – 3pm.

These will be followed by a FULL GROUP Zoom meeting at 5pm that evening in order to congratulate everyone at once.

We understand that due to Covid-19 our normal training opportunities have been interrupted, and we hope that you are all well and safe at home! We are striving to make as many ways as possible to help you in your training, and towards your goal of Black Belt through our online streaming classes, online archived curriculum, and private lessons. However you do it, we hope that you are finding effective ways to train at home!

Our hope is that everyone is planning on testing, but because we are all separated at this time, and the instructors are not able to see everyone on a daily/weekly basis, we are requesting 2 things from those planning on testing.

1) Please take advantage of the opportunity to schedule 1x 15-minute private lesson with an instructor of your choice as soon as possible (remember, you get 1x per week!). This is your opportunity to go over your material with the instructor and for the instructor to help you prepare for the test.

2) Book reports are due by Saturday, May 23rd! These should be emailed in to the dojo at: Info@DallasKenpo.com.

3) As with every rank test, there will be testing fees. These are $25 for ranks below Brown 3, and $35 for Brown 3 & higher. Send Sensei Kellyn a message if you would like these fees to be run on the card we have on file for your tuition.

What should you expect at this test?
You know you won’t be tested on your skill as an Uke….so, be prepared to demonstrate each of your katas multiple times for different instructors, expect to demonstrate EVERYTHING required for your rank on the curriculum, and expect to explain what you are doing in such a way that shows you understand the techniques. Instant recall is a must!

As always if you have specific questions or concerns regarding your training or the test, please get in touch with the dojo!

New Member Portal on DallasKenpo.com Is now LIVE!

For our active dojo members, all of our Live Streaming Classes, archived online classes, and curriculum information is housed in the Student Portal section of our website for both security purposes as well as to provide our members more value to their memberships! We’ve added curriculum videos that have not been available previously, and more content is being added weekly!

If you have already registered for the student portal on the website, you should be good to go. If you have not yet registered, please do so by clicking on the “Student Portal” banner in the top menu of the website (or by clicking the link below) and then filling out the simple registration form.

Please note that once you have registered, it may be a few hours before you can access the site as each registrant needs to be manually approved (for security purposes). If you have registered and its been more than 24 hours and you still don’t have access, please send us an email!

Only current members/parents will be given access to this area of our website.

Register for the Member Portal here: https://dallaskenpo.com/student-portal/

Free Private Lessons!

Don’t forget that the instructors at CSSD are offering one FREE private lesson each week we are closed due to Covid-19 to our students!  Private lessons are for any current CSSD students (Kids & Adults) at the main dojos or any of our after school programs!

Sign up with the instructor of your choice at a day & time that works for you!  Each of our Chamberlain Studios members are receiving a FREE 15min lesson to help keep your martial arts training on track, and to supplement our online group classes while we are all sequestered at home.


Need Gear to Train at Home?

Special offer for Chamberlain Studios students & families! If you would like to purchase martial arts gear, such as heavy weight uniforms, training pads, weapons, etc, order them from Century Martial Arts! You will receive 10% off your order just for being our student, and you receive FREE Shipping for all orders over $99.

Visit www.CenturyMartialArts.com and be sure to enter this code at checkout: CMA00362

We’re in This Together!

At Chamberlain Studios, we truly consider ALL of our member families to be a part of our “Ohana”. Ohana means “family” and we therefore believe in treating each other as family. This means that we believe in helping each other out in times of need. Chamberlain Studios has always given back to the community where possible, such as provide free community self defense classes, karate classes for underprivileged youth, etc.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the shutdowns placed on the city because of it, more of our Ohana are finding themselves in need of help. As a small business, we feel the crunch, but we are blessed to have the support of you, during this time.

Now we would like to ask this: If you are a small business owner and would like to promote your business still open to the public, send your business name, services you offer, and business address to our email: Info@DallasKenpo.com

If you are a business owner or work for a company who is HIRING right now, please send us the pertinent contact information for job seekers! (Info@DallasKenpo.com); we will send out in the next Newsletter any information we receive from our dojo family. Thank you all in advance for helping your community and your Ohana!

Member Businesses:
Westlake Brewing Company offers cans of their craft brews & artisan flat breads for take-out or delivery via GrubHub from 11a-9p Mon-Sat, 12p-8p on Sundays.
Orders can be placed online at http://Takeout.Westlake.Beer, http://GrubHub.Westlake.Beer or by phone at 1(877)994-BEER.

Maya’s Modern Mediterranean (Home to the BEST HUMMUS IN DALLAS, Big O’s Hummus, named after Lakewood Dojo student Oren Birk) is located in Casa Linda Plaza (9540 Garland Road next to Albertsons) is open for takeout and delivery. We are a family owned business serving up healthy food from Israel with a modern twist.

You order directly from us at www.mayasmediterranean.com and select the order now option. We love serving our guests and are extra appreciative of your support during these tough times.

Jobs/Housing Opportunities:
Tetra Pak in Denton has several job openings for its Denton office. Tetra Pak is in the food packaging and processing equipment industry, is based in Sweden. One of CSSD’s Black Belts works for them and speaks very highly of them. The job listings can be found here: https://jobs.tetrapak.com/

If you are interested in a position, please send your resume to: Jimadcox@yahoo.com, and he will get it to the appropriate lead in HR in the business. Employee-provided resumes get a priority in the company and are highly encouraged.

Need a place to stay? If anyone is in need of a place to stay right now, CSSD Black Belt Jim Adcox also has 2 spare furnished bedrooms with an adjoining full bath. He is willing to help someone out with reduced rent based on need. Please send him an email to: jimadcox@yahoo.com if interested.