Be the Best Kid you can be Join Karate Burn Energy afterschool Join Karate Slide Awards Bay Nationals Tournament Awards:

Bela Hernandez 1st place in 15-17 yr old girls black belt forms and 1st place & grand champion in 15-17 yr old girls black belt sparring

Daniela Lama 2nd place in 9-11 yr old girls intermediate sparring

Alberto Del Rio 2nd place 12-14 yr old boys advance forms.

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Burn Energy and Have Fun Doing Karate

Karate Studio includes 10 classes. Choose your level and focus to find the
perfect class for you.

Karate Competitions

Karate Competitions

A wide variety of classes for all ages and...

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Be the best kid you can be. Practice Karate

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Your First Visit

Your First Visit

Karate is where you find balance, harmony and...

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Join the Bernal Heights Karate Family

Building your child’s

  • Self-confidence
  • a sense of self-worth
  • self-esteem
Join the FTK Martial Art’s family

The Main Reasons to Practice Karate:

Enhance Focus

Kids are constantly learning new moves at their own pace and are taught to be aware of their surroundings.

Build Confidence

Martial arts builds a child’s confidence, they begin to project an aura of strength and ensure that they are not perceived by bullies as easy targets.


Karate is just fun for kids.

Improve Discipline

Karate provides children with a consistent structure of discipline, which helps them learn acceptable behavior and respecting others.

Develop Leadership

We teach students to be leaders, not followers. Advanced students understand the importance of being a role model to newer students.

Good Health

Karate can burn up to 700 calories in an hour class. We get your kids up and moving. Burning their extra energy, so they are ready to focus when they get home.

Our Classes

Choose Your Level and Focus
Private &  Group  Lessons
by appointment only
Advanced Karate (Sparring)
Fri 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Advanced Karate (Forms and Self Defense)
Tues, Thurs 6:15 pm-7:00 pm or 7:00-7:45 pm
Intermediate Karate (Sparring)
Fri 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Beginner Karate (Sparring)
Fri 4:45pm-5:30 pm

Client Reviews

Our 6yo has been going to classes there for the last (almost) three years and our 3yo just started classes - They both love it. All in all, we can't say enough good things about Lama's and the ladies.

Brigitte P. SF

Kids have been here for 2 years now. They are doing great and have matured in so many ways. Thank you SIFU Fernandez and SIFU Thompson you ladies are AWESOME!!!!!!!

A.D. Yelp Review

I've been taking my 4 year old to Lama's Kenpo Karate for 2 weeks and he is totally HOOKED.  Ms. Thompson and Ms. Fernandez are amazing.  It's refreshing to see people who expect a high level of respect from kids but actually reciprocate.

Sarah W. San Francisco

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