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  Kenpo Karate (21st Century Self-defense system)

Joaquin Sahagun
  • South Coast Martial Arts Founder
  • Walking Tall Foundation Founder
  • Over 30 years experience in the Martial Arts
  • 6th Degree Black Belt Kenpo Karate
  • Original member of Ed Parker's Kenpo Tree
  • Boxing and Kickboxing
  • Multiple Sparring Titles


Philip Sahagun
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Kenpo Karate
  • Over 14 years in teaching and practicing Kenpo
  • 2004, 2005 Long Beach International Karate Championships Grand Champion
  Other Kenpo Instructors
  • Steve Snyder-2nd Degree Black Belt Kenpo Karate
  • Teresa Tovar -Apprentice Instructor
  Kickboxing & Boxing (Fitness & Competitive Training)
 Joaquin Sahagun
  • Founder of South Coast Martial Arts & Boxing Center
  • Over 30 years experience in the Martial Arts
  • Became a professional kick boxer in 1976
  • Fought many venues including the LA Sports Arena
  • Trainer and coach of over 100 students in boxing and kickboxing
Gina Sahagun
  • Over 20 years experience in boxing and kick-boxing
  • One of the most creative and versatile trainers in the business
  Other Kickboxing & Boxing Instructors
  • Vinay Khurana
  • Adrian Gutierrez
  • Samuel Rivera
  Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (NHB Gi and No Gi Instruction)
Joe Moreira
  • 7th Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Judo
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Ruas Vale Tudo
  • Head of the United States Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federation
  • Head Coach of Moreira Competition Team
  • Trainer of NHB fighters for Pride & UFC

For More information on Mr. Moreira check out this feature article.

  Ed Beneville
  • Author Passing the Guard Jiu-jitsu series
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt


Marcelo Carvalho
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt
  Zhao Qin (Weapon & Wushu Instruction)


Philip Sahagun
  • 7-Time National Weapons Champion
  • 2003, 2004 & 2005 International Martial Arts Council Weapons play (Grand Champion)
  • 2006 Chosen as one of the top 3 athletes representing North America in the Global Kung fu star reality TV show, Kung Fu zhi Xing (Shenzhen, China)
  • 2006 1st place flexible weapons category (Gold Medal) 2nd World Traditional Wushu Festival (Zhengzhou China)
  • Member US Traditional Wushu Team (USAKWF) 2006
  • Jackie Chan's "Descendants of the Dragon Competition" North American Representitve 2007

e-mail: [email protected]

   Other Weapons Instructors
  Yan Wei
  • Zhengzhou Shaolin Martial Arts Majoring Institute Graduate
  • Multiple Gold Medalist in China Traditional Games
  • Youth Coach Zhengzhou Shaolin Wushu Team

Sebastian Castellanos

  • 2 Time National Weapons Champion
  • Extreme Forms Champion

Nicole Sahagun

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