FitSport Kinetics Pasadena Announces Partnership with Renowned Kenpo Karate Master Rick Jeffcoat

Published on Jan 12, 2024

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FitSport Kinetics, located at 801 south Raymond Ave., Pasadena, has announced a partnership with Rick Jeffcoat. Jeffcoat is a 9th Degree Blackbelt and Master of American Kenpo Karate.

“This is a natural fit for the existing classes and programs we offer our clientele of all ages. With over 30 years of experience teaching, Rick offers comprehensive training in self-defense for adults and youth, emphasizing respect, discipline, and personal growth,” state Dave Kerr, co-owner of FitSport Kinetics.

Kerr himself has extensive experience teaching martial arts. He is a fifth degree blackbelt and co-author of “Idiots to Monsters: The Essential Guide to Surviving Common Threats and Violent Encounters,” being aware of your surroundings and trusting your instincts are keys to self-defense, especially for teenagers.
For Kerr and his business partner, Luke Strockis, the idea for “Student Life Self-Defense” grew from the desire to protect their own children. Each have three about the same age.

Jeffcoat began his training under Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker in West Los Angeles. In 1995, he opened his own school in Pasadena, close to Ed Parker’s original studio. Master Jeffcoat is dedicated to preserving traditional Kenpo principles, focusing on practicality and athleticism. He was featured in the book “Kenpo Continuum” and inducted into the National Kenpo Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Kenpo classes for adults are offered Mondays at 6:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM, and Saturday mornings at 11:30 AM. Classes for kids are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM. Private lessons are available by appointment.

For adults, FitSport also offers private training and group classes for all levels of fitness, and includeInterval Strength & Cardio, Low Impact Strength & Cardio, Functional Fitness (seniors & limited mobility), Boxing, Cardio Kickfit, HIIT 30 high calorie burn 30-minute workouts, Street-smart self-defense and strength training.

Youth fitness classes are offered across four levels of Speed & Agility workouts starting with fundamental Speed Starter sessions for ages 7-11 years, and intermediate and elite speed training for high school and college athletes. In addition to Karate, they offer youth boxing classes and supervised weightlifting for teens.

For more information, you can visit them at or give them a call at (626) 714-7130.


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