The Kenshokan Martial Arts Academy is a traditional Japanese martial arts school with a Hawaiian flair offering instruction in Jujitsu (Danzan Ryu), Karate (Shorin Ryu) and self-defense. We offer programs for children and adults. Both will gain confidence, flexibility, endurance, as well as inner and outer strength. The Kenshokan Martial Arts Academy is the culmination of a life long dream to share the life enhancing properties of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in a spirit of family, friendship and kokua!
Our children’s program is unique, we do not charge for belts or rank tests. Students progress at their own pace and are promoted on merit. We focus on sincere training and get real results, while maintaining a disciplined but not rigid environment. Our students make profound gains in confidence and personal discipline that guides them steadily on the path to success. Adults will learn to calmly beat back life’s stresses and gain the ability to deflect and overcome any and all obstacles that may come their way. Train hard with an open spirit so that every challenge becomes an opportunity. We do not charge for rank advancement, students proceed at their own pace, first setting then superseding their goals.
Sensei Gregory Poretz began his study of Danzan Ryu in 1973 at the Granada Hills Jujitsu Kai under Sensei’s Richard and Eric Pietrelli. The Dojo would see several instructors over the years allowing Gregory to experience several different approaches to teaching. Sensei began assistant teaching at the Granada Hills Dojo in the early 80’s, bringing several teams to national level competition.
We train in the Hawaiian spirit of Ohana (family) and Kokua (working hand in hand towards a common goal) in a safe non-competitive atmosphere. We encourage you to uncover you inner warrior! We are centrally located in the San Fernando Valley between West Hills, Woodland Hills, Warner Center, Canoga Park, Chatsworth and Reseda. Please feel free to call and arrange a visit.