The Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Universal Core Karate Academy!
1761 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Zenki Dojo in Los Feliz offers a practical approach to self-defense and fighting—along with a state-of-the-art gym and personal fitness training.
The word Zenki combines two concepts: Zen refers to the meditative practice and a calm state of mind; Ki means energy, life-force, breath. Zenki Dojo’s approach embodies both these concepts.
Tim Santos, Zenki Dojo’s founder, had a diverse martial arts curriculum in mind when he opened the school in 1997. The variety of classes at Zenki Dojo reflect Santos’ own extensive martial arts training background—white crane kung fu, judo, muay thai and Gracie jiu jitsu.
Sensei Santos is a fifth-degree black belt in kenpo jitsu ryu—a form of karate that blends the circular motions of kung fu with the power punches of shotokan and the paralyzing grips and limb-locks of jujitsu. It’s a modern style, steeped in tradition.
The iconic Bruce Lee combined fighting styles to create his own martial art form. Santos follows that example and continues to pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to kenpo jitsi ryu and other martial arts in his own practice and in the Zenki Dojo curriculum.
Zenki Dojo offers a wide variety of classes:
Iaido / Kendo Renshu
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
CrossFit Group and Privates
Private One-On-One Martial Arts Classes
Boxing (one on one and group classes)
Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu