Mon-Fri: 4:00 pm-8:30 pm, Sat-Sun by appointment only

Burn Energy and Have Fun Doing Karate

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

Your First Visit

Your First Visit

Choose a Class

Choose a Class

Karate Competitions

Karate Competitions

Join the Bernal Heights Karate Family

Building your child’s

  • Self-confidence
  • a sense of self-worth
  • self-esteem
Join the Lama’s Kenpo Karate 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
Summer Camps (June 20-August 5)
Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Little Tigers (3-5 year old)
Tues, Thurs 4:00 pm- 4:30 pm
New Student
Tues, Thurs 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
Beginner Karate- Forms and Self-Defense
Tues, Thurs 5:30 pm-6:15pm

Client Reviews

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

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

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

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