Zenki Dojo is Los Feliz’s premier martial arts and physical training center. Here savvy locals come to sweat and train in our exclusive environment with some of LA’s leading instructors. Founder and Sensei, Tim Santos, sets the gym’s precedent through his commitment to full-body health coupled with his experience in a mélange of martial arts techniques (most notably a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo Jitsu Ryu). Since 1997 Sensei and his team of profoundly qualified instructors craft high-intensity and engaging workouts in a variety of group classes and private training sessions. Our small class sizes and seasoned trainers provide a safe domain for students of all levels to find their inner ninja.
Zenki Dojo was first established in 1997 as Universal Core Karate Academy. School founder and Sensei (Teacher) Tim Santos changed the name to Zenki Dojo in 2012 to better reflect the spirit of the martial arts and physical training the dojo offers.
Sensei Santos is a fifth-degree black belt in the art of Kenpo Jitsu Ryu—a modern form of karate steeped in a tradition that blends the circular motions of Kung Fu with the power punches of Shotokan and the grips and limb-locks of Jiu Jitsu.
Zenki Dojo currently offers youth MMA class with a focus on Kenpo, as well as adult group classes in Muay Thai, Kenpo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, yoga, and cross training. Zenki Dojo is an official Royce Gracie network school and Rodrigo Gracie Jiu-jitsu team.