January 12, 2013 Hand Gun Home Defense and Personal Protection Course: Ladies Only Event!!

When I told other martial artist that I wanted to teach a civilian self-defense course that was firearms based they laughed.  Now that the course, GunFitX, is out of the box it is being sought out by people around the area to include invitations to teach at other martial arts studios.  One of the request that we had many of is for a “Women Only” class session.

Ladies, this is your chance to be empowered by superior firepower.  Your husbands will be impressed, and a little jelous, that you chose to learn the GunFitX system.  All the while your girlfriend will think you are Wonder Woman.  Imagine feeling safer in your home when you are alone as the adult guardian of your children.  Relish the fact that you won’t have to be fearful of walking to your car at night.  You will be at peace knowing that you can make the right decision, decisions that can save lives, when needed.

Be sure to bring a friend so that you can learn together these valuable life saving self-defense skills.

Gun Fit X

When you need it it feels great in your hands.


I love Kick Boxing

Karate Quest now has an outstanding way for you register for your kick-boxing fitness workout.  You simply go to: 

ilovekickboxingferndale.com and you can register for our new student special where you will get three classes and a set of “I Love Kick Boxing” Boxing gloves for just $19.99.   Please be certain to share this with friends and family so that you can enjoy the experience.  The new online sign-up process makes it easy to get started right away.

Change is Coming

Black Uniforms at Karate Quest

We will be introducing the new uniform for Karate Quest as a result of you, our Karate Quest members.  The new uniform will be black in color.  We have had numerous request from mothers to change to “Black” with the hopes of it being easier to keep the uniforms looking neat and clean.   Also, some appeal to the idea that black has a slimming affect.

My main motivation for change is that I want to see the school look more uniform.  In the past the white uniform was the standard and the black uniform was reserved for the senior students and instructors in Kenpo.  The official uniform for the Modern Arnis is a black uniform with red piping.  The black will aid in us looking like we are on the same team, which of course we are.

Now, unless you fear that your white uniform will not be accepted, fear not.  You may continue to use your white uniform at this time or upgrade your martial arts wardrobe should you choose.   However, we will have a promotion where in you will be able to get your new black uniform for free.  More to follow on this.

Peanut Butter and Jelly and Christmas Gift Drive

Christmas Gifts

This Christmas we will be doing a peanut butter and jelly drive as well as that of gifts for those in need during the holiday season.  We have all been blessed at one time or another and this is our opportunity to share some of those blessing with others as we give.

When you come in and see the Christmas Tree please consider bringing an item that can be placed under it to assist those of our community that are in need.  Be mindful of children of all ages.  For example, teenage girls might be thrilled to get some makeup or other such items.

As we do this I am certain that our own spirits will abound as we participate in bringing “Holiday Cheer” to others.

Karate Quest TASK: Transported After School Karate

Our after school transportation karate service is now in session.

Being a school that has a lot of great families we make a strong effort to make our schedule work for our members.  However, one request that has come up quite a bit lately is that of picking up our younger students after school lets out and bringing them here to Karate Quest where they can gain those valuable skills and attributes that are every bit as important as their academic training.  The students have fun, get fit and learn valuable self-defense skills that could save their life someday.  This allows mom and dad to finish up their work day without having to make the mad rush to pick their child up after school.

It is here and we are building our enrollments in this special “After School” program.  Of course mom and dad can rest easy while their children are enjoying the best of leadership development through the martial arts while developing their attributes of Focus, Discipline, Confidence, Respect and Teamwork along with many others.

Our highly qualified staff has Eagle Scout Candidates, Black Belts, Top Academics and numerous competitive wins among them.  With just over two years of service at our present location, we see our students excelling in these areas as well.  You can tell a quality program by the great students.

What makes us different?  In part it is our individual testing.  Students are not automatically awarded a new rank just for showing up.  The testing process is not just a test it is a high powered private lesson that helps the student to take it to the next level.   Every student is helped along the path to personal mastery while learning valid real world self-defense as well as a lot of things that are just Fun!  When they achieve a new rank they feel great about it because they truly earned it.

Stop by or call today so that you can ensure your child’s spot in this exciting opportunity.

Karate Quest Right After School

School is back in session and schedules are starting to get back to normal.  That said, many kids can benefit in their academic endeavors from the attributes of Concentration, Focus, Discipline, Confidence, Teamwork and Family Values that we teach at Karate Quest.

Get Fit and Safe in 2009

Karate Quest has added additional Fitness classes for 2009.  The cool thing is that some of the classes run head to head with the kids classes allowing for busy parents to train on the upper level while their kids train on the lower level.  The fitness class is perfect for the person who prefers to work out without the structure of a traditional martial arts class.

Of course we always invite the parents to don a karate uniform and train right alongside their kids.  What a cool experience that is.  You can’t attend Middle School or graduate from High School with your kids, but you can earn yout Black Belt together.  That is one of the most incredible things you can ever do.

For those that take their training even more serous we invite you to participate in our Adult Self-Defense or Modern Arnis class.  Best of all you can achieve your fitness goals, have a lot of fun and what you learn can help you save your life.

Come by and see us.   Remember, stay Fit and Safe!

Grandmaster Remy Presas, Jr. at Karate Quest

Professor Remy Presas in a candid interview at Karate Quest talks about his family art of Modern Arnis as the arts Senior Black Belt and system head. The interview took place on June 14th. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed doing it.

Adam’s Templar Video

Adam actually did this in March, but it took me a little while to get it uploaded.

Remy Presas: A Big Modern Arnis Hit!

The Seminar started off on Friday 13th, and was a big hit.  There were individuals attending from a variety of backgrounds from curious civilian to seasoned law enforcement officers.  Everyone benefited and was able to take something away from the event and have a greater appreciation for the Modern Arnis that is headed by Grand Master Remy Presas, Jr.

Not only did he prove to be a master of the martial art that he teaches, but he has also mastered the art of being a gentleman.  At the end of the day, it is very cool to meet so many remarkable and yet humble people that make up the world of martial arts be it in Chinese Kenpo Karate, Modern Arnis or any of the many other martial arts.

That said, I have met enough martial artist over the years to know that not all are people that I would like to spend my time around off the training floor.  I have to say that would not be a concern regarding Remy Presas.

While here he bestowed the rank of 6th degree black belt on Pat Armijo who teaches the Modern Arnis at the Karate Quest Studio.  Pat had no idea that he would be promoted.  There were three individuals at the event that were testing for various degrees of black belt and Pat was not one of them.  Pat accepted the honor graciously and is the newest of a select few 6th degree black belts in the Modern Arnis.

If you missed this one do not worry.  I’m certain that Mr. Presas will be returning in the future.

Come by and allow us to introduce you to Karate Quest Excellence!