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Our team will do everything possible to ensure you are completely satisfied. We look forward to working with you – now and in the future.

Master Instructor | 7th Degree Black Belt

Michelle Fanara

Master Michelle Fanara has been studying the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate for over 30 years. She has been teaching for 26 of those years and has adored every second of it. Master Michelle generally teaches all the Shaolin Kempo Classes as well as creates the KempoFit workouts every week. Master Michelle got her masters in English in May of 2021 from Cal State LA and is now a doctoral candidate there in Educational Leadership. Give her a call so we can schedule your first class!

Chief Instructor | 3rd Degree Black Belt

Remi Crespo

Sensei Remi was one of Master Michelle’s original kids class members when she opened her doors almost nine years ago. Sensei Remi mostly helps teach kids classes with guidance from Master Michelle. While Master Michelle is the kids’ favorite instructor, Sensei Remi comes in a close second.

Instructor | 3rd Degree Black Belt

Lankinda Abeysinghe 

Sensei Lankinda is one of Master Michelle’s original adult students.  He is actually her first student that she has taken from white to black.  Sensei Lankinda has been studying in our Duarte location since the beginning and has come a long way from the first time he put on his white belt. Sensei Lankinda is also a Cal Poly Pomona graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics.  Sensei Lankinda also subs in for Master Michelle every so often, so you never know when you will see him in action.

Instructor | 3rd Degree Black Belt

Lisa Ing

Sensei Lisa has been doing karate since she was a child, starting at the karate classes at her city’s park. Sensei Lisa practically grew up in the dojo and is proud to call it her second home. She manages the dojo’s social media accounts and is also Master Michelle’s highest-ranking female student! Sensei Lisa applies the discipline she learned from karate to her studies as a Computer Science major at Stanford University.

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