Welcome to Eastgate Kenpo Karate!

Our experienced instructors provide American Kenpo karate classes for Children age 4 and up, Teens and Adults in Springfield Oregon.

New Introductory Offer – Special!

1 month of classes & a free uniform — only $49.95!

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Mission

Welcome to Eastgate Kenpo Karate. Our mission is to have fun, while inspiring an attitude of success, accountability, and leadership through high quality martial arts and life skills. The purpose of this pamphlet is to make your start with our school easy and comfortable.

Instructors

Instructors (Left to Right): Stephen Joers, Jessie Soto, Frank Pollara, Ingrid Copple, Art Copple

Class Times

Dragons: Mon – Wed – *Thurs > 4:30 Tues – > 5:00 *Sat > 11:30
Kenpo Kids: Mon – Wed> 5:00 Tues – *Thurs > 4:30 *Sat > 11:30
BBC Mon – Wed> 5:30 Tues –   Thurs > 6:15 Sat > 12:00
Teens: Mon – Wed> 6:15 Tues –   Thurs > 5:30 Sat > 12:00
Adults: Mon – Wed> 7:00 Tues –   Thurs > 7:00 Sat > 12:00

Preparing for Class

Uniform

Clean, neat uniform with belt. T-shirt is permissible if it is an Eastgate Kenpo shirt. Cup and supporter MUST be worn at all times by both male and female. Long hair must be placed in a ponytail. No jewelry or make-up is allowed while on the mat. (exception: recently pierced ears, must have protective tape placed over earrings).

Equipment

DRAGONS & KENPO KIDS; every *Thursday & *Saturday is set aside for sparring or weapon training.

This is a rotating curriculum; sparring, nun chucks, sticks, and grappling. If you have yet to acquire any of the equipment required to participate in any of these classes, please choose another day to attend.

Sparring /Freestyle > Due to mandatory insurance regulations all students who participate in any sparring related activity must have a complete set of protective gear.  This includes helmet, boots and gloves.

Nun Chucks > Dragons, Kenpo Kids, BBC, Teens and Adults will need a pair of foam Nun chucks

Sticks > Dragons, Kenpo Kids, BBC, Teens and Adults will need a foam stick

Staff > BBC, Teens and Adults will need a staff (foam or wood)

Grappling > requires no special equipment

Purchasing Equipment

The majority of the training weapons can be purchased individually at the school or you can go to our web site www.eastgatekenpo.com  and order from there, be sure to use our promo code ek006 during checkout for a 25% discount on all Century products.

Since Sparring gear has so many colors and sizes it is only available online at our web site. On the shopping page select “bundles”, we have put together a package of basic sparring gear (helmet, boots and gloves) at a 45% discount off the cost of buying these individually.

Please allow 10 – 14 days for delivery.

Special Events & Closures

Special events and closures will be announced thru:

  • Website
  • Facebook
  • In Class Announcements
  • Bulletin Board (beside office door)
  • Weekly Phone Messages

If you are not receiving phone messages and would like to, check to see if we have your correct phone number.

Class schedule & equipment required for the week is also posted on the window above the attendance scanner!

Holidays

We are closed on these Holidays:

Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Weather

In general if the Springfield School District is closed due to weather, we will be closed also.

Annual School Picnic

Join us in August at Hendricks Bridge Wayside Park just east of town on the McKenzie River for an afternoon of fun, games and good food. We supply the hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and the fixings. Bring your friends & family and come out and join the fun!

Graduation & Awards Night

DRAGON & KENPO KIDS is an attendance based curriculum.

There are 4 quarters in the year, ending in January, April, July, and October. Each quarter has 3 cycles, and each cycle is 4 weeks. The end of each cycle is a stripe week. Students that attend class at least 8 times per cycle will receive a color stripe on each side of their belt.

Graduation is at the end of the 3rd cycle, where the Dragons & Kenpo Kids are recognized for all their training with promotion to a new belt. Requirement for Graduation is a minimum of 2 color stripes on each side of their belt.

A list of students who are eligible for promotion will be posted prior to Graduation on bulletin board. The cost for Graduation is $30; we offer a $5 discount for early payment.

BBC, TEENS & ADULTS is a knowledge based curriculum. The more attendance and practice the faster they advance.  Cost for promotion is $30; we offer a $5 discount for early payment.

Referrals

We greatly appreciate referrals from our students. It is a wonderful compliment to know that students enjoy our program enough to invite their friends. The majority of our new students come from friends of our present students.

For every Friend that takes the “Intro Course” > choose 1 prize off the wall.

For Friends enrolling in 6 month memberships.

  • 1st Friend > $25 Century Gift Card
  • 2nd Friend > $50 Century Gift Card
  • 3rd Friend> 1 month to existing membership
  • Each additional> 1 month to existing membership

SWAT

Special Winning Attitude Team is Eastgate Kenpo’s Demo Team representing the school at various events. Prerequisite: Consistent attendance, dues current, recommendation from Instructors and passing grade on SWAT basics evaluation and is free to all students who qualify. Class meets each Thursday for practice at 7:00pm. Contact Mr. Pollara for more information.

Tournament Class

The tournament class is specifically for competition and includes information on general formalities and rules of local tournaments. Instruction covers Fighting, Forms, Weapons and Self-defense. The Class meets Saturday morning at 10:30 and is free to all students who qualify. Contact Mr. Joers.

Tuition Information – ASF International: 1-800-525-8967

Vacations or Extended Absences

If you will be missing class for vacation or illness for a period of two or more weeks, please notify us in writing. Time missed will then be added to your program and you will not lose it. You are however, still responsible for your monthly payments during this time.

How To Tie Your Belt

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WOMEN/GIRLS SLIDE KNOT TO RIGHT SIDE – MEN/BOYS SLIDE KNOT TO LEFT SIDE

Testimonials and Reviews

Tina

"Duncan & Rhiannon have been more responsible, have more self-confidence and they are better about winning/losing."
Eastgate Kenpo Karate
5.0
2018-07-30T14:45:16+00:00

Tina

"Duncan & Rhiannon have been more responsible, have more self-confidence and they are better about winning/losing."

Betsy

I have been at this school for over 5 years and really enjoy learning new things every time I'm in class. whenever I get a postcard from an instructor telling me I did a great job at something it makes... Read More
Eastgate Kenpo Karate
5.0
2018-07-30T14:48:03+00:00

Betsy

I have been at this school for over 5 years and really enjoy learning new things every time I'm in class. whenever I get a postcard from an instructor telling me I did a great job at something it makes me feel good about myself."

Angela

Since starting lessons nearly a year ago my boys self confidence has improved greatly with the push to do their best and praise for their efforts. They love the classes. It's not only a good outlet for their aggression and... Read More
Eastgate Kenpo Karate
5.0
2018-07-30T14:48:55+00:00

Angela

Since starting lessons nearly a year ago my boys self confidence has improved greatly with the push to do their best and praise for their efforts. They love the classes. It's not only a good outlet for their aggression and activeness, but good training in self control and discipline. My youngest has shown marked improvement in his ability to focus over the last year; something that doesn't come easy for him. They have already put their skills to the test, such as falling properly to help avoid injury and sparring with friends studying various forms of martial arts and found their skills effective. If you're looking for good self defense training and or good training for you're kids, I highly recommend Eastgate Kenpo.

Alandra

"Me and my husband enjoy taking the adult classes. It is a good workout that isn't stagnant or boring and at the same time we are learning defense skills for real life. Even as a beginner you get to work... Read More
Eastgate Kenpo Karate
5.0
2018-07-30T14:49:27+00:00

Alandra

"Me and my husband enjoy taking the adult classes. It is a good workout that isn't stagnant or boring and at the same time we are learning defense skills for real life. Even as a beginner you get to work on more than just basic moves including using weapons (staff, stick and nun-chucks) and practicing grappling and sparing in class."

Amy

"I have noticed a number of positive changes since beginning class. Kyle has demonstrated increased respect for himself and others. In school his grades have improved leaps and bounds, most importantly he has a new level of self-confidence & self-worth.... Read More
Eastgate Kenpo Karate
5.0
2018-07-30T14:45:52+00:00

Amy

"I have noticed a number of positive changes since beginning class. Kyle has demonstrated increased respect for himself and others. In school his grades have improved leaps and bounds, most importantly he has a new level of self-confidence & self-worth. We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you"
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