We are committed to providing quality Martial Arts instruction to each and every student.
We place a strong emphasis on discipline and respect, with all our teaching done as if we were working with our own family.

Our Art is Ed Parker’s AMERICAN KENPO as taught by Professor Skip Hancock, personal student of the late Senior Grand Master Ed Parker. AMERICAN KENPO is a self-defense system that incorporates hand strikes, kicking, submission grappling and weapons with a realistic approach to defending yourself in today’s world.

In 1987 Mr. Copple and Mr. Pollara opened Eastgate Kenpo Karate in Springfield. The vision of Eastgate Kenpo is to build a better community by helping people get into shape, be safe and at the same time instill the life skills and character of a true martial artist. We will also help you achieve self-discipline, high self-esteem, a positive outlook, a spirit of constant improvement and an attitude that refuses to give up.

These values and life skills will lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers, and relationships, literally making a better community one Black Belt at a time.

We provide classes for Children age 4 and up, Teens and Adults.