Holiday Closure

Pence Self Defense Academy will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of President’s Day. We’ll be open again on Tuesday, February 17. See you then!


Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

PSDA will be holding a Women’s Self Defense Workshop on Jan 15th & 16th, 7:30 to 9:30pm. Walk through the world with a new sense of confidence. Bring a friend and you BOTH get $10 off your enrollment fee!

We teach reality­-based martial arts. Kevin Pence and the other instructors at Pence Self­ Defense Academy believe in teaching our students to make the most of their abilities. PSDA is a friendly, family­-oriented environment within a serious training facility.

Pence Self Defense Academy was founded in 2000 by Kevin Pence, who is a 6th degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate and a 3rd degree Black Belt in Ju­Jitsu.

We invite you to stop in and experience for yourself! For more information, to schedule an Academy tour, or other inquiries, please stop in or e­mail Kevin at, or call 978-­815-­2711.

Current PSDA students — Tell your friends and family! The more the merrier!

Congratulations to our new ranks!

Congratulations to all our students who tested for and earned new rank yesterday. Everyone showed great effort and focus, and their new ranks are well-deserved. On to the next stage of your martial arts journey!

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Back row, L-R: Sensei Diane, Akash, Shihan Kevin, Moneil, Sempai Niyti
Middle row, L-R: Jayden, Rushil, Wataru, Thiviyan
Front row: Adam

Happy Halloween!

Pence Self-Defense Academy will be closed on Friday, October 31, so that we can all enjoy Halloween! We’ll be open again bright and early on Saturday, November 1. See you then!

Sport Karate Begins for Fall!

Sport Karate class will be restarting for the Fall Tournament on Saturday, September 6, from 12-1pm. This is right after the regular kids class. Sign-up is posted on the dojo bulletin board. A schedule will be posted after Labor Day.

The WMAF Fall Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, November 16. Doors open at 8:00am. All ages and all ranks are welcome to compete in empty-hand forms, weapons forms, and/or sparring. Even if you don’t want to compete, you are invited to come watch or even to help out with time-keeping or score-keeping. See Sensei Kevin, Sensei Diane, or Miss Jacqui for more details.

Labor Day Weekend

Pence Self-Defense Academy will be closed for Labor Day Weekend from Friday, August 29, through Monday, Sept 1. We will reopen on Tuesday, Sept 2. Enjoy your long weekend!

Congratulations, Newly Promoted Black Belts!

Sensei Kevin held a black belt test on Sunday, August 24. Be sure to congratulate Nidan* Sean Bender and Nidan Shinichi Gupta, and Yodan* Trevor Forsythe.


*Nidan: Second Degree Black Belt
*Yodan: Fourth Degree Black Belt

Dojo Closed on Saturday

The dojo will be closed on Saturday, July 26. We’ll be open again on Monday, July 28. Have a great weekend!

Congratulations, Wil!

Adult student Wil just passed his first belt test as a student of Pence Self-Defense Academy. Due to Wil’s hard work and performance of technique, Sensei Kevin chose to advance him from white belt straight to orange, a well-deserved honor. Wil exemplifies the work ethic and attitude to which all students should aspire. Congratulations, Wil!

Wil is awarded his first colored belt!

Wil is awarded his first colored belt!

Ping Shen Tao Tattoos

Ping Shen Tao Tattoos

(r-l) Sensei Kevin, Sensei Mike, and Sensei Diane show off their Ping Shen Tao tattoos

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