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From Master Brandon Kemmer


Hi, I’m Brandon Kemmer, Owner and Chief Instructor at Cutting Edge Karate & Krav Maga.

As someone who has dedicated themselves to martial arts, I understand the incredible impact it can have on a person's life, no matter their age.


Whether you're a teen or an adult, the discipline, focus, confidence, and respect that come with practicing martial arts can positively affect every aspect of your life.


Our martial arts school in Woodland Hills is passionate about providing top-quality martial arts training for all ages.


We're committed to teaching not just self-defense techniques, but also important values and life skills that will help you succeed in the long run.

Our experienced instructors create a safe and supportive environment where you can grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.


We believe that everyone has the potential for greatness and our programs are designed to help you unlock that potential.

Whether you're looking to improve your physical fitness, learn self-defense, or just find a positive outlet for your energy, our classes offer a fun and supportive community where you can learn and grow alongside your peers.

Not only will you gain valuable skills, but you'll also make lifelong friends and memories.


So, if you're looking for a fun and rewarding activity, we invite you to give martial arts a try.

We hope to see you at Cutting Edge Karate & Krav Maga soon!


Thanks for considering us.

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martial arts self defense class

If you're a teen or adult looking for something fun and rewarding to do, consider martial arts training.

Not only will you learn some cool self-defense skills, but you'll also have the chance to grow as a person. With consistent training, you'll build up your strength, speed, and endurance, while also developing important life skills like discipline, respect, and self-confidence.


So why not take some time to focus on yourself and become a stronger, more confident you?


Whether you're new to Karate or a seasoned pro, there's always room to learn and improve.

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Traditional martial arts involves lots of different exercises and techniques that can work every muscle in your body, so you'll be sure to get a great workout. Plus, since it's a form of cardio, it can help you burn calories and get in shape.


And the best part? Training in our martial arts classes can also help you improve your mental health by reducing stress, boosting your confidence, and improving your focus and concentration.


With friendly and supportive instructors, a great community, and a fun and challenging curriculum, martial arts training is a great way to get fit and healthy while having fun and learning new skills.


Our Traditional martial arts classes are more than just a way to stay fit and disciplined. They can also teach you the skills you need to defend yourself in real-life situations. By learning practical techniques like striking, grappling, and joint locks, you can gain the confidence and peace of mind to stay safe.

But self-defense isn't just about physical techniques. Our program also teach you the mental tools you need to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. You'll learn how to stay aware of your surroundings, assess potential threats, and stay calm and composed under pressure.

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At our martial arts school, we are proud to teach American Tang Soo Do, a unique style that combines elements from various other martial arts, including Hapkido, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This style was made popular by Chuck Norris, who brought it over from Korea and made it his own.


We have immense respect for the art and its history, and we work hard to preserve its traditional techniques while also incorporating other arts like Krav Maga and kickboxing.


By combining these different styles, we create a comprehensive training program that covers everything from traditional forms to grappling techniques. We believe in empowering our students with a well-rounded set of skills that will help them in any self-defense situation.

It's also the art that is practiced on the Netflix show Cobra Kai!


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Joining our martial arts community means becoming part of a family. You can trust that you will have the guidance and encouragement you need to succeed.


Our community is inclusive and welcoming, and we value the unique contributions of each individual.

When you become a part of our martial arts family, you will not only gain new skills and knowledge but also make meaningful connections with others. We understand the importance of having a sense of belonging and purpose, and we strive to create an environment where you can thrive.


So come and join us, and discover the power of a supportive community dedicated to helping you become the best version of yourself.

Why Our Students LOVE

We Teach High-Quality, Fun, and Energetic Martial Arts Classes.

Our Instructors Are Excellent Actively Training Martial Artists With Many Years of Experience.

We Care About Our Students' and Their Growth.

We Respect Our Traditional Karate Roots and Actively Look For Areas We Can Improve.

We Teach Students How to Defend Themselves.

We Build Confidence Through Competence in Our Students.


- Michael P

"I joined cutting edge approximately 4 to 5 months ago. I couldn’t be more pleased. Master Kemmer is a great instructor he is very knowledgeable and patient I’ve seen all ages enjoying this class. I would recommend the school to everyone. I look forward to all my classes!"

- Christine Davidian

"Being 32 years old, with a chaotic work life, I'd been a little hesitant at first to take up karate. For months, despite having a keen interest in martial arts, I felt a little hesitant to enroll. At first I thought it would be grueling experience, but seeing how patient and encouraging Master Kemmer was, and how inviting the other students were, I felt totally at ease.

Every student in the adult class is at a different skill level, but there is no conflict, no judgements and no animosity of any kind. There's a kind of family atmosphere at Cutting Edge & that's awesome! Though I've nearly just begun, all I can say, is that my experience has been nothing short of stellar and amazing! I can't wait to see where my karate journey takes me."

- Leah Joy

"I love Cutting Edge and the training is outstanding. The instuctors are super friendly, and I consider them like family. They talk about great life qualities and help you improve on so much!"


martial arts instructor Mr. Luke Crosby


Luke Crosby is a versatile Hollywood stuntman, filmmaker, and lifelong martial artist. He started his martial arts journey at the age of 3 with Arjukenpo karate at House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts, and has since earned a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Arjukenpo and a 1st degree black belt in American Tang Soo Do. With extensive experience in Muay Thai, Luke also teaches our Cardio Thai Kickboxing class. He's always up for a challenge, so don't hesitate to ask him to show you a back flip. Luke's multifaceted talents and unwavering passion for martial arts make him an invaluable member of our team.

Martial arts instructor master brandon kemmer


Brandon Kemmer is our chief instructor and lifelong martial artist who began training at just six years old. With over 30 years of experience, Brandon now holds a 6th Dan black belt in American Tang Soo Do, as well as a second-degree black belt in Krav Maga, and also trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brandon's brother founded Cutting Edge as an after-school program in 1999, which he took over in 2008. As a husband and father of three, he's passionate about instilling discipline, focus, and hard work in his students both on and off the mat. Brandon's committed to teaching high-quality martial arts and helping each student achieve their full potential.

martial arts instructor mr. david estrada


David Estrada is a lifelong martial artist who started training at the age of 5 at the renowned House of Champions in Van Nuys. With expertise in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Jujitsu, he's an all-around fighter who loves the thrill of competition. Having fought in numerous tournaments and fights, David shares his valuable experience and knowledge with students as a teacher of our engaging and dynamic Muay Thai and American Tang Soo Do classes at Cutting Edge. Come and experience the excitement of training with David, who'll help you unleash your inner fighter!


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How Safe Are Your Classes?

Very safe. Every class is supervised and taught by a qualified instructor and curriculum is taught step-by-step in a controlled environment. A thorough warm-up routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.

What Will I Learn?

Class instruction focuses on improving strength, conditioning, and flexibility through martial arts. Master Kemmer meticulously researches and develops exercises and drills specifically designed to develop these specific areas. Consistent training results in quality technique, enhanced performance, and improved health in students.

Is Martial Arts violent and will it be hard on my body?

A true martial artist is not someone who beats up other people and starts fights. They not only have the physical skills but the mental skills to avoid conflict. However, if a fight needs to happen, they will have to tools necessary to defend themselves.

Martial arts will push you past limits that you never thought possible. Some exercises and drills will be tough. Martial arts is a journey. We want you to succeed and it's important for you to go at your own pace. At times it will be hard, but not so hard that it will cause injuries.

Do I need to be “in shape” to start?

No. Our students span the scope of fitness levels. In fact, many students join to get fit, lose weight, and become stronger. Martial arts is a unique and fun way to get into shape and build muscle.

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