To all our valued students and families...
Per the order of the Governor of Massachusetts, as of 12 pm today we will be closed until Tuesday, April 7th.
Thank you for all your loyalty and support in helping us keep the dojo running during this very trying time. Next month will be the 20th anniversary as Pence Self-Defense Academy and the 49th anniversary of the dojo opening in 1971. Please keep going to PenceselfDefense.org for video lessons on the Video & Galleries page. We are processing more videos every day! Stay tuned to our Facebook Group page for Facebook Live videos and Our YouTube channel, and we hope to be doing some interactive classes via Zoom, as well. Be sure to join the Pence Self Defense Academy Group page at Facebook
Stay Safe, and we'll see you in April!
Sensei Kevin Pence
Pence Self Defense... Self Defense for Life!
Learn Self-Defense in Burlington, MA
Dojo Est. 1971
Since 1971, our Dojo has been proud to provide students with
The Pence family would like to Thank all who
Learning Martial Arts
At Pence Self Defense Academy, we pride ourselves on our teaching techniques to help students, from young children to adults, learn martial arts. Our self-defense training focuses on blending the mind, body, and spirit to develop the techniques needed to be proficient in either karate, jiu-jitsu, or kempo.
Additionally, by starting your child in our classes at a young age, they will develop a love of physical activity as well as a state of discipline that will carry over into other areas of their lives. Our classes also help to build the self-esteem of our students, allowing them to feel better about themselves.
Free Trial Classes Available
If your child is interested in learning karate for kids, but you are unsure about whether they will enjoy it, our dojo has you covered. We offer the first week of classes free for all new students to test out whether learning martial arts is right for them. The trial period includes a private lesson with our instructor to introduce you or your child to the style, as well as full
After the trial period is
Contact us to learn more about our self-defense training classes. We proudly serve Burlington, MA, and the surrounding areas.