Coppock’s Kenpo Karate Academy - formerly known as American Kenpo Karate School - has been a martial arts institution in Colorado Springs since 1983. We teach Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate under the leadership of Senior Master John Sepulveda and we are governed by his organization, Advanced Kenpo Training System.


With our motto of “The Ultimate in Self-Defense,” we pride ourselves in teaching practical self-defense in a safe, respectful, and family-friendly environment. We’ve built an outstanding reputation as a school that truly cares about every one of our student’s goals and success… and you’ll see that the minute you walk through our doors.


In addition to self-defense, we focus on character development such as confidence, self-discipline, and respect. We also incorporate fitness and fun in all our classes so that you get the best of both worlds – an AWESOME workout you’ll love and will want more of!


We have well-planned classes for all ages, abilities and fitness levels - from 3-year-olds to seniors. Our five-star curriculum consists of practical self-defense, aerobic kickboxing, weapons, forms and sparring. For the kids and Lil’ Dragons, we focus on life skills, as well as martial arts. 


Many of our classes are structured as family classes so that parents and children can take classes, learn, and advance in rank together. It’s a great way for families to spend quality time together while making optimal health and fitness a lifestyle. We love to see family members learn and grow, as there aren’t many activities that allow everyone in the family to participate together.


We also have many adult students and offer a variety of adult-only classes for those who wish to train without children.


Students LOVE what our fun classes do for their body, mind and spirit as they develop…


·      Focus, confidence and a longer attention span

·      Amazing strength, fitness, flexibility and balance

·      Respect for self and others

·      Increased motivation and a “can do” attitude

·      Effective self-defense skills that provides peace of mind

Meet David Coppock
Owner at Coppock’s Kenpo Karate Academy in Colorado Springs, CO
7th Degree Black Belt

Owner and Head Instructor David Coppock has been studying martial arts since 1981. Professor Coppock is a 7th degree black belt in American Kenpo karate and is level 3 certified in Warrior Krav Maga.


He is a 15-time World Champion in both forms and fighting and a 74-time Colorado State Champion in forms and fighting. He is well known on the national tournament competition circuit and is the president of the Colorado Karate Association. 


Professor Coppock has extensive real-world experience in Executive Protection and Tactical Security. He has taught thousands of students from all walks of life - from military and law enforcement to doctors and lawyers, to construction workers and stay at home moms. 

Click on a program to get started today!

How to Get Started

Come join our Colorado Springs, CO facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Kickboxing, and *NEW* Warrior Krav Maga Get In Shape, Go Home Safe! . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (719) 634-6556 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!