About Us

Your Local Self-Defense Experts

Since 1981

Who we are

Learn more about our tenets, our goals, and our dedication.

We teach the martial art of TAE KWON DO – the way of the foot and the hand – utilizing hand strikes and kicks. You will also learn SELF-DEFENSE – a method of breaking holds and striking in order to get away should you be attacked on the streets. Children learn anti-bullying and stranger techniques.  In addition, you will learn self-control, respect, integrity, confidence and many important life skills. These classes are excellent for all ages, for men, women, teens, children, and families.

Grand Master Michael Ajay has been in martial arts for over 53 years and with all of his vast experience, he still teaches all of his students. You won’t find this kind of training and specialized instruction anywhere. He also specializes in self-defense and defense against weapons.

Master Lydia Ajay, is a California credentialed school teacher.  She taught in the public school system for 20 years and has an excellent rapport with the students whether they are children, teenagers, or adults.  She teaches Tae Kwon Do and specializes in women’s self-defense through her F.I.S.T. (Fierce, Instinctive, Self-Defense Techniques) classes, Stranger Danger for children, and Anti-Bullying for children and teens.  *See the January 2020 blog for more information on F.I.S.T.

Ajay’s Karate is a family business – owned and operated by Michael and his wife Lydia. The atmosphere at Ajay’s Karate is family oriented, with small classes and a lot of attention to each student.

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Teaching All Ages Taekwondo