M.A.X. Dojo American Kenpo Karate Instructors
Our Instructors have spent many years
devoted to training in the art of American Kenpo karate and other martial arts.
attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and
Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level
competition, our instructors have attained advanced levels in this martial art
and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.
Mr. William Kongaika
|Mr. Kongaika was the former
Manager and Chief Head Instructor at Ed Parker’s original
Pasadena Studio and was personally instructing many Kenpo black
belts as well as Black Belts from other martial arts
backgrounds. His goal is to perpetuate the art of Kenpo by not
compromising the quality and substance of the system. The art of
Kenpo evolves by applying the universal principles and concepts
of motion and adding upon the base of the system -- not by
deleting. He hopes to play a significant role in helping to
unite our Kenpo family together again—believing that we can
continue to grow by unifying our talents for the benefit of our
Today...and as a respected 6th Degree Black belt, he continues
his quest to keep Kenpo alive and keep the flame burning by
opening up his own studio called "M.A.X. Dojo"
Mr. Chris Müeller
in Germany in 1972 Mr. Chris Mueller began his Martial Arts
training at the age of seven with the art of Judo. After trying
several other sports, such as soccer and table tennis, Mr.
Mueller returned to the Martial Arts in 1985, and began studying
Ed Parker's Kenpo Karate under Christian Springer at the age of
13. It didn't take long that he realized that Kenpo would become
his livelong passion. In 1986 Mr. Mueller began successfully
competing in tournaments around Europe: West-German Champion
(freestyle), 2nd place at the German Master Series
(freestyle), 2nd place at the Pon Do Kwan
Championships (forms and freestyle) just to name a few. Mr.
Mueller is one of the few German Kenpoists that have met, and
trained with Mr. Ed Parker personally during his visit in 1989.
Mr. Chris Moreno
Moreno started studying Kenpo Karate at Mr. Parker's original
Pasadena studio at age 18. Little did he know then, that this
hobby would turn into a life long passion. Mr. Moreno studied
under Grand Master, Frank Trejo, Mr. Tommy Chavies and Mr.
Girard at the Pasadena studio for 3 years. He continued to
study under Mr. Chavies exclusively for several years and
currently studies, proudly, under the direction of Mr. William
Kongaika. Mr. Moreno opened his "private" studio in Santa
Clarita in May 2006 teaching children and adults. Mr. Moreno
also offers a family class, which allows parents and their
children to study together in a private lesson. When asked what
he likes about Kenpo, Mr. Moreno stated, "Everything! Kenpo is
practical and timeless, it can be used by people of all sizes,
and is effective against any style of martial art". Please
contact Mr. Moreno for class schedules and pricing.
For more information about the MAX Dojo
staff or training programs, please contact us at 626-255-4998 or by
“There are three types of people in
this world, those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and
those who ask “what happened?”
SGMA Ed Parker Sr.