Welcome to East Central
We offer Kempo Karate classes for all. Class times are weekdays from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM and weekends from 10 to 12. Our school is located off of Barnes and Oro Blanco road in Colorado Springs.Programs are available at this location for pee wees, junior and adults that teach self defense, coordination, physical fitness and so much more! Unique to the East Central Branch in Colorado Springs, is an after school martial arts program that is a state licensed day care program. The students are picked up from local area schools and transported to the karate school for a martial arts class and supervised homework and free time. In addition to the attributes listed above, the students are learning responsibility and respect for themselves and others.
Meet the Instructors
Professor Jesse Manegdeg
Professor Manegdeg began teaching in Colorado Springs in 1983 at the Peterson AFB Youth Center. He has since passed that branch to his first student who is now a Chief Instructor with Assistant Professor Manegdeg's main location being the East Central Branch located on Barnes Road and Oro Blanco Drive.
A state and nationally ranked competitor, Professor Manegdeg now coaches and trains a state championship team of juniors and adults ranging from beginner ranks to black belt. He also teaches at the Monument Branch in Creekside Middle School.