About Us

Crescent Moon Karate Academy is a family operated martial arts university dedicated to teaching practical self defense and leadership lessons to all ages. We strive to apply the values of martial arts to all aspects of life and mentor children to success. Scroll down to learn more!

Crescent Moon Karate Academy in Los Angeles

What sets us apart from other activities?

Our Goal is to teach Fun & Exciting Classes, Leaving you sweating smiling and learning in every class. We will motive & challenge both children and adults, while building a better you.” We are the best at what we do because our training and experience never stops growing. This experience carries on to our junior students and assistant instructors. Los Angeles karate kids martial arts adult self defense and martial arts training.

For children, that means incredible fun classes that build confidence like nothing you’ve ever seen. Every instructor at Crescent Moon Karate is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of every student through fun and exciting classes! They do this through a unique character building and physically demanding martial arts program built specifically to help parents raise confidence, successful children.

For you, our Martial Arts classes will get you fit fast! This will be the most fun you’ve ever had working out! By taking our class, you will finally shed those extra pounds and start feeling better than ever.

Come see why we are rated #1 in Los Angeles for Family Martial Arts! As a matter of fact, we will put our money where our mouth is by giving you a FREE 8 class trial to see what all the fuss is about. Click the request more info button to reserve your spot today!

Leadership that you can trust

Meet the Founder of Crescent Moon Karate

Kyoshi Robert Torres has been involved in the martial arts his entire life.   He is dedicated to the arts, motivating and challenging both children and adults to be the best version of themselves and achieve “Black Belt Excellence”.  
In 1998 he achieved the rank of Black Belt under Shihan Rick Herbster of Rising Sun Karate Academy, NJ.  
Kyoshi Torres is an accomplished 6th Degree Black Belt!  He earned the prestigious Eagle Scout Award and attained his first Black Belt before his 17th birthday.  He joined the United States military and served in the New Jersey and California Army National Guard for 9 years.  Having relocated to Los Angeles, and completing his service in the National Guard, Mr. Torres opened his own Martial Arts training facility.  
Martial Arts Ranks 
  • 6th Degree Black Belt  – Wa do Ryu Karate: May, 2016 Shihan Rick Herbster (Rising Sun Karate Academy)
  • 4th Degree Black Belt – USJA Japanese Jiu Jitsu: Sensei Scott Main  (USJA)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt – Okinawan Kempo: Aug, 2001 -Shihan Brian De’gori (OKKA)
  • Black belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Dec, 2020 – Professor Alberto Crane (Legacy BJJ)

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Martial arts training benefits every age group.

Younger kids will learn symmetrical movements that help build motor skills. They will also learn the importance of listening and following directions. As a result, younger kids will become more disciplined and better behaved.

Elementary and intermediate school students will learn to build character, self-discipline, and good habits with martial arts training. Also, they will learn important anti-bullying techniques and stranger awareness. We also push academic accountability and physical fitness.

High school martial arts participants are taught the importance of leadership and good citizenship. Today’s teens are tomorrow’s leaders, and we want to make sure we do our part to help them prepare for the road ahead.

Adults will benefit from a great workout, a perfect way to relieve stress, and renewed physical and mental keenness. And with class times that are conveniently after work, adult martial arts trainees will be able to maximize the time they spend on the mat.