Master James Kane

James Kane, Owner and Master Instructor, 8th Degree Black Belt, 2 Time Hall of Fame Induction includes Bay Area Sports Karate Association and International Martial Arts Council. Over 30 years teaching experience combined in Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense including disciplines in Boxing, Full Contact Kickboxing, Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu, Weaponry, Acrobatics, and Extreme Martial Arts (XMA).

Starting in Kenpo karate as a youth, Mr. Kane has created a program for children that is inspiring and confidence boosting which allows kids to learn important life skills while enjoying a journey through martial arts training. As a five-time World Champion himself, in Full Contact Kickboxing and Forms, Mr. Kane exemplifies dedication and passion to training both adults and children from recreational classes to the professional elite levels with numerous students holding National and World Titles. His lifetime achievements and recognitions include Fundraising for National Disasters, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, hosting specialized workshops in Child Safety, Bully Protection, Woman Self Defense & Prevention Courses, Customized Clinics for Public and Private Schools, Business and Group Organizations.

Mr. Kane is a lifetime martial artist who takes the traditional martial art values and disciplines, and combines them with the modern teaching methods used by some of the most prominent teachers, coaches, and professional athletes worldwide. With decades of experience, Mr. Kane is a pioneer in martial arts and is recognized as one of the top instructors in the industry.


Rave Reviews

The staff here is truly amazing. They keep the kids confidence up, teach about respect, and motivate them with positivity.

Carla S.

All Star Karate Center is the best Martial Arts studio in Northern California. Mr. and Mrs. Kane and the instructors are positive role models and create World class champions. My twins have taken classes since they were five years old and are better people, academic students and community role models under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Kane.

Alissa M.

World-class mixed martial arts training center –one of the best jewels in Redwood City. The Kane family and the world-class instructors are amazing.

Jane L.

All Star Karate is the real deal. If you want to be a part of something that is truly great and encompasses sportsmanship, teamwork, a strong work ethic, humility, perseverance, development of one’s confidence and self-esteem, coupled with enthusiasm, then you have found your place.

Amy S.

I cannot emphasize enough how positive All Star Karate is. My children have been attending for 5 years and have learned teamwork, strong work ethics, character, perseverance, and the ability to believe in themselves. This has been by far the most comprehensive sport my children have ever participated in. It is not punitive but wholly encouraging and develops self-esteem and the yearning to achieve. I am an adult and I participate too with many other adults. Come and see for yourself what you and your family have been missing! There are siblings and parents and children that attend and have so for many years. Hi-ya!!

Amy P.

All Star instructors are simply terrific! ?This is a studio that teaches integrity, discipline, honesty, commitment, teamwork and tenacity. ?Invaluable real-world life lessons. No such thing as entitlement taught here. ?You are taught to work hard to achieve your goals. ?The high energy, safe and warm environment have kept families here for years. ?Feels like family. ?Thanks to the owners and instructors for teaching and living by example.