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Red Dragon Karate is a true “AMERICAN ORIGINAL” we have been the go to leaders in our area for martial arts, family based life skills, and self-defense training since 1965.

Red Dragon Karate in Yorba Linda

What sets us apart from other activities?

Red Dragon Karate has taken the martial arts academy experience to a whole new level. The Red Dragon Karate studio is a place of unity, that empowers students of all ages to take control of their lives through their training with our Black Belt, 5 star certified trainers who guide, coach and empower them to focus on improving themselves as students and martial artists.Our programs focus on the components that increase fitness, artistic precision, and self-empowerment.

Countless hours of research and staying ahead of the latest sports science are just the beginning. At Red Dragon Karate, we fit your busy schedule and on-the-go lifestyle. With a diverse selection of classes and times, there are no excuses not to start today! The mission of Red Dragon, is to provide a safe, fun and affordable martial arts school which gives the children (and adults) in our community the opportunity to be involved in a positive atmosphere where they can learn to improve in mind, body and spirit.

We teach all our students effective self defense skills and show them how to be confident and self-assured while they grow into mature responsible adults. In addition, our academy possess the essential elements of a great training workout. Also, all of our instructors stay current with the latest training methods. We offer a wide variety of adult and youth programs to ensure that each participant gets the best experience possible.

You can be assured that participants will receive the highest quality of instruction. In fact, Red Dragon Instructors are required to be certified and earn continuing education credits to keep up-to-date with the latest policies and teaching methods, ensuring safety and enhanced learning. We place a high priority on protecting the safety of members.

Meet Our Chief Instructor and Owner

A Coaching Team That is Dedicated to Your Success

Sensei Shahin Jahanvash was born into a martial arts family and growing up at his fathers studio, naturally, his martial arts training started as soon as he could walk.

He started competing in tournaments at the age of 3. He won 1st place at age
3 1/2 at the Compete World Martial Arts Championship. Sensei Shahin earned his
Black belt December 10, 2002 at the age of 7 1/2 under Shihan Sensei Louis D Casamassa, Grand Master of Red Dragon Karate.

By that time he had competed in over 100 tournaments and had finished the year as Number 1 in AKKF (American Karate Kung Fu Federation) and TPA (Tournament Promoters Association) As an adult, Sensei Shahin competed on the NASKA World Tour. He won Grand Champion and Overall Grand Champion at every NASKA World event.

He has been undefeated in Traditional Weapon during his 16 years of competition on the NASKA World Tour he has won an impressive 41 World Champion titles.

Shahin started teaching at the studio at the age of 15.

After college he decided to teach full time at Red Dragon Karate Diamond Bar. He has been influential in the lives of many students in Diamond Bar and around the world. After high school Shahin attended University of La Verne and received his Bachelors of Science in Broadcast Journalism.


Sensei Shahin was promoted to 5th degree Black belt December 2018 at the age of 23, making him the youngest 5th degree in Red Dragon Karate.

He thanks his mom and dad for his knowledge in martial arts and guidance in his life. He would also like to thank Shihan Chris Casamassa for his direction and motivation.

Shihan Jahan-Vash

Owner – Chief Instructor

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