Delaware County Karate Kids

Phd and 2 Certified Teachers with Master's Degrees in Special Education on staff!


Kids Classes taught by W. David Medina PhD, #1 Best Selling Author, Honors Graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, former "Ed McMahon's Star Search" contestant, 8th Degree Grand Master Black Belt and active Triathlete.

A portion of your tuition benefits programs for children that are on the autism spectrum.

Classes specifically for kids that are on the Autism spectrum, with sensory differences and Asperger's are taught by W. David Medina, 35 years of teaching martial arts to children with special needs and Suzy Merkins M.S.Ed., Master's Degree in Special Education and autism parent.

Confidence buildling beginner "Quick Start" Program for 3 group classes and a free uniform is $59 with a money back guarantee.

"Thanks for your help with the Springfield Lion's Club summer camp at Scenic Elementary School. Great job!" -Tom Grubb

"Christian is lucky to have this program in his life."- John Dorrian

Would you like your child to improve confidence, learn respect for others and develop self discipline and focus...all while getting exercise, learning to deal with bullies and honing valuable skills that can be used in any sport?

W. David Medina PhD
#1 Best Selling Author
Wharton Graduate University of Pennsylvania
USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee


My name is David Medina. I own and operate Medina Kenpo Karate in Springfield, Pa. I have some important life-changing information to share with you!

For over 25 years, I have been using extremely powerful teaching techniques to help change the lives of hundreds of students. These techniques have been given to me by very talented and distinguished professors and mentors. I have been blessed to have been trained by these professors at the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I have spent hours in personal discussions and in the classroom dissecting the methods by which these professors take normal people and turn them into High Level Executives, Movers and Shakers on Wall Street, and Owners of very successful companies. These methods turned ordinary students into very successful role models and pillars of society including the likes of Warren Buffet, The Trump Family and Justice William Brennan of the Supreme Court of the United States.

I also have the privilege of being certified and trained by several World Champion Martial Artists. I am currently certified by Frank Trejo, who is a 19-time World Champion and Full Contact Champion. Mr. Trejo is also a former bodyguard to David Lee Roth of Van Halen. I am also certified by Paul Vunak of Progressive Fighting Systems in California. The self-defense techniques that these talented instructors have given me have been taught to members of the Navy Seals, FBI, DEA and over 50 Law Enforcement organizations around the country. I have also received awards from numerous organizations. I was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the 2005 American Kenpo Instructor of the Year. I was given the 2004 Torch Award from the Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association. I was also given the Honor Award from Pi Delta Epsilon, Business Fraternity of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Using this potent combination of superior teaching methods and powerful martial arts information, I have seen many miracles happen before my eyes.

I have seen kids that were extremely shy to the point where they could not even look me straight in the eyes who opened up and became very confident. Kids that were extremely uncoordinated or unfocused became agile and very disciplined. I even had a student who dropped his weekly therapy sessions after only a couple of months of training. His mother was extremely grateful. These advanced teaching technologies are also working on children with issues such as ADD, bullying issues and other challenges.

These technologies also work on adults no matter what age or physical condition. Some of these adults have become instructors and the students under their care have flourished.

I am honored to have shared my gifts with many outstanding members of our community. I have personally taught many Law Enforcement and Military Personnel, given seminars at local universities including Widener, West Chester and University of Pennsylvania, held personal safety seminars for several women's groups from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware County Memorial Hospital and graduates of the Police Academy and I am the only Karate Instructor that has ever been invited to give a seminar for children recovering from illness at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Nothing gave me more joy than making kids smile that were hooked up to monitors and I.V.s.

As a member of the Ivy League alumni community I have written several powerful recommendations for many of our students and will continue to do so in the future. Success outside of our school is emphasized and encouraged. Students are rewarded for academic achievement and good behavior at home.

In my school the student population is over HALF FEMALE and I am currently training students of all ages including students that are as young as 4 up to adults in their mid 50s and 60s.

I urge you to print out the coupon in the free trial page of our site and come in to experience our unique classes.


W. David Medina PhD
#1 Best Selling Author
Owner/Head Instructor
Medina Kenpo Karate

Benefits of our Programs

There are many benefits that are derived from our programs.


Learn Respect
Learn Discipline
Improve Confidence
Improve Coordination
Get Exercise
Improve Focus
Improve Assertiveness
Improve Health
Develop an Indomitable Spirit
Learn Self-Defense
Participate in Competitive Tournaments


Lose Weight
Reduce Stress
Get Exercise
Boost Energy Levels
Improve Confidence
Improve Self-Esteem
Learn Realistic and Practical Street Self-Defense
Improve Focus
Improve Coordination
Improve Discipline
Increase Assertiveness
Participate in Competitive Tournaments
Achieve Personal Success
Have fun!

Go to our Programs Page for full program descriptions!

Delaware County Karate School Medina Kenpo Karate Client List

Springfield Lion's Club
Sabold Elementary School
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University
Widener University
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Ridley High School
Strath Haven Middle School
Loomis Elementary School
New Life Youth Center
Police Officers from Delaware County and the City of Philadelphia
Airline Pilots and Flight Attendants based out of Philadelphia International Airport
Military Personnel from bases located in North Carolina and California
Several CEOs and Owners of companies located in Delaware County and the City of Philadelphia

Client recommendations

"Thanks for your help with the Springfield Lion's Club summer camp at Scenic Elementary School. Great job!" -Tom Grubb

"Christian is lucky to have this program in his life."- John Dorrian

"Karate has helped my kids to practice self-discipline."- Liz Ciro

" child is much more likely to do as he is told..."- Debbie O'Shea

"Karate has taken away a lot of the negative energy from my son and he can focus more directly on the positive."- Betty Jo Johnson

"Mr. Dave is great with kids!"- Anne Moscony

"Class looks fun for kids!"- Lisa Houpt

"David Medina is very approachable as a teacher...his training is very effective and his self-defense techniques are street-proven."- R.S., Delaware County Police Officer

"David Medina's Law Enforcement Program is very effective and easy to learn."- Corporal Michael Vargas, US Army

"I learned a lot in David Medina's Law Enforcement Program. I will feel a lot safer on the street now as an officer if I am ever attacked."- Nicole Pagano, Criminal Investigation Division, Delaware County

"The techniques are very effective."- Jeffrey D. Wheeler, Police Academy Graduate

"Thank you so much for all of your help! The training was powerful and intense and I know I'll be grateful for it in my line of work. I had so much fun learning the techniques and was so surprised how easy it was and how little strength it took. Most of all, I've gained an extreme amount of confidence from knowing I will be able to protect myself in any situation! Thank you so much for your time, energy and patience!"- Amanda H., Law Enforcement Program Graduate.

"An exceptional training partner. A fantastic school owner. If you live near this school, don't miss out!" -PCWOOD


Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the 2008 Martial Artist of the Year

Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the 2007 Kenpo Master of the Year

Delaware County Karate Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the 2006 Kenpo Master of the Year

Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the 2005 American Kenpo Instructor of the Year

2004 Torch Award from the Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association

Honor Award, Pi Delta Epsilon Business Fraternity of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas we serve

Medina Kenpo Karate services students in Philadelphia, Delaware County, and Montgomery County. We also have students from:

Springfield, Pa., Broomall Pa., Havertown Pa., Drexel Hill, Pa., Upper Darby Pa., Lansdowne, Pa., Glenolden, Pa., Ridley Pa., Swarthmore, pa., Aston, Pa., Brookhaven Pa., Media, Pa., Glen Mills, Pa., Newtown Square Pa., Wayne Pa., Bryn Mawr Pa., Ardmore, Pa., Wallingford Pa., Chester, Pa. Woodlyn, Pa., Essington, Pa., Folsom, Pa., Holmes, Pa., Morton, Pa., Crum Lynne, Pa. Norwood, Pa., Prospect Park, Pa., Villanova Pa. and the following zipcodes: 19064, 19008, 19026, 19082, 19083, 19050, 19023, 19036, 19078, 19070, 19029, 19022, 19081, 19094, 19013, 19086, 19015, 19063, 19014, 19073, 19061, 19342, 19032, 19079, 19033, 19041, 19003, 19096, 19010, 19085, 19087

Offering: Karate, Kickboxing, Cardio-Kickboxing, Self Defense, Martial Arts, Anti-Bullying, Street Safety, Children’s Martial Arts