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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 San Dimas

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 Alex Finch is the owner of Red Dragon Karate San Dimas. As one of our
newest and youngest Red Dragon owners Sensei Alex has adopted an incredible
work ethic from his father, also a Black Belt and lifelong martial artist.

Sensei Alex credits his love of caring for others and wanting only the best for those around him from his beautiful mother, Tricia. His parents are his heroes and supported him in his quest to become a Red Dragon Black belt, an honor roll student and an all league athlete. Sensei Alex got his start in the arts under the guidance of Shihan Chris Casamassa, the son of the founder of Red Dragon Karate, at the Red Dragon Studio in Glendora.

After achieving his goal of becoming a Black Belt alongside his lifelong friend (and fellow RDK owner) Sensei Shane Toland, Sensei Alex started his new challenge and adventure of learning how to teach, train and motivate students on the floor to be their absolute best. He went on to become the general manager of the Glendora flagship location.


Sensei Alex has an Associates degree and EMT certification through Mt. San Antonio College. Sensei Alex realized that his unique opportunity is to impact others through his passion for the arts and that has outlasted any other discipline he has pursued. Sensei Alex has bright future in from of him as he continues to grow and lead the next generation of RDK students forward.

Sensei Alex Finch

Owner – Chief Instructor

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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 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.