Serving the community of Chico since 1979.


WE WILL MAKE IT AFFORDABLE FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILD TO TRAIN WITH US!! Call today. Classes are filling up FAST!   895-8257

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If money were no object, would you choose to attend Harvard or your local Junior college for your education? Epperson Bros is the Harvard of Karate Dojos’ here in Northern California.

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Sensei Chuck & his wife Nanette teach all classes.

Parent Testimony

Anna Zerega Wintrup: 12/2014

B has been a student at Epperson Bros Kenpo Karate Dojo since June and we LOVE it! I highly recommend this Dojo and practice. He has always been a good listener and hard worker but I have seen him develop these skills even more. He is not only having fun but is proud of his successes that he has accomplished in the supportive environment that they provide there and to be honest is really excited to wear the cool outfit A side effect that I wasn’t expecting is his focus and discipline have increased in other areas, like in school where his teacher even commented at our review. What a great gift it would make!!

Kristi M.   8/4/2011

Our son, Ian, has been taking lessons from Sensei Chuck Epperson since the age of 4. He is now almost 14. Our other son also took lessons since that age until he decided to dedicate full time to baseball. Chuck Epperson has made an indelible and profound impact on both of our sons’ lives.
Sensei Chuck is the real deal, and we have never met anyone like him. His dedication to his craft, and to his students is unparalleled. He is intensely determined to create the most prepared and self reliant martial arts student possible. Our sons have been able to defend themselves against bullies, without causing harm or ill feelings in the process.
Their knowledge of martial arts, and the concept of deflecting negative energy rather than causing it, has earned our son tremendous respect amongst their peers. We credit Sensei Chuck for this wonderful character building trait in both of our sons.
At Epperson Brothers, integrity reigns supreme. Sensei Chuck does not award belts without the student first proving that he or she has truly earned the right to advance a level. Many teachers do award belts much more easily and with less emphasis on student effort, because they can make more money doing so. Money has never been focal point at Epperson Brothers. Chuck truly cares about his students, and about preparing them properly in mastering the amazing skill of martial arts.
You will not find a person like Sensei Chuck. He is old school, and he is a wonderful, caring, honest person, whom we have tremendous respect for. We are very grateful to have him as such a strong male role model in our boys lives, as this is very hard to come by these days. He is strong yet humble. He is truthful, and you always know where you stand with him. He always seems to have the same positive demeanor and if he’s ever in a bad mood, you wouldn’t know it.
This is a wordy commentary, but when you meet Sensei Chuck, you will see why we sing his praises. I wish there were more people in the world like him. His wife, Nanette, is also a gem. I know that our boys will be fine adults, and better men, for having had Sensei Chuck Epperson in their lives, and we are beyond grateful for that.


Nanette Epperson 3rd brown



“I come to you with only Karate, empty hands, I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong; then here are my weapons, Karate, My empty hands.”

 -Grand Master ED PARKER, 10th Degree Black Belt

               “My wife and I have been studying Ed Parker / Richard “Huk” Planas lineage Kenpo Karate for over 15 yrs and in our opinion the Epperson Brothers are amongst the foremost instructors in our system. Over the past two years we’ve had the opport…unity to get to know the Eppersons’ and in addition to being dedicated martial artists, they are great people. We strongly recommend this school.”

David and Jakki Garcia – Grass Valley Kenpo Family Karate


“ I trained at the Epperson Brothers Kenpo Karate Dojo for nine years. The mental, physical, and spiritual training that I received there is a cornerstone of my character, values, and principles. It was detrimental to shaping me into the person that I am today. Thank you Chuck, Bruce, Nan, and the whole Dojo Family! :)

Much Love,

Michael Perdue