Become a part of our dojo family

about Laguna Beach Dojo

Martial arts can benefit everyone. Let us show you how!

Welcome to Laguna Beach Dojo. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family. Master Jeff Kash is a 6th degree black belt and has proudly served the Laguna Beach community and its families for the last 20 years! With classes for all ages, including family classes, we have a flexible schedule that allows even the busiest of families to participate in our amazing programs. Whether you want yourself or your kids to become more confident, focused or disciplined, or even if you just want to find a fun family activity, we are here to help. Thank you for visiting the Laguna Beach Dojo website and we hope to see you soon!

Why Choose Laguna Beach Dojo

  • Learn to be immune to peer pressure
  • The confidence that is developed in martial arts training will help adults and children alike be more confident in making good choices.
  • Create Self Discipline that will help in all aspects of life!
  • Consistency and follow through towards achieving worthwhile goals teaches something beyond what the school systems teach today.

Like anything in life worth achieving, it takes a concerted effort and consistent dedication to accomplish.

Learning these values at any age is hugely beneficial and is especially helpful in developing good habits for children to set them on the path of success for school and life!

Meet Our Instructors

Our Dedicated Team of Instructors

Master Jeff Kash


Master Jeff Kash is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and has served the Laguna Beach community as an instructor for over 20 years. As the Owner and Head Instructor of the Laguna Beach Dojo, Master Kash strives to create a welcoming, inclusive community where martial artists feel comfortable in developing and growing at their own pace. He is also gifted at customizing instruction to fit a students’ age, experience, and approach to learning. Master Kash trains students of all ages (currently 3-82) from novice to advanced practitioners, including students with special needs.

Kate Motherway

1st Degree Black Belt 

Kate Motherway has trained at the Laguna Beach Dojo for almost 10 years. She has taught and mentored other students at the dojo for over 5 years. She has a 4.27 weighted gpa and also volunteers at Mission Hospital on the weekends.

Alok “Loki” Mansukhani

1st Degree Black Belt 

Alok Mansukhani has trained at the Laguna Beach Dojo for over 12 years.  He has also taught and mentored students for over 5 years. He has a 4.3 gpa and is a camp counselor in Maine during the summers.

Manal Kerfoot

1st Degree Black Belt 

Manal Kerfoot is a retired elementary school teacher and mother of four.  She finds great pleasure in being able to continue her passion for education and service to others through teaching at the dojo.