Kenpo Karate Evolution sits in the heart of Sherman Oaks on Ventura Boulevard near the intersection with Costello Avenue. It's a family-friendly spot, run by a husband-and-wife team. Co-owner and head instructor Steve Baca holds a sixth-degree black belt and trains kids and adults alike. Kenpo Karate Evolution specializes in group classes, which are held in the studio's large, open mat space. Disciplines include karate, MMA, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, eskrima and self-defense. Private sessions are available, too. New students are welcome to try a week for free. There are no contracts or sign-up fees at Kenpo Karate Evolution.