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Family – Mindfulness – Presence – Health
Ekata Mind and Fitness Gym in Santa Clarita / Valencia California

Adults, Children, Teens – Ekata is designed for the whole family!



Ekata Training Center is a unique family based facility that specializes in the integration of mind and body.  We offer an extremely clean and well equipped gym, top level martial arts training in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Jiujitsu, Savate, Boxing and Escrima along with Yoga, Zumba, Kettlebells and Meditation.  All activities at Ekata are founded upon the principle of mindfulness.  Mindfulness is simply learning to be full present and aware of each moment so as to fully appreciate the experience of life.  Ekata means “Oneness”.  This is the underlying theme of our facility.  We teach adults and children to live a healthy, balanced life by training not only the body, but the brain.

Adults  Unlike a typical athletic club or gym, our adult program includes complete services for wellness. Adults have the option of choosing the level of guidance they find useful.  For those who would like more guidance, we start with a thorough evaluation, then each person receives a balanced training program which includes mindfulness stress reduction, a physical training plan, group training plan and dietary counseling.  Then based on your interest, we schedule you for a series of classes that can include martial arts/self-defense, kettlebells, Zumba and yoga!  You can also recover with acupuncture and massage!

Kids and Teens  Our youth program teaches important life skills.  Kids learn how to manage bullies and resolve conflict through non-physical means – but we back up verbal skills with with the confidence that comes from learning real-life self defense.  Our program is based on Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, one of the most effective forms of practical self protection.  In addition, we teach kids behavioral self-regulation to complement academic growth and facilitate social interaction within peer groups!  This leads to healthier, happier kids!


Ekata offers classes, instruction and treatment in many forms of exercise and healing.  Please see our “programs & classes” dropdown menu for details.  Our co-founder and head instructor, Edward Monaghan is a professor at UCLA specializing in kinesthetic learning, mindfulness and mind/body integration.

Some of the services and training offered include massage, acupuncture, add treatment, adhd treatment, kickboxing, aerobics, after school programs, anti-bullying (programs), Kali/Arnis/Escrima, bjj (Brazilian Jiujitsu), Boxe Francaise Savate, boxing, Jeet Kune Do – JKD (Bruce Lee’s Art), Muay Thai, Chinese Boxing, kettlebells, yoga, Zumba, clinical weight loss, dietary/nutritional counseling and even music lessons!  Our core programming promotes self-discipline and behavioral self-regulation in children and adults.


Ekata is the only family fitness center serving in Santa Clarita CA, Canyon Country CA, Newhall CA, Santa Clarita Valley California, Saugus CA & Valencia CA that offers personalized and group training, mindfulness, nutrition, and care for your overall, comprehensive health. Take a look at our fitness center specials for current deals.

Check out our experienced Santa Clarita personal trainers with decades of fitness and martial arts experience to help you make major progress toward your goals. And for the kids ages 5-12 you should look at our Santa Clarita summer camp program that offers weekly mindful activities, skill building, and conditioning all while having fun!

We offer child care and a family environment where everyone can train together instead of isolating and compartmentalizing recreational/educational activities.  If you’ve been searching for a place where you can receive expert personalized instruction in fitness, or looking for a fitness center that doesn’t cater to only the external, then you’ve found your home.

Please feel free to investigate our clients’s videos and yelp reviews and then come see for yourself.

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  • “My husband and I have been members of Ekata for a year now. Ekata is wonderful place to improve one’s physical as well as spiritual health. Through its Meditation program and Taichi we have improved our well being.   We also have enrolled in mature adult programs to stay healthy. We highly recommend Ekata to improve your health. We found our connection here.” 

    Cecelia Haan and Jerry Nishaguchi
  • “Where do I begin? Sifu Ed, Sifu JoAnn, Sifu Casey: It’s an honor and blessing to learn JKD and Savate from these icons. The whole staff at Ekata are efficient, caring, humble and loving. Wonderful ambience and atmosphere. Ryan feels so blessed and proud to be a student of Ekata. Thank you!”

    Helen Xavier
  • “I have lived in Santa Clarita since 1997 and I am so happy that I have finally found Ekata , a place that supports growth and enhancement of Mind ,Body and Spirit. Sifu Ed and Sifu Joann has done an incredible job at creating a space with structured classes blending the disciplines of Fitness,Meditation Dance and Martial Arts. After my routine at Ekata I now go through my daily activities with a sense of awareness and calm that I was never able to achieve before.”

    Garth Bright
  • “I would like to thank you and The Ekata Training Center for helping me transform my life in many positive ways. I have found the meditation or “brain training” to have been the most important part of my learning. I have lost over 20 lbs. so far due to an increase in impulse control from meditation and mindful eating, improved mental clarity, improved personnel relationships and an overall reduction in anxiety.  Thank you again!”

    Daniel Carter
  • "Last summer my son joined the summer camp at Ekata. It was fun and educational learning for him. Every week there was a different country theme and he learned about that country culture, food, martial art style, etc. He came home with crafts and he would talk about new knowledge that he learned." February  2019

    Kesawee Kai Chindawath Axianta Financial Partners, Vice President of Business Development
  • "I loved the variety that was offered at Ekata summer camp, trying lots of new things. Capoeira was very unique in the way it included dance and martial arts and the history of it was very interesting. I’d love to try it again sometime." December 2018

    Benjamin Tarabour 5th Grader
  • "We love Ekata. Ekata's Summer Program worked really hard to develop an array of activities for our children. I was able to go work in peace knowing they were in a safe atmosphere with physical activities & weekly themed summer program. Our son truly enjoyed summer camp at Ekata. He experienced other countries' martial arts, culture, food, crafts, and field trips. They also did a parent showcase once a week to show us what they've learned - seriously amazing! I would highly recommend this camp! They really work hard to help your child learn, grow and have fun!"

    Tammy Golf
  • "Our kids loved the Ekata summer camp experience, from the arts and crafts to the field trips! My wife and I love the weekly themes and the family atmosphere."

    Chris and Linda Stetson

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