Kenpo Women’s Symposium
Helping Women Find Community and Grow


Tara Van Deusen has been studying Kenpo Karate since 1998, though she started karate at the age of 4 years old.  She is a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate.

Tara is also a 9-time National Black Belt League World Champion and 1-time National Association Sport Karate (NASKA) World Champion. She won the overall Woman’s Grand Champion Irish Open in 2003, an event that had 69 fighters from 33 Countries. She also has over 160 National Wins, was a 4-time Compete national overall grand champion, and was the Australian ISKA Open and England Open champion. She has won over 36 women’s overall grand championships from nationally and internationally-rated tournaments. Tara also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a junior black belt in Butokukan Karate.

Tara is the President of the Power of One Martial Arts & Fitness Studios in Southern California and is a proud mother of three children.