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Since 1995

About Us

House of Champions is built upon five key virtues:

Patience, Focus, Kindness, Honesty, and Respect.


Our Dojo


The House of Champions was founded in 1995 in Van Nuys, California, USA, by Chief Instructor Shihan Mark Parra. He has over 40 years of dedication to the study, practice and sharing of martial arts. Patience, focus, kindness, honesty and respect is at the heart of the Academy. Our hand-picked homegrown staff are Warrior Fit, mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Our Founder, Chief Instructor


“Our main goal and reason for existence is not only to create champions of the ring, but champions of the heart.”

Shihan Mark Parra
Founder, Director & Chief Instructor of The  House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts

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Our History

We’ve been training Pro Fighters for over 25 years, as well as training many World and Amateur Champions. We have been teaching and training a long list of Stars from Hollywood for years. HOC Hollywood prepares Stars and Action-Actors, as well as coordinating fights at the highest level. Working with our community and local businesses, HOC helps local schools and families and is especially proud to contribute as leaders in our community. Our instructors are all first aid and CPR-certified, with an impressive list of credentials and experience. We are proud to be leaders and game changers in our community and around the world for over 25 years and growing.

Individuals, families and fighters, both in the professional and amateur circuit, as well as celebrities from film, television, music and radio, consider the House of Champions their “HOME”.