kenpo karate

Welcome to Nesta's Kenpo Karate

[singlepic id=49 w=320 h=240 float=left]Since opening to the public in 1965, Nick Cerio’s Kenpo has had the reputation for the highest degree of excellence.

The director of the studio, Shihan Joseph Nesta, is recognized internationally for his contribution and expertise in the martial arts. Shihan Nesta is a martial artist at heart. He began training at age 10 and has dedicated 53 years to studying the martial arts. He holds the highest Rank in Nick Cerio’s Kenpo in the U.S, and is a 10th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, 6th Degree in American Kenpo, and a 1st Degree in Shotokan, Jiu-Jitsu, and Aikido.

Nesta’s Kenpo Karate trains students to develop mind, body, and spirit through the teaching of Kenpo, Karate, Aiki Jiu Jitsu, & Aikido.The teaching programs have been specifically developed over many years to encourage students to develop both their mental and physical strength and stamina as well as to dramatically increase their confidence and self-esteem

Nesta’s Kenpo Karate offers martial arts training for adult men & women of any age, children, law enforcement professionals, military self defense, and much more.

Contact us today to set up an appointment or sign up for one our class schedules.

2018 Holidays

  • New Year’s Day (January 1).
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February).
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May).
  • Independence Day (July 4).
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September).
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October).
  • Veterans Day (November 11).
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November).
  • Christmas Day (December 25)



Self Defense For Women


Current Events


Recent Events


Nesta’s Kenpo Karate & Jiu Jitsu Would Like To Congratulate

Black Belt Test - May 2015Black Belt Test – May 2015

Pictured above from left to right:

Grandmaster Joseph Nesta (10th Dan), Joseph Nesta Jr. (5th Dan), Luis Guzman (4th Dan), Jason Farden (Blackbelt), Roberto Luongo (Blackbelt), Rodger Vautour (Blackbelt), Anagha Arvind (Blackbelt), Peter Marchi (4th Dan)

2016 Seminar






November 6 2016

Kids Test




Nesta’s Kenpo Karate

701 Salem Street

Malden, Ma 02148

Phone 781-397-8090

School Hours:
Monday though Thursday 1P.M. To 8P.M.Saturday 8 A.M. To 1 P.M.Friday And Sunday (By Appointment Only)