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American Karate: is the evolution of karate to current times incorporating punching, kicking, self defense, weapons and wrestling / grappling.  This style allows anyone, people from all backgrounds, children and adults, to effectively learn to defend themselves against one or multiple attackers.  Karate is the ultimate martial art.  American Karate streamlines Traditional Karate to fast track and accelerate learning.  


Wrestling: World's oldest sport.  It has been around for centuries and is commonly found in high school and collegiate competitive settings.  It is also dominant in successful mixed martial arts.  Wrestling involves close-quarter, explosive movements from both standing and ground positions.  Perfect for those who want a high intensity and fast-paced workout.  


Kickboxing: Modern style using punches, kicks and boxing techniques. This style is very effective for tournament competitors and fitness enthusiasts as it is very high energy and encourages constant movement.  Most kickboxing specialists derive their skills from American or Okinawan karate training.  Joe Lewis, the "Father of Modern Kickboxing" was an Okinawan Karate stylist. Check out our Kickboxing Fitness site.  johnsoncitykickboxing.com


Mixed Martial Arts:  Many times is synonymous with American karate, a style including efficient and powerful techniques from multiple forms of martial arts such as: Traditional Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo and Jiu Jitsu. It also uses sport concepts from Boxing and Wrestling.


Traditional / Classical Karate: Translation: empty hands.  An art of self defense originating in Okinawa using the hands and feet and designed as a defense against the elite Japanese samurai. It was developed to take the island back after Japanese occupation. Since the Japanese banned the Okinawans from using weapons, they adapted their farm tools as weapons.  These styles are very disciplined and allow practitioners to learn some of the evolution of karate over the last 1500 years.  In traditional karate, belt rank is "kata" or "form" based - memorization of movement.  From a historical perspective, 1615 - 1868 was known as the "Golden Age of Karate." In 1917, Funakoshi Gichin brought karate to Japan in order to teach school-aged children.



Come and experience the following martial arts at USA Karate!

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