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At Ray’s American Karate & Self-Defense we strive to provide a safe and friendly environment for students of all ages to learn at their own pace to the best of his or her ability. Our mission is to promote excellence in physical and mental growth through focused training. Our greatest responsibility is to instill in our students a sense of discipline and code of ethics to inspire them to become good citizens.

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Kid’s Classes

Starting your child young in karate training is ideal (children as young as the age of four are usually accepted, as it is also a good way to hone fine motor skills), and lots of parents have found that in as little as a year, their children who were involved in martial arts had noticeably gained positive traits such as increased self-esteem, respect and overall physical fitness.

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Adult Classes

Martial Arts can improve one’s cardiovascular fitness as well as tone the muscular system and overall power of the body. An average adult can burn over 500 calories in a 45-minute workout. Plus, Martial Arts improves flexibility, range of motion, coordination, and balance.

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Hyper Classes

American Karate & Self-Defense is evolving the definition of Martial Arts. While staying firmly rooted in our traditional martial arts past, we are incorporating the latest maneuvers and techniques that elevate the art and the athlete to a whole new level. Come join us and change your life today.

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For a Free Class call 214-327-8585

Whether you’re looking to tryout a single class or start your journey down the road to black belt, Ray’s American Karate & Self-Defense can help you get to where you want to be.

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Mahama Cho: How taekwondo saved me from a life of bullying – BBC Sport

BBC Sport Mahama Cho: How taekwondo saved me from a life of bullyingBBC SportBrought up by his grandmother in West Africa. Bullied on a daily basis. Sent to England as an eight-year-old. A talented footballer who chose taekwondo instead. Mahama Cho has always been a fighter, for protection and a profession. After a self-imposed … from […]

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Costume Contest Party

Hello Karate Students and Parents, I just want to remind everyone that Saturday there will be no karate classes. We will be decorating for our annual Costume Party. The party will be at the karate school from 6:00- 9:00 pm. I have a sign up sheet if you would like to bring something good or […]

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Performance is everywhere we turn. Interviewing for that next job. Going on that first date. Competing in your local fitness competition. In order to succeed at anything, you must be prepared to perform and compete. In a perfect world, everyone should be afforded respect and equality. 5 Martial Arts Lessons on Peak Performance for the […]

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