Ray’s American Karate & Self-Defense

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.


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.


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.


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.

Latest News

End of Year Awards Ceremony

Hello Karate Students and Parents, Tonight is our End of Year Awards Ceremony. It will start at 6:30 pm and last about 1 1/2 hour with potluck to follow. Bring a dish, pizza, or drinks if you want….it’s optional. We will be giving allstar awards and outstanding student awards. Remember we will be CLOSED all […]


Ring of Combat MMA Show Has Stellar Track Record for Feeding Fighters to the UFC!

So you’re an aspiring mixed martial artist with dreams of making it to the big time. You’re probably wondering how to get there — how you can appear on the radar of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other major promotions. While there’s no sure way to get noticed by the UFC and finagle your way […]


Clearance Sale Saturday!

Hello Karate Students and Parents, We are having a CLEARANCE SALE Saturday. T-Shirts $10 Hyper Shirts $15 Uniforms 30% off Red BBC Uniforms 30% off Black gi bottoms 30% off Any gear I have in Stock 30% off ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday December 20th Thanks, Mary Gomez Like this:Like Loading…


Important Stay-Out-of-Jail Advice for All Martial Artists

When you hit another person in a fight, you can never know for certain what the effect will be, says Tim Larkin, founder of the self-defense system known as Target Focus Training. “I like to show clients back-to-back videos in which the human body takes a tremendous amount of punishment — really good bar fights […]