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.


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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