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

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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 […]


Compare Yourself to the “Old You” Instead of Others to Keep Positive

When you’re working hard to change a habit, develop a skill, or achieve a personal goal, it’s hard not to compare yourself to others. Doing so can bring you down or breed hateful thoughts, however, so you’re better off comparing yourself to someone you know you’ve surpassed: the old you. Read more… from Lifehacker http://ift.tt/1sxNANE


Big Event

Hello Karate Students and Parents, I want to invite you to a Black Belt Exam. Mr. Gomez, Mr. Bennett and Kevin Torres will be testing to move up in rank. Where: The Regency Hotel 11350 LBJ Freeway @ Jupiter Dallas, TX 75238 When: Saturday November 1st @ 3:00 pm Mr. Ashwood and his sons will […]


Stripe Test

Hello Students, just a reminder that today and tomorrow is stripe test. Please wear a full white uniform. Thanks, Mary Gomez