The Place

Our school is housed in the second oldest continuously operating karate school in Texas.

Our school is housed in the second oldest continuously operating karate school in Texas.

Our school is housed in the second oldest continuously operating karate school in Texas. While the history of our building is very special, we are a fully equipped modern training facility. The school was a showcase that lured martial artists from all over the region. The names of men and women who trained and sparred on the old red mat are literally the who’s who of martial arts. Since that time, the facility has remained a karate school and has been passed from one notable instructor to the next.

The building that houses American Karate & Self Defense has been a martial arts school in Dallas since the 60’s. Before that it had been a butcher shop and a lawn mower repair shop, among other things. American Karate & Self Defense as we know it today has been run by Head Instructor Raymon Gomez since 2004.

We are located in Dallas, Texas at 10918 Garland Road right next to Ramyond’s Bar B Q. We are approximately 2 miles (5 mins) north of White Rock Lake and about 8 miles (19 mins) from downtown Dallas. We’re just minutes away from Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano, Sachse, Rowlett, and Rockwall.