I.K.S.A. Member Schools
The following is a list of chartered schools under the I.K.S.A. with links to their respective websites.
Aiki Karate Do Dojo Hombu is located in Dallas Texas, The chief instructor is Shihan William Essex. AKD Karate offers programs for 5 years old and up for beginners through advanced black belt training. No matter if you are looking to begin your martial arts training or further your education there is a program for you. Students study Aiki Karate Do a style Shihan Essex has developed after 26 years of Martial Arts study and practical application while deployed in the US Army. Shihan Essex’s traditional approach and high standards have created a unique experience for individuals and families to learn and study leadership qualities through self defense studies.
Located in Santee and Alpine, CA and under the instruction of grand master Floyd Burke, Trad Am Karate teaches Traditional American Karate (TAK), an eclectic martial arts system that began in Southern California in 1982. TAK is based on shorin-ryu, shotokan and kung fu and incorporates techniques from judo, jujutsu, aikido, American Karate, kenpo and kickboxing.
American Karate Academy
Located in the Middle Tennessee Area and under the instruction of Grandmaster Danny Chapman, the American Karate Academy has both an individual and a family approach to martial arts training. The AKA has 2 facilities to offer training in and around the greater Nashville area.
American Open Karate
Pastor Chris started his martial arts journey as an amateur boxer in his teens years, (Silver / Golden Gloves), where he established a foundation for training as well as a love for the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of the martial arts. He continued training in boxing and various other martial arts disciplines while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a Black Belt in traditional Karate, certified from the IKSA. He and his sons also train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Professor Paulo Riberio. Utilizing Christian principles, Pastor Chris emphasizes character development and spiritual growth through Karate training.
American Oriented Style Karate
Located in Virginia and under the instruction of Master Melvin Stewart, A.O.S.K. offers a friendly,fun, and encouraging training environment that allows one to blend with the system regardless of ability. Students of A.O.S.K. train for traditional, sports competition, and real world self-defense encounters. Master Stewart is a 6th Dan whose training began in 1977 while serving in the U.S. Army. A former AAU State & Regional Champion in kata, weapons, and sparring master Stewart's experience will help develop your ability to compete.
American Style Nunchaku
American Style Nunchaku was founded and recognized as a new martial arts style by Grandmaster Michael Burke in 1992 as a complete martial art with its own ranking system, making nunchaku training available to those people who were not interested in traditional karate or kobudo. Under the guidance of head instructor Shihan Eldridge Hawkins, Jr, students in the VirtualNunchaku.com training program start off training for Yellow Belt and then Orange, Purple, Blue, Green, Brown and finally Black Belt. Higher dan ranks and the Ken Fu Nunchaku Jutsu system are available for those exceptional students who are willing to put in the necessary, in person, specialized training and test at one of our physical training centers.
American Tiger Karate Schools
Located in Trenton, GA. American Tiger Karate is taught by Doug Welsh, an 8th degree black belt, which is a traditional karate system that includes self defense, katas, weapons, and sparring.
Combat Karate Club
The Combat Karate Club of Ocala succeeds in approaching martial arts as a martial science in order to effectively strengthen the mind, body, and technique of each practitioner. Our curriculum is designed with the knowledge that comes from certified proficiency in the studies of anatomy, physiology, and exercise science. We offer karate as a means of self-protection, karate as a sport, and we teach the application of karate in mixed martial arts landscape.
Ellington School of Martial Arts
Located in Brownsville, Tennessee, Ellington School of Martial Arts is a martial arts school that teaches karate, tae kwon do, and kung fu. Instructors Ricky, Lorri, Jacob, and Lauren Ellington are dedicated to their students and focus not only on the art itself, but they also focus on teaching discipline, honor, and respect.
Extreme Martial Arts
Located in Belleview, FL. At Extreme Martial Arts we are dedicated to teaching our students martial arts and modern self defense. What we have done is utilized the principles of Shito Ryu karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed it with modern self-defense. By combining both arts we have made a complete form of self-defense, which includes striking and ground fighting. Classes are available for kids and adults. We also offer Cardio Kick Boxing, Core Strengthening and ITF Tae-Kwon-Do.
Freestyle United Arts
With a school located in Pardeeville, WI and under the instruction of Grand Master Bernie Fritz, Freestyle United Arts is different from other forms of martial arts in that it blends aspects of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Tai Chi, and Judo for total body exercise. The art is always evolving and always changing. This combination allows for grater speed and agility in movement and a fuller release of every individual’s potential.
J.A.B. Karate & TaeKwonDo
Located in Okauchee WI under the instruction of Master Jim Bonesho Sr. "My family has enjoyed and grown together with TaeKwonDo for many years. It is our hope to bring that same sense of accomplishment and pride to you and your children."
J.C. Karate Ministries and Fitness
Located in Brooksville, Fl and under the instruction of Sensei Jason P. Chase Sr., J.C. Karate Ministries and Fitness offers a family and spiritual approach to training in the martial arts. With program for children, teens, adults, and seniors you can be sure there is something for everyone here. Originating from a background in Chito Ryu and open style karate, Sensei Chase has developed a style that not only develops individuals but entire families as well. Sensei Chase is also a firm believer that there is not a life that cannot benefit from martial arts training.
Rising Sun Martial Arts Academy
Master Jim Risinger, Founder of Rising Sun Martial Arts Academy, has over 35 years of Martial and Healing Arts training. Located in Santa Maria, CA the dojo offers training in Karate, Ninjitsu, Tai Chi, and Chanbara. Master Risinger has great enthusiasm towards the martial arts and teaches at all levels of experience.
Shotokan Karate Club of Madison
This school is located in Madison, Wisconsin focusing on traditional aspects developed by Gichin Funakoshi. Under the instruction of Sensei Rafael Guenoun, students can expect to learn a great deal of a more traditional style.
Shotokan Karate Dojo
Located in Alturas, California, in the far northeastern corner of the state, Sensei Miran Reynolds teaches traditional Shotokan Karate with a mix of Kenpo and Shinote. The focus is on self defense and character development. Classes are available for ages 8 and over.
Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts
Master Andre Price is the Head Instructor of Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts located in Texas City, Texas. We teach Goshin Ryu Bujutsu "The Path of the Warrior". Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts provides fitness for everyone including a wide range of different classes. Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts programs include Adult Karate/ Martial Arts, Kids Karate/Martial Arts, Tiny Dragons, Jr Mixed Martial Arts, Adult Mixed Martial Arts & Cardio Kickboxing.
United Scorpion Karate Academy
Located in Enterprise, AL and under the instruction of Sensei Issachar James, Scorpion Karate is the most effective method of unarmed self-defense in which directed or focused blows of the hands and feet, accompanied by special breathing and shouts, are dealt from poised positions. This art is a Japanese based martial arts known as karate which dates back more than 1000 years in Eastern Asia. This is also a Korean based martial art known as Taekwondo that dates back hundreds of years to Tae- Kyon in Korea which evolved to an international art. With these two martial art styles combined and revised together, Sensei Issachar M. James has developed a unique style of martial arts known as Scorpion Karate which has become, the United Scorpion Karate Academy.
White Tiger Martial Arts
From our “Tiger Cubs” to our “Kickin Adults”, White Tiger Martial Arts is a total program of family fun, fitness and self defense. There is a reason hundreds of active students have made us their choice for getting more kick out of life. Our students are on a quest to be their best!! Our teaching methods must be good; they've been around for 2000 years! For centuries, millions of people have benefited from the teachings of Martial Arts, a system of self defense created in the Orient that does not advocate the use of weapons. Instead, a philosophy that believes in strengthening the mind and body through self-discipline fitness and awareness. We offer a well-balanced program for adults and children that emphasize pride, self esteem, fitness and integrity.
1171 Lula Lane
Franklin, TN 37064