What does our Martial Arts Self Defense program offer?

  • Our mixed martial art (MMA) self defense curriculum includes a winning combination of KARATE, BOXING, MUAY THAI KICKBOXING, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ), JUDO, TAEKWON-DO and WRESTLING
  • Our unique and copyrighted mixed martial arts (MMA) self defense curriculum has been tested and proven with over 10,000 kids, teens and adults. NOTHING BEATS EXPERIENCE!!!
  • Our mixed martial arts (MMA) self defense program is taught in a safe controlled environment with the Discipline and Philosophy of Traditional Martial Arts …read more
  • Our World Class martial arts instructors are led by Master Angel Gonzalez
  • Superior classes with structure, focus and excitement for Kids (4 – 12)
  • Guaranteed to Bully Proof Your Child and build confidence that will last a lifetime.
  • A fun but challenging Teens program designed to teach valuable skills such as discipline, respect, commitment, dedication, loyalty and an awesome mixed martial arts curriculum that incorporates the best techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, TaeKwon-Do, Wrestling, Judo and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
  • Our Adult program has all the elements and is designed to enrich you physically, mentally and spiritually and to help you use those skills to achieve your own personal goals.

Why is American Karate Institute Miami’s most popular mixed martial arts (MMA) training center for kids, teens and adults in the Miami/Kendall area?

Since 1983, we have had a strong reputation for turning our students into confident, focused, peer pressure proof, drug free and secure individuals – winners in life.

We have taken pride in consistently offering our students the highest quality instructions available in the United States today. You can rest assured that we are always hard at work maintaining those high standards–always with your best interests in mind. Read more….

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Dear Mrs. G,

I have recently enrolled my 6-year-old son in American Karate Institute; after researching and visiting other schools my wife and I felt more comfortable with the environment and positive techniques used by the instructors.

Our son has been attending AKI for about 3 months and in this short period of time we have seen a positive change; he is more confident, dedicated and determined in all aspects of his life. My wife and I have gotten feed back from his teacher and other family members that notice how he has changed in this short time and our son looks forward to his classes at AKI.

I wanted to thank Sensei Lipsky, Master Gonzalez, Mr. Laso and Mrs. G. for all the hard work they do teaching the children; Your school is truly gifted in its ability to teach the children while gaining their respect. I feel honored and privileged to be able to provide my son with an opportunity to attend American Karate Institute.

Domingo and Amy Callejas

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10,000 Happy and Empowered Students and Families since 1983


Doesn’t Your Child Deserve The Absolute Best?

There are a wide variety of martial arts, karate and TaeKwon-Do schools in the Kendal/Miami area, but how do you choose the right one?

Before you enroll in any martial arts school, we suggest that you do some investigation and observe how different schools conduct their classes. Visit as many schools as possible and leave us for last. Call us to schedule a Free Trial class with no obligation and get ready to experience a breath of fresh air.

To us, teaching martial arts is our passion and you will feel it as soon as you walk in through our doors. Discover why thousands of parents before you have chosen to have their children train with us.

No other martial art school offers such a complete self defense training by such highly trained professional instructors, in the most modern facilities available.

Kids Classes

The reason why my wife and I opened the American Karate Institute was because we have the passion for the martial arts and the desire to help our students accomplish their goals.

  • We teach traditional Japanese Martial Arts discipline and respect
  • Our copyrighted training will also help your child achieve higher test scores, courtesy, integrity…modesty

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Teen Classes

As soon as your child enrolls into our program, he will learn to show respect to all elders, parents and teachers, we will teach your child the pride in being honest and loyal, and how to commit and through with all his/her goals and to NEVER GIVE UP!!!

  • We teach them respect for themselves and others
  • designed for them to have fun while he/she learns valuable skills.

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Adult Classes

Our adult program has all the elements and is designed to enrich you physically, mentally and spiritually and to help you use those skills to achieve your own personal goals.

  • Gain self- confidence and self-control
  • Learn the skills to defend yourself

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