June 30, 2020

We are all aware that success can never exist without failure. We as humans, it’s natural to experience defeat many times in our lives. However, failure can often impact our self-confidence, which shouldn’t be the case. In reality, failure provides us with the opportunity to grow and learning, and this is an important lesson that our kids should learn early in life. Martial arts can be a great teacher for anyone who wants to learn a sport. Through constant practice and experience, children are exposed to the fundamentals of both failure and success, not just in the school but also in everyday life.

Martial arts training is a tool that parents can...

June 9, 2020

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Most of us have heard some variation on that quote at some point in our life. Most of us have probably offered that little tidbit of wisdom to ourselves, friends, or kids, as well. But! (There is always a but, isn’t there?) I am willing to bet that at some other point, we’ve realized that it is all fine and dandy to say that, right up until you’re standing head to head with that effort, pain...

March 15, 2020

In life, there are many unexpected situations that may present itself that can change the way we live. We can choose to adapt or fold depending on the circumstances. During these difficult times where parents & students aren't able to take their children to their Mixed Martial Arts classes, there are ways to maintain & improve on some training you have learned at the American Karate Institute. 

Tips for In-Home Martial Arts Training

Our student portal is a beacon of resource for all of our students & parents who attend our mma school. There, our kids, teens & adults can go over instructional & belt testing videos to maintain proper martial art...

February 28, 2020

We believe that martial arts is a gift to the world. It teaches us so many things about life and how things work, it’s no wonder why many people turn to martial arts to give them direction and purpose.

Along with those tireless days and nights in the school, when we spend hours upon hours honing our craft and practicing our techniques until we have them perfect, we learn many great lessons. It takes a special kind of determination to be a real martial artist. The strengths and positive traits we pick during our training journey stay with us throughout our lives.

Yes, the physical endeavor is rigorous and demanding, but it is equally important...

February 14, 2020

It's Valentines Day!

Since love, bonding, togetherness is usually the theme for this incredible day, AKI would love to share reasons why most people in Miami love Martial Arts Training. There are so many forms of martial arts, and while some practices are ancient and others are modern, they all have one thing in common: People who participate in them love them. There are a variety of reasons that martial arts practitioners enjoy doing it. Some reasons are obvious, like the focus that martial art teaches, or the self defense that makes people feel safer. Other reasons are a little less obvious, like the camaraderie that comes with the studio they...

January 30, 2020

Do your thoughts drift when you study? Do you have trouble focusing on your job? Are you having difficult focusing on a path in life? If you do, you are not alone. Most people are not able to focus on a thing for long. In fact, people’s attention span has been steadily decreasing over the years. Without focus, you may find that you are unable to make good progress in any job you do. How much you can focus on a job is often the fine line that separates success from failure. Did you know that learning Mixed Martial Arts at the American Karate Institute in Miami can help you improve focus?

AKI is built on a regimen of training and practice to e...

January 15, 2020

In the modern age of mixed martial arts, where outlandish bravado and themes such as disrespect, trash talk, and ruckus are regarded as the norm, there is one distinguishable value that separates superficial martial arts from true, authentic martial arts, honor.

Honor is one of the most important values of true martial arts because it speaks directly to an individual’s core morality. It is one of the highest moral principles and all true martial artists should practice exhibiting honor throughout their martial arts journey.

Simply put, honor is the act of living out the values of respect, duty, loyalty, integrity, courage, and selflessness in ever...

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We know that Nothing Beats Experience, and we have over 35+ years of Mixed Martial Arts experience to show for it. At the American Karate Institute in Miami, we have a systemized curriculum that not only will help you become a champion in competitions, but most importantly, a champion in life.