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...

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...

December 31, 2019

The past 12 months have been absolutely phenomenal. If you’re like most people, however, there are things that you may want to improve in the next 365 days. Whether that would be to earn more money, get a new job, travel the world — or everyone’s favorite — to lose weight, we all seek a new beginning once the new year kicks in.

It’s human nature to always constantly want more out of life. So we make resolutions. We promise ourselves to stay away from bad food choices, to exercise more and maybe join a gym, to make new friends and meet new people, to lose weight. This is all part of our New Year’s resolutions.

We make these promises to ourselves be...

November 15, 2019

Once your child has enrolled in Mixed Martial Arts at the American Karate Institute, we want to do everything we can to encourage and empower them to understand the positive benefits of training in this life, art & sport. In order for AKI to be effective in our goal of empowering your child, we feel it is necessary to team up with you, the parent, in order to achieve our goal together. Therefore, we would like to provide you with the following tips that will assist you in your role as the parent of a student of Martial Arts. 

Consistent and regular class attendance is a must! Once you and your child have determined the program and...

October 31, 2019

The spookiest night of the year is here! Kids everywhere are choosing their favorite costumes and looking forward to their favorite treats. In preparation for this ghoulishly good time, the American Karate Institute is encouraging parents and caregivers to keep safety in mind so that no child is haunted by Halloween-related injuries. Hidden dangers associated with costumes, treats, and decorations can be prevented very easily.

It's never too early to start thinking about safety, so follow these important Halloween safety tips to ensure that this year's holiday is a safe one!


  • Swords, knives, and similar costume acce...

September 30, 2019

Ladies, want to know the secret to getting strong and healthy? It’s simple – make the decision to pick up martial arts and train regularly. Pair that with a good diet and adequate rest, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a sexy beast (plus, you’ll be able to kick butt!)

At the beginning, it might be intimidating for you ladies to train martial arts in a male-dominated environment. But once you get past that, we promise you’ll enjoy a host of benefits on top of being strong and healthy. Today, the American Karate Institute will share the most importance reasons why women should do Martial Arts!

It teaches you self defense

Miami is an ov...

What does leadership mean?

Before explaining how our martial arts programs develop leadership skills we have to define which characteristics good leaders have. For sure, being a leader requires a lot of confidence and courage when it comes to taking the first step toward something new. It also means inspiring and motivating others to stay true to themselves, and helping others reach their goals while setting a shining example. Being a leader displays high integrity and honesty, as well as the ability to solve problems and find solutions. Someone who leads knows how to communicate, build relationships, and come up with innovative ideas. But most o...

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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.