October 28, 2018

Halloween is such a fun time of the year for children; but when children encounter tricks instead of treats, this holiday can become very scary – and not just because of the decorations and frightening costumes. Abductions, bullying, candy that has been compromised; these are all things that can make Halloween a dreadful holiday for children and parents alike. In order to keep your kids safe this Halloween, educate them before they put on their costumes and start knocking on the neighbors doors.

Here are 5 tips from AKI Miami that can help keep those little ghosts and ghouls safe this – and every – Halloween.

  1. Plan a Route. Before your kids hit...

October 13, 2018

What do you think makes a great friend? Is it someone who knows you inside out and keeps all your deepest, darkest secrets safe? Or is it a partner in crime who is always there to join you on your crazy adventures?

We’re pretty sure you already have a certain friend in mind as you’re reading this. Even if you don’t, fret not! Because we’re here to remind you that every day is a chance to make new friends. After all, strangers are friends you haven’t met and gotten to know yet! And who knows, that new colleague at work or your training partner in the gym might end up becoming your BFF!

Speaking of which, do you know that some of the best friends yo...

September 27, 2018

Raising children in the modern world is certainly a difficult task considering all the external factors that may affect how our children’s values, morals, and principles are molded. There are no parenting manuals or guides with which parents could refer to in order for them to be able to raise children who are kind, just, caring and respectful.

Martial arts could be one of the tools parents can utilize in order for them to be able to raise children who will become great people, citizens, and contributors to society.

The discipline and attitudes our children are able to develop through martial arts is a big help. Apart from that, respect for others...

August 28, 2018

Inner confidence plays a massively important part in anyone’s success and happiness and it is crucial that children are given the room to develop theirs from an early age. The American Karate Institute is a wonderful place for children to build self-confidence, discipline and the belief they need to lead a positive and fruitful adulthood.


First and foremost, our martial arts instructors will make the class fun and your kids will come away feeling like they’ve had a good time. Friendships and bonds are made between children in a classroom environment and that ability to make new buddies, in itself, will give their confidence a nice boost...

August 15, 2018

Bullies frequently prey on peers they deem inferior to them.  They look for classmates, neighbors, and acquaintances who exhibit shy, timid, introverted characteristics.  For some psychological reason, bullies get a temporary high from putting others down, making them feel bad, or injuring them.  Unfortunately, bullies are likely to be a part of life for the young and old alike.  One way to decrease the likelihood that your child will fall victim to a bully is to enroll him or her in a martial arts class.

A common misconception is that martial arts instructors teach participants how to beat people up.  While some facilities in...

July 12, 2018

Why should children train at our Kids Martial Arts Classes at the American Karate Institute in Miami? Martial arts can aid children in developing discipline, respect and various other traits and qualities to support them at different stages of their lives. View our philosophies HERE.

There are a multitude of other reasons, here are a few of our favorite ones.

1. Stress Reliever

Many parents do not realize their kids deal with tons of stress in their daily lives. The body’s natural response to anger and stressful situations is to tighten your muscle and have short and shallow breaths. Many forms of Martial Arts involve specific breathing techni...

February 13, 2018

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has quickly become one of the most talked-about styles of martial arts, due to its rise in mainstream popularity. Many MMA fighters have reached international celebrity and some have become recognized as beloved modern athletes. With this growing popularity, more and more kids have become interested in MMA.

Given the full-contact, combative nature of MMA that entails striking and grapping, an important question comes to light: is MMA safe for children?

Safety and Benefits for Kids

Martial arts of any kind can increase a child’s self-esteem and self-discipline and MMA is no different. A common misconception is that practicin...

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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.