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...

July 28, 2018

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy.

However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – Martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.

Researchers say that there are two ways to improve attention, through attention training (AT), and attention state training (AST). AT is based on practicing a specific skill and getting better at that skill, but not othe...

May 27, 2018

Have you ever seen an MMA fighter who wasn’t in incredible shape? Chances are, you haven’t. Training for MMA is a full-body workout that pushes your body to limits like no other sport. Whether you’re training to win a fight or training for fun, MMA can get you in the best shape of your life and has some other great benefits. The American Karate Institute is a great choice if you want to get or maintain in shape.

Lets take a look on how MMA Training can benefit your Fitness.

It's a total body workout

Most sports require one set of muscles to be used more than another. Swimmers have strong shoulders, cyclists have strong quads, and soccer players hav...

January 30, 2018

Those who practice martial arts understand that their training is much more than the technique behind a kick or a punch. Martial arts is not so dissimilar from other sports in that it requires dedication, discipline, hard work, and integrity to succeed. In addition to these virtues, training in martial arts also helps build a foundation for a healthy and active lifestyle.

We’ve discussed how practicing martial arts as a child can impact an individual as an adult, but one of the most valuable things that can come out of one’s training is character development. Patience, humility, persistence, respect, confidence, and self-discipline are frequently...

December 14, 2017

Many adults struggle to find a good exercise regimen that really fits their personality and desires. You can know the importance of staying active and still have a hard time following the advice. If this describes you, we at American Karate Institute in Miami have a solution: Martial Arts Classes for Adults. Taking one of these classes will allow you to stay fit and healthy, gain new skills, work on your discipline, and meet some new people.


It is hard not to be in shape when you are put through training multiple times a week. We have karate classes for adults in Miami that move faster than those for children. We are also sens...

October 28, 2017

The Martial arts are frequently thought upon as a very masculine practice. While gender shouldn’t be an issue, we do find that many women either disregard martial arts as a guy’s endeavor or are intimidated by the perception of a boys’ club. That being said, at the American Karate Institute, we acknowledge the many great benefits for women practicing martial arts and this thought that martial arts practices are manly pursuits prevents many women from receiving said benefits. Here we highlight some of the biggest benefits martial arts for women provides.

Empowerment and Self-Confidence

Martial arts for women can help reduce feelings of inadequacy,...

August 22, 2017

Many non-martial artists believe martial arts to be a fitness activity where you can learn some cool moves seen in movies. However, the benefits of martial arts for adults are much more extensive than fitness-oriented benefits. Martial arts for adults can improve your mental strength, change your outlook on life, allow you to adapt to different situations, and improve your social life. At the American Karate Institute, we've been teaching Martial Arts Classes for Adults for over 40 years. In this blog post, we break down 5 benefits that Adults get from taking Martial Arts Classes at AKI Miami.

Physical Fitness

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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.