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...

April 29, 2017

AKI Miami's programs teach concentration and self-control- precisely what people with ADHD need; yet our students walk away with so much more.

Marital arts pair lessons in self-control with cardiovascular activity, just what the doctor ordered for people with ADHD. Experts agree. “Cardio is one of the best treatments for ADD and poor mental focus, as well as for anxiety. It’s like a wonder drug for the brain,” says Edward Hallowell, M.D., a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and coauthor of Delivered from Distraction.

The science behind this tells us exercise increases blood-dopamine levels and improves communication among areas of the brain, upping foc...

April 12, 2017

Is your child excited to re-watch the Power Rangers movie from this year? (Be honest: Are you a little excited, too?) Do your kids gaze longingly through the windows as you pass a local karate studio? Or maybe they’re just tired of the activities they’ve participated in already, and they — and you — are looking for something new to help them meet the one-hour-per day of exercise recommended for kids and teens. Fortunately, the first step in finding out if martial arts might be right for your child is very simple: Just ask them if they’re interested. Have a child who doesn’t know enough about martial arts to say yes or no to that question?...

March 1, 2017

Mixed martial arts is not just about learning to fight — it teaches you discipline, technique and respect. Training takes dedication and patience for the practice. For anyone looking to learn self-defense, get in better shape or compete professionally, you will find MMA can be a life-changing experience. Why should you enroll in our mixed martial arts classes? American Karate Institute knows and its students know exactly why.

  • It is an incredible way to become fit, muscular and toned.

  • It’s a form of exercise you will never get bored doing, as is often the case with regular gym exercise.

  • Training in martial arts helps you acquire a ve...

February 14, 2017

At the American Karate Institute, we offer the best Mixed Martial Arts classes for kids in Miami/Kendall area. From our award winning curriculum to our instructors who have over 120 years of combined experience, we thrive on making your child's goal a reality.

There are several reasons why our students benefit the most by being part of our MMA program and why its good for children in general:

Developing Martial Arts values

While children do develop these values as a result of consistent martial arts training, it isn’t necessary for them to start with an understanding of what these values are or the techniques used to develop them. At American Karat...

September 14, 2016

Over the last decade, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has been gaining popularity with adults, teenagers, and children. With prominent and outspoken fighters like Connor McGregor, Rhonda Rousey, Jon Jones, and many others, it’s no wonder that MMA has begun to appeal to kids. According to an report by ESPN, there are now 5.5 million teenager enrolled in MMA classes and another 3.2 million kids under the age of 13 that now participate in MMA training in the United States alone.

Many parents today are still conflicted about registering their children for MMA classes because of the obvious perception of the sheer physicality of the sport, fear of serious in...

August 3, 2016

When people talk about martial arts values that one learns when practicing any form of martial arts, the overwhelming focus is usually to that of self-defense, but what we are talking about are the traditional values of honesty, integrity, respect, loyalty, compassion, courage, justice, and the unwavering will to “Never Give Up,” which are philosophies we ingrain in our students at American Karate Institute in Kendall. These principles help to shape personal attributes like maturity, discipline, humility and inner peace. These elements all combine and to help form the foundation that build both successful students and adults. Children who partic...

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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.