COMPASSION. KNOWLEDGE. EXPERIENCE.

THE AMERICAN KARATE INSTITUTE HAS BEEN CHANGING THE LIVES OF KIDS, TEENS AND ADULTS  ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA SINCE 1983. EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING.

12 BENEFITS OF JOINING

THE AMERICAN KARATE INSTITUTE

In our school, young students learn to bow to their sensei and to their opponents. Respect is instilled from the very first lesson.
LEARN RESPECT
Overcoming obstacles & achieving the unthinkable requires extreme self-control and the ability to focus on the long term.
INSTILL DISCIPLINE
Progressing through ranks and achieving mental, physical & emotional growth builds confidence in kids of all ages.
BUILD CONFIDENCE
Martial Arts teaches proper breathing techniques and a state of awareness that hones focus in even the most hyper-active children.
FOCUS & ATTENTION SPAN
Effective breathing techniques , structure, focus & improved concentration allow young martial arts students to calmly deal with stress.
DEAL WITH ANXIETY & STRESS
Training as a team and participating in team-based curricular activities help build character and essential social skills.
TEAMWORK & SOCIAL SKILLS
While it may seem counter-intuitive, we teach our students how to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Poor balance and posture can lead to cramped organs and other unhealthy developments. Focus on these areas also improves fighting technique.
BALANCE & POSTURE
Focusing on body awareness and breathing helps develop coordination allowing students to in many other activities.
COORDINATION
Martial Arts teaches proper breathing techniques and a state of awareness that hones focus in even the most hyper-active children.
MEMORIZATION
Bullying awareness and defence against predators empowers our students and can even save lives. 
SELF DEFENSE & PERSONAL SAFETY
Developing as a martial artist requires dedication to fitness. It is an effective way to combat obesity and encourage healthy eating.
HEALTH & FITNESS