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Durham, NC 27707

Durham Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones. And get in great shape at the same time.



Punches, kicks, elbow strikes, locks, & throws are just the tip of the iceberg with our Durham Karate classes. Learn all this while your body becomes coordinated, balanced, leaner, and more toned - fast.



Aikido is about reading your opponent's moves... and re-directing their momentum against them. There is no initiating in Aikido. It is purely for defense. It's purely a peaceful practice.

Kids Martial Arts

Kids Martial Arts

Give your child the gift of confidence, leadership, respect, focus & discipline with our Durham Kids Martial Arts classes. All while teaching them the important skill of self-defense.

Krav Maga

Self Defense

Krav Maga works with your body's natural movements to help you defend yourself - in any situation. It's quick to learn, gets you in great shape, and is a ton of fun. Click now to learn more...

Fitness Kickboxing

Cage Fitness

Burn more fat than you thought possible - fast - with our super-fun, motivating & exciting Durham fitness kickboxing classes...

About Our School

Karate International: The Mission Statement of
Our Durham Martial Arts School

We have a few simple goals here. However, we put 110% of our effort into achieving them. In short, these goals have but one purpose:

To give you the best possible martial arts training experience we possibly can. Everything we do works toward this goal. Here's the breakdown:

We strive to achieve the greatest levels of expertise in martial arts that we can. That way, we'll have answers to every one of your questions. We'll have experience and knowledge to help you with every one of your challenges. And wisdom to teach you each technique in the most efficient, effective, and enjoyable way.

Durham Martial Arts

From our professional equipment, to the design of our facility - everything is geared toward keeping you safe and injury-free. That way your martial arts experience will be as fun and enjoyable as possible. From stretching every limb of your body, to promoting support and friendship amongst all of our students, we promise to keep you safe and sound.

Confidence. Discipline. Focus.
We strive to not just teach you the raw techniques of martial arts - but to help you uncover its ancient wisdom to better your life. From greatly increasing your self-confidence, to learning how to use your time more efficiently, to developing laser-like focus to go after all of your goals (both in martial arts, and in life)... we aim to guide you through the ancient teachings of martial arts to help you in all areas of your life.

Our facility is cleaned daily to create a productive, enjoyable atmosphere. We take no shortcuts in cleaning to insure that you, and all of our students, stay healthy.

We're here for you in every way we can be. If you need extra guidance in learning techniques... or any struggles with your martial arts training... we're here to consult, console and help you. This emphasis on support creates a bond between student and teacher. It also creates an atmosphere of support among fellow students - who will be glad to help you in any way that they can, too.

And lastly, we strive to make our martial arts training as fun as possible. After all, all work and no play is simply boring. Each class is infused with light-hearted moments to break up the intense focus and concentration. That way you get the perfect balance of serious focus, and light fun. From lion cubs to children - fun play has been used for thousands of years as a powerful teacher. Now, as you embark in the new challenge of martial arts, it'll help you learn and absorb in a way that makes it easy to keep coming back.


Our expert instructors will do everything in their power to help you master Karate - a powerful, time-tested martial art. In fact, our students continually comment on how supportive & knowledgeable our instructors are. That's because they share one mission:

To help you succeed - and to help you gain the profound benefits that come with Karate as well: Strong mind. Strong body. Strong soul. Develop the ability to defend yourself & your loved ones as your life transforms in deep, fulfilling ways.

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Morihei Ueshiba, the creator of Aikido, sought to form a martial art that would defend people from attacks... while also protecting the attacker. Ueshiba wanted to cause no one harm, but understood that not everyone was so enlightened. It's important to know how to defend yourself, but you can do this without causing anyone serious injury.

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After School Programs

Our Durham kids martial arts after school program gives you a safe, fun, and learning environment to leave your kids until you get off of work. And because we pick your child up from school, you know he/she is in great hands from the moment the bell rings until the moment you take them home.

- In our program, kids get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, fun activities, focused lessons on life such as respect, discipline, and paying attention, and time to study and get homework done. It's truly the most enriching and fun program out there.

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Kids Martial Arts

Parents are absolutely crazy about our Durham kids martial arts program. That's because their kids are getting so much more than self-defense skills in each and every class...

They're learning how to set goals, and use discipline to accomplish them... They're learning that diplomacy and peace can be used 99% of the time to avoid violence... And they're gaining a profound sense of self-respect and respect for others. It's truly life-changing.

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Birthday Parties

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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Cage Fitness

So school's out and you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Summer Camp. Every day your child will experience super fun games and activities... learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends...

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

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The answer to boring workouts... impossible diets... and cold, dull chain gyms has arrived. Our fitness kickboxing classes will have you smiling and laughing as you burn more calories in an hour than you ever thought possible...

Every class you'll experience new, innovative exercises... have fun with your fellow classmates... and get closer and closer to making your fitness & weight loss goals a reality. Tons of men & women have burned all their unwanted weight with us. We'd love nothing more than to help you next. Click for details...

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Self Defense

“Krav Maga” is Hebrew or “contact combat”. It's a non-competitive martial art that was developed purely for real world self-defense.

It combines elements of Karate, boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and grappling techniques, making it extremely well-rounded. Training focuses on real-world situations, i.e. what to do if someone grabs you from behind, if someone grabs your throat, if you're approached by an opponent much larger than you, and other situations. You'll learn how to defend yourself in these situations so you can escape and get help.

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*Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Please consult with a physician before beginning any exercise program.