American Kenpo Karate Mission

Fight Like a Girl



The martial arts offer people with special needs a variety of benefits! Our adaptive karate program differentiates karate instruction for children and adults with a range of physical, cognitive, and special learning needs. We offer individualized custom-tailored karate to students who have:

ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Hearing/Visual challenges, Blindness, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and other physical and cognitive challenges.

Registered with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association, our education expert, Dr. Mary Christianakis, formulates individual adaptive karate instructional plans for students with different abilities.  Over the years, we have developed resources for effective methods of differentiating instruction & assessment to meet the unique needs of our adaptive karate students. Our adaptive karate program builds positively on the strengths that each person brings, while minimizing limitations in the least restrictive learning environment.  We aim to realize every student’s highest potential in the martial arts!

American Kenpo Karate instructors have years of martial arts experience working with students with a variety of special needs, both on and off the mat.

We welcome you to try our adaptive karate program for fitness, self-defense, and confidence. It will be yours for life!

Adaptive Karate Lessons are arranged at a mutually agreed upon day/time based on availability.

Top 5 Benefits of Adaptive Classes

  • Discipline, Focus, Confidence
  • Eye-Hand-Body Coordination and Gross Motor Development
  • Strength and Flexibility
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Spacial and Kinesthetic Cognitive Development

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Fun karate classes - American Kenpo Karate

Fun karate classes for children ages 4-5. We focus on coordination, confidence, and gross motor development.

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Kids focused on karate classes

Kids karate classes focus on the principles of discipline, focus, and skill. Ages 6-13.
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Adult & Teen karate classes teach karate

The adult & teen karate classes teach karate self defense and build strength & agility. 
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Private karate lessons by Certified Instructor

Private karate lessons are taught by certified martial arts instructors. Ages 4 – Adult.

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Adaptive martial arts lessons

The adaptive martial arts lessons differentiate kenpo karate classes for children and adults.

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kenpo karate internship offers

The kenpo karate internship offers the serious martial arts student a certification in kenpo teaching.
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