Karate & Kickboxing

Many adults and children who have not been satisfied with conventional sports find  Karate and Kickboxing to be an excellent physical activity. You will find a very unique atmosphere providing the benefit of the philosophy of Karate yet without the old traditions that practically are of little value today.  Instead, our teaching method is one that employs up to date, scientifically proven means of teaching such as positive reinforcement, goal setting and use of rewards to encourage, motivate and maintain the interest of every student.

Who Can Benefit From Karate & Kickboxing?

Virtually anyone can benefit from our unique training method. All students train at their own pace with promotions being awarded due to individual progress. In this way, a 65 year old man and a 6 year old boy can complete the same course, each progressing at their own level. Since size and strength are not factors in Karate, women and children tend to do especially well.

The USA Professional Karate studio has a unique curriculum and class format.  Our class curriculum combines several different styles of Karate and various Martial Arts such as Judo, Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Boxing, and Kickboxing to provide immediate and practical application of the Martial Arts. Students receive certification in American Freestyle Karate and in the Okinawa Isshinryu Karate Kobudo Association.

Classes Grouped by Age and Rank:  

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Preschool Age Ages 6 & 7

Ages 8-12 Teens & Adults

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"If you have never attended a class or just stopped by then you truly have missed a great place to go. I have know George for more than 20 years and is the best teacher I've every seen!" Rufus J.

"The people who run this business are truly the most dedicated couple toward making their company a positive place for their students. I am very impressed with their know how and their passion. I think anyone would find this to be true! Give them a try! I'm sure it will be worth it!" Marcia R.

"Not too strict. Not too lax. So that everybody exercises and learns some serious karate while having some fun. Sensei is just perfect with kids and adults alike." Jerome P.

"Such a great place for the whole family!! Sensei and Vicki love each one of the children and students so much. They have changed a lot of lives by teaching discipline, character, respect and so much more! I would highly recommend this studio to any family even considering Karate or another extra curricular for their children or even themselves!" Annette R.

"My son joined the studio a few months ago on the recommendation of a friend. We had been searching for a place that would both teach him the tools of Karate as well as boost his self confidence and self respect. USA Professional Karate does that in spades. From the expertise of the teachers to the kindness of the other students. Everyone is so very encouraging. We have enjoyed watching our son flourish in the program so much that my husband has now joined and is enjoying the learning process of this wonderful discipline as well. I am so glad we found this diamond in the heart of Squirrel Hill." Kim R.

"I'd choose not to rate this because there's no sixth star but I'll give a five. In the midst of my sixth year, karate has probably been my highest location of attendance second to only school. The studio is a wonderful place where I have always felt relaxed, protected and confident. Karate has improved myself, and many others around me in so many ways. I'm very thankful to have it in my life (late for Thanksgiving) and I hope to always have the time in my future to continue attending. Maybe I should have copied and pasted the essay I wrote about Karate!" Gabe B.

"I went here for near 3 years. One of the best experiences of my life. I met new people, experienced new ways on how to live my everyday life and in the process learned how to fight without fighting. The instructors and Mediators at the studio are fantastic. Richard M.