Teens and Adults
Learn karate and kickboxing for self-defense, physical fitness and
character training in our Teen and Adult
Class in a fun, positive and motivating atmosphere.
You will learn how to effectively protect yourself with strategies that
work in real life confrontations. Class instruction covers how to stand, how to
talk down or de-escalate a situation, and if necessary, how to defend against
an actual attack or immediate threat using blocks, punches, elbows, knees and
kicks. Defenses against grabs, chokes, strikes and weapons attacks (club &
knife defenses) are also taught and practiced.
Kickboxing training incorporates the use of basic techniques and sparring
combinations on pads, shields and kicking bags for developing speed, power and
proper execution of skills learned for fighting. Techniques are also practiced
with partners to develop proper reactions and responses, timing, and
Karate also includes learning Kata, which is a prearranged series of punches,
blocks and kicks put together as if fighting imaginary opponents. Kata develops
memory, mind and body coordination, concentration and fitness while giving the
student a forum to perform, either individually or in a group, with creativity,
expressiveness, personal style, power and grace.
Weapons instruction includes learning how to properly and effectively use the
Nunchaku, Kama, Sai, Bo, Escrima Sticks and the Bokken.
All of the above offers a fun and exciting way to develop physical fitness,
flexibility and strength. Karate class is always an excellent way to build
muscle, enhance cardio-vascular endurance, burn calories and feel great.
Finally, our karate studio culture is one that promotes character
development such as respect, discipline, focus, self-control, goal setting,
perseverance, confidence and more. These character traits learned and practiced
in class most often carries over into all other areas of our student?s lives.
Students learn to be high achievers: to set goals and achieve them in karate
and in every area of their every-day life.
Hyper Pro Athlete Training
When a student shows dedication and commitment to their Karate & Kickboxing training by trying their best and pursuing excellence with the desire to learn more, we invite them to join our Hyper Pro Athlete Program. This program is especially effective in training Teens and Adults to be a Martial Arts Athlete including acrobatic techniques and high level weapons training and also provides the opportunity to demonstrate and perform at our events. This is the premier class for our Karate students that is especially empowering, fun and rewarding as a global community of excellent athletes connecting through social media and learning from the world experts in martial arts. In this program we have challenges and events outside the studio including campaigns against bullying. USA Professional Karate Studio is Pittsburgh's ONLY Official Hyper Pro Training School. Click the label to see more.