First week is free for new students • No obligation • Please wear comfortable clothing.
Established in 1958, Midwest Karate Association is a martial arts school that teaches Shotokan Karate, a traditional Japanese style known for fast, powerful kicks and punches, and for deep, driving stances. Our dojo is known for the friendly discipline of our classes and for detailed attention to form.
We have classes for all ages and skill levels, and we welcome all new students. Whether you are looking for fitness, self-defense, or meeting other active people, call us today.
Karate is a Japanese word that means "empty hand" and refers to a practitioner's ability to offer a defense without the use of weapons. Traditional Japanese karate is a martial art that develops core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and mental concentration.
The goals of Karate training include self-defense, physical fitness, confidence, competition, and fun. Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of modern Karate, said "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."