Since 1984, USA KARATE has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.
2819 Bartlett Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38134
I began my martial arts journey at age 7 and the positive impact it had on my life was remarkable. It was always my dream to someday own my own school and when I opened USA karate in Bartlett in 1996, I made a commitment to our community in Bartlett to create an enjoyable environment for students to improve their fitness while building the confidence they can carry into their everyday lives.
Now 22 years later we have opened several schools in the mid-south area and have been considered as one of the TOP TEN Martial Arts school in North America by Black belt schools International; we have also won Memphis Most for several years.
I have taken my experience as a Martial Artist and a former Police officer (Graduate from Shelby County Sheriff's Department) and have created some of the top Black Belts in the region, many of whom are running their own schools. I have written a national bestselling Anti- Bully program called "We are Human". My school has been featured on the cover of MA Success Magazine and countless other newspapers. My stranger danger and active shooters segments have received thousands of views from local News stations.
I am a 5th degree Black belt Under Don Crenshaw and world famous Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, I am also a certified MMA instructor under American Top Team as well as certified Black Belt under Krav Maga Alliance. I have also recieved the Prestigous Rank of Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu under World Champion Ricardo Liborio, a tast that took 11 years to accomplish!! I have also taught local and federal law enforcement officers defensive tactics for over ten years, BUT what I am probably most proud of is our AWARD WINNING KID AND ADULT PROGRAMS!!
• Each Location is Fitted with Zebra or Swain Mats for Maximum Protection
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars
We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.
Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.
Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.
Karate is the style of martial arts practiced by USA KARATE students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.
One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!
From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!
One more reason you will love martial arts at USA KARATE!