USA Karate & Krav Maga

Amazing martial arts classes in Barltett, TN that build confidence & change lives!


2819 Bartlett Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38134


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Martial Arts Classes In Bartlett

My name is Robby Beard and I am the owner and Head Instructor of USA Karate. 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 some day 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 confidence they can carry into their everyday lives. It is my privilege and honor to take the knowledge I have received in my own martial arts training and pass it on to the students at my school. Now 20 years later we have opened several schools in the mid south area and have be 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 best selling 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 4th degree Black belt Under Don Crenshaw and world famous Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, I am also a certified MMA instructor under Ricardo Liborio and American Top Team as well as certified level 4 instructor under Krav Maga Alliance. I have been actively working and training for my Black Belt Under the watchful eye of Chris Kelly (Black belt under Charles Gracie) for 10 years!! I have 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 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS!! Please try a class at any location, I guarantee you will love it!


We teach all our members to focus on and be present in the moment - and in this age of distractions and sensory overload, this is a skill which returns immediate results in all aspects of one's life.  Here are some interesting facts about our Martial Arts School:

  • Our members are from all walks of life; we have students, attorneys, doctors, engineers, military and law enforcement all training in a fun, team oriented family environment;
  • We have kids that have been training for years that leave to top colleges and universities in the country, thanks in part to the discipline and focus on hard work they learned through martial arts.  This is something we take a great amount of pride in. 
  • There are always new generations of individuals and families coming in to pursue the ongoing legacy.  It is a tradition in martial arts to pass down the knowledge one receives in their training and many students become instructors, often ending up owning their own schools.  

It is our goal to inspire strength, discipline, confidence and focus in our students, to help them discover the leader that is within them.  I believe every child has the potential to be a leader, they just need someone to believe in them. As a parent myself, I understand the challenges of raising a confident and focused child in an age where there are more distractions than ever.

And while the kids have their fun, our adult program is second to none.  From traditional martial arts to more modern self-defense styles, there is something for everyone at USA KARATE.  If you are looking to burn major calories, learn self-defense moves and get in the best shape of your life, you must come and check out our adult program.

Imagine yourself as a stronger, more confident individual in the best shape of your life. I want to personally invite you to take advantage of our introductory trial offer, and turn that vision into a reality.  

It would be a privilege to meet you and your child to have them step into the wonderful world of martial arts.


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Programs Offered at Bartlett

  • Kids Martial Arts

    7-12 Yrs

    Kids Martial Arts

    The fundamentals of martial arts in a specialized kids program.

  • Adult Martial Arts

    Teens & Adults

    Get fit, while regaining a sense of balance in your life.

  • Kickboxing

    Teens & Adults


    Shed fat, build muscle,  agility, coordination, look great & feel fantastic!

  • Krav Maga

    Real World Defense Skills

    Krav Maga

    Real world defense skills & a great workout!