Welcome to the Academy of Self-Defense!!!
are 3 or 93, we want to invite you to take a step towards creating a better life for yourself and your loved ones.
Want to learn self-defense and gain the confidence to protect yourself and others? Karate can do that!
Do your kids need to learn some self-control and become more focused and disciplined - both at school and at home?
Karate can do that!
Looking to increase your physical fitness and
mental awareness? Karate can do that!
Looking for an all around full-body
workout with the side benefits of increasing stamina, cardio, flexibility and strength? Karate can do that!
No matter what brings you to our karate school, we are here to help you meet your
What makes our school different?
Love for the martial arts and a desire to see both kids and adults alike better themselves and their lives. I began
training in the martial arts as a young child with my brothers. Even as a young boy, I remember knowing that I was going
to feel better about myself and my situation after class. Martial arts has helped make me into the person I am today.
I've trained in a lot of schools, or dojos, and I've taken my experiences and tried to create an atmosphere that
serves the needs of the students and the observers. We have a family-oriented atmosphere and have done everything possible
to make it easy for families, and multiple siblings to train at the school at the same time. We have age appropriate classes
running simultaneously to help mom and dad minimize their wait times, and have provided a very comfortable environment for
them to use. Parents also have the option to train with their children.
I look forward to getting to know each one of you as we walk this road together.
you on the training floor,
Shihan Randy Thompson
For those of you who are considering starting your martial arts journey a bit later in life, I've been there and
I can testify to the fact that the martial arts has brought so many good things to my life.
I began my journey shortly before I turned 25. I've never regretted a single moment spent on
the training floor. Now, almost 30 years later, I look back and it's with joy and expectation that I welcome new students
into the school because I've seen firsthand the many benefits training in the martial arts can have on an individual, whether
they are 2 or 70.
I've spent most of the last twenty years
developing programs for our younger students that teach them the best martial arts has to offer - fitness, self-confidence,
agility, perserverance, cooperation, focus, discipline - I could go on but I'd rather invite you to come experience it for
yourself. The CardioBoxing for Fitness class is one I also look forward to. Using the basic boxing strikes and combining them
with karate kicks and strikes, we'll get a great cardio workout, enjoy some fun conversation, stretch, and feel a lot better
as we head to our cars after class.
Contact us today and start your journey. You won't regret
Sensei Liese Thompson