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I've been going to TOK for close to 6 months now and I can honestly say that it's the best martial arts studio I've ever attended. I practiced martial arts many years ago and dabbled in different styles but TOK is different than all the rest. The instructors and students are all very helpful and inspiring. There is a genuine desire to help you succeed and build your confidence at the Dojo. A friend of mine introduced me to TOK and she said, "it's like getting an instant family" and she was right. I was invited as part of a Friends and Family night and never left. A+++!

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This is a very family oriented karate school. I have both my boys ages 7 and 12 enrolled. It has particularly helped my oldest son get motivated to not only get in shape , but he is excited about something! Anyone who is the mother of unenthusiastic teenagers knows how hard it is to get them motivated to do something that they are unfamiliar with. I am so happy we found the school!

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An absolutely astounding set of instructors with the goal of inspiring students, giving them confidence, creating positive change in our community, and also being a friend. I've studied martial arts in other schools but have never felt this apart of a family before, and I've never been this excited to attend class!

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This dojo is professional, efficient, encouraging and disciplined. They are all amazing with young kids and motivating for adults. Love them!!

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Wonderful place to learn karate, grow as a person and gain a family.

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Traditional Okinawan Karate has been wonderful with our 2 girls (7&8 years old) not only in their physical abilities like strength and balance but also in their mental ability, confidence and pride. The instructors are excellent with the girls and always manage to pay attention to each child individually even while teaching an entire class. They also know exactly what to do and say to build the confidence in the children and make them want to work harder.

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Extremely professional staff and a wonderful environment for children. An excellent Karate school that teaches children not only self defense but also self respect and confidence. I Recommend this school very highly. Excellent for children of any age!

David Mastny reviewed Traditional Okinawan Karate
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Great school! The kids love coming to every class. I love being able to take classes with my children, but the adult classes are fantastic. I Highly recommend NPKA!

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Our answer to COVID-19: Focus on health, routine and stress relief

We aren’t going to lie: The day our karate schools were shuttered by governor’s orders due to COVID-19 was a terrible one.

Each of our school owners, and our students too, have put in endless time and energy into building amazing communities. And, on that day, we were all scared about it coming to an end.

Thankfully, we didn’t have to dig that deep into our training to figure out what to do next.  As we always tell our students: keep going even if obstacles get in your way. 

So, the next day we launched virtual classes.

We’ve found that continuing our karate classes while we are forced to stay at home has had many benefits for ourselves and our students.

Staying healthy 

We don’t know about you, but now more than ever, we are focused on keeping ourselves and our kids healthy. There’s the obvious: everyone wants a strong immune system at this time. But also, we’re all facing big challenges: home schooling our children, working from home, going to stressful essential care jobs with staffing shortages. Being physically healthy and strong helps us tackle these new challenges.

Keeping routine

There aren’t many of us whose lives haven’t been turned absolutely upside down. No more getting up at 7 a.m. to get the kids breakfast ready and usher them out the door to the bus. No more stopping at Starbuck’s at 8 a.m. on the commute to the office. Having that karate class at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays helps us remember at a bare minimum what day of the week it is. Having something to do at a very specific time, gives us a sense of normalcy and comfort.

Stress relief

Whether it’s doing knee strikes, push ups or sparring drills – martial arts is an amazing outlet to relieve stress. We say that the bow into class is also an opportunity to bow out of whatever stress was happening in your day. Through movement and exercise, we refocus – to think about our breathing, heart rate and technique – giving us a much-needed break from the stresses of life.

You can join us!

If you’re an enrolled student, and haven’t had a chance yet to check out our online classes, contact your school to find out how to get going again.

If you’re a beginner: we are starting beginner courses NEXT WEEK. Join us twice a week and get a weekly private lesson virtually. Find out more and enroll in the links below.

Kids Kickstarter Course: Ages 5 to 11: Burn energy, set goals, find focus. Two virtual classes per week for beginners and one private video session per week.

Adult Intro to Self-Defense: Get fit and learn practical self-defense techniques to protect yourself and your family. Two virtual classes per week for beginners and one private video session per week.