919-787-2250 | 6701 Glenwood Ave. Suite 103 Raleigh, NC 27612


Our instructors are passionate about teaching the art of Matsubayashi-Ryu karate-do. After  many years of hard training and guidance from The World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association and the Defender’s School of Karate we are committed to sharing our art with your family. We embrace the challenges and joys that come with becoming a black belt and we understand the responsibility that comes with it.   After obtaining the ranks of 2nd degree we were given the opportunity to start and run our own family karate classes through the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. Many years have passed and many of our young energetic students have gone off to college and led very productive lives, to us that is the meaning of a true black belt instructor.

Our instructors also have various education and experience as Certified Personal Trainers. We combine our love for life with karate and fitness to help others understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to youth and adult karate training we offer one-on-one personal training and group fitness classes. 

All instructors are Certified Black Belts through The World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association in Okinawa. Our dojo is affiliated with the Dragon Society International.

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George Whitten

Head Instructor
Started Martial Arts Training in 1986
Trains with entire family

Stephanie Whitten

Started Karate Training in 1999
Trains with entire family