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American Karate Academy

Brentwood, TN 37027
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American Karate Academy is a martial arts school with convenient locations in Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, Tennessee. The school is spearheaded by Grandmaster Danny Chapman, a 9th Dan/Soke and they provide instruction in karate and martial arts. Their programs and classes include options for both children and adults and clients will learn fundamentals of different styles including kicking, blocking, punching, self-defense, sparring, and weapons, depending on their interests.

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Aregis TaeKwonDo Center

Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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Aregis TaeKwonDo Center based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee is formerly known as Rivergate Taekwondo and trains martial artists in Rivergate and its surrounding areas. Established in 1987, their programs include after school drop-in program, day and evening class, in-school summer camp, homeschool class, and Aregis' community taekwondo. The success of their clients is their personal goal.

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Bad Wolf MMA

Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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Bad Wolf MMA is a martial arts school in Goodlettsville, Tennessee that provides programs for people who are novices to pro fighters. Some of their programs include mixed martial arts, Gracie jiu-jitsu, boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, and self-defense. Their state-of-the-art facility has over 5,100 square feet of training area and it is complete with a full-size octagon and over 3,000 square feet of zebra mats.

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Bushido Dojo Joelton

Joelton, TN 37080
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Bushido Dojo Joelton is a martial arts school that is located in Joelton, Tennessee and is the direct descendant of the 1961 Bushido School of Judo and Karate of Shihan Cecil T. Patterson. The school specializes in providing instruction in Wado Ryu Karate Do. Their programs include Wado Ryu Karate, Mixed Martial Arts, and Advanced Wado Ryu Kata. Bushido Dojo Joelton is the oldest traditional karate school in Tennessee.

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Elite Martial Arts

Nashville, TN 37221
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Elite Martial Arts in Nashville, Tennessee specializes in providing reality-based mixed martial arts programs. They provide instruction in submission grappling, Muay Thai kickboxing, and krav maga. For new students, the school offers a special promotion, 6 weeks of classes that include a free uniform for a discounted rate. There are no contracts.

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Family First Martial Arts Training Centers

Franklin, TN 37067
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Family First Martial Arts Training Centers in Franklin, Tennessee offers classes include Lil’ Dragons for ages 4-7, karate for ages 8-12, and teen and adults class for ages 13 and up. The school teaches a myriad of styles such as Muay Thai boxing, karate, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, taekwondo, and weapons training. Their intelligent curriculum includes digital dojo, bully prevention, and diabetes awareness. The school was a recipient of the 2016 Sizzle Award.

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Gray Dragon Martial Arts Society

Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Gray Dragon Martial Arts Society is a martial arts school that is located in Hendersonville, Tennessee. They train students who reside in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Hermitage, Mount Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, Gallatin, Springfield, Goodlettsville, and Hendersonville, Tennessee. The school offers world-class instruction in kung fu, children’s Shaolin, tai chi, and weapons training, among other disciplines. They offer a free and private 1-hour introductory class.

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Jiu Jitsu Nation

Smyrna, TN 37167
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Jiu Jitsu Nation in Smyrna, Tennessee offers adult classes, kids classes, and an after school program. The clients at the school will enjoy world-class instruction at martial arts training facilities in Rutherford County, and the opportunity to compete across the nation. The school delivers a welcoming and friendly training environment to their clients and offers a free week class trial for any prospective students.

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KSA Martial Academy

Nashville, TN 37209
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KSA Martial Academy is a martial arts school that is located in Nashville, Tennessee and some of their traditional martial arts classes include aikido, taekwondo, and hapkido. Their contemporary martial arts classes include Bruce Lee’s jeet kune do, Filipino kali, Muay Thai, and Indonesian silat. Their self-defense and empowerment services include self-defense, rapid assault tactics, simulation- force on force training, and NRA safety courses. They also offer wellness and training classes and the school was a recipient of the Lessons.com Best of 2017 Award.

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Mpact Sports

Franklin, TN 37067
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Mpact Sports is a gymnastics center that is located in Franklin, Tennessee and offers gymnastics, tumbling classes, and martial arts classes. Their martial arts classes include Little Dragon taekwondo for ages 4 - 5 years, white belt for ages 6 and up, yellow belt for ages 6 and up, green belt for ages 6 and up, blue belt for ages 6 and up, red and black belt for ages 6 and up, home school for ages 6 and up, and weapons class for ages 6 and up. The school also hosts summer camps and birthday parties for their younger students.

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Nashville Kung Fu

405 42nd Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37203
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Nashville Kung Fu holds Wing Tsjun Kung self-defense training classes for martial arts enthusiasts and adults in Nashville and surrounding areas. Its martial arts classes are kept to a limited size, and these are conducted in a semi-private environment. It offers Kung Fu classes for adults ages 18 and above, and each class is limited to 12 students or less. Nashville Kung Fu also provides personal training sessions that will help students achieve their specific goals.

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Nashville Mixed Martial Arts

Nashville, TN 37206
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Nashville Mixed Martial Arts provides world class training in Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, and MMA. Based out of Nashville, Tennessee and serving its surrounding areas, the rigorously trained instructors at the school seek to assist their clients in acquiring better confidence and self-esteem, self-defense, discipline and self-control, and new friends and mentors.

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O'Riley Karate Centers

Antioch, TN 37013
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O'Riley Karate Centers is a martial arts school with dojos that are located in Antioch, Tennessee and Smyrna, Tennessee. The school was founded on October 1st, 1994 and their instructors help to foster clients in developing their self-confidence, self-defense, physical fitness, and self-respect. They provide a special introductory offer where students can enjoy eight weeks of training for a discounted rate. The school was the recipient of the School of the Year Award in 2008, and the Dojo of the Year Award in 2012.

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Primm's Taekwon-Do

Nashville, TN 37206
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Primm's Taekwon-Do is a martial arts school that is located in Nashville, Tennessee and serves the mid-Tennessee area. Their instructor Master Frank Primm is a 7th-degree black belt that has been in martial arts practice for well over 30 years. He is a member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation and the American Taekwon-Do Federation International. The school offers no contractual agreements to their valued clients.

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Shin's Martial Arts Institute

Nashville, TN 37221
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Shin's Martial Arts Institute, founded by Grandmaster Seoung Eui Shin, a ninth degree black belt from Korea, has been providing traditional Korean Tae Kwon Do martial arts training to the people of Nashville, Tennessee since it was established in 1974. Their programs include self-defense, families, women's fitness, physical and mental education, black belt program, spiritual growth and world mission trips in Tae Kwon Do. They also offer a free trial class.

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Stevens Family TaeKwonDo

Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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Stevens Family TaeKwonDo in Murfreesboro, Tennessee is a full-service, traditional martial arts studio.They conduct special family events, adult programs, and kids programs and also delivers an after school program. The instructors strive to provide their students with a safe, secure, disciplined, and fun environment. Master Stevens, the owner and chief of instruction at this facility has won the 2013 and 2015 CTF Coach of the Year Awards.

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Success Martial Arts Center, LLC

Lebanon, TN 37087
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Success Martial Arts Center, LLC serves the community of Lebanon, Tennessee and offers many services to serve the needs of their clients including birthday parties, adult and child martial arts, fitness classes, private training, training via Skype, and training camp programs. Their program is crafted through their dedication and the instructors at the school aim to create champions every day.

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Tennessee Martial Arts Academy.

Smyrna, TN 37167
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Tennessee Martial Arts Academy offers adult classes and kids classes to the people of Smyrna, Tennessee, and its surrounding areas. They specialize in teaching taekwondo and the Fit Way and offer an afterschool program. Their taekwondo classes include adults and black belt and the school offers traditional style taekwondo, as well as customized, adult fitness training.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Keanu Reeves know martial arts?

A: The fighting styles used by Keanu Reeves in the Matrix and other films aren't just for show, and come from years of training and practice. Keanu Reeves has formal training in karate, jiu-jitsu, wushu, boxing, krav maga, and aikido.

Q: How much do kids\' karate classes cost?

A: Kid's karate classes generally cost the same as adult classes, running $40 on average, based on location and other factors. Private lessons are more expensive and can cost up to $100 for a 30-minute session.

Q: Which martial art is best for my child?

A: Karate has been a popular option for children since the eighties, as it does not use weapons and offers a healthy full-body workout. Children enrolled in Karate classes will learn not just to train their body, but their mind as well.

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