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Our mission at Johnston Karate is to provide well rounded martial arts and fitness instruction that will help students in the greater Lake City area meet their personal goals, while learning practical self defense skills. We aim to provide the very best in traditional karate instruction – geared towards personal development and self defense - as well as sports style coaching for boxing and MMA. We provide unique, proven training methods - in a safe, fun environment - that may be tailored to each student's needs.

Martial arts take a great degree of dedication to develop skill in. As such, fitness, character development, and training drills are heavily emphasized in my instruction. Also, I always try to develop long lasting relationships with my students to help build the community in and around the dojo.

The goals, situations, and aspirations of our students always come first. We place high value on good sportsmanship, personal development, and family values. These are all very important because martial arts are excellent for helping students learn more about themselves and how to deal with others. Karate is not simply a collection of fighting techniques – it is a tool for strengthening yourself and helping others. As such, our instruction is very challenging, and pushes the student to progress in their technical basics (footwork, strikes, blocks, kicks etc), mental discipline, and physical conditioning. Overall, I want to help all students realize their personal goals and develop confidence in themselves.

While my focus is on boxing and traditional karate, I also do my best to keep up with the latest in martial arts research, training methods, and news. I offer multiple types of classes so that we have something to offer to everyone. First and foremost are our karate classes, where students may earn belt ranks – we have sessions for kids, families, and adults only. We additionally have boxing and MMA sessions for those interested in both getting in great shape and getting into competition. We also run early afternoon "integrated martial arts" sessions where adults may come in and learn the basics of karate, boxing, fitness, traditional weapons, and self defense. We are open to setting up a curriculum tailored to each student's needs!