"Karate" describes any form of empty-hand self defense. At AAKA, the foremost forms of modern self defense are practiced and taught. Our personal empowerment program is designed to create a better citizen, and is built around the excitement of self defense and physical fitness.
The expertise of our instructors is unsurpassed. Together, we have over 245 years of combined experience studying and teaching martial arts. Our instructors are highly skilled in many modern and traditional Japanese, Chinese, Okinawan, and Korean systems including but not limited to Shorin-Ryu, Kempo, Shotokan, Taekwondo, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai.
We offer classes for all age groups. We have worked extensively with special needs individuals. Whether your desire is to learn the practical application of basic self defense skills, or you are starting or continuing your journey to black belt and beyond, we provide everything you need to achieve success. Come visit a class and experience what has made AAKA the premier martial arts program in the Concord, NC area for nearly 50 years!