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“To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.”

~Bruce Lee

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American Family Karate
103 Hoffman St.
Elmira, NY 14905

About American Family Karate

Our History
Class Warm up
    Since 2001, American Family Karate has been providing instruction in the martial arts. In 2007 we opened a new school in the Elmira, NY area.

    We place an emphasis on the traditional Soryu curriculum: self-defense, cardiovascular fitness & strength training. We strive to build confidence, leadership and integrity in every student. We are committed to providing uplifting martial arts instruction to families and individuals who want a challenge and a change. We provide the ultimate family activity! Our motto is “The family that kicks together, sticks together.”

    American Family Karate started as Alamo Family Karate in San Antonio, TX in January 2001. Instructors from The United States Soryu Karate Federation have been providing top rate instruction in the Texas Hill Country for over 35 years. In June 2007, we moved to New York and restarted the school under our current name, American Family Karate. We are a proud member of The United States Soryu Karate Federation and are the first USSKF school in New York state!
Self Defense Demo
Self Defense Practice

    We recognize that the Lord is responsible for all our gifts, talents and all that we have. Therefore, our teaching is done as if each student were our own family. We are not a militaristic style karate school and parents and students find our relaxed, yet structured, atmosphere refreshing.

    Whether your goal is fitness, self-defense, tournament fighting or confidence, Martial Arts can fill your needs. No other activity can give you the complete physical and mental training that Martial Arts teaches. You are never too old to start.