Building Confidence & Changing Lives:
  • Karate International has been a great environment for my family. My kids are learning important life skills and having fun while getting physically fit. It’s great for adults too, just ask my black belt husband! Dawn D., Cary NC
    Five star rating
  • I want to thank you for the absolute blast Tyler and his friends had at your Dojo this afternoon. As I mentioned, when Tyler and I got in the car to head over to the party, he gleefully exclaimed, “I’ve been waiting for this day for MONTHS!” He was excited to say the least. Philip M., West Raleigh NC
    Five star rating
  • We are absolutely 100% pleased with the training that Ethan is receiving at Karate International. I LOVE that Mr. Rowe incorporates his talks on things like bullying and treating others kindly, etc. Ethan thinks very highly of you all so hearing these messages from someone he respects helps the lesson to resonate with him. There is a strong sense of family at Karate International and that is so meaningful. Amber J., Raleigh NC
    Five star rating

Raleigh’s Premier Karate School

Karate International of West Raleigh offers a number of programs for instruction in the martial arts, health and fitness, character development, weapons training, and street smart self-defense. Since everyone can benefit from studying the martial arts, we encourage participation for all ages: pre-schoolers, children, teens, adults, and seniors. Our certified programs begin as early as age three.

The Karate International organization, serving the Raleigh - Durham area, has been offering instruction and training in the martial arts to both children and adult students since 1974. Our West Raleigh, NC school has been following with the Karate International tradition of producing champions in the martial arts as well as in life.  Karate International of West Raleigh is headed by Master Chester Rowe, 6th Degree Black Belt in Sanshinkai Karate with the guidance of Grand Master Rob Olevisky and founder, Grand Master Jan Wellendorf, both 10th Degree Black Belts.

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