Fun Self Defense Classes in Cary NC

Karate International is the premier martial arts academy in the Raleigh area, comprised of award-winning instructors and knowledgeable martial arts experts. At Karate International, we are passionate about the martial arts and are dedicated to passing on our knowledge to the local community. We offer a number of programs for instruction in the martial arts, health and fitness, character development, weapons training, and street smart self-defense. We encourage participation for pre-schoolers, children, teens, adults, seniors, and families. Our goal is to help produce champions not only in the martial arts, but in life, as well!

Take Control

Take Control is a comprehensive self-defense course designed to teach participants how to manage various situations in order to keep themselves safe when facing danger. The course will cover statistics, learning what most attackers look for in victims, improving observation skills, making intelligent choices to help deter attacks and weapons, and techniques for learning how to fight back in the event an attack happens.

You will also learn various techniques for:
  • Breaking grips
  • Striking
  • Joint manipulation
  • Using everyday objects as weapons

Student Reviews

There are many different reasons for joining karate. Some people are under the preconceived notion that it’s only about self-defense and snazzy moves. I can say from personal experience that there are many other fantastic qualities that are also obtained from karate. Self-defense, confidence, motivation, discipline, humility, and pride are irreplaceable. The instructors are fantastic and have completely made us feel at ease and a welcome part of their family. Joining Karate International was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Jamie S. of Morrisville, NC

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. of West Raleigh, NC

Sign up for Take Control today and learn valuable self-defense skills!