Leading Karate Academy in Forestville NC

Karate Academy near Forestville NC Karate International is the premier karate academy in the Raleigh - Durham area. We have been offering martial arts training in the local community since 1974, instructing pre-schoolers, children, teens, adults, and seniors, and whole families. We offer a number of programs for instruction in the martial arts, health and fitness, character development, weapons training, and street smart self-defense. Our goal has always been to produce champions inside and outside of the dojo.

Meet Our Instructors

Karate International is home to some of the most experienced and trusted instructors in the area.

Forestville NC's Premier Karate Academy - Karate International WR - 1chesterChester Rowe

Mr. Rowe is the chief instructor at Karate International of West Raleigh. He currently is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Sanshinkai Karate. Some of the other martial arts Mr. Rowe has trained in over the past 30+ years include Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, Taekwondo, Shotokan, and American Shaolin Wu Shu.

Forestville NC's Premier Karate Academy - Karate International WR - 1alexAlex Tsikos

Alex Tsikos is a college student attending NC State. He has received his Associates Degree in Art from Wake Technical Community College in 2013. While attending North Carolina State University, he is currently working on his bachelors in operations management for 2017. At twelve years of age he received his first black belt in Kenpo Karate. At age twenty-one he earned his first degree black belt in Sanshinkai Karate in 2013, and is an assistant instructor and student under the guidance of Mr. Rowe.

Karate Classes

At Karate International, the habits we TRAIN are the habits we GAIN! We specialize in Sanshinkai Karate. Sanshinkai means the "three power society," the three powers of mind, body and spirit. Sanshinkai is an art that teaches a student balance of self, and the belief that all great techniques contain a balance of mental, physical, and spiritual forces. Our instructors will help you build character, get results, and make new friends. We offer classes for kids, teens, and adults.

My 11 yr. old son, Justin, was diagnosed with autism and ADHD when he was 3. He has battled many self-esteem issues through the years, not to mention his share of bullies in school. We decided to enroll him in karate so he could prove to himself that he can achieve anything he wants with effort and practice. He has not stopped smiling since his first day of class. In a month's time, his level of self-confidence completely transformed! He doesn't look down on himself anymore. He doesn't give up as easily anymore. We have learned that karate teaches more than self-defense and cool moves. It has given us a sense of self-worth and confidence, two things that are impossible to put a price tag on. Jamie S. of Morrisville, NC

Karate International not only teaches all ages of the importance of sport, discipline, and mental awareness, but at the same time, and in a very caring manner brings valuable lessons in Courtesy, Courage, Knowledge, Respect and most importantly perseverance to achieve goals; as they take on the challenges of both achieving the next belt level, and also preparing for whatever challenges life may throw at them. It is with pleasure that we highly recommend Karate International of North Carolina, where both our 2 English children have been attending for the past 18 months, and where both have grown in both maturity, stature, and self confidence daily. Nils H. of Garner, NC

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