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"Only The Finest in Authentic Martial Arts Since 1991" Bryan Location 
Auburn Location 

In addition to exceptional and realistic Self Defense skills our Adult Karate Program builds many other areas that are beneficial to your life!

Do I need to be in shape to begin classes?
Okinawan Karate can be learned by anyone regardless of their level of fitness. Our beginner program is designed to acclimate you to training at a relaxed pace and focused on helping you improve your overall fitness levels.

What if I have physical limitations?
Not an issue at all. When you watch our classes you will see people from all walks of life. Some young, some old. Okinawan Karate is designed to work with the person and their abilities. We do not teach a "one size fits all" type of Karate program. Our professional instructors will work with you and develop your skills around your limitations to the best of our abilities.

How hard will training be on my body? Is Karate training going to be violent?
Our program will build your body step by step, increasing your abilities as you travel along in your martial arts journey. We do not put students directly into certain aspects of training until they have been prepared for them. Training a good Karate dojo is not violent at all. Our dojo atmosphere is one of supportive, non-competitive and nurturing skill building. We do not fight as Karate is for defensive purposes.

Is Karate training just for Self Defense?
Absolutely not. Through the study of Karate millions of people have come to love the great benefits gained. Training will help you reduce stress, get more focused, increase your overall health as well as balance your mind, body and spirit to make life more of a positive adventure.

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About Our Dojo

Franz Karate offers the absolute best in Traditional Martial Arts  training for all ages. Our system is Shorin Ryu ShorinKan Karate, which is one of the first systems to be developed in Okinawa. Our dojo has been in operation since 1991 and our goal is top level, professional and authentic Karate training for all ages. Our Master instructor is Steven Franz Shihan. Shihan is a Rokudan, 6th degree black belt, with over 38 years of training in the martial arts certified directly in Okinawa.
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Bryan Dojo Hours

Mon       5:30 to 8:30 PM
Tues      12:00 to 8:30 PM
Wed       5:00 to 8:00 PM
Thur       12:00 to 8:30 PM

Auburn Dojo Hours

Mon      12:00 to 8:30 PM
Wed      12:00 to 8:30 PM
Fri         6:00 to 7:30 PM