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Karate For kids
Grow, Develop,
Learn, Thrive
Kids Learn Martial Arts in a safe and stress free environment specially designed for children
Martial Arts For Adults
Mind and Body-Improving
Martial Arts Training
Learn self-confidence, get fit,
sharpen your mind,
and learn valuable life skills
Kick Boxing
Get more focused, confident, and increase your fitness level
Feel better, look better, and live better while improving your body, mind and self-confidence
Krav Maga
Serious Self-Defense
and Personal Protection
Gain the tools necessary to succeed in every situation. Increase your focus and flexibilty while learning self defense
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My kids have been going to Karate International of Durham for over a year and the growth in their self-confidence and discipline has been amazing. They love going to karate class and are really motivated to work hard and earn their black belts.

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Since joining Karate International Of Durham about 5 years ago, my son, Kyle, has become a leader among his peers. Not only has he obtained his black belt but he has gained self discipline and confidence. His achievements has also motivated his tw...

Jamie G.
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Karate International has been an extremely positive experience for our family. We were skeptical at first as to how our very wiggly 4.5 year old would learn body control and self discipline from this experience. One and a half years later, our son...

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I never thought I'd be a martial artist, and on a whim took a VIP program at Karate International Durham. I decide to enroll as a Member as a 40th Birthday Present to myself...honestly one of the best gifts I've ever received. Karate is not only a...

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Message from School Owner Grandmaster Jessie Bowen

I would like to welcome you to our website and we are excited about having the opportunity of meeting you and your family.

We have been offering instruction and training in the martial arts to both children and adult students since 1980. For over 20 years our program is taught at Duke University as a Physical Education course of study for karate kickboxing, mix martial arts training and krav maga, MMA, and mindfulness meditation. The training at Karate International extends beyond the karate teaching, as a certified life success coach, I help resolve real world problems.

A Proven Successful Martial Arts Program

Karate International is a proven program with a consistent track record of success. We specialize in martial arts sport performance training, confidence building, self-discipline and bully prevention. Our program is taught at Duke University, as a physical education course, and we were the former trainers for the University of North Carolina football team. We look forward to working with you or your child to reach your personal goals. It is our honor to help you along the way.

Unique Programs

Karate International offers several unique programs to fit your needs. We offer a Ninja Program for your 4-7 year old, a Kids Plus Program for your 8-12 year old, a Teen and Adult Program focused on self-defense and fitness, and a Krav Maga Program for those interested in intense self-defense training. Call today to enroll in the program designed for you.

Serving Our Community

Thank you for visiting our company’s website. We offer a variety of martial art programs for our community members. Please take the time to visit any one of our website pages with various offers, discounts, events and deals. Fill out the form on this page to GET STARTED TODAY and experience our unique martial arts training.

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Back to School Program

Karate International of Durham Back To School Program Children Learn The Most When They Don’t Realize They Are Learning! The 3 Words Most Kids Dread: Back To School! That much anticipated time of the year again is upon us, back to school time! Although, your child(ren) may not be as excited as you are for […]

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Youth Kickboxing

Kickboxing At Karate International of Durham Feel better, look better, and live better sculpting and improving your body while getting more focused, confident, and secure training in the affordable Kickboxing classes at Karate International of Durham! Be healthy with us exercising in a more casual Martial Arts-based activity (with punching bags, resistance bands, and partners) […]

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Bullying and its effects

Bullying affects everyone- from the person being bullied, to the person doing the crime and to those who silently witness such tactics. This activity is associated with a number of negative outcomes. It has a marked impact on substance abuse, suicide, and mental health. And that is why it is extremely important to ask children […]

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Martial Arts and Summer Camps

Summer Camps teach kids discipline in a fun environment. No wonder parents enroll their kids in such camps. These camps are also the perfect way to get their first taste of martial arts. Many summer camps, in order to stay fresh, have different weekly themes to keep interest going. Your child will learn how to […]

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Welcome to Karate International of Durham

(919) 489-6100

Thank you for visiting our martial arts website home page. We have included a short video for you to view. Our academy has several unique offers to Get You Started! Please complete any form on our site and our staff will get in touch with you with more information on the features and benefits of our programs and how we can Get You Started.

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Karate International of Durham

Durham, NC

Developing Self-Esteem at Karate International of Durham in Durham, NC – With confidence comes enhanced self-esteem. We utilize a series of multiple goals that boost self-esteem levels. This builds greater self-respect and self-esteem in our martial arts students. Please note: Our martial arts instructors turn most quiet, shy and doubtful beginners into strong outgoing leaders that become powerful practitioners.

Learning Self-Discipline at Karate International of Durham in Durham, NC – The foundation of martial arts is the focus of self-discipline incorporated into a students training. Instant gratification, the I want it now, and lessons in self-restraint and discipline are learned traits for both children and adults. To succeed in life…this is one of many goals we have for our students. Our Instructors are here to serve.

Making Habits of Physical Fitness – Tired of the boring mundane and repetitive workouts? Karate International of Durham in Durham, NC is more than a lifestyle change when it comes to fitness. It is a synergized martial arts training program that our students enhance their level of fitness. Our training facility incorporates fun and exciting training concepts that are unique to Durham. Get fit by taking the right steps to creating good habits.

Developing a Sense of Respect – As a student of Karate International of Durham in Durham, NC our students learn to show attention and respect to themselves and others. In this modern and fast paced world too often we see the lack of self-respect for oneself or others. We are proud of our Martial Arts students and the respect shown within the community. Through quality training our students carry on a high level of respect.