Karate International of Durham 2014 Best of the Triangle Reader’s Poll,“Best Martial Arts Studio in the Triangle”
Teaching Quality Martial Arts Since 1957
About Our School
Karate International of Durham offers age and program specific curriculum. That means we offer classes to anyone serious about martial arts and fitness training from 4 years of age and above. And for every age group and skill level - there's a class just right for you. However, to become part of our martial arts program requires no experience – only the will to learn and the patience to excel.
Karate International specializes in adult fitness, kids martial arts, self-defense, and Aikido, offering outstanding instruction and training for men, women, and children.
The professional instructors at Karate International are led by Grandmaster Jessie Bowen, a 10th Degree Black Belt with over 30 years of martial arts excellence, who has produced over 400 black belts. He is a certified Life Success Coach, holding degrees in Business Management, Sports Hypnosis, NLP, and Martial Science. He will work with you and your family to ensure a safe and satisfying time at our Academy.
As an educator, he has been on the Duke University Physical Education staff for over 20 years, influencing thousands of students in mind body training. Grand Master Bowen is a Corporate Educator for Duke Corporate Education, ranked the world’s #1 provider of Custom Executive Education by the Financial Times. His empowerment course "The Karate Experience - Breaking Through Barriers" is offered nationally and internationally for executive team building.
Karate International is committed to providing the highest quality training available. We believe that all of our programs should be serious but fun at the same time. We want our students to feel comfortable in class and to really get the most out of their time spent here. We take pride in offering a positive learning environment where individuals of all ages can benefit no matter their abilities.
So, if you're looking to get yourself back into shape, master self-defense, and take your body and mind to the next level - then the staff at Karate International will be more than happy to help you reach your goals and beyond.
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