Welcome to Okamoto’s School of Karate
As one of Alaska’s finest martial arts schools, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the exciting world of karate. There are karate – tae kwon do classes for all ages and skill levels; men, women, and children. Family classes are held regularly so that the entire family can benefit from the training, while enjoying hours of quality time together. We also feature an outstanding student to instructor ratio; assuring quality and personal attention. Okamoto’s offers an expansive schedule, with classes available six days a week, both day and evening. We offer martial lessons in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Wasilla!
For children, confidence, discipline, and respect are emphasized throughout all martial arts lessons! Many parents love that their kids are enjoying the fun and exciting curriculum while also learning these essential character traits. Children learn age-appropriate self-defense, as well as how to handle bullying and confrontations at school. We emphasize the proper time and place for the use of martial arts. There are several children’s classes and programs to choose from, one for every skill level.
Adults enjoy the benefits of a great workout while working off stress. The program offers an outstanding balance of physical fitness and practical self-defense, taught by our friendly, professional instructors. Okamoto’s can be an excellent foundation for those interested in MMA. Students choosing this pursuit have successfully moved from the Alaskan competition scene to the UFC. Whatever your goals are, Okamoto’s is focused on helping you attain them.
Our martial arts program is among the world’s finest. Okamoto’s Karate has a tournament record unparalleled in the history of Alaskan sport karate. Over the years, Okamoto’s has won thousands of awards, including city, state, regional, national, and world titles. Okamoto’s world championship team, Team Alaska, was featured on ESPN’s worldwide telecast of the U.S. Open/I.S.K.A. World Martial Arts Championships, both in 1999 and 2000. The group has appeared in Black Belt Magazine and on the cover of Alaska Sports Magazine. Our success in competition stems from a tradition of excellence integrated into every martial arts class. Our lessons feature traditional martial arts training with a modern sensibility and focus. Our program combines the powerful hand techniques of karate with the dynamic kicking techniques of tae kwon do to provide a highly effective form of training, perfect for achieving personal fitness goals or training to be a champion in sport martial arts!
Okamoto’s Karate stands dedicated to the highest quality instruction and service. We have professionally staffed schools with full-time administrative personnel to help you with your needs. Okamoto’s Karate stands ready to help you unlock your inner potential for greatness! Don’t wait. Call today!
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Celebrating 39 Years of Teaching Alaskans!
Home to “Rickyjon Balgenorth”
TEAM USA member &
2019 USA National Karate Champion
TEAM USA Member 2019 – 2022
OUR STUDENTS LOVE US!
My 9 year old just finished her 3rd lesson from the school. She absolutely loves it. The instructors do an amazing job of keep ALL students involved. They teach not only body but the mind as well. Watching from the sidelines everyone seems very involved and all smiles. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone of all walks of life.
- Keni Dillman
My 4 year old daughter has been taking classes at Okamotos Karate, She was shy at first but now she loves it!! At home she always wants to practice if someone grabs her,how she will get away! I absoutley love this school and I know when she s older I will have some peace of mind knowing she has learned how to defend herself. Also I have noticed she has more self confidence and at 4 yrs old shes learning respect! What else could a parent ask for:) Thank you Okamotos Karate!!
- Monnina Akiko Willis
Kiera attended her first class at Okamoto’s Karate yesterday and is absolutely- overwhelmingly- enthusiastic about her experience! The staff was professional and helpful – I am positive we will be long-term participants in this program. Thank You Okamoto’s!
- Valerie Peace