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About American Karate Academy

The American Karate Academy has been offering instruction and training in Karate since 1994. Located in Brentwood, Williamson County, TN, the American Karate Academy has produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts.

The AKA is led by Grandmaster Danny Chapman (9th Dan/Soke) and a staff of expert instructors and managers, including Mike Hoyal, Tim Bowles, Lindsey Culbreth, Cam Chapman, Matt Stonerock, and Michael Culbreth. The American Karate Academy offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction in Karate.

What is our Style? American Warrior Karate-Do

The style that we train in, American Warrior Karate-Do, was developed by Grandmaster Chapman after more than twenty years of training under several outstanding instructors.

AWKD is defined as a style that stresses the use of individuality and innovation in the use of techniques that work for the student regardless of style or country of origin.

What will I learn in American Karate?

You will learn fundamentals taught in many styles; kicking, blocking, punching, self-defense, sparring, and kata (open hand and weapons).

How to Contact Us

We invite you to come and visit our facility located at the YMCA, 8207 Concord Road, Brentwood (in Williamson County, TN) and consider enrolling in one of our outstanding programs. We offer classes for Lil'Dragons (4-5 year olds), children (6-12 year olds), and adults (13-??).

You can also reach us through Direct E-Mail (5rebels@hughes.net) or our Contact Form. You can also call us at: 615-794-4330. Please visit us in person (refer to our class times in the Hours of Operation) or contact us by telephone, Monday-Friday 3:30pm-9pm, Saturdays 1pm-8pm.

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