Time: (sparring) 10:30-11:00 am; (kata) 11:00-11:45 am
Time: 11:00-11:45 am
See shihan for eligibility for specialty classes
Hyper Pro Training
Time: 11:30 am
Ju Jitsu Team
Time: 10:00 am
Time: 10:30-11:00 am
Time: 11:00-11:30 am
Time: 11:30 am-12:00
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Be Respectful at All Times
Do not disturb other classes when entering/exiting dojo
Weather Related Cancellations
When north syracuse central school district is closed due to weather, we will also be closed. If we are not closed, but the weather is bad in your area, please use your best judgment as to whether or not you come to class
BBC members should bring both sparring gear and weapons each week
BBC Members May Attend up to 3 Classes Per Week.
Mc Members May Attend Unlimited Classes Per Week.
Exciting Birthday Party Packages
More choices, more fun, more convenient for mom + dad!
2016 Holiday Schedule
Closed: Fri, Mar 25; Reopen: Sat, Mar 26
Closed: Sat, Apr 16
Closed: Fri, May 28; Reopen: Tue, May 31
Closed: Sat, June 11
Closed: Mon, Jul 4; Reopen: Mon, Jul 11
Closed: Fri, Sep 2; Reopen: Tue, Sep 6
Closed: Sat, Nov., 19
Closed: Thu, Nov 24; Reopen: Sat, Nov 26
Closed: Thu, Dec 24; Reopen: Tue, Jan 3
Summer Camps (August)
Mission Impossible (August 4-8)
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to have fun! Join us for this action packed camp full of fun missions and games that will challenge you!
Nuclear Glow (August 11-15)
Each day of this exciting camp includes a karate class as well as BLACKLIGHT activities including dodgeball, bowling, golf, Nerf®, and much more!
Excel (August 18-22)
Make up classes missed due to vacation or just work on sharpening your skills. Don't worry, it's not all work! We'll still have some exciting games, stunt class, and even make a movie!
Karate John's Martial Arts Center is right for you!
At Karate John's we offer age-specific Karate, Ju-Jitsu, Fitness Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) classes in a family-friendly atmosphere! Our Birthday Parties offer something for everyone so be sure to check out the different levels we offer! Karate John's Martial Arts Center is centrally located for residents of Cicero, North Syracuse, Clay, Liverpool, Mattydale, Central Square, West Monroe, Brewerton, Bridgeport, Kirkville, Minoa, and East Syracuse.
Children in our program regularly achieve more academically, and strive for excellence in all areas of their lives.
They show improved respect for their teachers, parents, siblings, and peers.
Most people think of martial arts as being all about
kicking, punching, and grappling, and while we do focus very seriously on building solid physical skills, the real value and power of martial arts training lies in the incredible life-skills we develop.
Teens and Adults
With classes offered in the morning and evening we can fit your schedule!
Classes are offered six days a week.
We will help you keep a positive attitude in life and recognize the possibilities rather than the problems.
We will help you develop strong leadership skills and improve communication with your peers, your boss, and your children.
Our programs truly bind the mind, body and spirit.
We are Character Builders
At Karate John's Martial Arts Center our goal is to develop confidence, respect, and discipline in our students while having fun learning practical selfdefense skills.
Karate is not about fighting - it is the art of selfdefense.
A popular myth is that karate is violent (like on TV) and makes people more aggressive. Many times parents are worried that their already energetic child will use their new skills to hurt someone. Students are taught that karate is for selfdefense, not fighting. They are taught to use these skills only if they cannot avoid or talk their way out of a situation first. A physical confrontation would be the very last option. They are taught that the skills learned are not to be practiced on their siblings, family members, neighbors, classmates, or at the playground.
Karate John's Martial Arts Center is conveniently located in the Walmart plaza on Route 11 in Cicero.
We pride ourselves on being family oriented, offering instruction to individuals, families, and groups of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a novice, seasoned competitor, or somewhere in between, we have a program for you!
Please feel free to drop by the dojo to talk to our staff and instructors.
You'll find us friendly and ready to answer any questions you have. We hope you enjoy exploring our site and learning more about our school.
Our Student Creed
recited at the beginning of every class.
I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that could reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I will develop selfdiscipline in order to bring out the best in myself and in others.
I will use common sense before selfdefense and never be abusive or offensive.
This is a black belt school.
We are dedicated... We are motivated... We're on a quest to be the best!
Lil' Dragon Karate (ages 4-6)
3 Karate Classes for Only $29 Includes Free Uniform! All while getting exercise and having fun! Children this age are excited to learn martial arts but are still working on their fine motor skills, understanding of complex commands, and problem solving abilities that are necessary for entering our more advanced karate program. The primary focus of the Lil' Dragon Program is to help students develop fundamentals and create a solid foundation to build upon as they get older. Our instructors work hard to provide the opportunity for children to blossom at their own pace. Through repetition, fun drills, and exciting activities our Lil' Dragons will learn life skills such as cooperation, discipline, listening skills, and focus (skills they will need as they go through school). This program also covers important safety topics such as:
3 Karate Classes for Only $29 Includes Free Uniform!
At Karate John's, our basic karate program is for students wanting to discover if a Black Belt is a viable and desirable goal for them.
This program allows students to attend class twice per week. After your child has dedicated themself to the goal of Black Belt, they will have the opportunity to experience advanced training in the Black Belt Club or the Masters Club. These groups are entitled to more classes per week, special Club classes and uniforms, and discounts.
Through training, students gain confidence and awareness.
They also learn techniques for preventing and defending themselves against attacks and bullying. This is a character, self-esteem, and self-discipline building program.
3 Karate Classes for Only $29 Includes Free Uniform!
It's a common myth that you must be young and in shape to take karate.
Nothing could be further from the truth! At Karate John's, you'll build confidence as you take your first steps into the karate world. You'll learn to improve your focus and self-discipline in order to achieve your goals. You'll also increase your strength without weight equipment and reduce stress in your life.
Adults can join class with their child for a family learning experience.
Separate adult-only classes offer a more intense workout. You're not too old to learn. Work at your own pace at Karate John's.
Mixed Martial Arts
3 Mixed Martial Arts Classes for Only $29 Includes a Free Pair of Gloves! Our mixed martial arts program is for teens and adults. The purpose of the Karate John's mixed martial arts program is not to train fighters but to train people interested in learning a variety of martial arts styles and be able to apply them correctly in a safe, positive environment. Classes are easy to follow, non-intimidating, and will help you get in shape quickly! Benefits of MMA:
Learn stand up and ground techniques (grappling)
Learn close up and long striking techniques
Learn a mixture of many different styles including karate, jiu jitsu, judo, kung fu, muay thai, kickboxing, and more
Get a great cardio workout and relieve stress
Be eligible to compete in Regional and National USJJF tournaments
3 Fitness Kickboxing Classes for Only $29 Includes a Free Pair of Gloves! The KJ Kickboxing program is for teens and adults.
Karate John's kickboxing classes provide a great workout while developing basic self-defense skills.
You'll improve coordination in your hands and legs to strike with power while burning 800-1000 calories an hour.
This program will help build your confidence and help you feel better about yourself by getting you in the best shape of your life.
Combining yoga, kickboxing, martial arts, and new age strength training, we'll help you reduce stress, improve flexibility, gain strength, slim down, and tone up.
Our certified staff will teach you how to use proper punching techniques to sculpt your back, arms and shoulders while taking out some aggression on our heavy bags.
Tone and strengthen your legs, hips and waist with traditional kicks of the martial arts. Build strength in your abs and back during the entire workout along with an intense core-specific routine. This program is sure to provide a kick start to a healthier, stronger, and more confident YOU!
Karate John's Specialty Seminars
Karate John's Martial Arts Center provides a number of specialized skill-building seminars for children and adults of all ages. Seminar topics include:
Karate John's Martial Arts Center is proud to provide various opportunities for your school or organization to fund projects, field trips, or special events. Fundraising options include:
Afterschool Karate Program
Bully Proof Seminars for Families
30-Day Kid Safety Course
ABC's Concentration Course
For Your Business
For Your Business
Our professional staff can tailor a personal protection workshop to meet your company's specific needs. Seminars can be held at the Karate John's dojo or we can travel to you!
Personal Achievement Academy
Personal Achievement Academy is a non-profit character development program that inspires children to See It, Hear It, Live It.
Professional school talks: Bully Proof, Red Ribbon Week, Focus for Better Grades, Ten Ways to Respect Your Teacher, and more
After-School Karate Program
P.E. Teacher for the Day
Kid Safety Course
Kid Power Bully Defense Course
Kid Power Fundraiser Program
Kid Power Health and Fitness
Success Course for A+ Grades
Earn Badges for Boy/Girl Scouts
St. Patrick's Theme Parents' Night Out (Sat., Mar. 12)
Sign the kids up for an evening filled with karate, games, a kid-friendly movie and pizza and juice box. Siblings and non-member Buddies ages 4 and older are welcome to register too! Buddies must have a waiver completed by their own parent/legal guardian. This event will take place from 5:30pm to 9:00pm (doors open at 5:20).
New Student Buddy Bash (Sat. Mar., 19)
If you're a Lil' Dragon or Junior White, Yellow or Orange Belt, this event is for you! Show off your new love – karate! Basic karate class, obstacle course, games, pizza and fun! Admission is free when you bring a buddy! Buddies must have their own parent register them for this event. This event will take place from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
Karate Day Camp (Fri., Apr. 29)
A great day with karate skills and drills, kicks and tricks, and exciting games. Daily karate lesson included. Open to students age 4 and older. Wear your Karate John's t-shirt, gi pants and belt. Bring a healthy lunch and snack. Space is limited so register early! This event will take place from 9:00am-3:30pm. Early drop off/late pick-up available with prior arrangements. Inquire at the front desk.
Karate John's Summer Hyper Camps
At our Hyper Martial Arts Summer Camps your kids will learn real self-defense skills from a certified black belt instructor. Camps include kicks, tricks, flips, tumbling, safe weapons training, exciting games, friendships and confidence building activities, character and life lessons and much more! No martial arts back needed. Space is limited to 20 kids per camp so act now to reserve your spot in one or all of the following weeks: June 27, July 25, August 8, August 15 This event will take place from 9:00am-3:30pm.
At Karate John's, our goal is to develop confidence, respect, and discipline in our students while having fun learning practical self?defense skills. We are character builders. Students are taught that karate is for self?defense, not fighting. They are taught that the skills learned are not to be practiced on their siblings, family members, neighbors, classmates, or at the playground.
We offer age-specific karate, ju-jitsu, kickboxing, and cage fitness classes in the Cicero/North Syracuse area and our family-friendly atmosphere can't be beat!