American Karate Academy is The Premier Mixed Martial Arts School in Miami For Kids & Adults

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Customers served! 1645 Students Trained!
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Mr. Garcia and Mrs. Garcia are the best! The instructor loves the kids and is very passionate and professional while keeping a friendly atmosphere. They teach the kids self defense, confidence, discipline and sportsmanship. They have different classes for different age groups and maintain a safe and clean environment. Would defined recommend!!

Rosamary G. | Mom

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For a year, my kids thrived at AKA, transforming into disciplined and respectful individuals. Their enjoyment is matched by my own immense benefits. Mr. Garcia and Mr. Allen balance fun with professionalism, enriching their journey while preserving the art form. Highly recommended for anyone seeking holistic growth and development!

Drew G. | Dad


This Academy is truly remarkable, built on discipline and passion. My son joined four months ago, seeking focus, and his grades soared from C to B to A. The team of professionals instill discipline, love, and respect. Sensei Garcia, our heartfelt thanks for your dedication. Massimo thrives in every class and activity. We're honored to belong to this wonderful family.

Monica M. Mom

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Why Choose American Karate Academy in Miami?

What sets up apart is the 30+ years experience and the old-school/new-school training methods that strengthen your body and your mind, as well as prepare you for real life situations.

At American Karate Academy, martial arts embodies respect, support, and mutual success. Our focus on families emphasizes character development, peer pressure awareness, and wellness.

  • Inclusive Learning - Our martial arts school fosters inclusive learning by welcoming diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and abilities. In an encouraging atmosphere, everyone is valued, respected, and supported on their unique martial arts journey.
  • Community Atmosphere - Our school is more than an institution; it's a community that fosters positive values, creating an environment where personal growth is encouraged and celebrated.
  • Versatile Goals: - Whether your aim is fitness, self-improvement, or self-defense, our program is designed to meet diverse objectives.

Martial Arts Classes For Miami Families.

We offer a wide variety of programs designed to keep
you active, build confidence, stay focused, and get fit, as you learn to protect yourself.

This martial arts class transforms lives, instilling skills like focus, teamwork, balance, memory, discipline, stranger safety, confidence, respect, and compassion. Building a confident, respectful, and compassionate individual.

Little Dragon Classes in Miami

This martial arts class fosters well-rounded development in children, emphasizing respect, self-discipline, focus, physical fitness, and positive life skills. Our age-specific programs ensure safety, awareness, and academic achievement.

Kids MMA Classes in Miami

This martials art class provides a safe, positive environment for teens to develop physical, mental, and social skills. Focused on confidence, mental stimulation, positive networks, and discipline, fostering overall growth.

Kids MMA Classes in Miami

This martial arts class offers a comprehensive fitness solution with tailored exercises for all fitness levels. From cardiovascular conditioning to flexibility, our holistic approach fosters physical and mental health benefits for all.

Adult MMA Classes in Miami

This martial arts class offers kickboxing sessions that go beyond average gym workouts. Burn calories, strengthen, tone, and tighten your body while learning effective self-defense techniques in a fun and energetic environment.

Kickboxing Classes in Miami

This martial arts class offers a Women’s Self-Defense Program focused on empowering women with comprehensive personal protection strategies. Learn effective verbal, tactical, and physical skills to stay safe in real-life situations.

This martial arts class offers boxing sessions featuring calisthenics, shadow boxing, bag work, and core exercises. Improve fitness, build strength, and learn boxing techniques while burning calories and sweating profusely.

Boxing and Muay Thai Classes in Miami

How to get started

Here is how you can get more information about our programs, pricing, and schedules, as well as how to get started.

Download our free starter kit.

Download our free starter kit for current details on our programs, pricing, schedules, a tour of our campus, and special online promotions


Join us for an assessment class.

Come join us for an assessment class to experience first hand what we are all about. Our instructor will work with you (or your kids) to figure out which program will help you reach your goals.


Sign up for one of our martial arts classes.

If you love what we have to offer, and think we can help you or your child achieve and grow, then let us know and we will enroll you into the program that fits you best.


Meet the Master Instructors Behind American Karate Academy

They are not only accomplished practitioners themselves, but they are also knowledgeable mentors who provide valuable insights into the techniques, strategies, and philosophy of Martial Arts.

At American Karate Academy, we pride ourselves on the quality of our Coaches. You can expect the following from our Masters:

  • Amazing recommendations and positive reviews
  • A commitment to creating a positive martial arts experience for all students, no matter their learning needs
  • A love and passion for teaching and helping students grow and succeed
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Master Lazaro Garcia

Senior Black Belt / Master Instructor

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Sensei Gabriel Garcia

MMA / Instructor

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Sensei Alain German

Black Belt Taekwondo / Instructor

Why the Miami Community Loves

Our Martial Arts Classes

Jessica M. recommends American Karate Academy

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Fantastic karate school. My son loves this school. Sensei and his staff are great. My child has flourished and grown in the past 7 months. He works hard to learn the exercises and the moves. I have to say one of my favorite things about this school is that my child has to show hard work, understanding, and effort to progress and receive his next belt. No participation trophies here; only hard work and practice. I also appreciate the COVID precautions in place, especially since social distancing is hard under these circumstances. Can't wait to see my kiddo continue to grow and learn karate.

Gabriel M. recommends American Karate Academy

via Yelp

My son LOVES going to AKA. Master Garcia and the Senseis add to his focus, discipline, work ethic, and drive. His mental and physical state are at a new level based on the AKA team's contributions.

Barbara F. recommends American Karate Academy

via Yelp

This is a magnificent place for children and adults alike. The owners are truly marvelous and kind-hearted people and also expert martial artists. My 5-year-old daughter is loving every class and it's all she talks about. We are in love with this place. Great family environment and a good mix of skill and discipline with fun and allowing kids to be kids. Don't look any further. I wasn't sold on the Martial Arts idea and resisted putting my daughter in it, but boy was I wrong. And I chose the perfect place for my daughter's growth. This academy is of great value and has excellent prices. We will be part of the family for a long time!

Don Morrison recommends American Karate Academy

via Facebook

Awesome instruction!!! My kids have learned and grown so much since attending. Thank you, Mr. Garcia!!!

Jennifer Segarra Fernandez recommends American Karate Academy

via Facebook

My son was dealing with an issue in school and he needed to build confidence and learn self-defense. We found them on the Internet and went during Christmas vacation. When we walked in we knew we found the right place for Jorge. Mr. Garcia was very personable. he sat down and heard our story. Then what impressed me was when he took my son, sat with him, and spoke to him one-on-one. He showed him a few moves.

That day we signed him up, brought his uniform, paid for his classes and the rest is history. Jorge is happier, confident, and ready to take on the world! Thank you Mr. Garcia for bringing sunshine to Jorge again. Also, he has wonderful assistants such as Mr. Gabriel, Mr. Alex, and Mr. Eddy. his staff is terrific.

Do yourself a favor and sign up your son or daughter to learn karate with Mr. Garcia. You won't regret it!

Program & Pricing FAQs

What makes Aka Miami Kick stand out among other Martial Arts Schools in Miami?

Aka Miami Kick differentiates itself through its unique combination of expert instruction, diverse martial arts disciplines, and a community-oriented environment. Our instructors are not just seasoned martial artists; they are mentors dedicated to your personal growth. With a wide array of classes from Karate to Kung Fu, tailored to all ages and skill levels, our school fosters a supportive community that encourages resilience, discipline, and respect. Our state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest training tools also sets us apart, making us the premier martial arts destination in Miami.

Why choose Aka Miami Kick as your Karate School in Miami?

Choosing Aka Miami Kick for Karate in Miami means selecting a school that values tradition, discipline, and personal growth. Our Karate program is rooted in traditional values and taught by masters of the art. Students of all ages receive personalized attention, ensuring they progress at their own pace while developing strength, agility, and a deep understanding of Karate principles. Our welcoming community and family-friendly environment make learning and practicing Karate an enriching experience for everyone.

What makes your Kung Fu School unique in Miami?

Aka Miami Kick’s Kung Fu School is unique for its authentic instruction in a family-oriented environment. Our program covers a wide spectrum of Kung Fu styles, from Wing Chun to Shaolin, taught by masters with years of experience. Our approach is holistic, emphasizing the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of Kung Fu. This not only teaches self-defense but also instills life-long lessons in discipline, patience, and inner peace.

Can your martial arts school help boost confidence and coordination skills?

Absolutely! Our martial arts programs at Aka Miami Kick are specifically designed to boost confidence and coordination. Through structured training, students of all ages improve their physical abilities while also gaining the mental fortitude to tackle challenges inside and outside the dojo. Regular practice enhances not only martial arts skills but also promotes better posture, balance, and overall physical coordination.

Is there a trial period available for new students to experience Aka Miami Kick's martial arts programs?

Yes, new students are welcome to experience Aka Miami Kick’s martial arts programs through our trial period offer. This trial allows you to attend a few classes, get a feel for our teaching style, and understand the discipline before making a commitment. It’s a great way to ensure our school is the right fit for you and your martial arts journey.

Is your martial arts school fun?

Definitely! At Aka Miami Kick, we believe learning martial arts should be engaging and enjoyable. Our classes are dynamic, incorporating games, challenges, and interactive drills that make learning fun. We strive to create a positive and encouraging environment where students are excited to learn and grow.

Do you have to be in good shape to take martial arts?

No, you do not have to be in good shape to start martial arts at Aka Miami Kick. Our programs are designed to improve your fitness level from wherever you start. Martial arts is a great way to improve cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. As you train, you’ll notice improvements in your physical condition, regardless of your starting point.


For your first class at Aka Miami Kick, comfortable sportswear that allows for movement is recommended. Once you decide to join, we will provide information on the specific uniform (gi) required for your chosen martial art discipline.

What specific martial arts disciplines are offered at your martial arts gym?

At Aka Miami Kick, we offer a wide range of martial arts disciplines, including Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, and self-defense classes. Each discipline is taught by expert instructors dedicated to providing comprehensive training in both the physical techniques and the philosophical teachings of their respective martial art.

What sets your Self-defense Training Apart?

Our self-defense training at Aka Miami Kick stands apart due to our personalized approach to safety and empowerment. We focus not just on physical techniques but also on situational awareness, confidence building, and conflict avoidance. Our instructors bring real-world experience to their teaching, ensuring that you learn the most effective and practical self-defense strategies. Classes are tailored to meet the needs of individuals of all ages and backgrounds, emphasizing real-life scenarios.

What makes the Taekwondo program at Aka Miami Kick unique in Miami?

Our Taekwondo program is unique because of its comprehensive curriculum that blends traditional techniques with modern training methods. We prioritize personal development, discipline, and respect, alongside physical prowess. Our instructors are internationally certified, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a global perspective to their teaching. With a focus on both poomsae (forms) and sparring, students develop a balanced skill set, preparing them for competitions and personal defense alike.

Which programs does Aka Miami Kick offer?

Aka Miami Kick offers a diverse range of martial arts programs including Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, and self-defense, catering to all ages and levels of experience. Our programs are designed to enhance physical fitness, boost confidence, and develop self-discipline. Whether you’re looking for a program for your child, a way to defend yourself, or an opportunity to compete at a high level, we have a class that meets your needs.

Are there different intensity levels for adults in your martial arts school?

Yes, at Aka Miami Kick, we offer various intensity levels to cater to adults of all fitness and experience levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics, an intermediate practitioner aiming to hone your skills, or an advanced martial artist seeking to compete, our programs are tailored to challenge you appropriately while ensuring your growth and safety.

My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts?

Certainly! Martial arts at Aka Miami Kick are for everyone, regardless of athletic ability. Our programs are designed to meet students where they are, helping them to gradually build strength, flexibility, and coordination at their own pace. Martial arts is not just about physical prowess; it’s about personal growth, discipline, and fun. We encourage children of all backgrounds and abilities to join and discover their potential.

Can martial arts cause injury?

Like any physical activity, martial arts come with a risk of injury. However, at Aka Miami Kick, we prioritize safety above all. Our instructors are trained to teach techniques correctly and safely, minimizing the risk of injury. We also ensure that our training environment is equipped with the necessary safety gear and mats to protect our students.

Is martial arts violent?

Martial arts at Aka Miami Kick is not about violence; it’s about self-discipline, respect, and personal growth. We teach our students how to control their bodies and minds, and the use of martial arts for self-defense is taught with a strong ethical foundation, emphasizing avoidance of conflict whenever possible.


Before starting classes at Aka Miami Kick, it’s important to come with an open mind and readiness to learn. Martial arts is a journey of personal and physical growth. No prior experience is needed, and our instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

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