• At Billy Smith's we stress personal growth above all else. Children learn what it takes to become adults.., and adults learn what it takes to become better adults.

  • Our Karate family has been together for more than 30 years.., and is still going strong.

  • We welcome families that come to study with us. With never any long term contracts it's truly a way to spend quality time with each other no matter how hectic your schedules.

  • Special Introductory Course includes:

    • Self Defense classes*
    • School Uniform
    • Semi-private instruction

    *Up to 1 month of instruction by Grandmaster Smith with graduates promoted to gold belt

Welcome to Billy Smith's American Karate

We're passionate about helping people improve their lives with martial arts.., especially through American Karate. American Karate incorporates the "most useful" elements of Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean Karate. It may also use techniques from other martial arts, like Jujitsu, Aikido, Judo, Kung Fu, kickboxing, and boxing. American Karate focuses primarily on the sport (sparring) aspect of karate but also includes a practical self-defense regimen.

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"To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill."
- Sun Tzu

Karate

Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from fighting methods called te "hand" and Chinese Kenpo. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knees and elbow strikes, and open hand techniques.

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Jiu Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu was founded in 1532 by Hisamori Takeuchi and is a Japanese style of close combat for defeating an armed or armored opponent using no weapons. Jiu-Jitsu uses pins, joint locks and throws to defeat an opponent using their own strength against them.

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Boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest using only their fists. Boxing was first introduced to the world as a sport by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC, however the history of bare fist contests date back to 3,000 BC.

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Self Defense

Self Defense techniques are ones that allow individuals to protect themselves and others from harm from unarmed and armed opponents. The self defense techniques taught here are used to disable and disarm a situation with minimal force for a given situation.

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Our Address

325 N.W. Hillery St., Burleson, Tx 76028
Phone: (817) 874-0563
Fax: (972) 294-3761
Website: http://billysmithamericankarate.com
Email: bsak@sbcglobal.ne

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