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“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” 
~Bruce Lee

“Don't block with your face.”

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American Family Karate
103 Hoffman St.
Elmira, NY 14905

Welcome to Our Website!

Since 2001, American Family Karate has been providing instruction in the martial arts. In 2007 we opened a new school in the Elmira, NY area.

Self Defense Practice

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about us, our style of martial arts (Tae Kwon Do, Karate & Aikido), our instructors and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.

Why Study Martial Arts?

Strengthen your **MIND**
   Learn Self-Discipline
      Boost your Concentration
         Good Judgment
            Build up your Academic Excellence
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               Develop Friendship & Teamwork
                  Build Family Relations

Strengthen your **BODY*

   Learn Self-Defense
      Develop Better Physical Fitness
         Increase your Endurance
            Enhance Flexibility
               Weight Loss

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First Tournament Results
Strengthen your **SPIRIT**

   Build your Integrity
      Intensify your Confidence
         Fortify your Self-Esteem
            Based on Christian Values
               Multiply your Leadership skills

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YOU CAN do something to combat all the negative influences your children encounter each day! Whether you participate with your child or just provide the encouragement they need to succeed, you ARE making a difference! Learn about what is self defense. We teach personal self defense and situational self defense. Learn what is martial arts. We integrate Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Aikido, and Bushido. We do not offer mixed martial arts or mma. Come visit our Dojo, watch a class, and see the Soryu Karate difference.