Jiu Jitsu Classes
Jiu Jitsu Classes in Charlotte, NC
Studying Jiu Jitsu offers many benefits for students of all ages. At Academy Of Kempo - Karate Inc in Charlotte, NC, we offer traditional Jiu Jitsu classes in an open, enriching environment.
The Skills and Confidence You Need
Jiu Jitsu is based on the concept that even a smaller person can overtake an attacker with the proper training and skills. At Academy Of Kempo - Karate Inc, our Jiu Jitsu classes are designed to help you learn the classic techniques that have come to classify this widely practiced form of martial arts. With the help of our dedicated instructors, you'll gain confidence and strength.
With flexible scheduling and affordable rates, Academy Of Kempo - Karate Inc makes it easy to learn Jiu Jitsu in Charlotte, NC. Call or visit us today to learn more about our classes.
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This is the place to learn a true, extremely practical Martial Art. The skills learned here will last a life time. Ranks are earned, and character is built. This is where you want to Be!
My children liked this so much they eventually recruited me to join them. The instructors are kind and experienced, and that begins with the owner. This is not a black belt mill, you will have to earn each step with hard work, but it will be fun and rewarding. In my time at the school I have noted men, women and children of all ages and great diversity. There are also a number of families from Charlotte's booming homeschool community. Highly recommend if you would like to learn practical self defense and build confidence among other like minded folks who want to see you succeed.
Kempo is a combat art and perfect for real world self defense! I have known Ray Ferrell and Kevin Caldwell for decades and I have watched them train students with low self esteem and poor self confidence into great martial artists. I am such a huge fan of this school that I travel to visit them every year from Arkansas (12 hours one way). They are experts and worth the drive. I just wish I loved closer so I could see them more often.
I've had the joy and privilege of only having quality instructors of several different martial arts. I have attained Black Belt ranking in American Karate and training in Ed Parker Kenpo. My experience also includes USMC CQB and police tactical self defense training. Once settled in the Charlotte area I searched around several schools to continue training. As soon as I met with Soke Ferrell and Renshi Caldwell I knew this school exceeded what I was looking for. The system is rooted in practical applications involving understanding of skeletal locks and joint manipulation so size of the attacker is dealt with through technique and not sheer strength.Their instruction readily covers the level of training intensity from novice first timers to the experienced hard core practitioners. The system also incorporates practical weapons from short stick (keibo), short bo (jo), long bo (bo staff), knife, and gun defense. This Having been here for going on two years it is readily apparent rank is only earned and never given to keep students making rank truly earned and the student proficient. The FAMILY atmosphere makes you feel welcome and more apt to receive instruction. I cant wait to start my kids here to help instill confidence, discipline and pride in themselves. Lastly the fees are truly affordable. They also give a yearly 3 day retreat experience providing highly ranked instructors from outside the area. I could easily go on about this school and what it offers but the best thing I could say is just come yourself and see.
My son has been attending classes for a few years at the Academy of Kempo-Karate. During this time we have seen improvement in his confidence, self control, and over all attitude. The instructors are attentive to the kids needs and do a great job of preparing the kids to deal with real life self defense situations and how to deal with bullies.
I'm Danny Moore and 62 yrs. old. I train at this location in Oakdale. My daughter also trained at this location when she was in high school. I feel very honored to have the quality of teachers that are world class at this location. I not only take Kempo here I also take the Tai-chi class on Wednesdays that I really enjoy. I have also taken the Concealed to carry class; which was very helpful! I'm very honored that such a high class facility is located a short distance from my home!
The instructors at this school truly care about students’ development. The focus is on continued improvement of timing, technique, body mechanics, accuracy, etc.; not on “getting your next belt” for its own sake. Students learn self-defense techniques designed for real world scenarios and will feel confident their skills function outside the dojo walls. A multitude of different martial arts studies are all taught at this school. Soke Ferrell has decades of training and experience.
I cannot say enough about AKKA or Soke Ferrell. I've known Soke for 30 years and he is a class act in every way. His skill is amazing and his patience is comforting. He displays tremendous humility and lives to serve others. He works well with all ages and skill-sets. Best in the arts...the "true" arts. If you're looking for flashy games...look elsewhere. However, if you're interested in the real deal, Soke is it.
Outstanding martial arts school
Comprehensive martial arts school that offers a wide range of martial arts study. Outstanding instructors and staff
Love this place. Only regret is that I wish I would have started years ago. Highly Recommend Kempo! Learning a lot and the staff is wonderful!
I started training at Academy of Kempo Karate in 2006. My experiences here have been all positive. The wealth and breadth of information taught at this school is nothing short of astounding. From traditional kempo/karate techniques, to self-defense, to weapons, Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi, etc.—there’s no shortage of knowledge to be learned. It will take a lifetime to become proficient at all the disciplines taught at this school. For the martial artists who’ve trained at other dojos, I can’t recommend this school enough. Through training here, I’ve learned more insight into the other karate systems I originally trained under; I found that intriguing. Rank is not handed out in this school; the student will work hard to achieve his/her goals and, as a result, will be confident that the skills learned are readily transferrable to real-world situations. In regard to Soke Ferrell, with all the years and experience under his proverbial belt, there’s no inflated ego to go with it. A very personable man that is all too happy to share his martial arts knowledge. Additionally, I don’t know of many schools where the head of the system is always at the dojo and teaches all ranks of students. I highly recommend Academy of Kempo Karate to those who want to learn discipline, martial arts proficiency, and confidence.
In the 7-8 years that I have trained with AKKA, I have never been disappointed. Even though I have taken a break due to college, Ill never forget the people I've met or the bonds I've made. I have a genuine love for everyone there, as they have seen me through my teenage years and gave me invaluable advice.
One of the Best
Words do little to explain the family oriented atmosphere one feels upon stepping inside the studio as a student or a parent watching their child practice. The staff and instructors are very personable and eager to assist. I have two kids who attend the Academy of Kempo Karate and they really enjoy class. From a parent’s point of view, I appreciate how the instructors thoroughly explain the techniques and their application while helping to ensure learning is fun. Having spent numerous years training in various disciplines of martial arts, I can honestly say that the Academy of Kempo Karate is by far one of the best in the area. When I started looking for another form of martial arts to supplement my prior training, it was an easy choice. I chose the Academy of Kempo Karate because of the positive impact I have seen with my kids. I highly recommend the Academy of Kempo Karate.
My grand daughter have trained at Academy of Kempis Karate for about 5 years. I am very satisfied With her results. My expectation is being met as she continue to train. I will highly recommend Academy Of Kempo Kerate to my family and friends.
Amazing place!! Amazing people!!
I felt welcomed immediately. Everyone is very nice, and always willing to help you, and I have met a lot of wonderful people. I have practiced at another dojo, but I feel that this school is different from the rest. They will push you outside of your comfort zone, and you will be tested on your abilities alone. Because of their teaching style, I feel as if my confidence level, and my abilities have grown. I believe that this school will provide me with the skillsets that I need to protect myself in any situation. They make the experience fun, but also tough. There will always be something new and exciting to learn. The experience has never been boring! I look forward to every class!!!
Professional and Personal
Mr. Ferrell is one of the finest people and most talented martial artist I've ever met. He is personally involved in the lives of his students and meets his clients where they are in their training. If you make rank with AKKA, you can be confident that you've earned what you have, under the best program and finest leadership.
My boys (7 and 9) have been training here for a few years now. They are learning self defense, along with self dicipline. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and skilled in working with all age groups. I am taking a self defense/fitness class and I love it. The atmosphere is very friendly and family oriented, and I would recommend this place to anyone interested in the martial arts and getting in better shape.
Best place to learn!
We can not begin to express the gratitude we have. Our kids love going here and learning. In all the sports our kids have done never have they rushed home to tell us how much fun they had until NOW. Every Tuesday and Thursday they can not get home fast enough to express what they learned with enthusiasm. Our youngest has even changed quite a bit in a good way with home and school life. We highly recommend Academy Of Kempo to ALL! The instructors are all very much involved with these kids lives and they make sure they stay on the straight and narrow path. The instructors are very good at what they do and all the folks enjoy their time with them. They even will stand behind us parents with any decisions that have been made and vice versa. Our only regret....that we did not get our kids in years sooner. What a world of difference that has been made and we can not thank these instructors enough. Please support our local businesses!
Excellent training and people.
I have personally been training at the Academy of Kempo Karate for over 5 years. I can honestly say the decision to train and choosing this school for that training were the best decisions I made in my life. I have learned how to defend myself against all types of threats imaginable. I have gained confidence. I have lost weight and increased my fitness level to about where I was when I was finishing boot camp over 20 years ago. I have both of my kids training here as well and am very pleased with all of the positive impacts it has had on all parts of their lives. Can't say enough good things about this place.
We've been very impressed. Soke Ferrell takes the study and instruction of karate very seriously and ranks are earned (not given). While the techniques and methods are systematic and intentional, the environment is warm and welcoming and my children want to be there as much as possible. There is a sense of community and care among the students and teachers and everyone is there to help one another move forward, gain new skills and advance in rank. Soke Ferrell strikes a great balance of skill mastery and methodical development in a supportive and and encouraging environment.
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