Each class is split up by belt rank, age, and training program, giving us a more focused and rewarding class for our students.
Our karate floor is designed for group classes, and is equipped with the best and safest training equipment and padded floor.
As you enter the facility you will notice that our school is a "House of Discipline", from the orderly manner we run our classes, the courtesy practiced by our staff to the respect exuded by our students.
Karate USA is the PLACE TO BE YOUR BEST!
About the Instructor
Mr. Johnson started martial arts in 1982, earning his Black Belt in 1986. He is one of the most experienced and successful instructors in the state of Wisconsin. Many of his students have gone on to open their own schools, and have become excellent role models themselves. It is both a little strange and a thrill when you start teaching the children of your old students!
He is married to Pam, also a Black Belt, and they have 4 children.
As an instructor, it is my responsibility to see each students' special talents and help them development themselves so that they can discover their greatness.
"You can always do better than you think you can."
Class Rules & Expectations
Rules and Expectations of all Karate USA Students & Parents
- We show respect for all Black Belts by addressing using surnames, or “Sir” or “Ma’am”.
- We show respect to parents, other students and the Karate USA School.
- We only practice in the school with our instructor's permission.
- We come to class on time, prepared and with a positive attitude.
- We remain quiet and focused while waiting for class to begin.
- We do not disrupt class when entering or leaving the school.
- We refrain from gum chewing, smoking, horseplay, or profanity.
- We avoid drinks or bathroom breaks during class.
- We maintain personal hygiene and keep uniforms clean and in good repair.
- Salute at the front door both at the beginning and end of class.
- We always show discipline on the floor and in the waiting areas of the school.
- We always promote the high standards of Karate USA even when we are not in class.
History of Karate
The history of karate and martial arts in America really takes off after World War II, and the Korean War. American soldiers based in Okinawa, Japan, and Korea train with Karate, Judo, & Tae Kwon Do masters, bringing their new found knowledge and even the instructors back to America.
The father of Tae Kwon Do in America is Jhoon Rhee. Master Rhee originally emigrated to Texas in the 1950's, and later relocated to Washington DC. Master Rhee was one of the primary forces in martial arts throughout the 1960's, 70's and 80's. He continues to train and lead through his example in his 70's.
Modern karate is less a description of style and more of a way of life. There are many, many styles of martial arts, but their roots are mostly the same. In our school, we are influenced by Goju-Ryu, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Judo, Kendo, Sansoo Kung Fu, Krav Maga, and others. No one style dominates, we use what works and discard the rest.
The important thing to remember about the roots of martial arts is not where it comes from, but where it will take you.