Why I Train, with Eli Hall

One of the best experiences I’ve had in martial arts was my first trip to Japan in 2010. I was 19 years old and had never left Florida before. During that trip I competed in the Renshinkan International Friendship Tournament and met people from all over the world who are as passionate as I am about karate. That experience inspired me to continue to travel, and every year I make it a priority to plan a trip to train or compete.

Self-Defense and Blacksmithing

Announcement for a fun collaboration we are embarking on this October with [Fe]ver Metal Art Center. Students will register through Fever’s website to participate in a 2-3 hour Friday night forging class, creating skeleton themed kubotan keychains. The students will then meet back at the dojo on Oct. 30th for a private self-defense class to…

Competition Team

Our Competition Team is busy at work, training for the upcoming Kickin’ It Tournament on Oct. 19th here in Gainesville, FL.

Why I Train, with Amelia and Samantha Rojas

    I’m excited to interview my youngest member at Hall of Martial Arts this month Amelia Rojas and her mother Samantha Rojas. Amelia is a wonderful student with so much spirit and curiosity. Amelia, how old are you and how long have you been training karate? I think I’ve been training karate like a…

Why I Train, with Arlo and Kate Sawicki

This month I am excited to be featuring an interview with Arlo and Kate Sawicki, who have been working with me for the past 3 years. Arlo has made me very proud to be his Sensei and it was a lot of fun for me to see how he thinks of his time at the…