At American Karate & Self-Defense we strive to provide a safe and friendly environment for students of all ages to learn at their own pace to the best of his or her ability. Our mission is to promote excellence in physical and mental growth through focused training. Our greatest responsibility is to instill in our students a sense of discipline and code of ethics to inspire them to become good citizens.
We train in the American Tae Kwon Do style, which combines the benefits and traditions of many ancient martial arts with practical self-defense techniques developed over the past century. Although we honor all these traditions, we are always seeking new and exciting ways to motivate our students.
American Karate & Self-Defense is owned and operated by Mr. Ray Gomez 5th Dan and his wife Mary Gomez, also a black belt. Mr. and Mrs. Gomez both trained with the legendary Troy Dorsey who owned and operated this school for many years. Mr. Gomez attributes his success to the example set by Mr. Dorsey.