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Kids Martial Arts

For literally thousands of years, Martial Arts have been taught to children around the world. But it's not for the self-defense. It's because Martial Arts help kids grow into great adults. They gain focus, discipline, and confidence in every class.

LIMITED TIME ONLY! We're running an amazing web special on our Albuquerque Kids Martial Arts classes. Click here to grab the special while it lasts. Fair warning: We're in demand! Hurry before we're all filled up!

Kickboxing

Our Albuquerque kickboxing class works your entire body, burning calories from head to toe. That means every time you come, you'll shape those trouble spots and get slim and toned everywhere else. Plus, it's a TON of fun!

Get Started Today! We're running an amazing web special that includes 3 classes + FREE Pair of Gloves ($49 value!) for just $19.99! Get it now while it lasts, just click here.

Adult Martial Arts

Our beginner-friendly, super-fun Albuquerque martial arts classes are causing quite a "stir" in the community. That's because you get fun, fitness, self-defense, and a sense of community - every time you come.

Check out our "infamous" online special by clicking here! This lets you try us out risk-free so you can make sure you love our program before signing up for a membership.

Birthday Parties

Martial Arts Birthday Parties are loved not only by kids... but by parents, too. Why? Because we do a lot of work to ensure your child has an AMAZING time - while you get to relax! You're welcome to help out as much as you'd like, but you can also hang back and enjoy the company of your friends and family.

Your child will love the party, too. In fact, kids rave about these things for months after they happen. But because of this our martial arts birthday party schedule fills up fast! Call now to secure your spot.

After School

Imagine a fun, structured, life-enhancing after school program that not only let your kid have a ton of fun... but taught them valuable life lessons, provided them with great, healthy exercise, and showed them martial arts to keep them safe & sound.

Introducing the Albuquerque after school martial arts program: an awesome blend of fun & games, focused learning, exercise & more - every afternoon. Click Here to learn more!

About Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque AL-bə-kur-kee; Navajo: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil ; Eastern Keres: Arawageeki; Jemez: Vakêêke; Jicarilla Apache: Gołgéeki) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the north central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population is 558,545 as of the July 1, 2017 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. The Albuquerque metropolitan statistical area has a population of 909,906 according to the United States Census Bureau's most recently available estimate for 2016. Albuquerque is the 60th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,171,991 as of the July 1, 2016, Census Bureau estimates. Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico , Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Central New Mexico Community College , Presbyterian Medical Services , Presbyterian Health Services, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque Biological Park, and Petroglyph National Monument. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south. Albuquerque is also the home of the International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe. The event takes place during October.

Albuquerque, NM, with surrounding areas in Rio Rancho or Los Lunas, is home to ABQ - Karate, a Martial Arts facility focusing on programs in Kids Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Adult Martial Arts, Birthday Parties, and After School.

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ABQ-Karate is dedicated to bringing world-class martial arts to both kids and adults in Albuquerque metro. We take pride in having the look and feel of a state-of-the-art facility, with the kind of Albuquerque friendliness you’ve come to expect.  

Our culture is family-oriented with a focus on kids and realistic self-defense for our modern times. We train hard in Kenpo 5.0 Karate, Adult Fitness, and Balintawak. 

We use martial arts to influence our students and help develop their individual skills – not just physical skills, but also mental, emotional and social skills. We like to call them life skills for life success. Learning values such as self-confidence, disciple and integrity at a young age will help to set the stage for your child’s growth and ultimate SUCCESS in school and in all areas of their life.

We do this because we love the art and science of martial arts and we want to make a difference in our community… to lead by example.

We love beginners! Our team takes a planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the basics of martial arts, fitness, self-defense and most importantly, having FUN. If you’re a beginner, we want you to be able to relax and learn the basics with ZERO nervousness or pressure to compete.

If you’re new to martial arts and a bit nervous about starting, just know that every student – including the instructors - were once in your shoes so we understand what you’re feeling and will always support and encourage you, however you need it.

You’ll be entering high five and fist bump land when you take our classes because there’s a lot of that going on here. Whatever age or fitness level you are, we have a program you’ll LOVE and we are dedicated to helping your reach your goals! 

Students use our classes as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even as a stand-alone martial art that can take you to various tournaments.

No matter what motivated you to check us out here at ABQ-Karate, you’ll experience…

Check out the super-low, RISK-FREE web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so reserve your spot today!

Your child will learn how to be BULLY-PROOF, how to be more aware of other people and their surroundings and how to spot sticky situations so they can walk away before things get bad. They’ll also have the courage and confidence to defend themselves, if necessary.  

Both kids and adults can have peace of mind and feel safe knowing that you’ll learn epic kicks, powerful punches and strategic strikes to master any opponent, anywhere (even if they’re bigger than you are). What a great way to feel EMPOWERED!

At ABQ-Karate, we don’t stop until your goals are met. Why? Because your goals are our goals. We have passionate and dedicated instructors here to answer your questions, meet your needs, and push you to your limits.

We’ll actually help you push past your limits – slowly and steadily - so that you can reach your full potential. Imagine what you can be, do and have with all that inner (and outer) strength! 

All training is done without any kind of military style yelling or group shaming. We believe that positive, encouraging motivation gets the best performance from our students and that’s what you’ll see here.

Safe, Clean & Comfortable! We take great pride in making sure you have the most up-to-date, professional grade equipment, clean mats and floors and a comfortable place to change into your uniform or workout clothes. Your safety is our highest priority.

The instructors are highly qualified and love what they do. You’ll see that in every class. They stress the importance of developing a positive mental attitude and always doing your best. The instructors practice what they preach and are always learning cutting-edge strategies to share with you so that you get the most out of every class.  

Join ABQ-Karate to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit! We can’t wait to train with you and see how fast you unleash that GIANT within you. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Joseph Conway has taught Kenpo for over 20 years and holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black in the Kenpo 5.0 system. He received his Level 4 in Balintawak Arnis Stick Fighting System, directly tested by Grand Master Bobby Taboada. 

He also began his grappling training through Gokor Chivichyan’s Hayastan Fighting System 15 years ago and, more recently, has added training in the Gracie Combatives.

Mr. Conway is a member of the fictional cast of characters on You Tube’s hit series “Enter the Dojo.”  Joe plays the role of Todd Woodland, Master Ken’s favorite Uke.  “Enter the Dojo” is filmed on location here at ABQ-Karate.

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