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Our School

Our mission is to help you raise a confident focused leader with the life transforming experience that is martial arts, while us adults training to get in the best shape of our lives.

Hello, my name is Shihan Adrian Ellis and I am the owner, founder, and chief instructor of IKO KARATE. Serving the Winter Park / Orlando area, our school takes great pride in providing quality martial arts instruction, character development, and moral integrity. We offer classes for students of all age levels, from preschool to adult.

Our children’s martial arts program creates leaders. We do this by teaching the same values you teach at home. Our adult program is second to none. From traditional martial arts to more modern self-defense styles, there is something for everyone at IKO KARATE. Whether you’re looking to burn major calories, learn self-defense moves, or get in the best shape of your life, our programs will help you accomplish your personal goals.

At IKO KARATE, we promote a positive learning environment that is free from intimidation, vulnerability, and negativity. The team attitude in our classes is both unique and contagious, helping us to create a positive culture within our school.

Regardless of your age or ability level, there is something for everyone at IKO KARATE. You’ll feel at home from the moment you walk into our school!

 

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES IN WINTER PARK/ORLANDO

At IKO KARATE we provide our students with elite instruction in Traditional Karate-do. Our programs will help you reach new levels of excellence in all areas of your life, both in and outside the school. You’ll leave class with improved focus, self-discipline and confidence. Our students have a strong sense of respect, for themselves and those around them. We are not a commercial school and we will not put a rank belt on anyone who hasn’t earned it.

SHOTOKAN KARATE

Training in Shotokan Karate has three components: Kihon (basics), Kata (forms/patterns of moves), and Kumite (sparring). Kihon and Kata techniques consist of long, deep stances that teach stability, power, and leg strength. Kumite training builds on the knowledge acquired from Kihon and Kata, helping students refine their technique through experience. We Teach Traditional Japanese Karate with a true lineage and international organization, ranks certified internationally .

YOGA CLASS

Take care of your body, and it will take care of you. Our yoga classes are an excellent way to unwind after a stressful day or a great way to get your day started, while burning calories, building strength, and challenging your flexibility – all in one class! Yoga workouts are becoming an important element of overall health and fitness classes. Sign up for a beginner yoga class or one of our power yoga classes today!

KICKBOXING

Our Cardio Kickboxing Classes begin with warm-up then basic punching and kicking moves. Stand-up punching bags are also used for combination punches and kicking. Basic punches include jabbing, hooks and uppercuts. Kicking includes roundhouse, straight forward kick, side kicks and back kicks. Each class closes with a warm-down and stretching. Bottled water, wrist wraps, gloves and many other items are all available for purchase. Stop by for a free lesson!

LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM (FOR YOUTH)

Merit Badges – Our merit badge program is a forward-thinking system that helps students build confidence and character through goal-setting and overcoming challenges. We teach life skills such as focus, teamwork, integrity, manners, determination, and family values and recognize students once a week for Random Acts of Kindness.

Report Cards – We check students’ report cards each quarter, awarding star patches to straight A students.

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Instructors

SHIHAN ADRIAN ELLIS

SHIHAN ADRIAN ELLIS OWNER/CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Shihan Adrian Ellis, has been studying the martial arts for over four decades. He has trained in many different systems, and has acquired what …

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SENSEI CHAS WHITLEY

4TH DAN SHOTOKAN

Sensei Chas Whitley started his martial arts training in 1984 with Mas Oyama’s kyokushin Kai Kan Karate, He trained at many dojos and many …

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SENSEI PATRICK REED

3RD DAN SHOTOKAN

SENSEI DWAYNE WESTMOORLAND

1ST DAN SHOTOKAN

Mr. Westmoreland started his Martial Arts training nearly 25 years and is fully committed to the development of youth and adults in the martial …

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MR. TIM ADAMS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Tim, originally from North Carolina, transplanted to Florida at the age of 6 he moved to Orlando in 2012. Beginning his practice of traditional …

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MAURICE

Youth White Belt/Beginner Instructor

Programs

Little Dragons-     (3½ – 6 Yrs) Little Dragons

Youth-       (7-12 Yrs) Youth Martial Arts

Teenagers-     (13-17 Yrs) Teen Martial Arts

Adults-    (18-83 Yrs) Adult Martial Arts

 

After School Pick-up

WE UNDERSTAND THAT PARENTS IN THE
COMMUNITY HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE … WE HELP!

Each day consists of going to work, picking up the kids up from daycare and getting dinner ready fast enough to run right back out the door for evening activities. Not to mention that the kids’ homework still needs to be completed. Unfortunately, all this rushing around doesn’t leave much room for family time. We are a true Martial Arts School, not a daycare, we are in the business of developing your childs talent and skills. We armed them with CONFIDENCE, SELF RESPECT and SELF DISCIPLINE and SELF CONTROL. This is a week-to-week program provided as a constructive alternative to daycare, extended day at school and babysitting or latch-key. We have no contracts.

Let your children enjoy a constructive alternative to daycare or babysitting as they have fun learning Karate, improving their self-esteem, physical abilities as well as self-confidence.

Our after school program is the answer!

OUR DAILY SCHEDULE

After School: 2:00pm – 6:30pm

We offer extended coverage for early dismissals and teacher workdays. Pick-up from your child’s school by our safe, professional drivers.

SOME OF THE AMAZING BENEFITS YOUR CHILD
WILL RECEIVE FROM OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

  • Transportation to/from their school
  • Safe, structured Karate drills
  • Mentoring and homework help
  • A positive and educational environment
  • Self-discipline
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Leadership & Teamwork Skills
  • While having tons of FUN!!! 

Shotokan

Today’s world keeps getting tougher for teens.

Here at IKO KARATE, it is our goal to create a safe and encouraging learning environment, where they can learn self-defense, discipline and confidence without being ridiculed for their mistakes.  

Our frequently-hosted activities are an excellent way for teens get involved with peers that share similar goals and standards. By expanding their network with positive influences, they’ll be able to maintain accountability and increase their social-skills.

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES PROVIDE A PERFECT OUTLET FOR BUSY ADULTS

IKO KARATE combines techniques and principles from a variety of martial arts styles, including Kempo Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts, and Combative Self-Defense, to provide you with the best self-defense system possible. Most styles focus on one area. Our hybrid approach gives you an edge and the ability to protect yourself in any situation.

For over 2000 years, Martial Arts have been a proven method to exercise both the mind and body, and in this dangerous world, it is an effective way to DEFEND YOURSELF. Our programs are individualized to match your physical capabilities in order to maximize your self-defense skills. Should the need ever arise, you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it takes to both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones in a SAFE, FUN, CLEAN ENVIRONMENT… Successfully engage and CHALLENGE YOURSELF to be better than you ever thought possible. You will learn, train and work out at your own pace under the guidance of certified, experienced and friendly Black Belt instructor

Personal Protection

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES PROVIDE A PERFECT OUTLET FOR BUSY ADULTS

IKO KARATE combines techniques and principles from a variety of martial arts styles, including Kempo Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts, and Combative Self-Defense, to provide you with the best self-defense system possible. Most styles focus on one area. Our hybrid approach gives you an edge and the ability to protect yourself in any situation.

For over 2000 years, Martial Arts have been a proven method to exercise both the mind and body, and in this dangerous world, it is an effective way to DEFEND YOURSELF. Our programs are individualized to match your physical capabilities in order to maximize your self-defense skills. Should the need ever arise, you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it takes to both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones in a SAFE, FUN, CLEAN ENVIROMENT… Successfully engage and CHALLENGE YOURSELF to be better than you ever thought possible. You will learn, train and work out at your own pace under the guidance of certified, experienced and friendly Black Belt instructors.

 

 

THE PHYSICAL BENEFITS ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING

You’ll experience some incredible mental benefits as well. You’ll be more focused and competitive in both in your business life and personal life. You’ll perform better, feel better, be better.

IS MARTIAL ARTS A GOOD WORKOUT?

You bet it is! You’ll find yourself feeling better than ever!

Our program is a total fitness package that combines strength, stress-relief, endurance and flexibility. We use the latest technology and techniques, combined with martial arts wisdom that’s thousands of years old. We’ll develop your muscular systems, as you build strength and definition.

If that doesn’t sound like enough, you also get cardiovascular and metabolic conditioning that torches calories. The result – a tremendous increase in energy and stamina.

Students train under Shihan Adrian Ellis because it is an enjoyable way to obtain the best overall physical workout you can get, while emphasizing valuable life skills.

 

STOP DOING THE SAME MINDLESS EXERCISES AT THE GYM
AND START WORKING OUT WITH A PURPOSE

Our adult Program focus on adult issues, stress release, weight lost relaxation, flexibility, goal setting, and inner peace. If you are bored with the status quo, going to a gym with the same routine and no support and comradery, stop by and visit us, or call for a free class.

 

 

Anti-Bullying

WHAT CAN MARTIAL ARTS DO FOR YOUR CHILD?

Our kids program includes hi-energy drills, hand-eye coordination, and listening skills (just to name a few). It is designed to build and condition each child’s attitude, behavior, and overall character development. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes: homework, social challenges, bullies, dating & more. Not only does it help develop self-confidence and self-esteem, it also builds a sense of respect for others and encourages non-violent conflict resolution. Martial arts teach socialization skills to diffuse tense situations rather than actively engage in them.

Martial arts is a great way for your child to learn respect for others, to avoid being bullied, and to cope with stress and anxiety. All the while, they’ll be exercising with a group of soon-to-be friends, improving the health of their body and mind.

OUR MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOSTER RESPECT IN ALL SENSES OF THE WORD.

Your child will learn not only to respect others, but to have self-respect as well.
The lessons about respect your child learns through martial arts will mold them into a better person overall.

GIVE YOUR CHILD REAL-WORLD TOOLS FOR SUCCESS.

Do you want your children to grow up confident, self-reliant and capable of making their way in the world regardless of the challenges they’ll face? Our Program helps set the in place to help make it happen!

Confidence
Building confidence helps victims of bullying feel more confident about themselves. Self-confidence in itself is often a deterrent to bullying. For bullies, building confidence reduces the bully’s need to seek attention by bullying others.

Discipline
Learning discipline helps victims of bullying manage their behavior to prevent provoking others. For bullies, learning discipline encourages positive behaviors while discouraging negative ones. It provides clear cut rules for acceptable behavior.

Leadership
Learning about leadership helps victims of bullying make more friends, thereby reducing their chances of being bullied. For bullies, learning about leadership teaches them how to work others, recognizing how others feel in the process.

 

LEARNING MARTIAL ARTS CAN BENEFIT ANYONE AND EVERYONE.

Our children’s martial arts classes give kids the opportunity to learn in a fun, fitness oriented and exciting martial arts environment.You’ll enjoy the results too, watching your child thrive as they build their self-confidence, leadership skills and abilities to set personal goals, work hard and achieve well-earned success.

Self-Control
Mastering self-control helps victims of bullying recognize what behaviors cause a conflict to become worse and then prevent these. For bullies, mastering self-control promotes emotional awareness and teaches them how to control negative feelings.

Stress Relief
Victims of bullying experience extreme stress. If bullied at school, they’re often anxious to attend. Martial arts relieve stress, making your child feel less anxious and more at ease. For bullies, using martial arts to relieve stress helps lent out pent up energy and anger. It gives them a safe space to blow off steam. Of course, self-defense is a part of martial arts. But the process of learning these self-defense techniques is about building confidence. A victim of bullying that now knows they can protect themselves thanks to their martial arts training will appear much more confident. Much of the time, this confidence in itself prevents bullying.

 

SKILLS THAT CARRY INTO ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF LIFE

Our martial arts classes provide a positive outlet for kids’ energy. Because of this, many doctors have recommended our classses to parents looking to reduce frustration and aggressive behavior in their children. Our proven methods teach kids valuable self-defense skills, while also reinforcing responsible use of their martial arts moves.

Our experienced black belt instructors will build leadership and character skills and over time your child will develop a solid foundation that will benefit them for life, and they’ll also learn a variety of self-defense and martial arts skills to help keep them safe.

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WHAT CAN MARTIAL ARTS DO FOR YOUR CHILD?

Our kids program includes hi-energy drills, hand-eye coordination, and listening skills (just to name a few). It is designed to build and condition each child’s attitude, behavior, and overall character development. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes: homework, social challenges, bullies, dating & more. Not only does it help develop self-confidence and self-esteem, it also builds a sense of respect for others and encourages non-violent conflict resolution. Martial arts teach socialization skills to diffuse tense situations rather than actively engage in them.

Martial arts is a great way for your child to learn respect for others, to avoid being bullied, and to cope with stress and anxiety. All the while, they’ll be exercising with a group of soon-to-be friends, improving the health of their body and mind.

 

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WHAT CAN MARTIAL ARTS DO FOR YOU?

ADULT CLASSES (MIXED BELTS, ADULTS)

This class is for adults,  We focus on the finer details of traditional martial arts and real life, practical applications. Good fun, great workout, superb martial arts. Our adult classes are taught by experienced and motivated instructors. In every class you will enjoy a great workout, learn amazing martial arts techniques and learn how to defend yourself. Bag work, partner drills and strength conditioning exercises are all part of the experience to develop healthy individuals.  you will reduce stress, increase flexibility and learn self mastery. You will train your mind, body and spirit.

 

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