About

Our mission is to give students the skills, energy and confidence to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.

Yes, you will learn how to kick and punch.  You will learn how to fall properly, how to escape from holds, and how to defend yourself.  The likelihood of your getting in a fight is actually quite small.  But if it happens, we will make sure you’re prepared to recognize danger, diffuse it, and ultimately avoid it.

Paradoxically, you will learn how to fight so you won’t have to fight anymore.  We are more impressed by the fights you’ve avoided rather than the fights you’ve ‘won.’

As a result of your martial arts training, you will eventually become more focused, disciplined,  and confident.  You will walk taller, feel better about yourself, and succeed both inside and outside the dojo. You will learn to overcome self-doubt, domineering people, apathy, tough challenges and unexpected set-backs.

You will be a winner in life.

Drop in anytime for a free class. No reservations are required.  Meet the teachers.  Meet the students. See for yourself how we are a very different and very special martial arts school.  Looking forward to seeing you in class!


Sensei James has 35 years experience in the martial arts and has served as an AAU (American Athletics Union) certified martial arts coach and tournament judge. James has a 4th degree black belt in Hapkido and a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo. James owns  SuperGeeks. Join him for chess every Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm at Kahala Mall's food court.  The club is called Kahala Chess.  Bring the whole family.

Sensei Layne is a Second Degree Black Belt, and has been with Smart Karate for over 10 years. He especially likes Okinawan weapons and has competed successfully in many Karate and Kobudo tournaments. Layne is a proud member of the Roosevelt High School Class of 2016. He plays Clarinet in the Band, and is a starter on the Varsity Judo Team. Layne’s best subjects are Math and Science. When not studying or training, he blows things up on Minecraft or vanquishes bad guys in League of Legends.

  • How It All Started

  • Sensei Layne

  • Kayden – Age 3

  • Sensei Kevin

  • Black Belt Test