Welcome to Kinney Karate

Our classes include martial arts training in Karate, Jujitsu, Aikido, Modern Arnis, and practical self-defense for children, teens, and adults.

Kinney Karate 50th Anniversary 1969-2019

Founded in 1969, Kinney Karate has developed over the years into the world’s most well-rounded martial arts system, and is respected worldwide for its exceptional instructors.

Comprised primarily of Tang Soo Do, Jujitsu, and Aikido, Kinney Karate also includes Modern Arnis and is heavily influenced by Krav Maga, Kempo, Shotokan and Soke Martin’s Kage Essensu. All of these arts are blended and balanced under the expert curation of Kinney Karate’s most experienced instructors.

While holding strong to the rich tradition of martial arts training, Kinney Karate embraces modern methods with a focus on the individual student. We want to help each student reach their goals with effective and engaging training. 

All martial arts have something to offer, but one of the things that sets Kinney Karate apart is the skill and experience of its instructors. Kinney Karate instructors aren’t just talented martial artists—they’re also trained specifically how to adapt and communicate the curriculum to the individual student.

With classes throughout the week in 5 locations, it’s never been more convenient to get the training you’ve always wanted. Classes start as young as 5 years old and it’s never too late to start.

We are based in St. Petersburg, Florida