The Little Leaders Program is for kids ages 3-5.  This is an Early Developmental Program to help improve their muscle tone, hand-eye coordination and social skills.  With having specific goals for the students they will develop into the top percentage of kids their age.  We achieve this by teaching them Healthy Habits, Safety Skills, Respect, Self-Control and Confidence.

Ages 6 and up

Our Black Belt Leadership Program is for students 6 and up.  This program will further develop the skills necessary to handle the rigors of day to day life and to defend against any unwanted advances.  Through our program, students learn how to gain Focus, Self-Control and Determination by always having a Black Belt Attitude.

Benefits of Karate for Adults 

Martial arts has multiple benefits for adults, just as they do for kids and teens. In fact, adults are likely much more in need of the physical and psychological boosts that martial arts provides.


Everyone has the same excuses for not exercising. The truth is that when any adult finds an activity that is exciting, fun, and mentally engaging, the excuses go out the window. 

Mind and Body

Few activities have the multiple benefits of mental and physical fitness as martial arts.

Left and Right Side

Every technique you learn is performed and perfected on both sides of your body. Obviously, you can’t ask an attacker to, “Wait, let me change sides!” Beyond the self-defense advantage, learning skills on both sides creates bi-lateral coordination and a healthy balance for your body.

Upper and Lower Body

In addition to the hand and elbow strikes, we will teach you, you will also learn how to kick. Kicking is fun and effective. Your leg is a longer, stronger weapon than your arm. You’ll learn powerful, effective kicks for self-defense, but you’ll also learn some kicks that are more based on a fun athletic challenge than a practical self-defense application.

Focus and Concentration

Martial arts requires a lot of concentration. You need to master the techniques and increase your mental awareness.

Balance and Coordination

Martial arts develops excellent balance and coordination. This is important for adults as they age. They may not be as steady as they used to be. You’ll hear about some active adults falling and hurting themselves. Martial arts is a great way to help you increase your balance and coordination.

Social Network

Moving up through the belt ranks with your classmates is a unique shared experience that often leads to lifelong friendships and professional connections.

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Adult Krav Maga

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When violently attacked,  most people will pay anything to make it stop. By then, it's too late.

  • No martial arts experience required.
  • Learn how criminals choose their targets.
  • Learn how to recognize pre-attack indicators.
  • Discover how you are making yourself a target right now and how to stop it.
  • Learn verbal, physical, and psychological self-defense.
  • Learn how to turn everyday items into deadly weapons.
  • Your safety is your birthright. This is how you protect that right.
  • Most people shut down under stress. You will learn to stay in control.

Krav Maga Self-Defense Training

Krav Maga is the official self defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. law enforcement agencies. This wholly unique and original method was developed and refined during years of conflict. Krav Maga emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been battle-tested in real, life threatening confrontations. There is nothing flashy about the system.

The first thing I realized is how little I knew about my own vulnerability. I was stunned at how often, in day-to-day activities, I make myself an easy target. This course should be required in high school.

Janet Jones
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“We have waited many years to have a little one we could put in a great martial arts school! We have researched and learned that firm foundation affirms our families values and goals to help our children build self confidence and self discipline to achieve their dreams! All while they teach self defense and practical life skills!!”

Amy H.

"My son loves this school! The instructors are very professional, and they are giving my son skills that he can build on and take with him throughout his life. They are believers in Christ our lord, as well as patriotic. They have a prayer, and pledge to the flag at the beginning of each class. If you are in search of a GREAT martial arts academy.... look no further!! Firm Foundation ROCKS!!!"


"Firm Foundation runs a faith-based martial arts, leadership, and self-defense curriculum. My son has been attending for over a year. His focus, confidence, leadership, and fitness levels have all improved."

Lily Hayman

Firm Foundation is great! The instructors are wonderful, encouraging, and really know what they are doing. Learning the martial arts in a Christian based school is a rare find and I can’t wait to learn more!

Sandra Emerson