Tiger_02 (2)be a karate kid


Visit the Class Schedules page for a complete list of classes and times for the month.

Why Martial Arts?

A 1985 study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility, a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks, and a higher sense of self-esteem. This is why millions of parents are using martial arts to supplement their children”s education.



character counts




Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

What People are Saying:

“My daughter has grown in ways I never imagined since becoming part of the Bob Otto dojo family. Even with special needs she has progressed and become confident and secure in who she is as a person. Bob told me to give him one year and He would give me a different child and she is! She holds her head High and does her best at everything she does! Thanks Bob for turning Heather into the young woman she is today!!” – Lynne


This is a great place for ordinary people to study and practice martial arts. Bob and his team are great teachers for all ages and skill levels. UST is the best value and best workout I have ever seen! – Jeff


When my daughter Kaitlyn first came to the dojo she was very quiet and withdrawn and didn’t have alot of confidence in herself.Now 7 years later she is getting ready to graduate high school and go on to college. She has found her passion in Karate and is now a 3rd degree black belt and wants to help others whenshe gets to FSU by starting a self defense group there. Thank you Bob for all that you have done and continue to do for my daughter and other kids who train with you!! – Luann