(407) 322-1434
905 Williston Park Point, Suite #3, Lake Mary, FL 32746

About Champion Karate
in Lake Mary, FL

Meet Mike Friedman

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Champion Karate in Lake Mary
5th Degree Black Belt

Champion Karate is one of the best choices for people who want to learn self-defense, get fit, and be the best that they can be. We focus on your individual needs and are dedicated to helping you reach your goals.

We are a modern school that appeals to families from all walks of life. We train hard in Karate, Adult Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Kickboxing. But we’re not about creating fighters and are definitely not a hardcore “fighter’s gym.”  

Our students consist of parents, single people, kids and teens. Busy professionals, everyday working people and school-age kids who want to learn martial arts and reach their full potential. We train hard, but in a way that the average person can benefit… and also in a way that’s a lot of FUN! 

Beginners Welcome! We have classes for everyone. You do not have to be in great shape or an experienced athlete to train with us. We have classes for all ages, sizes and fitness levels and we’ll work with you at that level and progress from there. Your goals are our goals and we’ll help you accomplish them - one epic kick and powerful punch at a time.

Are you already an experienced martial artist? Excellent! We have strong competitor programs for people who are more advanced and dedicated to martial arts. If that sounds like you, we would love to train with you and help take you to NEW heights of success.

Karate and BJJ are two of the best “whole body” workouts you can do because you develop focus, strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance in every class.

As you learn new techniques and hone your existing skills, you will get in AMAZING SHAPE! Because it’s so much fun, you’ll lose track of time and won’t even realize how much exercise and body toning you’re getting. It also does the heart good too!

And you know those happy feelings you get after a great workout? You’ll get a lot of that here, as well. It makes us smile every time we see kids high five and fist bump each other as a way to congratulate someone for a job well done.

Martial arts is an EXCELLENT way for both kids and adults to connect with their body, mind and spirit while gaining…

  • Tremendous focus, self-control and determination
  • Soaring courage & confidence
  • Self-discipline and respect for others
  • A “can do” attitude & great follow through skills
  • An incredibly fit body and empowered mind
  • Fun times & great memories with like-minded friends

Don’t miss the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now, but only for a limited time! Classes fill up fast so take advantage of this 100% RISK-FREE deal now before it’s too late.

We can’t say enough how much martial arts improves a person’s self-confidence, whether they’re 4 or 74. Your child will become bully-proof, get better grades in school and stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Adults feel less stressed and anxious about things while taking on bigger challenges at work with great success.

The instructors at Champion Karate are highly qualified and experienced. They love what they do and it shows. Our state-of-the-art facility is incredibly safe, clean, and professional. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

If you want a fitness and personal development center where you’ll fit in and feel like part of a big family, then you’ll love Champion Karate. Get ready to unleash that giant within you and let’s have some FUN!

Head Instructor

Mike Friedman is the head instructor at Champion Karate. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo and is certified to teach Solo Baston, Double Baston, Largo Mano, and Daga, in the system of Pambuan Arnis. He is also a Box N Burn Level 1 Certified Boxing Trainer.

Mike Friedman began his training in 1984 in Tae Kwon Do and, it wasn't until 1988, that he began the study of American Kenpo Karate with Mr. Manny Reyes Sr., 10th Degree Black Belt. He received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1995 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia a short time later. It was there that he met Mr. Tony Young (world super lightweight champion), and turned his focus to freestyle sparring training for karate tournaments. Before Mr. Friedman left Atlanta, he was ranked #1 on the A.S.K.L circuit for heavy weight fighting and forms.

In the year 2000, Mike moved to Orlando and continued training for tournaments. That same year, he competed on the N.A.S.K.A (national competition circuit) and finished 3rd in the world for light heavyweights.  Since then, he has won Florida state titles in Fighting and Forms in 2002 and 2003.

In 2006, he was accepted as a student by Sean P. Kelley (8th Degree Black Belt) and by the Chinese Karate Federation as a member and, later that year, was honored when he was named as the “State Representative of Florida.” Also in that same year, he was accepted as a student of Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan in the system of Pambuan Arnis.

Mr. Friedman has been sought after to bring his tactical defense solutions to commercial airlines, law enforcement, safety patrol groups and to countless men, women, and children of all ages.

Mr. Friedman is also the co-founder of Defensive Tactics Solutions, a company that’s dedicated to training schools, businesses, and individuals against deadly threats to themselves. Mr. Friedman travels throughout the country and internationally conducting seminars, as well as furthering his knowledge of the arts to pass along to his students.

How to Get Started

Come join our Lake Mary, FL Kenpo Karate facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Summer Camp, and Kickboxing. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (407) 322-1434 if you have any further questions. Champion Karate hopes to speak with you soon!

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