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Champion Karate is a wonderful place for all to learn self defense, self confidence, leaderships skills, and personal fitness. My son started at the age of 5 and is now 12. He continues to learn everyday and I've seen his training in his actions at school and in real life situations. I am proud that he is continuing to train under this wonderful staff and that he models his training now by working with the younger students. Thank you Mr. Friedman and staff for all you do for these students and parents! There is no other martial arts facility like Champion Karate...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sending our Son to Champion Karate is one of the greatest choices we've ever made as parents. Over the 5+ years that he has attended, we have seen him develop into a respectful, physically fit, straight A student and in large part it's Mike Friedman, and his team at Champion Karate, that we have to thank!
Hats off to Mike Friedman and his incredible team for their dedication to excellence in training the students in their charge. Our son Daniel earned his yellow belt on Sunday and started sparring today. All the way home Daniel was watching the video that Nikki and I had made of his first sparring matches. When asked what he was doing he said he was studying. He informed me that he was learning his opponents tricks so he would know what to do the next time he spars. I think Daniel has found a passion for Karate and with the teams focus on character building and discipline it is a win win situation. Thank you Champion Karate
Champion karate is awesome! The best place for kids to develop leadership skills that will equip them to be successful throughout their lives. All 3 of my boys are students here; the oldest has been for 7 years now. The instructors are always excellent - I trust them completely - and the boys take away valuable lessons every day. Great for building focus, coordination, teamwork, good sportsmanship, healthy habits, strong values and character - all while exercising and having fun!
Only been training here for a month but I have to say it is a first class operation. Now I have trained at about 6 different martial art schools over the course of my life time. Small ones, big franchise schools and in a couple of different styles. Champion Karate is living true to their name, The instructors are personable and professional. Instructions is both detail oriented and fun. Excellent communication. They really make sure your a happy customer. On top of all that in really look forward to hanging out with my new karate family. Thanks
An amazing class... Mike and his well trained staff did a phenomenal job of teaching us the basics of defending ourselves! I feel much more prepared and empowered!
Amazing instructors who honestly care about teaching proper techniques. The talent and patience that ignites this school is hard to find anywhere else. We are very happy to be part of the Champion Karate family!
Amazing workout lead by knowledgeable trainers! Love this place! My children have been training at Champion Karate since the age of 7. Leadership, discipline and responsibility are just a few of the most powerful tools my children have learned in a loving environment. The kickboxing classes and Women's Self Defense programs are truly inspiring women to be the best they can be! Highly recommend it.
I LOVE Champion Karate & the instructors that work there. They make it fun yet challenge the kids at the same time. I see nothing but smiles on Kaylee's face every time we get ready to come to class. Thanks for taking us on for the Women's Self Defense Classes also. If you want a positive experience whether your a kid or adult, definitely come here. You will be welcomed with open arms & treated like family.
Champion karate has been awesome. We started our son in karate at age 4, and he's been a student now for just under a year. We are very pleased with the amount the kids can learn. Not only the physical, but also the emotional aspects. The classes are structured well, and all instructors and highly trained and experienced. They really have a great connection with kids and make it a lot of fun as well as a great learning atmosphere. The adult kickboxing is also amazing. I'm new with the class, and it's a very tough workout....but I like it. Far prefer this over a gym any day. I highly recommend Champion Karate for your child and/or yourself.
Great Leadership, great teachers and great programs for kids! We love the champion karate family and the amazing, encouraging environment they provide our kids!
Great place to help kids learn discipline, determination, self respect and a ton of other great values!
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About Mike Friedman
Owner/Chief Instructor, 5th Degree Black Belt, Champion Karate
Mike Friedman is the Owner/Head Instructor at Champion Karate and Knockout Fitness located in Lake Mary, Florida. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo with over 30+ years Martial Arts experience, as well as being certified to teach Solo Baston, Double Baston, Largo Mano, and Daga, in the system of Pambuan Arnis.
During Mike's competitive career he was ranked #1 on the A.S.K.L circuit for heavy weight fighting and forms, as well as finishing 3rd in the world for light heavyweights, and winning Florida state titles in Fighting and Forms in 2002 and 2003.
Mr. Friedman has been sought after to bring his Tactical Defense Solutions to Commercial Airlines, Law Enforcement, Safety Patrol Groups, and countless other Men, Women, and Children of all ages. In addition, he also travels throughout the country and internationally conducting seminars, as well as furthering his knowledge of the arts to pass along to his students.
Mike is Co-Owner of the 'The Lake Mary Arts & Fitness Center'. The mission being to bring the best of Performing Arts, Martial Arts, and Kickboxing Fitness to Central Florida. Being involved in the community is very important to the mission of the center.
Mr. Friedman is very involved in multiple charities, along with Seminole County Schools, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, and Stomp The Bullying, an organization dedicated to Bully Prevention and Education. Nowadays he spends most of his time with enjoyment, watching his students grow and flourish and taking pride in the instructors that he grooms. His favorite student, though, is his son, Carson, who has been studying Martial Arts with his dad since the age of four. When not at the studio, they love spending time with each other and their dog Shelby.
*5th Degree Black Belt- Ed Parkers Kenpo Karate
*Select Guro—Pambuan Arnis
*Member of the Kenpo Karate Hall Of Fame
*State Director—Chinese Karate Federation
*Florida State University—Awarded B.S. in Finance
*Kaiser University—Member of the Orlando Campus Advisory Board
*Proclamation awarded by the city of Lake Mary—December 21st recognized as ‘Mike Friedman’s Champion Karate Day’
*#1 Martial Arts School in Orlando— Ranked by Orlando ‘A’ List
*Featured on CNN, Orlando Sentinel, Ch9, Ch2, Ch6, Ch 13 news.
*Northeast Wisconsin Technical College—Certified--Verbal Self Defense-Youth Program
*A.S.K.L #1 Ranked --Black Belt fighting & Forms
*N.A.S.K.A. #3 World Ranking- Black Belt Light Heavy Weight Fighting
*State Champion-F.A.M.E 2K fighting and forms
*Defensive Tactics Instructor (Pan Am Airlines-Sanford Airport In-Flight Training)
*Defensive Tactics Instructor (Guardian Angels-Orlando Chapter)
*Promoter—CKF Summer Karate Training Camp
*Co-Creator of Defensive Tactics Solutions
*Chinese Karate Federation-- School Of The Year
*Shuman Concepts-- School Of The Year
*Promoter—Gathering Of The Masters—Lake Mary, FL
*Certified Box ‘N’ Burn Trainer
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