Our main purpose at The School of Hard Knox Martial Arts is to build a family environment. Our philosophy is to use the martial arts as a tool to teach children about physical and mental life skills, which mold them and help them become successful human beings and real life champions. Our adult programs offer traditional martial arts, hand to hand combat, weaponry and fitness to help you achieve a superior level of fitness and self defense. We strive to teach our adult students to be physically fit, knowledgeable and aware of day to day life situations.
All of our classes are tailored to fit each individual's ability.
Whether your goals are to train for fitness, self defense, self discipline, confidence, respect, self esteem, competition or fulfillment, you can find it as a student in the martial arts.
We believe that cross training in several or all of our systems is the absolute best way to receive the best physical and mental aspects there is to offer. One of the things that makes The School of Hard Knox Martial Arts special is that our martial arts training goes far beyond the kick, the punch, the lock or tap, we also place strong emphasis on the personal development of our students. We offer training in karate/jujitsu with grappling, combat sport jujitsu and combative self defense fitness kickboxing and total fitness.. Allowing everyone to choose just the right area to enhance their personal skill set or area of training.
If you're looking for something that builds character, gives confidence, provides fitness, self defense to protect you or your family, teaches respect for yourself and others, something you carry with your for the rest of your life, then make the move and join us. It will be one of the best decisions you'll ever make for yourself or your children.
"We started SOHK in 2020 so Eliza could learn self defense skills to protect herself if she needed. She has learned so much respect and discipline as well as other life skills. She's made life long friends with the students and staff. We look forward to many more years of training with the SOHK family."
"We've been a part of the SOHK family for 3 years. Brody has learned so much from Sensei Heath, Sensei Chris and Sensei Eddie. He enjoys the training he receives now and what he will learn in the future. It' such a wonderful family environment. We love SOHK!"
"We've been a part of the SOHK family since 2019 and have loved every minute. SOHK is a family that has taught my son, Malachi, core values, such as respect, pserverance and hard work. I am grateful to have such fine exaples influencing my son. Sensei Heath empowers and encourages through words and actions. The training aspect is vigorous but also fun. Malachi is doing things he never thought possible."
"We love Hard Knox! The sensei and instructors are knowledgeable and teach techniques in a positive way. Our daughter is learning respect, focus and self defense that will benefit her for a lifetime."
"Colin and Madison began their martial arts journey 4 years ago. Almost all sports journeys end after high school and as their dad I wanted them to have something special they could take with them through all aspects and stages of their lives. After only 3 months I started to notice a change in them. They were paying more attention to detail and were more confident in themselves. What I didn't expect was how much better their performance in school got. Attention to detail and staying focused on the task at hand improved dramatically and they are now both straight A students. The past 4 years have been a wonderful journey watching them grow in their martial arts. Recently recieving their green belts, becoming national champions and so much more, our family is extremely proud of them. Im so excited for what's ahead for them as the continue their journey in mart arts. Huge thanks to Sensei Heath, Sensei Tenney and Sandra."
"The School of Hard Knox has been great for Matthew. It has taught him so much. Thank you Sensei Heath for showing Mathew and the others not only techniques for self defense but also discipline,"
As often as you can. We recommend twice a week for our youth. two reasons, The more your kids train the more confident they become and they progress steadily which keeps them more enthusiastic. Adults train as often as you can. We understand that you have a lot of personal and work demands. Training is self discipline as an adult.
All regularly scheduled class for the students age group. Additional specialty classes such as completion class, advanced class and tip promotions.
At The School of Hard Knox it's 5 years old. As with any sport it depends on the child. Before beginning any program the child is evaluated in the classroom with an instructor on their ability to preform and the ability to train with the approiate age and size.
Usually age is not a deterrent at the School of Hard Knox. We want you to succeed at your goals. You work at your own pace. If you have specific restrictions, it is possible to adjust your program so you can still enjoy the benefits of class.
Absolutely! Self confidence to achieve anything you set out to do. Discipline and control for all that life has to throw at you. Respect for yourself and those around you. Fitness for endurance and staminia in work and play. SELF DEFENSE to protect you and your family if a situation should arise. Martial arts is not just something you do its something you live!
Both Karate and JuJitsu are sports. They have various risk factors just like any other sport. We do what we can to prevent serious injuries. We start you out with basic moves to increase in difficulty over time allowing your body to adapt and grow to meet the challenges.