(281) 362-0066
4747 Research Forest Drive Suite 125, The Woodlands, TX 77381

Karate of The Woodlands

Get Fit. Be Strong. Feel Empowered.

About Our School

5 Secret Benefits of Martial Arts

Hi and welcome!

We’re so happy to share our passion for martial arts with you. For some, our Karate of The Woodlands school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more.

While you get into the absolute best shape of your life, some other “subtle” changes happen as well. These changes are mind blowing to our new students. When you train in our programs, your life will never be the same a really good way!

Here are a handful of those life-changing benefits students experience…

#1 Skyrocketing Self-Confidence

Something amazing happens when you start to move your body and add physical fitness into your creates an anchor. An anchor for more happiness, a feeling of accomplishment, and a really big boost in confidence! You’ll have passionate instructors and classmates right beside you and ready to support you as you strive to bust through your martial arts and fitness goals.

As you progress through class, you’ll realize how amazing and capable you already are. Realizing that makes you feel more confident and sure of your ability to handle whatever other challenges life throws your way.

Both kids and adults experience this and it’s one of the greatest things to see as a teacher. Shy and quiet students blossom into dynamic leaders in the classroom, while adults tackle everyday tasks with increased energy and a "can do" attitude.

#2 Laser Like Focus

Martial Arts is so much fun! You’ll learn all sorts of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even super-secret cardio drills. But... when you learn something new, you have to pay attention to the instructor, then perform what they taught you.

The really cool thing is that this laser like focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life. It’s one of the most amazing side effects of martial arts — many call it getting in the zone, unleashing your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure — you’ll learn how to listen and concentrate so you can perform tasks you once thought impossible.

#3 Improved Physical Fitness

No matter what your starting level is, you’ll start to see improvements in as little as two weeks and will continue to get stronger, more flexible, and leaned out than you ever thought possible.

Each class is loaded with challenging and fun exercises meant to enhance your martial arts training. You’ll practice dynamic striking drills, enhance your cardio like top martial artists do, and have an absolute blast with your classmates.

Before you know it, the class is over, and you got a phenomenal workout while learning powerful, life-saving skills.

#4 Friends & Family

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to rise and shine in class! We provide a safe, accepting environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

We are all about support and friendship here. Kids and adults become friends with their classmates and, as a result, our community flourishes.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters camaraderie, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fitting in and belonging here is more than you can imagine.

#5 Great FUN!

Ugh... getting fit can be boring sometimes. Luckily, we’re working out like super-star martial artists… learning to use our entire body to strike, kick and punch our way to protection. In our awesome classes, you’ll tighten up your focus, gain lean muscle, and have an absolute blast.

No two classes are ever the same and we DON'T use military style yelling or body shaming… ever. We want you to have lots of fun here, and keep coming back.

Plus, our instructors know they’ll get the best possible performance from your kids when they’re happy and in a good mood. That’s when we’re at our best too. It’s a win-win for everyone! And that’s why we use edu-tainment… we entertain and educate our students in every class.

Your kids will learn to work hard and play hard. Laughing and smiles are part of every class.

Make your fitness dreams come true while learning how to protect yourself and your family.

We’re so dedicated to community improvement and safety that we’re offering a limited time 100% money back guarantee on all web-specials. So, if we’re not a good fit for you, no worries. But chances are you’ll love it here. If you’re comfortable signing up over the internet, we highly encourage it. If not, don't hesitate to give us a call: (281) 362-0066

Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Rick Prieto

Rick Prieto
Karate Of The Woodlands
(281) 362-0066

We mix a perfect blend of fun activities and games in all our kids martial art classes to keep kids' attention. But at the same time, we go beyond the traditional martial arts techniques to impart discipline and a deeper sense of respect to our students. As a result, kids become better-behaved everywhere they go and perform better in school. That's why parents are crazy about our classes too, not just their kids.

Kids of all ages love these martial art classes...they enjoy the fun activities and games while improving and learning new martial art techniques.

Do you wish to get in shape through fun powerful classes? Experience a combination of modern and traditional training and workouts in our The Woodlands Adult Martial Arts Classes. Our martial art classes offer an array of combat techniques; from self-defense and exercise to meditation and philosophy for a better life.

You can join our Martial Arts, Karate, Kung Fu Jiu-Jitsu classes which are taught to adults of all ages. And you'll be taught by our expert martial arts instructors who are dedicated, caring, and full of passion.

Our Krav Maga classes are developed from the mid-1930s Jewish / Israeli history. In those years, anti-Semitic thugs dominated Bratislava and terrorized Jewish citizens. But a man named Imi Sde-Or, also Jewish, became their champion by defending them on the streets.

Imi Sde-Or, in his many street fights, realized that boxing and wrestling had no place in the "real world". He was an Olympic contender in both, so no one knew boxing and wrestling better than he did. He took his experience on the street, combined it with what he already knew, and developed Krav Maga; a unique type of self-defense that utilizes natural instincts for self-protection. Get fit and develop self-defense by joining our The Woodlands Krav Maga classes.

So school's out and you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Summer Camp. Every day your child will learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends...

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... and cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!) Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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Welcome to Karate of the Woodlands! We are both thrilled and honored to have been named School of the Year by none other than the great Chuck Norris. Having started our 48th year with over 77 affiliated U.F.A.F. schools nationwide, it’s clear that we are dedicated to our mission of providing you with the most practical and effective self-defense methods available… and we’ve built an outstanding reputation as a result.

We are excited about helping students of all ages achieve their fitness goals and reap the many benefits that our programs offer through martial arts and personal development. 

At our academy, we are more than just a kick and punch school. We are a full life skills and personal development center that does much to open you and your family to an exhilarating power of values. With our award-winning, age appropriate curriculum for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students, get ready to have a ton of FUN and unleash the GIANT within you!

Karate of the Woodlands will not only teach you epic kicks and powerful punches, but our classes will also EMPOWER you with important values such as integrity, respect and perseverance. Values that help to ensure your child’s success in school, extra-curricular activities and life. Values that will help make your child’s dreams come true.

Beginners Welcome & Encouraged! Our excellent instructors take a well-planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the basics of martial arts, physical fitness and mental toughness… all while having loads of FUN. After all…

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination

We want everyone, especially beginners, to be able to relax and learn Karate and Krav Maga with ZERO nervousness or any pressure to compete. No matter what age, shape, or fitness level you are right now, we have an exciting program that will fit your needs, and we are dedicated to helping your reach your goals. So, you bring the goals list and we’ll handle the details. It’s as easy as that. 

Whatever your reason is for being on our site right now, you are in the right place at the right time. You are entering the world of martial arts that will change your life in AMAZING ways!

Our instructors love what they do, and we think you’ll love what our classes do for you as you get…

Learning Martial Arts is super-fun, REWARDING, and a great way to get fit… and stay fit… for life! Get ready to learn new things about yourself, challenge your body and mind and feel proud of all your accomplishments along the way!

Those are PRICELESS benefits indeed.

Check out the Crazy-Low Web Special going on right now! It’s 100% RISK-FREE… but only for a Limited Time. Classes fill up fast so reserve your spot today! 

Not only is our curriculum second to none, it was designed in conjunction with experts in the field of education and PhD Development Specialists to provide physical, social, emotional and attitudinal growth for kids. 

That’s why we’re proud to have Development Specialist, Robyn J. A. Silverman, Ph.D. as a member of our staff. Dr. Robyn provides a multitude of resources for the families at our school for the betterment of our student’s growth. We are C.I.S.D. and M.I.S.D. certified for students wanting to earn P.E. credits through our school.

Karate of the Woodlands will help your child reach their full potential in a safe, fun, inspiring way. We’ve seen so many awesome changes in our students’ lives, attitudes, and overall well-being during our years of teaching.

We would love for you to experience those amazing changes too and allow your child’s inner hero to rise to the surface. Imagine all the things they could accomplish in life when they’re equipped with…

Our instructors are simply AWESOME. Highly experienced, caring and friendly, they’re all certified Adult United Fighting Arts Federation Black Belt professionals by Chuck Norris, World Professional Karate Champion and 1st member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame. 

All students receive a signed certificate by Mr. Norris after joining and are invited to his annual convention held every year in July. He has taken the best martial arts systems from around the world and combined them into one system, so students may learn the best techniques from each style.

So, are you ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit? See you soon!  

Meet the Instructors

Mr. Rick Prieto is the program director and a 9th degree Black Belt in The Chuck Norris System. He’s worked and trained with Chuck Norris for over 45 years and has been teaching martial arts for over 40 years.

Mr. Prieto starred in several movies and worked as a stunt man and fight coordinator for Chuck Norris in many of his films, including the award-winning television show Walker Texas Ranger. You can view samples of his film appearances at

Austin Jamieson is a fifth-degree, world-renowned black belt, has been with us for over 20 years, and received his certification as a UFAF instructor from Chuck Norris.
Mr. Jamieson holds a champion title in Forms and placed first in several tournaments in numerous areas of competition.

Austin specializes in numerous martial art techniques and enjoys teaching students of all ages. In his own words, "Teaching martial arts is not a job to me... it is a way of life."

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