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

About Karate Of The Woodlands
in The Woodlands, TX

Meet Rick Prieto

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Karate Of The Woodlands in The Woodlands
9th Degree Black Belt

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…

  • Killer focus, concentration and listening skills
  • Skyrocketing confidence and a “can do” attitude
  • Excellent health and fitness habits
  • Physically strong, flexible, balanced and coordinated
  • An awesome group of like-minded friends

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…

  • Confidence, courage & conflict resolution skills
  • Greater awareness, personal safety & empowerment
  • Encouragement and motivation to set & reach bigger goals

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."

How to Get Started

Come join our The Woodlands, TX Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Krav Maga, Summer Camp, and Birthday Parties. 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 (281) 362-0066 if you have any further questions. Karate Of The Woodlands hopes to speak with you soon!

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