About Green's Karate


As one of the finest martial arts schools in the U.S.,  Green’s Karate utilizes innovative teaching
methods that are revolutionary in the martial arts realm.  Sensei Green’s methods for teaching special
needs students are patent pending.    His methods, known
as Karate Wise Therapy or the “Green Methods”, encompass a variety of approaches used to teach karate to students
that have special needs.   (Sensei Green teaches students with and
without special needs.)   

Green’s Karate opened in January 1998 and has been offering full-time Traditional Karate lessons
in Chattanooga since 2003.   Green’s Karate has solidified their martial arts school
foundation in Chattanooga by being the only full-time Traditional Karate school in
Chattanooga.    Green’s Karate teaches Shito-Ryu Karate and Shito-Ryu is one of the
4 major styles from Japan.   The other three are:   Shotokan, Goju-Ryu and Wado-Ryu.  
Sensei Green has experience in 9 different styles of martial arts.   Read Sensei Green’s
Bio under About Sensei Green on this page.  

Green’s Karate is certified worldwide and is a club member of the Nihon Karate
Do Kenwa Kai since 1998. (please read History of Karate for more information about our karate styles history) 
There are several level’s of certification including World, International, National, Regional,
State or Commercial Branch.   The highest of the certifications is World. There are 8 schools
in the U.S. and 23 in Japan and 5 International karate schools!    In order for a student to test for black belt in Japan.  
All 22 dojo’s (school’s)  have to test at the main dojo.   In the U.S. the International Director, 
8th Degree Black Belt Sensei Katsutaka Tanaka
has to be present when anyone tests for black belt or higher.    This is to ensure that the
quality of the black belt remains at the world standard.   

Green’s Karate and Green’s Karate student Brandon, and Sensei Green were featured
on CNN News in 2006.  (please watch video on main page)  Green’s Karate and their students have also
been featured on all local main media new stations multiple times for their unique instruction
of students of Karate.   You can find many articles about Green’s Karate in Chattanooga
Times Free Press as well. Simply "google" Green's Karate and learn more!

11 History Making Accomplishments at Green's Karate in 8 National Championships!:

2006: Sensei Green taught the "first person in history with autism to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division". This story was featured on CNN News. Having trouble watching the video? Go to Corey Greens Karate on You Tube and watch our video there!

The boy featured on CNN,Brandon Earnshaw (diagnosed with moderate autism), now an adult, won gold in the 15 and younger handicap kata division in 2007 and the silver in the 2008 U.S. Karate Nationals in the same division. 

In 2007, Green taught another boy with autism (Aspergers) and he went with Brandon to the U.S. Karate Nationals.  The boy competed in the non-handicap division and was inspired by Brandons story.

2010: Sensei Green taught the "first female in history with autism to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division".

2012: Sensei Green taught the "first blind female in history to qualify and compete for the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division". Katie Whipple also made history by winning the "first silver medal for a blind female in the 18-34 year old Women's Beginner kata division". Katie trained 7 months total to win silver and had no previous training. Here is the link to the Youtube video of her qualifying performance. You can also find her silver winning performance on the same channel.


Ryan Rogers, a karate student of Sensei Corey Green of Green's Karate, has made history 8 times.  Ryan Rogers was officially diagnosed with ASD level 3 (Asbergers) in November 2013.  This process took over a year to complete and finalize the results. So therefore:

In 2012, Ryan became the "first documented person in history with autism to win a medal (bronze) in kata in the 18 to 34 year old Mens Novice division (non-handicap) at the 2012 U.S Karate Nationals (usankf.org)."

Ryan won silver, in kumite, the next day, making him the "first person in history with autism to win a medal in kumite (sparring)."

Ryan also became the "first person in history with autism to become a U.S. National Karate Judge with the USA-N.K.F."  He is also the first Chattanoogan born person to do so.  Ryan was amongst the referees and judges at the 2012 Nationals including veteran referee, judge and coach,  Sensei Corey Green. 

Here's an interesting fact. When Katie won gold in the 16 and older womens disabled division.  2 of the 3 students that Sensei Green taught to compete at the U.S. Karate Nationals in 2012 made history for a combined total of 5 times. 


Also In 2013, Ryan Rogers made history again by winning bronze in the 18 - 34 year old Mens Intermediate kata division at the 2013 USA-N.K.F.  Nationals held in Greenville, South Carolina.  By winning this medal, he made history again and for the 4th time. 

In 2015, Ryan Rogers became one of two people (shared history) to qualify and compete in the 18-34 year mens Advanced divisions for kata and kumite with autism. Ryan also became the first person with autism to compete in the 18-34 year old men's advanced weapons division in the non-handicap division.

In 8 U.S. National Karate Championship competitons,  (2006 - 2010 & 2012 - 2013, 2015), Green's Karate students have made history 11 times overall and all were solely trained up by Sensei Corey Green of Green's Karate. 

Green has been a judge and referee with the USA-N.K.F.  since 1998.  Green is currently a referee "C" for kumite and a judge "C for kata for the USA-N.K.F.  Green, an Alaskan, continues to train under 8th degree black belt Sensei Katsutaka Tanaka.

Green authored a book in 2013 titled "Finding Karate" and Ryan Netusil illustrated the cover.  The background for the the cover is Moccasin Bend, located in Chattanooga where headquarters his karate school, Green's Karate.

Coach Jeff Kohn, Chairman and Team Coach for the U.S. National Karate Team was also the recipient of the newly created 2012 U.S. Olympic Committee for being the "Paralmpyic Coach of The Year. Coach Kohn was awarded a Hall of Fame award with the USA-N.K.F. in 2015. In 2016, Sensei Kohn appointed Sensei Green to be on the "Athletes with Disabilites" committee for the USA-N.K.F. ". 

Coach Kohn says that Green and himself are pioneers in the field of teaching special needs people karate.  Furthermore, they (Kohn and Green) specialize in the building up of athletes with disabilities to train alongside and eventually compete (if they want to) at the highest levels of karate competition (USA-NKF) possible.  

Kohn and Green both strongly agree on the benefits of traditional karate including the; mental, physical, emotional and social.


Greens Karate teaches four major aspects: The art of karate, lifelong health and fitness, real life application and tournament aspects.   
Sensei Green and his staff teach self defense classes (R.E.A.D.Y.) for men and women at their main location and have taught as these additional locations; YMCAs, Sports Barn, Girls Inc.,  and UTC Soroities.    Please
call to reserve your spot for our upcoming classes at our main location.  

Green’s Karate has taught 8-time (5-time consecutive) National Champions and Medalists from
ages 5 to 57.    Green’s Karate in 2006 to 2015 had 31 students win 31 medals.  
Green's Karate has over 300 Regional medalists!     Sensei has taken several 5 five year olds
in 5 years to the USA-N.K.F. (go to links page for link) Karate National’s.    According to
the Times Free Press:  " Green's Karate is the only Chattanooga-area martial
arts school that sends competitors to the USA National Karate-do Federation national
championships for traditional karate, and the school's fifth consecutive trip to the
nationals was our biggest. They skipped the 2011 and 2014 U.S. Karate Nationals due to logistics. ".  -
Sensei Green of Green’s Karate hosts an annual tournament that in 2008 became the
1st Traditional Karate Tournament in Chattanooga in 36 years.    15 to 30 schools from
karate competitors from 7 states attend this tournament and was held for 5 consecutives years. We are looking to our own students and encourage to go compete with Green's Karate to the surrounding cities! Once we have a large group of competitors actively competing then we will host the 1st ever Chattanooga Karate Nationals Qualifier right here in Chattanooga, TN!

Green’s Karate offers after school programs at these locations:   Bright School, 
Lookout Mountain School and Fairyland Elementary school.   
Green’s Karate offers daycare Karate lessons at these locations:   Mill Creek
Country Day School and   Discovery Point Day Care in Ooltewah.    

Price list and Comparisons

Greenís Karate Average monthly tuition for first person: A little over $100 a month. We have always given discounts for additional family members.

Commercial martial arts schools: Average monthly tuition per month: Between $90 to $150 per month per person.

Greenís Karate Enrollment Fee: $100.00 per person per year. We are the only martial arts school in the Hamilton County Kids First Coupon Book (6 consecutive years).

Commercial martial arts school enrollment fee: $200.00 per person per year.

Greenís Karate belt testing fees over a 2 year period: Between $390.00 to $460.00 (if student tests consistently on a 3 month testing schedule). Every student testing for yellow belt or higher receives the students name on their belt in Japanese. They receive a diploma certifying their belt worldwide. This is important because a person that trains with us never has to start over as a white belt for karate ever again! There are 10 belt tests in all to black belt. Average time to earn black belt in authentic/traditional karate is 4 to 6 years.

Commercial martial arts school belt testing fees: Up to $3,000.00 over two years. 10 belts to black like us however there are 30 belts tests due to 3 levels per belt. (Commercialization of the belt system) For example Yellow belt level 1 is $100.00, level 2 is $100.00 and level 3 is $100.00. Students are told to test every 6 weeks or they will get behind. Average time earn a black belt in a commercialized martial arts school is only 2 years. No name on nearly all belts received (plain) then name is usually written in English at black belt level. This meanís your belt is only good in the U.S. or that particular ďclosedĒ martial arts system, school or Association.

Greenís Karate sparring gear quality is by far, better than most schools. We offer state-of-the-art sparring gear. A complete set (head gear, hand gear, shin/instep gear, mouthpiece and cup and supporter) for men/boys is only $162.00 and for girls is only $150.00 (everything mentioned minus cup and supporter). The gear is USA-N.K.F. approved to be purchased only through us! This gear is only used by authentic/traditional karate schools that want the best quality and to be used in the U.S. Karate Nationals. All outside gear is not allowed. We set all students up with the right gear (sized for growth) from the beginning! The USA Karate logo is prevalent on all the gear except the head gear. You can purchase our gear on our home page.

Commercial martial arts schools sparring gear is between $250.00 to $300.00 and is foam gear made by Century or Macho. The gear is of good quality but cannot be used in the U.S. Karate Nationals! The school usually makes you buy their gear that has their schoolís logo on the gear so no outside gear is allowed. Patches for the gear is usually $50.00 for a large patch and $25.00 for smaller patches

Greenís Karate uses a 7.5 oz gladiator brand uniform (again purchased through us) for most of our uniforms. Most uniforms costing only $40.00 up to $55.00 and will last 3 years of consistent use. Our Nihon Karate Do Kenwa Kai patch is only $12.00.

Commercial martial arts schools uniforms are usually a 6 oz uniform and are $150.00. This is due to multiple patches that jack the price up to the amount mentioned.

Greenís Karate t-shirts are only $20.00 for sizes up to adult medium. Adult large and larger is only $5.00 more

Commercial martial arts schools t-shirts can run as much as $50!

You can only imagine the costs for other classes, gear, and other additional equipment!

Greenís Karate grand total over 2 years: $2,515.00

Commercial martial arts schools averaged grand total over 2 years is: $5,365.00

Other elite athletic sports pricing: Select soccer, baseball, softball and football pricing: $900.00 to $1,800 for 3 months of training. "Select" sports can start as young as 8 years old. For that kind of funds, you could easily train at our school for a fraction and the child would benefit more from our training! This is due to the complexity of traditional karate and involving the use of the right and left side of the brain. Also, karate helps instill Manners, respect, self-discipline, confidence and self-defense. A person cannot be successful without these 5 characteristics! There is nothing out there that enhances "all" of these life benefits that traditional karate can provide!

More cost usually doesnít always add up to more value. Be sure to ask the questions above when checking around!

At Greenís Karate we always over deliver and under promise. Also, there are no teenagers teaching our classes at all times! We do teach students how to teach but don't leave them with other children due to quality of the training! Sensei Green has personally taught 98% of all his classes. Student/Teacher ratio is highly efficient and personable! If you are already paying these high prices elsewhere. Why not make the switch today? We guarantee to provide you with authentic training, better overall quality, realistic life skills and training, a great value, and a wonderful experience overall! Ask any of our parents and students about our program when visiting!

About Sensei Green

Sensei Green was born and raised in Alaska. He lived in Alaska for 22 years. Green started martial arts at age 7 after watching the movie "Karate Kid." He was bullied for being different, shy, quiet and having a funny nickname for 8 almost 9 consecutive years until he moved to Anchorage and out of the town of Soldotna. At that time, Green would enter high school and eventually earned the position his senior year in J.R.O.T.C. as the Battalion Commander. Along the way, he earned the respect from his peers and several accolates such as superior cadet for three consecutive years, two consecutive years as one of 8 cadets overall from seven high schools that were up for the "cadet of the year" award. Also his senior year, at East High school, Green lead the way and his high school earned the Honor Unit with Distinction (A gold star that can only be earned by one high school for 4 consecutive years) in which the future students would wear a gold star on their uniform.

At age 19, Green opened Green's Karate in his hometown of Soldotna and was outspoken in the community as a leader to many to teach them how to overcome their own adversities in life including bullying. Green was a radio dj while he taught karate in the area.

At age 22, Green was featured in the world famous "Cosmopolitan Magazine" in 2000 (page 72) as one of American's most eligible bachelors. He was also Mr. Alaska in the same year for Alaska Men's Magazine.

After a change in lifes circumstances, Green relocated Green's Karate to Chattanooga, Tennessee after serving time in the U.S. Army as a Blackhawk Crewchief. While in the Army, Green was soldier of the month and placed 2nd out 1,000 for soldier of the Brigade while in A.I.T.

Green chose Chattanooga as his new home for his traditional karate school because of the beautiful city and people that live within it. In 2003, he opened Green's Karate on Hixson Pike where he personally handed out 10,000 flyers and only one person signed up! Green relocated his school into the downtown YMCA for 4 years and the eventually relocated his school back to the same road (Hixson Pike) he started on. Green's student, parent, and karate school was featured on CNN News in 2006. Green has been interviewed by local (radio, television, newspaper and magazines), regional, national and international media over 50 times.

Green can relate to many students due to the multitude of adversities that Green has experienced in his own life. Green is currently working on an autobiography titled "Improbable" because he believes his life was simply that, improbable. His life and the wonderful outcome he has experienced is something he could never have predicted. Green was recently chosen (2016) for the U.S.A. National Karate Federation (a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee) to be on the committee for "Athletes with Disabilities."

Green has many projects that are underway including a movie (Fighting Autism), a mini-series (Striving for Success), a reference manual (Karate Wise) and some top-secret projects that he will continue to work on behind the scenes and will announce when the time is right! He hopes that his innovative instructional teaching methods will be introduced and taught to martial arts school owners worldwide who share his same passion and heart to teach those who cannot help themselves. Green believes that he has discovered an expedited a way to teach nearly any special needs person, martial arts, to the point where it has dramatic and a noticeable positive life changing effects. His early work has shown that this is the case time and time again.

Green is married to his beautiful wife and world class singer/songwriter/artist/poet Michelle Young for 11 years. They have an 11-year-old Yorkie named "Crissy."