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 research based and proven to work His methods, known
as “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 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 history)
There are several level’s of certification including World, International, National, Regional,
State or Commercial Branch. The highest of the certifications and there are 8 schools
in the U.S. and 23 in Japan and 5 International karate schools now! 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 (go to links page to access his website)
has to be present when anyone tests for black belt or higher. This is to ensure that the
quality of the black belt stays 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 has 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.
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 CNN.com and type in "Karate and Autism". There are two videos there, both are about Sensei Green's student.
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 (Asbergers) 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 4 times. Recently Ryan was officially diagnosed with ASD level 3 (Asbergers). 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 novice non-handicap division at the 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 handicap 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 old men's advanced divisions for kata and kumite with autism. He also became the first person with autism to compete in the 18-34 year old men's advanced weapon's 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 all were solely trained up by Sensei Corey Green of Green's Karate.
Green has been a judge and referree 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 recently titled "Finding Karate" and hired a man with autism, Ryan Netusil, to illustrate the cover. The background for the cover is Moccasin Bend, located in Chattanooga where Green 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 recently awarded a hall of fame award with the USA-N.K.F. ".
Coach Kohn says that Green and himself are pioneers in the field of teaching special needs karate. Furthermore, they (Kohn and Green) specialize in the building up of students with special needs 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 2013 had 30 students win 29 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!
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 lesoons at these locations: Mill Creek
Country Day School and Discovery Point Day Care in Ooltewah.