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Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Take advantage of our special for the Month of May 2023 and save big! For only $99.99, you will receive a uniform with the top, bottom, and belt and 8 lessons. Plus, if you bring a friend, they will receive $25.00 off the special! Don't miss out on this amazing offer - enroll today!

Green's Karate School offers classes for students of all ages and skill levels looking to learn the martial art of karate. Our classes are tailored to the individual and focus on instilling the physical and mental benefits of karate, with lifestyle-appealing programs for the older crowd including those in their 60's and beyond wanting to experience lifelong positive outcomes. Come join us and transform your life through the exciting process of learning karate and martial arts!


As of September 1st, 2022

We are changing our policy for our programs with extensions of the 3, 6 and 12 month and other programs.  Everyone will have 2 extra weeks to complete the 3 month program, 4 extra weeks to complete the 6 month program and 6 extra weeks to complete the 12 month program. People often use the extensions when they go on vacation or when someone is under the weather. To activate any extension you must email us at and it has to be an absence for more than 7 consecutive days in order for it to count. This is a bonus we have offered for 25 years and will continue to have this benefit available. 

Belt test dates for 2023

(remember no classes these exact days) 

April 22nd at 11:00A. Register by April 5th 

June 1st at 5:30P. Register by May 10th

July 22nd at 11:00A. Register by July 1st

August 31st at 5:30P Register by August 10th

October 14th at 11:00A. Register by September 25th 

November 30th at 5:30 Register by November 5th

Private tests are available if you are unable to make these pre arranged and scheduled tests. *There is an extra cost for private belt testing depending on what level and how many students are testing. Please inquiry with Sensei for more specific pricing on private belt tests. 


June 5th - June 9th or July 24th - July 28th

Hours: 9 to 12P.M. then 1P.M. to 4P.M. *You do not need to pick up your camper at 12p.m. for the lunch break if the camper will be at the dojo for a full day!  

Karate and martial arts training nearly all day! 

We offer full and half day camps. Ages 6 to 17.

Full Day is $60.00 (bring lunch and 2 snacks)

Half Day is $35.00 (bring 1 snack or 2)

Pay for 5 full days in Full and receive $25.00 off for the first camper.  

Pay for 5 full days in full and receive $15.00 off for the second camper.  

Please fill out the waiver at the top!

You can pay via our invoice to you, over the phone, or physically drop a check or cash off at our location. Please register soon than later as our 

camps fill up fast and is limited to 20 campers. Late pick and early drop off arrangements are available!  

WE DO HAVE HOMESCHOOL CLASSES! (See our schedule, for times) 

**Birthday Parties**

We are now offering birthday parties! A two hour party with up to 16 friends. Parties are offered on Saturdays or Sundays. Please reserve 30 days in advance. Cost is $350.00 with half ($175.00) required upfront to reserve the time and space (non-refundable). Party host can set up the day of. Party consists of a group karate class for the attendees, a real katana to cut the cake, and there will be some prizes given out to party attendees for games we play at the party. All partiers that are participating in the party will need to fill out our waiver prior to the class. Please email us at for reservations. Any questions, please call us at 423-405-3656 (DOJO).

Class descriptions : 

Beginners 6 and older (families can join in this class), Intermediate, Advanced, Teen/Adult, Self-Defense Classes (quarterly) and Special needs Classes (ages 5 to age 12).

Homeschool Classes: 

We have offered homeschool classes for decades! We offer classes at 1p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  If there are other times/days that are more suitable then please let us know.  We do offer great referral bonuses. We appreciate you telling parents and members of CSTHEA about this karate class.     


Green's Karate National Competition Team Practice Sessions - Mondays at 6:25p, Thursdays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 9:45a to 10:55a starting January 16th. Info below


Team meeting for 2023 Nationals held on February 17th 2023. We will have a team packet of information for you. 

January 2023 to July 12th 2023. $600.00 (Half in January/half in April) for this National Competition Team training (not including two required team $45.00 per camp, training camps). If you start the team in February, then you pay only $200.00 The last day to join our National Karate team is February 28th.  

1st training camp is March 25th from 7a to 10:55a. 2nd training camp is June 17th 7:00a to 10:55a.  These camps are to allow the athlete to grow their confidence, develop their form and technique and be mentally and physically prepared for one of the greatest experiences in their life. The (Olympic) USA National Karate Championship is what we have competed at 15 times since 2006.  

We are the only martial arts school in Chattanooga and the surrounding area that competes at the highest level of sport karate. We represent Chattanooga every time we compete at the USANKF National Championships and the USANKF U.S.Open held Easter Weekend in Las Vegas Nevada.  We have 4 competitors competing in 2023. Ryan Rogers, Joel Westbrook, and Eli and Anara Summers.  

The success rate of someone new to karate winning a National medal in less than 6 months training at our school is around 90%. 75% of winning overall with a team average of only 5.2 people over 15 years. This year we want to take a large team because its close!

We have an athlete and a future athlete that will represent the U.S. karate team, at this Nationals. It will be a sight to see! Every year we have a great time! We look forward to you joining our team! 


Green's Karate students were recently featured on the local WRCB News station. Here is the link you can copy and paste into your browser:


We do offer another option for those who want to have a private evaluation without the group environment before being introduced into the group classes. 


1. Our introductory lesson option is a 40 minute lesson where we will evaluate and monitor the students cardiovascular system, physical fitness, balance, reflexes, flexibility,  as well as cover how to make a fist, how to punch, block, kick, and teach a few self defense techniques. All of this for $19.99. Up to 4 people can be in this small class. You can request a time slot in the mornings or afternoons on most days M-F currently by simply texting or emailing us.

With this alternate option, you will still meet with Sensei Green who will give you a short tour of the facility and answer any questions you might have. In this class we will know of where to place the student into our karate school and program. 


2). In celebration of our 25th year in business, we are offering 10 days consecutive days for $25.00. This way you can gauge your interest level before you sign up for a longer period of time! *You have 30 days to utilize any specials from the day of when you start your first class. 


Our next session starts when we have a group of 6 or more in a class. Please message us in advance to reserve your spot for your group!  Classes are taught by Sensei Green who is the author of the self-defense textbook, "Karate Wise. - A technical guide to teaching Self-Defense." 

Classes are $20.00 a person. Bring a friend, receive 1/2 off.  Cash, check, card, Venmo are all accepted.  Ages 12 and older for this first self-defense course in our new facility.  Bring water.  Classes are 1 to 1.5 hours in duration depending on the amount of students. 

Private self-defense group sessions. 

Private groups of 6 or more can create their own self-defense group at any time.  We need to reserve the times with the group and it can be other days/times  that what we currently offer. 

Learn how to strike, kick, and neutralize your attacker in real-life scenarios. We teach Real Everyday Applications To Defend Yourself! Stand up and to the ground techniques and on the ground methods of defense. Our methods have been utilized in real life situations and have saved lives. Our You tube video "Self-Defense and Chattanooga" will highlight the struggles of yesteryear when Sensei Green, at the old dojo was trying to warn people of the importance of self-defense. No more than ever, self-defense is a life essential tool in the world we live in today. 

Our Story

Green's Karate - originally opened on January 17th, 1998 in Soldotna, Alaska. Then in 2003, it was moved to Chattanooga, TN. Since 2003, Green's Karate or GK has offered the highest quality of traditional karate training in the area. GK is the longest running traditional karate school in the area's history. GK has the first ever person from Chattanooga on the U.S. Karate Team (Ryan Rogers).


We focus on these four aspects including: Self-Defense, The Art of Karate, Lifestyle and Sport. Of these least of significance however receives the most attention would be the sport aspect of karate. 


Green's Karate students have competed at the USANKF National Championships over 15 times and have won gold every time. With Over 55 National Champions and Medalists all from the surrounding area of Chattanooga, TN, and including Lookout Mountain TN, East Brainerd TN, Dunlap TN, Georgia, and other smaller communities. Most Nationals were an average of about 5 students. In 2021, Green's Karate had 12 competitors and won 13 medals with the 10 competitors first time competing at the National Championships! All of the Instructors of Green's Karate are National Champions or Medalists as well. To teach at Green's Karate as a black belt, the student is encouraged to do what the instructors have done.   


Come to our Competition team classes to learn how competition works and what is required from the athletes and the parents. USANKF Nationals is July 13th-16th in Richmond, VA. 

Professional sport coaches such as (Tennis (IMG), Football, Baseball, Soccer, instruct their athletes to take up traditional martial arts as another way to gain coordination, balance, reflexes, core strength, flexibility, agility, and to increase the mind and body connection. Martial arts is 90% mental and 10% physical. Former Olympian's and professional athletes enroll their children at GK because they can see the relation for their lives and the benefits of karate and what it can provide for the improvement of a students and parent's lives.    

GK instructs students with or without disabilities and has gained worldwide acclaim for accomplishing what was perceived to be impossible with students with needs such as autism, blind, wheelchair bound and more!  In essence, student of Green's Karate with special needs have competed against those without disabilities, at the National level, and won USANKF National Karate level competition medals (highest level possible for sport karate or former Olympic). 

GK was also featured on CNN News in 2006. Brandon Earnshaw and his mom, Alina, were featured in the new story. GK has made U.S. Karate history over a dozen times since 2006.  

GK has over 90 You Tube videos that can easily be found under the Green's Karate You Tube channel.  We have playlists to learn from, be entertained by, and have fun with!  

Why wait? There is so much more to our karate family!

Join Green's Karate today!  Call or text 423-405-DOJO (3656) for more information!" We are located at 5319 Ringgold Road Suite "G" 37412. Next door to the Christian Book Store across the street from the Honda Powersports.  

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