About American Karate Academy
American karate Academy was established in September, 1996 in Whitefish, Montana. While our school has grown through the years we still maintain our family atmosphere, adhere to our original commitment and strive to provide you with one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. We offer traditional as well as non-traditional training.
Our style is a mixture of methods and principals from many sources, including but not limited to: Krav Maga (Israli Combatives/Self-Defense) Small Circle Jujitsu (Joint locks), American Kenpo and Tae Kwon-Do Chung Do Kwan. A.K.A. is a down-line from the long standing Allen Steen system that originated in Texas as introduced by the Korean Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee in the late 1950’s. American Karate Academy adheres to the traditional values and life skills that the martial arts are recognized for.
This is a family-oriented martial art school that is dedicated to our community and serving the needs of each individual student. Your senior instructors, Mr. and Mrs. Green, have three children who have also attained the rank of black belt. At A.K.A. there is an abundance of family's training together.
Jeff and Janie Green hold the rank of 4th Dan Black Belt in American Karate and have been training for over 20 years. Mr. Green is currently the only Montana instructor who is certified in the Israli fighting art of Krav Maga. He is also certified to train Law Enforcement officers in this combative art and has been the defensive tactics instructor for the Whitefish Police Department for many years.
The Green's are also the owners and senior instructors of "The Northwest Crime Survival Institute". The Green's have been conducting Self-Defense and Crime Survival workshops for both semi private and large groups for over 12 years. In addition they have been asked to be guest speakers and conduct self-defense classes for local school districts, businesses, non-profits and community safety forums.
At A.K.A. we believe that several different emphasis points must come together to make a whole. So, not only are we self-defense experts but, our trainng curriculum enhances and brings to the forefront all of the mental and physical benefits that top quality martial art programs are known for. Our age specific programs instill valuable life skills to include courtesy, respect, patience and self control . The benefits continue with premier strength, conditioning and flexibility gains. We help you achieve a can do,never give up attitude with increased self esteem and the self discipline to follow through.
We have Fun!
HOW TO FIND US
A.K.A. is located in the Clock Tower Plaza on Hwy. 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. There are several ways to reach us. Send us an e-mail at, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Call us at 406-862-7722. Stop by at 3949 Hwy. 40 West near Dillon Rd. or mail correspondence to American Karate Academy, Inc. P.O. Box 5584, Whitefish, MT. 59937 We look forward to hearing from you.