Benefits of Karate Training

Martial Arts training offers more than just learning how to kick and punch. In the 15 years our school has been serving the families of Pawling we've heard many reasons why people love our programs

Focus (Mind)

Martial arts is a great outlet for stress to help you gain control of your mind and emotions. Training can help you to feel even more centered.

Health (Body)

Our high energy classes get you moving and laughing so you build up a sweat while getting in even better shape.

Confidence (Spirit)

Learning in our classes builds your ability based on what you can do now, and takes you to the skills you want to master.

We are a family focused karate school.

Our mission is to empower every person that comes in, whether they are students, parents, siblings, or friends.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our karate family!

Our classes are awesome because our team is awesome.
Sensei Alexis Sterry

Sensei Alexis Sterry

Chief Instructor / Owner

3rd Degree Black Belt
Training in martial arts for 14 years, Sensei Alexis holds the highest level black belt from the Kanku Dojo branch of Ryu Renshi-Dan Karate.

Sensei Ken Sterry

Sensei Ken Sterry

Black Belt Instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Ken has been training for 12 years and integrates practical self defense into class lessons while balancing traditional karate styles.

Lauren Misch

Lauren Misch

Chief Amazement Officer

Miss Lauren is the powerhouse behind our social media presence. Her ability to make everyone feel at home is a huge part of what makes our school so welcoming.

What our members say

Still hesitating? Check these reviews
Meredith C.

Meredith C.

I simply can not say enough great things! I am thrilled with the developmentally appropriate activities that my son loves participating in!! From respectful manners, developing body awareness and strength for motor skills, to following directions, practicing motor sequencing, balance, and planning, learning and practicing academic skills, learning to communicate effectively, and developing self esteem! These essential skills are incorporated into every session and only name some of the areas covered. Add to this focus, concentration, control (etc!) and karate skills. I am amazed and recommend this dojo as a parent and as pediatric occupational therapist!!! Thank you!!!

Jessica W.

Jessica W.

Sensei Alexis and the classes at Pawling Karate for my four and five year old have been amazing. The activities for the kids are engaging and fun. My boys look forward to classes each week and often talk about the games and topics they have learned. In addition, fun additional themes are thrown in; for example, Super Hero week!!! If you are looking for something for your kids to do, I can't say enough wonderful things about our family's experience at Pawling Karate!!!

Karin L.

Karin L.

I wish I had signed up my 6 1/2 year old twin boys earlier! They love it. We started only about a month ago and I can see the wonderful influence Sensei Alexis and staff have on my sons. They are terrific with children and the kids really respond to them. It is great physical exercise as well as mental - they learn control, discipline, coordination and listening. The lessons learned in the dojo are ones that are carried out in everyday life, at home, in school. Sensei Alexis, Sensei Ken and Miss Bernadette give each student attention and encouragement throughout class – they take the time to get to know each student and the parents as well. Thank you Pawling Karate!!

Get in Touch

If you have more questions, please reach out to us! The first step in starting your martial arts adventure is asking!

Our Address:

56 Charles Colman Blvd
Pawling NY, 12564


Phone Number and Hours:

Mon - Thur, 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Sat, 8:00am - 11:00am
If calling outside business hours, please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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