Dojo Karate's mission

Our mission at Dojo Karate is to help each student reach his or her highest personal potential; and to provide them the lifelong benefits of participating in the martial arts, through professional, superior karate instructions. Our students have the opportunity to advance through various belt ranks in order to achieve the ultimate goal of Black Belt. These advancements take place through goal setting, one-on-one tutoring and involvement in tournaments both in and out of our schools.

Dojo's Philosophy

We will provide the best service in order to reach your goals, specifically in the areas of:

  • Self-confidence
  • Respect
  • Discipline
  • Self-defense

Dojo Karate is a traditional school teaching westernized Korean TaeKwonDo, or American Karate. With locations in Maple Grove, Elk River, Monticello, Buffalo, Rogers, Waconia and Medina, Dojo Karate makes it convenient for families around the Twin Cities to practice Karate together. Our focus is on the success of each of our students, ranging from preschoolers to adults. Each of our classes are uniquely designed based on the needs and abilities of each student, ensuring their success through exercise, self-discipline, mutual respect and positive reinforcement.

Our passion lies in watching our students become lifelong martial arts participants and reaching his or her highest potential. Each student will progress through the various belt ranks to reach the ultimate Karate goal – the Black Belt. Dojo Karate encourages our students’ advancements through goal setting, leadership development, character development and healthy competition. Each instructor strongly believes in creating “champions in life” along with champions in Karate, so our lessons are easily applied outside of Dojo classes.

We have found that Our Programs not only encourage a healthy lifestyle and fitness goals, but Karate also builds self-confidence, motivation and focus within each of our students. Families involved with our programs know that it takes dedication and hard work to achieve a “Black Belt in Life.” We instill the philosophy that Karate can be practiced for exercise and self-defense, but also assists those that may be experiencing bullying, attention disorders, fatigue syndromes or low self-esteem by teaching them how to handle each situation in a non-violent, concentrated manner.

Dojo Karate is providing professional, superior Karate instructions to families that are interested in attaining the lifelong benefits of our programs. Our Schools are extremely family-friendly and we strongly encourage each family member to become involved. This helps build a stronger relationship and gives a whole new level of support to each student. Our policy – Customer First inspires each individual that steps into our school to excel and learn valuable life skills.

Dojo Karate is truly For Kids...For Adults...For Life!


Student Outcomes

Through character development and fitness, Dojo Karate shows students that dedication and hard work equal success in any endeavor.

Character Development

Focus • Strong Academics • Friendship

Goal Setting • Healthy Competition

Leadership Development

Bully Prevention • Commitment


Flexibility • Agility • Strength

Coordination • Balance • Stamina

Physical Health • Psychological Health

We have 7 locations throughout the Minneapolis area.

Dojo's Membership

As a member of Dojo Karate, you will learn American Karate, a westernized version of Korean Tae Kwon Do. This style takes the traditional values of the Martial Arts, such as self-discipline, respect, balance-in-life and self-defense, and combines them with the philosophy that Karate should only be used for the right reason. We instill in our members that conflicts should be resolved in a non-violent manner. Every step / level is measured in small, easy to attain goals.

At Dojo Karate, you will quickly experience a number of reasons why Karate is an exciting sport to be involved in.
Whether you are an adult or child, Karate and our instructors will help you to improve your:

Our classes and training have assisted individuals suffering from attention disorders, fatigue syndromes and low self-esteem. We have helped children and teens develop the confidence needed to avoid being tormented by bullies. In fact, our approach works so well, it is recommended by many physicians and counselors as a way to encourage children


Want to try Dojo? Sign up for one month for only $14.95!