How we train our Instructors

Sometimes, new adult students and parents of our children, would like to know more about how our instructors turn into instructors. This blog is to tell you a bit about the people standing in front of you or your child.  All of our instructors are Black Belts.  We have a range of instructors in your […]

Pre-School Martial Arts

Pre-School Martial Arts classes are some of the most interesting classes to teach.  We have children entering the class between the ages of 3 and 5. Some of these children have had organized group classes with a teacher and some have not.  Don’t worry, our teachers know how to work with them all.  We like […]

Your Child is Amazing!

Your child may be the one who is amazing and has all the innate skills to progress quickly through the ranks of Karate. This is how you can help them on their journey.  The most important principle we want to share with you is that your child needs to enjoy their time in martial arts.  […]

Your Child is Not Perfect Yet

Kathy Olevsky, 8th Degree Black Belt Over the years, we have met with many different types of parents. I will say, by far, there are many parents who are disturbed that their children act out a little bit in classes, or talk too much. We just want you to know, your child may not be […]

How Do We Get Promoted?

Being Promoted at Karate International – it’s about much more than you think! We plan the striping system and the techniques to help students get to their goals in the amount of time they have before their next promotion. We also heavily reward them with stripes for their first and second belt, but spread them […]

Adult Martial Arts – Don’t Wait!

Best Martial Arts in Raleigh

by Kathy Olevsky This blog comes out of a place in my life that I don’t talk about much.  I was a top level athlete up until age 50.  I became very ill at 50 with a disease that has no cure.  I was on multiple forms of chemotherapy and steroids for 6 years.  My […]

10 Steps to a Healthier New Year!

This is the time of year when most adults are reviewing their life and setting goals. Many of us are making a healthier lifestyle part of the plan for the upcoming year. This year is my 43rd year in the Martial Arts Industry. Over that time, I have come up with some points to share […]

Thanks Giving Post from Mr. O in 1994.

This Blog is a repost of an article Written by Mr. O and published in the News and Observer in 1994, when Mr. Josh was 9 years old! Expressing love is the best way to enrich life by Rob Olevsky – 11-27-1994 There are, in this fast paced world, two simple things that I never […]

My Children are Proud of the Work!

Guest Blogger – Leslie Gartenberg, mother of 3 Karate International Black Belts I have had 3 children go through the program at KI. Two of them currently teach at the dojo, (and the third hopes to very shortly). They hold a variety of belt levels, in multiple Martial Art forms including Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Kendo, and Iaido. Their highest ranks […]

Halloween Safety Tips

5 Tips for Staying Safe on Halloween(thanks to Stephen Reinstein for these tips)Halloween is such a fun time of the year for children; but when children encounter tricks instead of treats, this holiday can become very scary – and not just because of the decorations and frightening costumes. Abductions, bullying, candy that has been compromised […]