Participation develops coordination, Positive self image, realistic goal setting, fitness, concentration, self-defense, self-control, bully protection skills, and more.
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Welcome to KINNEY KARATE
In memory of our beloved founder and Grandmaster, Soke Michael Kinney
It is with a heavy heart that we must confirm the loss of our founder, Grand-master Instructor, and true friend, Soke Michael Kinney. His life touched thousands and his legacy will continue to change the course of people's lives for generations to come. He showed us the path and provided us the tools to walk it; now we must do what only yesterday would have been unthinkable: walk the path with him not beside us, but in our hearts. Classes tonight will surely be difficult and emotional and we encourage any who desire it to stop by and share the burden of your grief.
Memorial service update:
A private family funeral is being held this Saturday.
A celebration of life event is being held at Northwest Community Center on Sunday, October 19th at 2pm. This is potluck and open to any and all wishing to pay their respects and spend time celebrating the life of Soke Michael Kinney.
Northwest Community Center is located at:5801 22nd Ave N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
**Update: Please note, the memorial will begin at 2pm.**
All classes are operating as scheduled.
Memorial service update:
A private family funeral is being held this Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family to help defray funeral expenses can be sent to 5865 37th Ave N #27, St Petersburg FL, 33710, care of Chris Kinney.
A celebration of life event is being held at Northwest Community Center on Sunday, October 19th at 3pm. This is potluck and open to any and all wishing to pay their respects and spend time celebrating the life of Soke Michael Kinney.
FIRST CLASS FREE! Call 727-686-0864 for details
Our Martial Arts training includes classes in Karate, Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, Modern Arnis, and Self Defense training that works
Karate for Pre-School (starting at age 4) Kids Karate (Elementary and Middle school) Family Martial Arts Classes (parents can join in too) Classes for Teens and Adults Personal Protection Self Defense and Fitness Training Class fees start at $30 a month
Since 1958, the foundation of Kinney Karate training has been a "combination" of effective multiple Martial Arts styles.
We teach EFFECTIVE skills with your safety in mind. Kinney Karate is practical, efficient, and our program works!
Why Kinney Karate? We are traditional in our values, and we are progressive in our training. We teach using contemporary educational methods that are effective. In our school, we teach refined techniques that stress control, quality, and skill. We focus on each students specific body type, ability, and expectations. We focus on your physical fitness from the perspective of learning Kinney Karate is more than a sport- it is an art form.
Kinney Karate is founded on the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do. Our techniques also have a history of Okinawan, Japanese, and Chinese Martial Arts, using kinetically correct movements. We were one of the FIRST schools in America to teach Jiu-Jitsu, and Aikido to the already effective kicking, and punching of Karate. We were pioneers in early American tournament Karate, before it was commercialized. In 1980, Modern Arnis (Escrima) was added to the Kinney Karate system.
Our school has a unique and rich martial arts history and we hope you will take a look, and learn more about our school in our comprehensive website.
Learn more about our founder and Instructor Michael Kinney www.sokemike.com celebrating 50 years In the Martial Arts