About Us

Houston Samurai Karate Dojo, your Family Martial Arts Center, offers a variety of programs to fit your needs.

If you are drawn to the physical fitness, stress-reduction and weight-loss benefits we have your answer. If you are seeking to add discipline and self-confidence to your life, or concerned about personal safety and self-defense we have your program. Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, or just the desire to challenge yourself and achieve a Black Belt, Samurai Karate Dojo offers a number of programs including KARATE (GOJU-RYU), JUDO AND GRAPPLING, and SELF-DEFENSE that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.

We also offer a structured After School Martial Arts training program.

Our Programs

KARATE: (For Children and Adults)

Okinawan Goju-Ryu KARATE: Developed in Naha, Okinawa in the late 1800’s with its roots in Southern Chinese Martial Arts. Goju-Ryu literally means HARD and SOFT. So it is the style of Hard and Soft martial arts, similar to the Ying and Yang concepts that balance each other into perfect harmony for self-defense and total wellness. Our principal of training includes the MIND, BODY and SOUL. We believe that you cannot train one without the other. Martial arts training is not only about self defense, but discipline, confidence, and character development as well. We believe that our children, our youth and adults need a strong MIND, BODY and SOUL.

Aiki Ju Jit Su/Judo and Grappling 

Aiki Ju Jit Su is the base foundation of Goju Ryu karate. Our Ju Jit Su techniques is the application for the (Ju) or soft part of our style Goju Ryu ( Hard/Soft) style. Applications include, pressure points, take downs, joint locks, grappling (ground fighting).


This program is designed for anyone who is too busy to participate in a regular Karate program.


Our comprehensive self defense course includes:

  • Real-life combat scenarios
  • Defense against armed and unarmed attackers
  • Bionic self defense (use and implementation of various useful weapons)

This program is open to men and women 14 years and up. Our instruction is designed as real-world, street effective self-defense designed to give you the chance to survive an assault and escape. Training can be intense both physically and mentally, and students need to understand that this training is “hands-on” in order to develop self-defense responses in the face of “adrenaline pumping” fear.

Program Benefits


  • Lose weight and get in shape
  • Release stress and anxiety
  • Improve concentration
  • Increase energy level and stamina
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Maintain physical fitness
  • Healthy mental attitude
  • Increase flexibility and strength
  • Boost self-esteem


Samurai Karate Dojo has been offering instruction and training in traditional martial arts and fitness to the public for more than ten years. Our goal is to provide professional instruction in a variety of traditional martial arts and self-defense programs, including traditional Goju-Ryu Karate, AIKI Ju Jit Su and Women’s “Fight Back” Self-Defense. We seek to improve and better ourselves as students and citizens through the discipline and training of the martial arts.

Martial arts have proven to enhance people’s lives by improving their self-esteem, self-confidence and physical fitness while building character and imparting life-saving self-defense skills.

The After School Program

After School Martial Arts Training Program:

We offer an outstanding Martial Arts Training Program for Kids. Training begins when school lets out; we pick your kids up and they have a full, structured afternoon with their own age group. Homework assistance, fun with friends and Karate classes are just part of the program. We also teach Life Skills and Anti-Bullying, and self-confidence grows along the way. We also offer a Ride Home service for parents whose work schedules extend beyond 6:30pm. Come meet the family and see what we’re all about!

Our After School Program focuses on:

  • Character building
  • Discipline
  • Self Respect
  • Coordination
  • Focus


“After a two week trial for my sons during a fun filled summer camp we registered them both, our oldest (7 years old in second grade) going to the full after school program and our youngest (6, in Kindergarten) attending Karate lessons twice a week.

After only one week in the after school program both my husband and I saw visible changes in our older son’s behavior and focus.  My son is proud of his achievements and genuine about trying his best and the invaluable self-confidence he has gained from his time with them has been a key contribution toward this. He used to have trouble doing any homework, and now he manages to complete it on his own without being constantly reminded. I can always talk to Ms. Jessica about any issue; she is on top at all times and tracks their progress in a precise way. My younger son is benefiting already from practicing with Shihan, in better control of his movements and more focused when in class. The atmosphere is wonderful in the dojo during classes; the lessons are paced in such a way that it fits the attention span and interest of the children. The values taught are key to the success of Shihan: Humility, Discipline and Respect.

One word, we are FANS of Samurai Karate Dojo!” 

We pick up from:

  • Barbara Bush
  • Briarwood
  • Ashford
  • Outley
  • Shadowbriar
  • Frostwood
  • Memorial Middle School
  • Wild Cat Way
  • Daily
  • Stratford High School
  • Wilchester
  • Askew
  • Nottingham
  • Westbriar Middle School

More schools are being added – call us and check on the schools your children attend if you don’t see them on the list!  


Students in our After School Martial Arts Training Program tend to progress more quickly due to the fact they are training everyday. If you want to see positive changes in your child, give us a call, we can help!


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12500 Oxford Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77082 

info@HoustonSamurai.com or 281-920-9300