Master Black’s Karate Fit USA


At Master Black’s Karate Fit USA you will find a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning the martial arts, making new friends that will help keep you on your path of coordinating body, mind, and spirit.


Master Black’s Karate Fit USA was founded because of the public’s overwhelming interest in the Martial Arts in Monroe, NC. At Master Black’s Karate Fit USA our instructors teach many valuable techniques in a combination of styles: Rykyu Kempo (pressure-points self defense), Small Circle Jiujitsu (finger and join locks), Modern Arnis (Filipino weapons), Tang SooDo (Korean karate), Tae Kwon Do (Korean sport karate), and Cardio Kickboxing and Circuit Training.



“My daughter, Abi is very excited to be learning martial arts. They really know how to motivate young minds.”
-Marina Villarreal

“I started at Master Black’s Karate in the summer of 2003 at 10 years old. I was HOOKED instantly! I loved attending classes where I felt included and important. I could learn at my own pace and I learned to set my own goals with the guidance of strong leaders around me. I received individualized attention and learned various skills that I can honestly say is the #1 reason I have succeed in so many areas of my life (other sports such as tennis, track, college cheerleading and most importantly, in school, in relationships, and my self-worth) For 8 years of my life the instructors and my fellow peers at MBMA took the time and energy to invest in me. The training I received like so many others help to make healthy, happy, and successful leaders and members of the community!”
– Cassie Lynn

“My Family and I have been members here since 2013, It’s a fun, family-oriented place to learn Martial Arts, not to mention getting and/or staying in shape. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and caring.

Having tried the fad gyms & workouts with little or no results, This was a last resort for me personally-Since attending Master Black’s Karate classes, and fitness classes, I’ve lost over 20 lbs, and I’ve regained confidence and energy that I haven’t had in years. We plan on being members for a long time to come.”
– Jon McNiece

“My son loves coming to class, I’ve never seen him more focused in his life. He pays such close attention to Sensei.”
– Bethiie Cornwell




Kristen Updike-Black
Kristen Updike-BlackChief Instructor
Children’s Program Director
Master Black
Master BlackInstructor
Master Instructor

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