Welcome!

Black Dragon Karate & Self Defense would like to welcome you to our wonderful studio.

Our training facility has allowed us to become a premier martial arts school, that has instilled a full time training schedule designed to train our students to become great Black Belts in our school and carry the black belt principles in their daily lives.

Black Dragon Karate & Self Defense prides itself in being fair and giving our students the best logical and quality training at the best economical prices. We have kept our prices very low for many years now, and find that we are the best priced martial arts school in the area.

I look forward to having you become a part of the Black Dragon Karate & Self Defense family!

Professor Bill Nieves
Owner/Master Instructor

KARATE CREED

I come to you with only Karate – empty hands, I have no weapons; but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor; should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons – “Karate, my empty hands”.

By Ed Parker, Grandmaster American Kenpo Karate

The Meaning of the Karate Creed

“I come to you with only Karate, empty hands, I have no weapons…”

I am a humble, peaceful person. I mean neither you nor anyone any harm, through either my thoughts or my actions. My long hours of karate training have taught me this.

But should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor …”

But, if I’m forced, because I have exhausted all other alternatives to defend myself, my country, my family, and other honorable things (not due to spite, hatred, angry feelings, getting even, etc.).

“Should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong…”

I will use only my karate in defense of life, not to cause death. I will use my karate for only the right reasons, not for wrong ones.

“Then here are my weapons, Karate, My Empty Hands…”

Then, if I must, I am prepared to fight with the weapons I have with me at all times, my empty hands, and even though I have been forced, I will use just enough force to stop the attacker and will not abuse the power that I possess – My Empty Hands.

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