Japanese Karate Do

Learn Karate Do & Budo, “The way of the Samurai”, in the authentic Japanese manner.

For many practitioners, Karate is a deeply philosophical practice. Karate teaches ethical principles and can have spiritual significance to its adherents.

Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands (karate chop). Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles.

Today karate is practiced for self-perfection, for cultural reasons, for self-defense and as a sport.

Baltimore Martial Art has offered Martial Arts Columbia Md, Ellicott City and Catonsville since 1995. The Baltimore Judo Club, which is now part of Baltimore Martial Arts. was originally founded in 1950. No other institution in Maryland has the history, the depth of staff and the multitude of martial arts programs than Baltimore Martial Arts.

Baltimore Martial Arts consolidated its two locations in Ellicott City and Catonsville to one super large 7500 square foot facility in Catonsville, MD. Even though most of our clientele come from Ellicott City and Catonsville, We have numerous clientele from Martial Arts Columbia Md and other surrounding areas. We are conveniently located on Route 40 Baltimore National Pike, 1 1/2 miles west of 695 Baltimore Beltway.

ALERT: Shihan Jim Thomas and his Karate Program will no longer be offered at Baltimore Martial Arts after December 7th, 2014.