ABQ-Karate is dedicated to bringing world-class martial arts to both kids and adults in Albuquerque metro. We take pride in having the look and feel of a state-of-the-art facility, with the kind of Albuquerque friendliness you’ve come to expect.  

Our culture is family-oriented with a focus on kids and realistic self-defense for our modern times. We train hard in Kenpo 5.0 Karate, Adult Fitness, and Balintawak. 

We use martial arts to influence our students and help develop their individual skills – not just physical skills, but also mental, emotional and social skills. We like to call them life skills for life success. Learning values such as self-confidence, disciple and integrity at a young age will help to set the stage for your child’s growth and ultimate SUCCESS in school and in all areas of their life.

We do this because we love the art and science of martial arts and we want to make a difference in our community… to lead by example.

We love beginners! Our team takes a planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the basics of martial arts, fitness, self-defense and most importantly, having FUN. If you’re a beginner, we want you to be able to relax and learn the basics with ZERO nervousness or pressure to compete.

If you’re new to martial arts and a bit nervous about starting, just know that every student – including the instructors - were once in your shoes so we understand what you’re feeling and will always support and encourage you, however you need it.

You’ll be entering high five and fist bump land when you take our classes because there’s a lot of that going on here. Whatever age or fitness level you are, we have a program you’ll LOVE and we are dedicated to helping your reach your goals! 

Students use our classes as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even as a stand-alone martial art that can take you to various tournaments.

No matter what motivated you to check us out here at ABQ-Karate, you’ll experience…

  • Tremendous focus, discipline & self-confidence
  • Better goal setting and follow through skills
  • Amazing core strength, flexibility & coordination
  • Exceptional health and fitness habits
  • Fit friends for life & a ton of fun

Check out the super-low, RISK-FREE web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so reserve your spot today!

Your child will learn how to be BULLY-PROOF, how to be more aware of other people and their surroundings and how to spot sticky situations so they can walk away before things get bad. They’ll also have the courage and confidence to defend themselves, if necessary.  

Both kids and adults can have peace of mind and feel safe knowing that you’ll learn epic kicks, powerful punches and strategic strikes to master any opponent, anywhere (even if they’re bigger than you are). What a great way to feel EMPOWERED!

At ABQ-Karate, we don’t stop until your goals are met. Why? Because your goals are our goals. We have passionate and dedicated instructors here to answer your questions, meet your needs, and push you to your limits.

We’ll actually help you push past your limits – slowly and steadily - so that you can reach your full potential. Imagine what you can be, do and have with all that inner (and outer) strength! 

All training is done without any kind of military style yelling or group shaming. We believe that positive, encouraging motivation gets the best performance from our students and that’s what you’ll see here.

Safe, Clean & Comfortable! We take great pride in making sure you have the most up-to-date, professional grade equipment, clean mats and floors and a comfortable place to change into your uniform or workout clothes. Your safety is our highest priority.

The instructors are highly qualified and love what they do. You’ll see that in every class. They stress the importance of developing a positive mental attitude and always doing your best. The instructors practice what they preach and are always learning cutting-edge strategies to share with you so that you get the most out of every class.  

Join ABQ-Karate to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit! We can’t wait to train with you and see how fast you unleash that GIANT within you. See you soon!

Meet Joe Conway
Owner at ABQ-Karate in Albuquerque, NM
4th Degree Black Kenpo 5.0

Mr. Conway has taught Kenpo for over 20 years and holds the rank of 4th Degree Black in the Kenpo 5.0 system. He received his Level 4 in Balintawak Arnis Stick Fighting System, directly tested by Grand Master Bobby Taboada. 

He also began his grappling training through Gokor Chivichyan’s Hayastan Fighting System 15 years ago and, more recently, has added training in the Gracie Combatives.

Joe is a member of the fictional cast of characters on You Tube’s hit series “Enter the Dojo.”  Joe plays the role of Todd Woodland, Master Ken’s favorite Uke.  “Enter the Dojo” is filmed on location here at ABQ-Karate.

Meet Dion Ulibarri
Instructor at ABQ-Karate in Albuquerque, NM

Mr. D hails from Holbrook Arizona, but now he calls Albuquerque home. He has been training in martial arts for over a decade and currently holds a rank of 3rd brown in Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0.

His nephew's are also training at ABQ-Karate and have participated in and won many awards.

Dion has worked with children for many years. Everything from day camps to classrooms and is dedicated to helping his students succeed, not only on the mat, but also in life. 

Meet Brian Peyton
Instructor at ABQ-Karate in Albuquerque, NM

Mr. Peyton is an Albuquerque native and has been training in martial arts spanning 9 years. He has a green belt in Chinese Kenpo and is currently 3rd brown belt in Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0.

It's a family affair with three of his children also training at ABQ-Karate and two are ranked kids black belt in JSK 5.0.

Brian works for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation for 15 years. 

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How to Get Started

Come join our Albuquerque, NM facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts Class, Kids Martial Arts Classes, and Lil Dragons Classes . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (505) 344-9866 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!