190 Commerce Dr., Suite 100, Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 737-2809

Warwick Martial Arts

Begin the adventure of self-discovery, empowerment,
and unlimited potential while getting in great shape!

The 5 Reasons Our Martial Arts Classes Are
So Life-Changing, For Both Kids & Adults.

Welcome to the family!

Our Warwick Martial Arts school may seem like just another place to get fit and learn self-defense... but really, it’s so much more. When you train with us, you’ll really feel like you fit in, no matter what your age, background or fitness level is. You’ll also learn powerful adult martial arts, discover ways to keep your children safe, and learn secret tips to staying in amazing shape that only elite martial artists knew about before.

You’ll get into the best shape of your life, learn super cool self-defense moves, and experience changes in yourself that transform the lives of our new students. Sure you’ll get stronger and more toned, but the subtle changes in our students' minds are what amaze us the most.

We’ll help you get whole body fit, but below are a few of the more subtle changes our students experience in our classes, as well.

#1Tons of Confidence

Martial arts is tough. Whether it’s strictly to get fitter or you’re in it to win it and become one of the world’s leaders in martial arts, trying something new is challenging both physically and mentally.

But...as you push yourself and listen to your instructors as they cheer you on you will get a HUGE surge of confidence! You’ll also get in amazing shape which brings better body confidence right along with it.

You’ll be able to pat yourself on the back with pride as you achieve things you once thought impossible. Even if that means completing one single push up, perfecting a difficult new technique, or even watching your kids progress through their training.

#2Full On Focus

Focus your mind grasshopper. As you concentrate on listening to your instructor, then perform what they taught you, you’ll improve your ability to focus and absolutely smash your martial arts and fitness goals.

The cool thing is that this laser like focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life too.

Studies have shown that just 30 minutes of physical fitness improves focus, heightens problem solving ability, and even boosts memory in both kids and adults.

#3Ready…Set…Let’s Get Physical

Our classes are an absolute BLAST and are based on functional fitness. We use positive motivation and high fives – never any type of military style yelling or doing the same thing over and over again. There is nothing boring about our classes.

This means that every one of our classes is loaded with challenging, fun exercises designed to enhance your self-defense skills. Dynamic striking, high intensity intervals of cardio training, and movements that mimic how the human body should move are our focus. 

Don’t worry if you think you won’t be able to keep up… you will. We work with all levels from total beginner to pro athlete. And you know what...they all sweat the same at the end of our workouts!

#4Feeling Like You Belong Here

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults easily make a lot of friends here and, as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fulfillment after every class is more than you can imagine.

#5More Fun Than You Can Imagine

Working out and having fun? You bet! Our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a successful life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever (and smile more) in every way - including your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are cheers and TONS of support.

We believe fitness classes should offer more than just toning muscle, burning fat and boosting energy. That's why our Warwick kickboxing classes are extra-packed with a mix of fun, action and passionate instructors. Our caring instructors will guide you through professional workouts with real-life kickboxing techniques to develop unshakable confidence and a slimmer, stronger you.

Work with authentic kickboxing equipment, learn new athletic drills and burn fat fast as you make friends. It's risk free to join with our amazing web special. Just click now to get started.

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You don't have to be a Martial Arts superstar to do Fitness Kickboxing! It's the perfect way to learn some basic self-defense moves, in a non-intimidating environment, while getting an amazing workout!

As you melt away the pounds you'll gain self-confidence, boost your metabolism, and meet new friends. Dynamic body weight exercises will not only help you tone up from head to toe, but, they'll also help you avoid injury from every day activities by strengthening your core.

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Our Krav Maga classes are developed from the mid-1930s Jewish / Israeli history. In those years, anti-Semitic thugs dominated Bratislava and terrorized Jewish citizens. But a man named Imi Sde-Or, also Jewish, became their champion by defending them on the streets.

Imi Sde-Or, in his many street fights, realized that boxing and wrestling had no place in the "real world". He was an Olympic contender in both, so no one knew boxing and wrestling better than he did. He took his experience on the street, combined it with what he already knew, and developed Krav Maga; a unique type of self-defense that utilizes natural instincts for self-protection. Get fit and develop self-defense by joining our Warwick Krav Maga classes.

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Little ones (and their parents) love Warwick Kids Martial Arts Classes! A fun mix of martial arts techniques is combined with lessons on discipline, learning a deeper sense of respect, and building fit habits to take your children well into adulthood.

Each FUN class will bring your kids closer to new fit friends, teach them epic life-saving punching and kicking drills, and boost confidence for better performance in school!

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So school's out and you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Summer Camp. Every day your child will learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends...

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

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Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show! Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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Don Rodrigues Karate Academy is known for being “home of the champions” and believes that "families that kick together… stick together." We are committed to helping you increase your focus, discipline and physical fitness via martial arts. You bring the goals list and we’ll handle the details!

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You’ll LOVE Our Variety of Family-Friendly Classes! Karate, Kickboxing and Krav Maga – yes, we have it all! We can hold adult and kids classes simultaneously or kickboxing classes at the same time as karate classes. That way your entire family can have quality time together, play and have fun and learn some really cool things all at the same time.

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In addition to teaching traditional, practical Kenpo, we also teach an extreme, more modern style. So if you’re totally new to martial arts or at an intermediate or advanced level, we have the PERFECT class for you! One that will fit your needs and accomplish your goals.

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Regardless of your age, skill or fitness level, you’ll become stronger, get in the BEST SHAPE of your life and be more confident with every epic kick, powerful punch and great grappling move.

Martial arts is one of the best ways to discover hidden gifts and qualities about yourself and others and become more aware of your surroundings. The benefits are truly amazing and with our team of highly skilled and trusted instructors, training with us is an incredible VALUE in so many ways.

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Have you been talking about doing something different with your life? Wanting to learn martial arts, self-defense or get fit? Maybe meet some awesome people and make new friends? It’s time to REFRESH your workout routine – and your life - with feel-good martial arts.

Meet the Instructors

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Grand Master Don Rodrigues began his Martial Arts training in 1967 under the late Grand Master Nick Cerio. He has also studied and has been certified under the late Grand Master Ed Parker and by Grand Master George Pesare.

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He is the founder and President of the Don Rodrigues Karate Academy and the Oki-Ryu Kenpo system (since 1982) and currently holds the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt. Mr. Rodrigues was President of WAKO-USA (1991-2015), President of the Board of Directors of American Kenpo International and the Vice President of KRANE Ratings Inc. (New England’s premier Sport Karate ratings service).

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He is the publisher / author of “Finding the Funds” (marketing package), co-publisher of KRANE Ratings International magazine and was featured on the 1st edition of Action Martial Arts trading cards. Mr. Rodrigues has appeared in many magazines, national and international, including the cover of several National Martial Art publications.

Mr. Rodrigues enjoys teaching, coaching and promoting and is top-notch in all three categories! As an instructor, he has taught many World Champions and helped over 200 people reach their goal of Black Belt. His school is one of the best - and one of the largest - on the East Coast.

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As a coach, Mr. Rodrigues is noted as the best in the world. He has been coaching the best sport Karate team in the world, Team Paul Mitchell, for over 29 years. He is also the coach of the WAKO-USA 1991-2015. He has trained and coached over 200 competitors to over 300 world titles since 1985.

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In 2001, he was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine’s Hall of Fame as “Coach of the Year”.

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In 1997, he was awarded “Coach of the Year” by KRANE International and in 1995 by Inside Kung Fu Magazine’s Hall of Fame award. He has coached Team Paul Mitchell and the WAKO-USA Team all over the World.

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In 1998, he coached the US Sanshou Kickboxing Team in Beijing, China.

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As a promoter, he started promoting the Ocean State Grand Nationals 37 years ago and it has grown to one of the top 10 tournaments in North America. He also co-promoted the 9th WAKO World Championships in Atlantic City, NJ in 1993 and several nationally televised kickboxing events.

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He was the promotional director for the World Cup of Martial Arts, held in 1995 at Foxwoods Casino. From 1995 to present, Mr. Rodrigues has helped raise over $250,000 for Chuck Norris’ Kick Drugs Out of America / Kickstart program.

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In 2010, he co-produced the Action Martial Arts film “Champions of the Deep.” Mr. Rodrigues used many of Sport Karate’s Best in the film such as Caitlin Dechelle, Tyler Weaver, Dayna Huor and Dante Rodrigues.

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In 2011, Mr. Rodrigues was named to the Board of Directors for the International Kenpo Council of Grand Masters.

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Also in 2011, he became the International Coordinator of the World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts (WCMMA).

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With these and many other accomplishments, in 1999 Inside Kung Fu Magazine included Mr. Rodrigues as one of the great 100 people that made an impact on the Martial Arts in the 20th century!

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Grandmaster Rodrigues has been inducted into more than 30 Hall of Fames throughout his career.

Grandmaster Rodrigues, along with his student Shihan Alan D'Allassandro, developed the American Open Sword System, which they currently have more than 50 certified Black Belts in the AOSS.

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Grand Master Christine Bannon - Rodrigues is a 9th Degree Black Belt and the co-owner of the Don Rodrigues Karate Academy. She began her training in 1980 and is an instructor in Kenpo Karate, Kickboxing, Wushu and Krav Maga.

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Shihan Chris is said to be the best all-around female Sport Karate Competitor in the sport's history. She is a 9x WAKO world champion in forms, weapons and fighting, and holds a world record by being the only person to win a gold medal in all 3 categories at one world championship… and she did it twice!

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After retiring from competition, she was sought after to stunt double for some major film stars such as Hillary Swank (The Next Karate Kid movie) and Alicia Silverstone (Batman and Robin), just to mention a few. Shihan Chris has appeared on the cover of over 50 Martial Art magazines and has been inducted into dozens of Hall of Fames, including Black Belt Magazine and Inside Kung Fu Magazine's Hall of Fames!

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Shihan Chris has been hired by schools, tournaments and special events around the world to teach her skills that have made her a multi world champion. She also teaches many self-defense classes for women.

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Since the early 90s, Shihan Christine has been a product designer, spokesperson and model for Macho Martial Arts - a Martial Arts company that sells fighting equipment and uniforms to schools all over the world, based in Sebastian, Florida. She is also the Coach of Team Macho.

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Although she still enjoys doing stunt work from time to time and traveling around the world teaching seminars, performing or coaching her team, her main focus is teaching at Don Rodrigues Karate and trying to help all her students reach their goals and become the best that they can be.

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