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Welcome to Karate America and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center in Appleton, WI

Karate America CommercialOver the past two decades, Karate America, the largest martial arts academy system in the State of Wisconsin, has made the commitment to make a difference in our students' lives. Our instructors are personally selected, not only for their martial arts skill, but also for their ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding to students of all ages. As a result of attending many seminars, world conferences and tournaments across the nation, it is no surprise that Karate America instructors are ranked among the finest in the world!

Karate America realizes that each student possesses different physical abilities. Size, flexibility, coordination, and strength vary with each individual, so once you have acquired a strong foundation in the basics, our program will enhance your personal physical capabilities and maximize your self defense skills.

Located within the Karate America Appleton academy is Wisconsin's first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center. At a very young age, Helio Gracie learned traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques from his older brother, Carlos. In the late 1920s, he began to modify these techniques to accommodate his frail physique with the objective of developing a system that would enable him to defend himself against larger opponents. After years of refinement, he proved his art's effectiveness by routinely defeating larger and stronger opponents, some of whom outweighed him by as much as 100 pounds. As a result, Helio's techniques quickly became the new expression of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and set the stage for a worldwide revolution in martial arts.

The terms Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are used interchangeably by the world. The Gracie Academy has established Certified Training Centers (CTCs) globally that are dedicated to preserving Grand Master Helio's vision and philosophy. These martial arts schools have the Gracie Triangle trademark on their storefront and are listed on the Academy website.

Our team is committed to providing quality martial arts instruction to each and every student! Learning is the key to all our work. Our teaching is done as if we were working with our own family.

Call us today at 920-830-2233 to set up your first lesson and begin to experience the benefits Karate America and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has to offer you and your family.