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Signing up for a class at Karate America is like taking the first steps in a long, fruitful journey. The instructors—who have more black belts than even the most fashionable country music stars—start teaching students as young as 4 years old in the Little Ninjas program. Up next is the Junior Basic class, where kids begin to master essential skills like discipline and focus. The most committed students can join the black-belt team and then move on to the masters team upon earning their belts. To accommodate everyone who wants to learn self-defense techniques, the instructors also teach adult classes.