Students and enthusiasts of Kenpo have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles.  Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight loss aspects of training.  Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives.  While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.  Whatever you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, Downham’s Universal Karate Academy offers a number of programs that will fit your development needs and your busy schedule as well.


Little Dragons – 4 to 7 years old

Focuses on improving basic motor and listening skills.  We work on basic defense and coordination skills.  This class is a high energy work out that improves attention span and self-control.  School teachers love this program!

Juniors – 7 to 12 years old

Wow!  What an exciting karate program for young people!  We focus on physical skills as well as emotion and mental well-being.  this is a comprehensive program culminating with the attainment of a Junior Black Belt.

Teens – 13 to 19 years old

Prepares teens for the challenges they will encounter as they grow into adults.  This group has a positive social aspect as well.


For adults of all ages.  Optimize physical fitness and coordination while sharpening mental focus and perseverance.  This program teaches basic skills through advanced black belt degrees.


This program is specially designed to meet the needs of adults needing the skills to be used in their daily work.  Far above and beyond the normal training one might receive.

Special Needs

We have instructors trained in working with the disabled, autistic (high functioning), etc.  Please call us to discuss the special needs of your child.

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