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Pinellas Park Martial Arts

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

5 Secret Benefits of Martial Arts That’ll Change Your Life

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Bet you thought our Pinellas Park Martial Arts school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... the truth is, it's so much more!

As you get physically fit, you’ll also experience some changes you wouldn’t have even thought about. Especially our younger students. They are totally amazed by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

Below are a handful of those life-changing things people walk away with. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you can add to this list, as well!

#1Skyrocketing Self-Confidence

Something amazing happens when you start to move your body and add physical fitness into your life...it creates an anchor. An anchor for more happiness, a feeling of accomplishment, and a really big boost in confidence! You’ll have passionate instructors and classmates right beside you and ready to support you as you strive to bust through your martial arts and fitness goals.

As you progress through class, you’ll realize how amazing and capable you already are. Realizing that makes you feel more confident and sure of your ability to handle whatever other challenges life throws your way.

Both kids and adults experience this and it’s one of the greatest things to see as a teacher. Shy and quiet students blossom into dynamic leaders in the classroom, while adults tackle everyday tasks with increased energy and a "can do" attitude.

#2Laser Like Focus

Martial Arts is so much fun! You’ll learn all sorts of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even super-secret cardio drills. But... when you learn something new, you have to pay attention to the instructor, then perform what they taught you.

The really cool thing is that this laser like focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life. It’s one of the most amazing side effects of martial arts — many call it getting in the zone, unleashing your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure — you’ll learn how to listen and concentrate so you can perform tasks you once thought impossible.

#3Your Kind of Fitness

No matter what your starting level is, each one of our students improves from the state they were in when they took their first class. From total beginner to elite athletes and everything in between, we strive to make sure each class is loaded with fun and challenging exercises that work your entire body.

You’ll be so determined on performing techniques that some of the world’s top performing martial artists do, and having so much fun, that before you know it, the class is over, and not only did you learn powerful martial arts...

... but you also got a great workout. Being physically fit boosts energy, inner and outer strength, and self-esteem, as well.

#4We Are Family

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 who tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in our classes! We provide a safe, positive, enriching environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

Everyone is helpful and encouraging. Both kids and adults become friends with other members, which then makes our martial arts family tight-knit and strong.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, motivation and success. It's something really cool to be a part of.

#5Loads of Fun

Working out and having fun… say what? Yup, our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a happy and successful life too. We work hard, but we also play hard.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? That’s it. Our classes focus on your wholeness, which includes your physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here… and so are high fives and fist bumps.

Have you been wishing to learn Martial Arts, Taekwondo or Karate? Join our Pinellas Park Adult Martial Arts Classes: a unique combination of modern-style self-defense mixed with traditional training. Here, you will experience self-defense, combat techniques, exercise, sport, and even inner-growth and meditation.

Our classes are taught to adults of all ages in the Pinellas Park area as well as nearby surrounding areas. Our instructors are some of the best you'll ever find, having committed their lives to not only becoming great martial artists... but great teachers.

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We mix a perfect blend of fun activities and games in all our kids martial art classes to keep kids' attention. But at the same time, we go beyond the traditional martial arts techniques to impart discipline and a deeper sense of respect to our students. As a result, kids become better-behaved everywhere they go and perform better in school. That's why parents are crazy about our classes too, not just their kids.

Kids of all ages love these martial art classes...they enjoy the fun activities and games while improving and learning new martial art techniques.

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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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Bushido Martial Arts Academy is a family oriented, traditional Okinawan karate school with personal safety and achievement based learning at the core of our curriculum.

We are well established and have over 40 years of teaching experience. As we continue to serve families in Pinellas County, our vow is to continue in the traditions and excellence taught to us by our predecessors. 

Bushido Martial Arts Academy has structured classes in a positive, safe, family-friendly environment. Our mission is to motivate you to set high goals for yourself, and to find the discipline and determination to fulfill those goals. Whether you’re interested in getting fit, learning self-defense or competing in tournaments, we are here to help you do that.

We hope that our mission will become your mission as Bushido Martial Arts Academy is a means to finding yourself and your full potential, who you really are and what you really want, while enjoying inner peace and a lifetime of happiness.

We will help you and your family focus on self-defense, fitness, and becoming a better person through hard work and determination. Teaching both kids and adults effective self-defense techniques like epic kicks, powerful punches and strategic strikes; learning and practicing self-control, discipline and respect, while becoming physically and mentally strong, fit and healthy are some of our top priorities. 

And the best part about our classes is that they are all incredibly FUN and EXCITING! Laughing, smiling and cheering each other on happen all the time and it’s hugely inspiring for both the students and the instructors!  

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It’s About You, Family & Friends. We have many families from all walks of life that train here. Everyone is welcome and it doesn’t matter what age, shape, size or fitness level you are. We accept who you are and where you are at the moment – especially beginners - and encourage personal growth… whatever that means to you. Our focus is on your individual success.

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All the above will teach your child how to be BULLY-PROOF, how to spot sticky situations so they can walk away before things get bad, yet know how to defend themselves if they need to. They will never have to worry about being bullied in school…or anywhere. What great peace of mine for both you and them.

Have you checked out the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now? These specials won’t last long and classes fill up fast. Reserve your spot today so you can take advantage of this awesome 100% RISK-FREE deal!

Come see what we’re all about and take advantage of the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit! We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small. 

Owner & Instructor

Kyoshi Hall holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in the art of Matsumura Seito Shorin-Ryu Karate, a 4th Degree in Kobudo Weapons, and a 3rd Degree in Tae Kwon Do.

Master Hall, founder and Master Instructor at Bushido Martial Arts Academy, began his life long quest for excellence in the Martial Arts at 10 years old. By the time he was 19, he had the amazing opportunity of becoming the Sensei and owner/operator of his first dojo named Clearwater Karate.

In his early years, he dedicated every waking moment to training, traveling, and competing. Always seeking to raise himself to the next level, he started to seek out greater knowledge and skills to become a more versatile Martial Artist, which led him to Master Phillip Koeppel, who is one of the pioneers of Karate in the United States.

After years of intense training and guidance, Kyoshi Hall became the 12th person in the world to ever be awarded the large Double-Bladed Axe under Hanshi Koeppel.

As his skills started to expand, his talent and reputation grew. Just as quickly, the size and strength of his student population increased. At that time, he soon realized his true passion and talent were teaching and training others. Instead of traveling as much as he was, he started to turn his attention to his dojo and staff to build an elite traditional martial arts school.

Almost instantly, with the new intensity of his training and true passion for teaching, students were enjoying the unbelievable benefits of the new formats and heavily trained with greater spirit than before, while gaining a much deeper level of personal growth and expertise.

Manager & Instructor

Sensei Chris Breward was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. Being drawn to the growing area of Pinellas County and having been affiliated with the martial arts for over 20 years, he now manages and operates Bushido Martial Arts Academy.

As a young boy, Sensei Breward had an admiration for the martial arts and began his training at the age of 7 in American Free-Style Karate at Robert’s Community Center. The spark he got from the recreation center classes encouraged him to begin training later at Rick Hall’s Bushido Karate Academy in October of 1995.

As his passion grew deeper, the traditional art of Shorin-Ryu Karate taught him the confidence and physical protection he desired, thus achieving his 1st degree black belt in May of 2002.

Sensei Breward went on to become an instructor for Bushido Karate Academy in February of 2003. He began attending seminars for teaching and business focus, while maintaining his personal training and study as a student. He expressed high interest in tournaments and began competing later that year. In December of 2003, he achieved his 2nd degree black belt in both Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo (weapons).

After a few years of teaching, Sensei Breward was awarded the “Most Inspiring Instructor of the Year” award by Educational Funding Company in 2005. Years of competing in the United Stated Karate-Do Kai tournaments lead Sensei Breward to become the USKK Grand International Champion in both Kumite (Fighting) and Kobudo (Weapons) for the 2004-2005 term. 

He then decided to become a life-time member of Master Phillip Koeppel’s USKK organization in June of 2005. Master Koeppel is the owner and founder of the USKK and is currently a 10th degree black belt in the Shorin-Ryu system.

Around 2005, Sensei Breward quickly became the Chief Instructor and Program Director of Bushido Academy. 

It was only a year later in 2006 when he became the manager of the dojo. He managed and operated the karate school of over 200 active karate students while maintaining his college education at St. Petersburg College. He also participated in USF Tampa’s Air Force ROTC program. In late 2006, he graduated SPC with an associate’s degree.

In April of 2006, Sensei Breward tested for his 3rd Degree Black Belt and joined the Pinellas County Speaker’s Bureau to educate and influence the community about the benefits of martial-arts training and the character development that follows it.

After achieving the rank of 4th Degree black belt in December of 2011 and his 3rd degree in Kobudo, Sensei Breward made his move officially to the Wesley Chapel area to finish his education and pursue a future opportunity of opening his own dojo.  

In 2014, Sensei Breward founded Breward’s Kaizen Karate Academy and started his journey to the dedication of teaching kids, teens, and adults the traditional arts. 

Finally, in February of 2015, he decided to merge Kaizen Karate’s and Bushido Academy’s students so that he could return to his favored home dojo. 

Sensei Breward achieved his 5th degree black belt in November of 2016. With over 15 years of occupational and teaching experience at Bushido Academy, we are glad to have him back!

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