From traditional martial arts to the more modern Kickboxing style, our dojo is the ultimate training ground for people of all fitness and skill levels.  We take our students, training, and real-world skills seriously.

With the event of mixed martial arts (MMA) becoming more mainstream, more and more people are looking to martial arts and self-defense classes as an alternative to the gym and fitness routine. At Rifkin Professional Karate Center, we have been training in and teaching martial arts long before the media hype.

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Our Martial Arts Program for Adults in Columbia will Help You Knock Out Stress and Get Fit Fast!

You will find yourself more focused and competitive in both your business life and personal life. You’ll perform better, feel stronger, and overall, be fitter. All you have to do is get started to start seeing the benefits! Stop doing the same mindless exercises at the gym and start working out with a focus.

Our adult classes train together like a team…a team with a common goal, with classes ranging from beginner to advanced, Black Belt and beyond.  Quality training is high energy training….with realistic application.  Although we take our training seriously, we make sure that you have a ton of fun while you get in fantastic shape!

Try Rifkin Professional Karate….you will NOT be disappointed.

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Get more fit, less stressed, stronger and more confident in the real world with Rifkin Professional Karate Center.

At Rifkin Professional Karate Center you’ll experience something truly special, and unique. As you take your first steps in our adult martial arts program, we understand that most of our new adult students may not be as fit, flexible or confident as they would like to be. 

Our professional team of instructors teaches each student at their own level, and at their own speed. Adults who train in our martial arts programs experience life-changing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits, in a positive, encouraging environment.

You will find yourself full of vitality and prepared for success in both your business life and personal life. You will be ready to perform at a higher level in every area of your life

All you have to do is get started to begin seeing the results! 

Master JD Rifkin


Most frequent asked questions and answers


Learning to defend yourself against a physical assault is certainly something you’ll accomplish, but we’ve discovered that the true value of martial arts is much more meaningful

The martial arts are based on essential life principles and philosophy that enrich a practitioner’s lifestyle. Training brings the discipline and willpower for students need to achieve high levels of production in every aspect of their lives.

We know how busy your life is, so our program is designed for the busy person! Students can make exciting progress by attending classes an average of twice a week.

Some students will want to attend more classes, and that’s great- we have options for that!

There are so many, but here’s a list of 10:

  • Self-defense skills
  • Improved physical fitness and health
  • Improved self-discipline
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved willpower
  • Improved mental and emotional health
  • Socialization
  • Personal growth
  • Goal setting
  • Overcoming adversity

One of the best parts of our program is that every student is treated as an individual, and will progress at their own rate.

Each student’s progress isn’t measured against other students, but rather against their own previous performance!

So even students that aren’t as physically fit as the star quarterback on the football team, can have a wonderful experience in our program, and become stronger, fitter and more flexible.

Really, the only way to know if our program is a good fit for you and/or your family is to try it for yourself!

We have some GREAT WEB SPECIALS, so you can try the program with no strings attached, and see with your own 2 eyes how the program will benefit you or your whole family. 

The great thing about our program is, everyone is treated as an individual.

We have students as young as 3 or 4 and as old as 94.

Since every person is different, the best (and really ONLY) way to see if our program is a good fit for you, is to take advantage of one of our WEB SPECIALS and try it for yourself!

I’m 100% confident you’ll have a great time!

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If you’re looking for the best Adult Martial Arts Lessons in the Columbia area, you’ve come to the right place!

You’ll accomplish all of this and more in our Rifkin Professional Karate Center adult martial arts lessons!

Rifkin Professional Karate Center

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.

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