For students who want a little more...
Competition Performance ....and an edge

Although we don’t require students to compete in tournaments for advancement, for those that are interested, we offer a special team just for our competition -TEAM ROGUE.

These exceptional students learn a variety of extra skills: Martial Arts performance choreography, stunt-fighting, musical demonstration, and weaponry…..and above all – TEAMWORK

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Our Martial Arts Lessons for Kids in Columbia Have Parents Raving About the Results!

Students are nominated by our staff to join Team ROGUE based upon class performance, skill, high energy, and a solid work ethic. Participation on the team is a commitment and students learn the value of teamwork under pressure. Team Rogue is a role-model team, where respect, school grades, being helpful at home and high class attendance are all selection criteria.

We use the demonstration team as a means of getting the highest effort from our children students. For those looking to join the team….they know that they truly need to put in maximum effort to be considered for team selection.

Rifkin Professional Karate Center
Will Bring Out the Best in Your Child!

We believe that EVERY child is special, and the EVERY child can succeed….with proper guidance and encouragement!

Students can enhance their training experience with TEAM ROGUE.In this program students expand in the skills that they are learning in regular martial arts class, by learning to take a leadership role in our school.Students explore and develop their aptitude for performing under pressure and in public, being a valued team member, and learning important leadership skills.
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FAQ

Most frequent asked questions and answers

The great thing about our program is that the earlier you get started, the better your long-term results!

We have children in our programs that started as early as 5 years old, but since children develop at different rates, the best (and really, ONLY) way to see if your child is ready for our program is to take advantage of one of our WEB SPECIALS and try it for yourself!

The great thing about our program is that the earlier you get started, the better your long-term results!

We have children in our programs that started as early as 3- or 4- years old, but since children develop at different rates, the best (and really, ONLY) way to see if your child is ready for our program is to take advantage of one of our WEB SPECIALS and try it for yourself!

No. In fact, quite the opposite!

Children are exposed to HUGE amounts of simulated and real violence on video games, television, movies, the internet and other media outlets.

But in our unique program, we teach students real, practical, effective violent conflict resolution techniques and tactics that can defuse the situation before it escalates to violence. We also teach escape techniques and tactics that even “smaller” people can use to move to safety if approached by a potentially dangerous situation.

Should your child be confronted with an aggressive situation that can’t be resolved peacefully or escaped from, he or she will also then possess the basic martial arts skills to defend themselves.

There are so many!

Martial arts students benefit from increased physical fitness and mental focus.

The focus on self-discipline, respect, self-confidence, and perseverance in the face of setbacks builds character in students young and old. Our students also join a community of people who share an interest in martial arts, improving their own way of life, and making a positive contribution in the community.

We know how busy your life is as a parent, so our program is designed so that students can make exciting progress by attending classes an average of two to three times a week.

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

Really, the only way to know if our program is a good fit for you and 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 for yourself how the program will benefit you or your child.

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 of the football team can have a wonderful experience in our program, and become stronger, fitter, and more flexible.

Rifkin Professional Karate Center reviews

A Shively-Gott
A Shively-Gott
2021-01-01
Hands down, the staff is amazing! I've seen a noticeable (positive) difference in my child's self esteem since he's been enrolled at Rifkin Karate & he feels like he really belongs. I cannot thank Mr.Rifkin & his staff enough for having such a positive influence on him! I only wish I'd enrolled him sooner.
Miles Schroeder
Miles Schroeder
2020-10-31
Amazing place to train and learn to defend yourself in actual world like situations. Also a great way to work out. Highly recommended.
Nalinda Wasala
Nalinda Wasala
2020-08-27
If you are in Columbia, MO area or closer and looking for martial arts for your kids (or yourself), you are looking at the very best & absolutely right place. The program is very high in quality. Master Rifkin delivers what he promises. He is very professional, fully committed and a good role model for the kids. Expectations are high and your kid will learn to work towards reaching a goal, be resilient and persistent. My son has been here for more than 2 years and loves it. I have been in the studio for pretty much every class (prior to COVID-19) and have seen the training and instructions, simply amazing. Once you are there, you’ll know the difference.
Brandie Jordan
Brandie Jordan
2020-08-03
My twins have been seeing Master Rifkin for about 9 months now and the amount of confidence I have seen in them is staggering. If you're looking to add to your child's confidence and self defense at the same time, I HIGHLY recommend RPKC for this. Well worth it. My twins love going to karate every week.
Chris Eidson
Chris Eidson
2020-06-05
Very professional while still being a very caring staff. Rifkin is an excellent instructor and our 11 year old daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her time here.
Jason Oliver
Jason Oliver
2020-06-04
I dont often give 5 stars but this facility and its staff are truly there for the students always. Yes it's pricey compared to some others but the respect and results speak volumes about the owner and his ways, making the cost more than affordable.
Amy Pescaglia
Amy Pescaglia
2020-06-01
My son is getting great instruction at Rifkin Karate Center. Once the COVID crisis hit, I wasn’t sure what would happen. Master Rifkin quickly put all classes online for easy to access, while the studio formulated a plan for return. I am so impressed with what they are doing. Online or in person classes so we each have options or backup plans. Temp checks, masks and hand sanitizer are used and a limited number of people are allowing in the building at a time. I feel that he is looking out to keep everyone safe and engaged at the same time.
Jeff Markowski
Jeff Markowski
2020-04-17
During the COVID-19 stay at home order, our son is using the virtual, private lessons and they are beneficial both physically and emotionally. These lessons help him stay in shape, in practice and mentally connected to the discipline. They are helping him stay on track, and motivate him to practice every day. I highly recommend these virtual lessons.
Shawn Mccoy
Shawn Mccoy
2020-04-16
Master Rifkin has been teaching my son for over two years now and this review is long overdue. I wouldn't consider taking him anywhere else. The growth I have seen has been amazing to watch and I attribute it to the skill that Master Rifkin has as an instructor. It is of utmost importance to him that his students get the best possible teaching that can be delivered to them, and it shows in his students. Lately, with the social distancing, he has gone to private lessons via zoom and my son has loved it. It has been the highlight of his week and allows for 1 on 1 instruction time ,maintaining the quality that is so important to Master Rifkin. I highly recommend the virtual training that he is offering right now

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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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