Authentic Martial Arts

Traditional karate allows one to learn the higher virtues of respect, compassion, gratitude, and honor. Authentic karate-do is a path by which one humbly learns their weaknesses, and by these virtues turn the weaknesses into strengths.

Director "Hanshi" Bill Woodard 8th Degree Black Belt

Director “Hanshi” Bill Woodard 8th Degree Black Belt

The Ocala Karate Dojo is the Area’s Leader in Authentic Martial Arts, and has been serving Marion County for over 2 decades. Teaching Authentic Karate, Kobudo (Okinawan Weapons), Iaido and Iaijutsu (Sword Arts) in the Traditional manner . The Instructors are certified, and  have trained in Japan and Okinawa.

Please, browse through our site and then come in for an exciting expirence the whole family can enjoy together.

Thank you for your visit, feel free to look around our Dojo website, and after your done stop in for an experience that will last a Lifetime.Classes are available for Men, Women, and Children. There is even a Class for Families to enjoy Together.

At the Ocala Karate Dojo you will find all classes beginning and ending with Courtesy.

With Patience as our motto and the values and morals that are associated with centuries of tradition.

Hanshi Bill Woodard will guide you through a transformation that will make you feel great about yourself with new confidence and attitude.

Our teaching success is from Encouragement and Example.


Ocala Karate Dojo Team 2017

Ocala Karate Dojo Team 2017

The Dojo offers it’s members classes in Authentic Karate (empty hand), as well as the rare art of Okinawan Ryu Kyu Kobudo (ancient weapons of Okinawa). The Chief Instructor Bill Woodard is  a Certified Representative for Japan in Karate preserving the original teaching in Motobu Ha Shito Ryu Karate Do, Okinawan Ryu Kyu Kobudo Tiara Ha, and Iaido (Soke Kozo Kuniba), and Okinawa in Ryu Kyu Kobudo Tesshinkan (Hanshi  Hidemi Tamayose)Our Karate is registered in Japan, and our Kobudo is registered in Japan and Okinawa. Everything you will expirence in your training at the Ocala Karate Dojo is completely Authentic and Documented. Passed down from instructor to student for centuries.

If you are interested in Competition, we have Authentic State, National, International, and World Champions to assist you in your training and success. You will have the opportunity to train directly with Masters from Okinawa and Japan.

The Ocala Karate Dojo of  Master Instructor Bill Woodard is one of the only Martial Arts Schools in the USA that is visited by Masters, and Grand Masters from both Japan as well as Okinawa.Our site will guide you through our facilities and our activities/training, as well as offering information about our programs and location. Stop in and feel the excitement and energy associated with Authentic Karate.

Karate Dojo Class Schedule

4:30 pm
5:30 pm
6:30 pm

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