Martial arts training developed for self-discipline, self-defense and self-empowerment!
Martial Arts tailored to teach life and safety skills to kids starting at 5 years of age.
Karate classes for kids building responsibility, accomplishments and discipline that helps them in everything they do.
Martial Arts classes for adults, run by adults! Traditional Martial Art Values in a Modern Setting.
We know that the values and life skills taught through the Martial Arts can create remarkable improvements in school, careers, relationships and every day activities. We are driven to help people achieve higher levels of self-discipline, personal empowerment and a positive attitude towards everything that you influence.
At Durham Modern Martial Arts we provide expert training in martial arts, personal protection and fitness. Our professional instructors take the time to create a tailored environment to give you the right experiences in the martial arts, regardless of your age or experience. We take the time to ensure that each student reaches their own unique goals.
Private lessons focus exclusively on your personal needs. We begin with understanding what you would like to learn and experience in your lesson. We then create plan that focuses on your desired areas of interest. We then train through a series of performance drills and technique isolations; answering questions and exploring new interest throughout our session.MORE INFO
Our Kenpo Karate program is an energetic and practical martial art and skill development program for children between the ages of 8 and 15. Built around the three areas of the martial art: discipline, protection, and empowerment; our Kenpo program helps children understand their own concerns while addressing the goals desired by parents.MORE INFO
Kenpo Dragons is our martial arts program for children between the ages of 5 and 7. This tailored Karate program teaches student’s the martial arts with a focus on modern day life and safety skills. On top of some great exercise, fun martial skills students are introduced to a unique theme each month. These themes are about building confident, well-manner, and hard-working children.MORE INFO
Everyone comes to Durham Modern Martial Arts for different reasons. Some people want to improve their fitness while others want to be more empowered in their daily activities. Some join us to learn self-defense while others train to build their confidence. Our adult martial art programs are benefit oriented and driven by your personal goals.MORE INFO
We call it Black Belt Excellence – a series of topics that explore the underlying themes of the martial arts. Each month at Durham Modern Martial Arts students explore ideas such as self-confidence, teamwork, goal setting, respect and attitude in our classes. Our goal is to help students understand the philosophy of the martial arts […]MORE INFO
At Durham Modern Martial Arts we teach the full martial art system developed by Edmund K. Parker. Mr. Parker was instrumental in the martial art scene during the 20th century and helped bring the Martial Arts to the mainstream. He is responsible for introducing Bruce Lee to the world, helping others establish their martial art […]MORE INFO
At Durham Modern Martial Arts a belt represents a series of accomplishments a student has achieved during the practice of our art. It is a measurement of goals, lessons and expectations that each student has learned, experienced and demonstrated with confidence on and off the training floor. Each belt is earned for those accomplishments; they […]MORE INFO
Starting in January I wanted to start presenting some great books that bridge ideas between the Martial Arts and Everyday life. The first set of books are on the subject of FEAR, FLOW, and ATTITUDE. Our second set of books are volumes that I have read over and over again throughout the years; gleaming new […]MORE INFO
“Bryan is an excellent martial artist and an amazing teacher. He has such a wide variety of experience and wisdom that I learn something new every time I train with him. He also has a way of explaining concepts that makes them easy to understand and apply.” (Vivek, Martial Arts Instructor) Bryan Zarnett is a […]MORE INFO
We where very fortunate to help support Daniel Dee’s and Aleem Mohammed fundraising event called Men Against Violence. This fundraiser was built to support Dr. Roz’s Healing Place and the SAFE Initiative. The SAFE Initiative is a series of services provided to women who feel threatened for their or their families well-being. • Safety support for […]MORE INFO
We always think its great when someone in our martial arts family puts on great events for the community. Check out what Mom’s cafe is doing… We can not wait until our Everything Spring Show! Be sure to mark your calendars! We will be there all day, so drop by when it is convenient […]MORE INFO
Facebook is one of the tools we use to communicate with our students, our martial art families and our fans. Every week we post on topics ranging from self-defence tips, martial art quotes, martial art history, events in our school and even weather warnings. It’s just another small tool in our Durham Modern Martial Arts […]MORE INFO
Elise Solé, Senior Writer for Yahoo Parenting recently wrote that “Yes, it’s self-defense, which makes some parents nervous, however, art forms such as karate, wrestling, and kung fu teach discipline and physical coordination. What’s more, such classes help kids with attention deficit disorder (ADD) concentrate better at school and even prevent bullying. One dissertation research paperwritten at Arizona […]MORE INFO
Be a good Bad-guy Our Tuesday night 8 to 10 year old Kenpo Karate class where the first to be awarded our Be a Good Bad-guy certificates at the end class today. These certificates are awarded to students when the demonstrate skill and consideration regarding respectful training, feigning responses to attacks, working well with partners […]MORE INFO