That moment you realize its Karate Day at Durham Modern Martial Arts!

Inspiring Amazing Kids to do Amazing Things!

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We Make Courage, Discipline, Confidence and Empowerment more than just Words! Our Introduction Program is the best way to experience our school and see why Durham Modern Martial Arts is the right choice for your Martial Art Studies.


Practical Personal Protection

Our student’s learn the A to Z of self-defence against the types of bad guys they will face – bullies, strangers, and every day dangers. Punching, Kicking and Stand-up Grappling are taught hand-in-hand with skills in awareness, acceptance, avoidance and problem solving.

Life Skill Development

We train in the martial art studio and practice in the “street” – taking our experiences in building courage, confidence, discipline and empowerment to everything we do – at school, work and home. Our Life Skill program is about taking the martial arts and understanding how to use it in everyday life.

Great Friends

We have a wonderful environment that fosters some great friendships. Our students establish incredible relationships that extend outside our school. It’s not uncommon for our students to get together for sleepovers, shopping trips at the local mall, birthday parties, or just hanging out.

Fitness as a Culture

Our students recognize that physical fitness is a reward and never a punishment. We have built an environment in which physical fitness is fun, spirited, and positive. Our approach to fitness allows everyone to succeed, improve and develop joy in the athletics of the martial arts. Just as our students that run the Spartan Race each year!

Special Events

Socializing is an important part of our martial art school and students get together for our many fun outside-of-class activities such as Archery Tag, Movie Night, Board Game Saturday, Nerf Wars, Crazy Hat Week and more. Our special events are about living the martial art spirit in everything we do — having a lot of serious fun!

Confidence Building

We develop Courage and Confidence through competence. Our school and martial art programs are about developing the qualities of success for each Durham Modern Martial Art student. Courage and Confidence in the Martial Arts helps build qualities to accept those hard challenges and succeed with a smile. We call it Indomitable Spirit!


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.


Martial Arts Instructor

Fabulous school with amazing teacher who will enhance your child’s life,improve their confidence and show bully’s the correct way to address conflict. Bryan Rocks.


Proud Parent

My son has become confident, respectful, empathic to others. Bryan is an amazing instructor, he knows how to have fun yet have teachings that relate to real life situations!


Proud Parent

I’m an orange belt today but I will get my Black Belt soon! School is getting easier and I am more confident to do things including rock climbing with mom and dad. Thanks Mr. Bryan


Student, Age 10

Two Group Lessons and a Free Uniform for $30

Getting started in the Martial Arts is simple – try out our no-obligation Introduction Program! Two group lessons allow you to experience our class, meet our students, and get a start in the martial arts while the free training uniform gets you set for some world-class Punching, Kicking and Grappling Action!!


We believe that everyone should study the Martial Arts! We know the benefits of training in martial arts go way beyond self-defense! It can help in nearly every aspect of one’s life – improved health and fitness, athletic enhancement, increased confidence, better concentration, and better behavior. The list goes on and on.

Have a Question?

Have a question? Not a problem! Give us a call or send us an email and we will get your the answer you need to make the right decision. Some of the most frequently asked questions are on our Martial Art Classes page.