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Bradford Martial Arts

Spark the adventure of self-discovery, empowerment,
and unlimited potential while getting in great shape!

About Our School

The 5 Life-Changing Gifts of
Martial Arts. For Kids AND Adults.

Welcome!

Bet you thought our Bradford Karate school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... the truth is, it's so much more!

As you get physically fit, you’ll also experience some changes you wouldn’t have even thought about. Especially our younger students. They are totally amazed by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

Below are a handful of those life-changing things people walk away with. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you can add to this list, as well!

#1 Soaring Confidence

Learning new skills of any kind is difficult. One of the first things you’ll notice while training is that you’ll exercise most every muscle in your body in every class. 

As you practice, and put yourself to the test physically and mentally, you’ll realize that with all your hard work, your instructor’s expert guidance, and consistently showing up - you are capable of crushing your goals more than you know! This sense of achievement gives our students soaring confidence.

As you learn kicking, punching and other challenging moves - or even how to do a series of push-ups - you’ll smile and feel incredibly happy about the person you’re becoming. We love seeing this trait develop in our students.

#2 Laser-like Focus

Martial Arts is a ton of fun! You’ll learn all kinds of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even some fun cardio drills. But... when you learn something new, you have to concentrate on listening to the instructor, then perform what they taught you.

The cool thing is that this intense focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life as you develop spot on focus. It’s one of the most amazing side effects of martial arts — many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your hidden potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure — you’ll learn how to focus your mind to perform things you once thought were impossible.

#3 Fitness Just For You

No matter what your starting level is, each one of our students improves from where they were when they walked into their first class - from total beginner to elite athletes. We strive to make sure every class is filled with super fun and challenging exercises that work your entire body. 

You’ll be so intent on performing techniques that some of the world’s top martial artists do, and having so much FUN, that before you know it, the class is over, and not only did you learn cool and empowering martial arts... 

... but you got a GREAT workout, too. Being physically fit also boosts clarity, calmness and happiness.

#4 Feeling Like You Belong Here

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults easily make a lot of friends here and, as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fulfillment after every class is more than you can imagine.

#5 Loads of Fun

Working out and having fun? Yup! Our classes are a blast! Kenpo karate is a way of life for us and we want you to have a prosperous life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever in every way - including your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are high fives and TONS of support.

So what do you say? Ready to give us a shot?

Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you.
You'll learn more, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.

Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone:
(814) 368-3725

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Michael Miller

Michael Miller
Miller's Kenpo Karate Dojo
(814) 368-3725

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Welcome to Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo! We are dedicated to reality based martial arts training in a professional manner that produces fully qualified black belts and leaders in our community.

We are the only full-time martial arts school in the history of McKean County and we train with families from ALL walks of life at whatever fitness level you are. Training at our world class facility provides numerous benefits for kids and adults who want to improve their body, mind and spirit; tap into their full potential and be inspired to greatness. 

The primary goal of Miller’s Kenpo Karate is fitness and self-defense while building confidence, increasing focus, creating better self-discipline, and teaching respect so that all students become productive members of society and are EMPOWERED with a positive future that’s filled with great success.

Martial arts is an excellent way for you or your child to learn important life skills such as…

We also teach anti-bullying strategies throughout all our programs since we are the East Coast Headquarters for the Stomp the Bullying Program (co-founded by Mr. Miller).

As your child’s confidence starts to soar, they’ll also get better grades that will set the stage for success now and for years to come.

Don’t miss the CRAZY-LOW Web Special going on right now… but only for a limited time! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so sign up now! It’s 100% RISK-FREE so you’ve got nothing to lose!

Our Adult Program focuses on reality based self-defense and fitness. Our primary system is a modern, realistic system of martial arts called American Kenpo. Although that’s the foundation, you will also learn the best techniques from other styles including: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wing Chun, Krav Maga, and Modern Arnis (stick and knife weapon system). You’ll get a vast array of skill sets, while getting in the BEST shape of your life and having a great time along the way. 

Come join Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo family of martial artists and see how you can get unbelievably fit, acquire character skills for success and get more VALUE for your money here. We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Michael Miller is an international martial arts instructor and self-defense & personal protection expert, having taught martial arts seminars throughout the United States and Germany. He holds a 5th degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate under internationally sought after instructor, Sean Kelley. Miller has also had extensive training under Kenpo experts Master Rainer Schulte, Grandmaster Dave Hebler, and Grandmaster Michael Robert Pick.

Aside from training with his four mentors, Miller has attended countless seminars taking lessons under other American Kenpo icons, as well as other martial arts legends including: Jeff Speakman (star of The Perfect Weapon), Lee Wedlake, Rich Hale, Pat Salantri, Dennis Nackord, Lee Epperson, Raffy Pambuan, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Joe Lewis, and Tim Hartman. 

Miller has cross trained in various other martial arts styles including: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, Judo, Wing Chun, Krav Maga, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Modern Arnis. Miller also wrestled for eight years and coached for four years giving him 12 years of wrestling experience and was an undefeated amateur boxer sanctioned by the USABF while in college. Aside from being a student under Mr. Kelley in American Kenpo, Miller also trains under Datu Tim Hartman in Modern Arnis.  

Miller received a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing with a minor in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in April of 2002. Since then he has been a successful freelance writer, getting most of his publishing credits through Black Belt and Inside Kung-Fu magazines. He has also written four books: Legends of Kenpo: Rainer Schulte, Legends of Kenpo: Sean Kelley, Martial Intellect, and Kenpo Perspectives. He is currently on his fifth book and will continue to write many more. All his books can be found on amazon.com.

Miller is a member of the Chinese Karate Federation and Joe Lewis Fighting Systems. He was honored to be nominated to become the CKF Public Relations Administrator under the recommendation of Grandmaster Michael Robert Pick, Master Rainer Schulte and Sean Kelley (CKF President) due to his diplomatic ways of communicating to a diverse audience. Miller is also the co-founder of Stomp the Bullying, Inc.

Miller began teaching Kenpo in 1998 and has been running his full-time studio since May of 2006. Although Miller loves teaching adults the realities of self-protection, his child programs are top notch due to his knowledge of child development at the physical, mental, social, and behavioral levels. Miller was a caseworker for Children and Youth Services (CYS) in McKean County for three years working with child abuse and neglect and was certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as a Child Welfare Direct Service Worker.  During those three years Miller had specialized training in PA risk assessment, child sexual abuse, and juvenile sex offenders – characteristics, assessment, and treatment.

Miller believes in community service and is always looking for ways to better his community. Helping others is his primary focus. He has taught seminars for Bradford City police officers, McKean County Care for Children (special needs children and the staff), girl scouts and boy scouts, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Bradford High women’s cross country team, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the National Guard, McKean County Independent Living, and more.

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