South Hills Karate Academy

South Hills Karate Academy

1711 Route 885 West Mifflin, PA 15122


"What really sets South Hills Karate Academy apart from other studios is the quality of instruction we provide. It is important for me that all of our students regardless of age take what they learn in the dojang and apply the lessons learned in their everyday lives." - Master Gene Garbowsky
Master Gene Garbowsky Pittsburgh Karate
I have been teaching traditional karate and this Martial Art of Tang Soo Do to literally hundreds of students over the past 30 years. With this experience, I truly believe that every man, woman, and child can benefit in many ways from practicing traditional karate and Tang Soo Do.

What is traditional karate and the martial arts? It is the name given to the traditional systems of self-defense that have been practiced in both eastern and western societies for hundreds of years. Years ago, the masters of these martial arts discovered that mastery of the mind comes through mastery of the body. Therefore, the practice of martial arts is a way to a more fulfilling life. The ultimate goal is to improve the physical and mental well being.  You can improve your quality of life by improving the body, mind and spirit!

Karate and martial arts training can change a person physically, psychologically and emotionally in a positive way. Regular physical activity energizes the body.  Martial arts are based on natural laws of motion.  The body can only move so many different ways and you can quickly and easily reach top physical shape. Once these changes develop, they can lead to the mental and emotional improvements that many seek through the martial arts. These can include, increased strength, loss of body fat, improved coordination and flexibility. 

However, keep in mind that improvement can be a difficult journey as it requires hard work and determination. At South Hills Karate Academy students learn how to handle hard work and accept challenges when others would rather give up. This is the greatest value of martial arts and it is a journey and an education that can change your life and last a lifetime!
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