When it comes to martial arts and karate, you want the best instructors who provide the best environment for learning and practice. Action Karate Fairmount offers just that and more. With the classes for martial arts near Sharswood, PA, adults, children, and special needs students can all take advantage of the high professionalism and amazingly fun environment that Action Karate Fairmount offers.

The karate classes near Sharswood are designed for people of all ages and abilities and are taught by extremely well-trained martial artists who have been teaching karate techniques for nearly 30 years. The combination of karate drills and movements will help you get in the best shape in your life through a full-body workout that is high-energy, positive, and absolutely exhilarating.

How to Find Us

monday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
tuesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
wednesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
thursday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
friday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
saturday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
2616 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19130, USA



One-on-One Introductory Session

2 Group Classes

Free Uniform

* Money-back guarantee


Sculpt your body, get fit and healthy, and enjoy excellent stress relief


Adult Martial Arts Classes

Dynamic, positive, and action-packed karate classes for adults that will help you re-energize and de-stress while sculpting your body.


Kids Martial Arts Classes

Give your child the gift of perseverance, leadership skills, grit, and determination while at the same time helping them achieve their health and fitness goals.


Ninja Sharks Ages 3 to 6 Classes

Let your young kids thrive in a positive and friendly environment where they will learn balance, flexibility, coordination, and so much more.

Special needs martial class

Special Needs Martial Arts Classes

Students of varying abilities are welcome to join our special needs martial arts classes where we help you discover your true potential.


Birthday Party Classes

Looking for a different way to celebrate a birthday? Topped by our samurai sword cake cutting ceremony, our karate birthday pirates are not to be missed.


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Got a question or a query? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Our friendly team is ready and more than happy to help.

Check What Our Members Are Saying

Breoni prewittBreoni prewitt
21:57 21 May 24
Great place. My son has made such progress in just 5 months time. He’s more confident and is improving on social skills every day! It’s more than just self defense it’s structure, discipline focus Building self-esteem and camaraderie
elissa barbierielissa barbieri
18:40 21 May 24
Our family highly recommends Action Karate Fairmount… the staff, teachers, peers and facilities are fantastic. Sensei Justin and Sensei Jacki both have gone above and beyond to make our son feel successful and part of the “team”. Both private lessons and group classes are personalized and build on each other in a way that sets kids up to be their best.
Dmitry DDmitry D
12:53 16 Apr 24
My son Matvei joint karate team when he was 4 year old. Initially, he found himself grappling with consistency and mastering the proper forms and techniques, but he was captivated by the dynamic moves and engaging classes. With motivation and the steadfast support of his teaches in action karate classes, he began to cultivate focus, discipline, and will power benefiting not only his performance in karate classes but also at school and other activities. Each new belt he earned and every accomplishment he achieved filled him with great pride and a sense of fulfillment. Now, as he is eagerly preparing for his junior black belt, he is full of excitement and determination.
Renata MayerRenata Mayer
22:54 19 Mar 24
Our daughter absolutely loves this place, we have been members for about a year, she looks forward to attending classes twice weekly. Not only has she improved her overall physical strength, but has learned new self discipline, self awareness, and accountability. Staff members are very professional and engaging. Thank you for being part of this community!
Lauren KelleyLauren Kelley
15:34 21 Feb 24
Action Karate Fairmount has a welcoming and disciplined environment. My daughter has fun and is learning discipline, confidence and life lessons all at once. We love AKF!
Kristin BaricevacKristin Baricevac
21:44 20 Feb 24
We love Action Karate Fairmount! My daughter has been taking classes there for the last few years, and she has learned a multitude of skills that will carry her through life. The instructors are extremely dedicated, the classes are engaging and the community feels like family!
17:35 20 Feb 24
Action Karate Fairmount has been great! Love how the instructors are with the children and helps them feel comfortable. Kids are having fun learning and building confidence while making friends too. It can be a big class at times but they still always pay attention and do one on one help during class with someone if they need a bit of help. Also great how kids give each other feed back on practicing moves together. 🥋 🦈 💪🏼
Apostolos PapageorgiouApostolos Papageorgiou
14:30 20 Feb 24
Action karate has been so great for our kids. They learn to listen, have fun and gain strength and confidence all at once. I recommend action karate for anyone at any age. :)
Sarvelia Peralta-DuranSarvelia Peralta-Duran
17:39 03 Nov 23
We joined Action Karate Fairmount right before the pandemic. When the pandemic hit, AK Fairmount did a really good job at pivoting to virtual, and later, to outdoor classes. They provided our family a consistent fitness routine and a way to feel connected to a community. At first, my child was hesitant to join AK because they had loved their Shotokan practice at the YMCA, however, Mr. Justin and Ms. Jacki were very supportive and encouraging, and my kid felt welcomed and challenged. In the past 3 years, my child has been able to deepen their karate practice through participating in the Demo team, competing in multiple AK tournaments, becoming a junior instructor, and earning their Black Belt this spring! Beyond their fitness gain, AK Fairmount has fostered a sense of community that helped my kid navigate a difficult transition to high school. Personally, as an adult learner, I have appreciated the supportive learning environment and the growth mindset of the instructors. Through taking classes, I have improved my fitness and strength, but more than that gained increased confidence in my body and in learning a completely new skill. I absolutely recommend Action Karate Fairmount for kids and adults!
Brendan O'RourkeBrendan O'Rourke
17:05 30 Oct 23
I started training at Action Karate Fairmount in the Fall of 2020 and it's been a great experience. The instructors have created an open and accepting environment which allows anyone to succeed. The instructors are knowledgeable and committed to helping students achieve their physical and mental health goals. I couldn't recommend it more!
Elisse DrozElisse Droz
00:21 29 Oct 23
My son Noah has been at Action Karate for the past few years and is set to take his black belt test this December. Action Karate @ Fairmount has been a wonderful experience for Noah and for me. He has gained such confidence in martial arts, at school and at home. He has become more independent and responsible.The instructors really challenge and encourage their students to do their best, to stick with it and be accountable. The other thing I love about Action Karate is their involvement with the community, be it hosting events at the dojo, fundraisers or back to school supplies drive they are invested in their students and community. Thank you Mr. Justin, Ms. Jacki, Ms. Sandy for all you do.
Jacquie CarrollJacquie Carroll
12:01 28 Oct 23
My son has been with Action Karate Fairmount for the better part of the past 4 years. During that time, I have seen such an improvement in his overall behavior, discipline and focus. There have been times when his behavior has been challenging and I reached out to Ms. Jacki or Mr. Justin for support.He started off as a little guy that just wanted to karate chop/ break the boards. Now, he's in black belt leadership and demo, testing for his black belt and would love to become a karate instructor one day. He even assists with the little Ninjas.Prior to joining the Action family, he'd quit activities when he got bored or challenged, but he's managed to stick with karate through several seasons, non-stop. I'm proud of him for that.I recommend the Action Karate family for anyone young or seasoned (lol) who's interested in martial arts. ❤️
My youngest daughter, Madison Marie Armstrong, has had an incredible journey with Action Karate. It has been a wonderful experience for our family, as we were looking for a positive social outlet for our daughters outside of school. Action Karate has not only provided that, but also a safe and supportive environment for our girls to develop their character, confidence, and self-awareness.I cannot praise Ms. Jackie, Mr. Justin, and their team of assistant instructors enough. They have created a positive and nurturing space for our daughters to learn and grow. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Madison has shown great resilience and adaptability. She has practiced both on-site, at home, and even at the Park at Lemon Hill, finding her comfort and routine along the way.What I am most proud of is Madison's ability to set goals and work towards achieving them. Throughout her journey, she has become a selfless individual who is always willing to lend a helping hand. Action Karate has not only taught her discipline, teamwork, and focus but has also instilled in her a strong sense of integrity.We are truly grateful to be part of the Action Karate family and for the incredible growth and development we have witnessed in Madison.Thank you Action Karate Fairmount!
Joy LesnickJoy Lesnick
14:33 18 Oct 23
Our son started at Action Karate Fairmount in the ninja classes 3 years ago as an energetic 5 year old. In a month, he’ll be testing for his junior black belt. Karate has helped improve his focus, determination, strength, and balance. More importantly, he has learned how to set goals, and how to break them down into smaller parts to make them achievable. Sensei Justin, Ms. Jacki, Ms. Sandy, and all the instructors expect - and believe - that students will achieve their goals by practicing, making mistakes, and trying again. They also meet every student and their caregivers wherever they are that day in a welcoming, structured, challenging, inclusive, and encouraging environment. As lesbian foster/adoptive parents, we have always felt incredibly supported by the Action Karate Fairmount team.
Michelle WashingtonMichelle Washington
16:24 15 Sep 23
My son has attended Action Karate for almost two years now and he loves it! It keeps him active, teaches discipline and most of all it’s challenges him. The instructors are very encouraging and give him the push he needs. He’s so proud of the blue belt he has earned and all the belts it took to get him there.
Nayadis CouceNayadis Couce
02:01 12 Sep 23
AK Fairmount is such a beautiful school with superb instructors. Even as an adult white belt, I felt very welcomed in class and managed to finish each class feeling stronger, more mindful, and appreciative of how much I had grown.
Zoltan TothZoltan Toth
02:43 17 Jun 23
Our 7-y-o has been going here for about a year and we have seen an improvement in his focus and ability to pay attention. (His report card reflects that as well.) He is also more confident generally and especially in his physical ability. We love Action Karate Fairmount. 5 stars.
Jamiella BrooksJamiella Brooks
03:33 01 Jun 23
We are a Karate family. The kids and I began during the pandemic and were so impressed by the ways the instructors (at Mt. Airy) were able to handle the virtual instruction needed for physical activity. Flash forward to when we moved to W. Philly and switched to the Fairmount dojo, and we continue to appreciate how our instructors care and are focused on our learning. It's not only great exercise, it's great discipline, and our classes help center us, and our bodies, towards Black belt excellence.
Ashante BrooksAshante Brooks
15:58 03 May 23
My daughter has been attending Action Karate Fairmount for about 3 months now. With her attending these classes her self confidence has sky rocketed.. She was receiving a 1 since the beginning of the school year.. She is now at a 3. They push her just enough to challenge her but not too much where she closes up. I would recommend this program to anyone. Not only for the self defense, but for the discipline it instills in the children, the self esteem and confidence, as well as the healthy environment.
Amber WayAmber Way
10:34 15 Apr 23
Action Karate Fairmount is a great place for children and adults. This karate community is a space of positivity for families no matter how big or small. My family joined 3 years ago during the pandemic, at the time there was not many activities for kids to do indoors. Action Karate Fairmount opened their doors safely and the staff always had a smile on their faces. My daughter started as a White Belt and now she is ready to earn her Junior Black Belt. Throughout this 3 year journey, my daughter has developed more self confidence, grit, and understanding of perseverance because of Action Karate. They taught her, and she experienced through the training that nothing worth wild is never easy to achieve. The Karate program is a process and some kids hardly get a chance at an early age to experience achieving a goal through process. Social Media has many kids confused by always posting the results, but never the process. The experience that my daughter received through this program has given her the hands-on knowledge to understand setting goals, realistic tasks, and creating a process for herself. Also this program allowed her to experience failure, learn how to take constructive criticism, and persevere through. We love Action Karate Fairmount Ahsa!
Amanda Cave MoranAmanda Cave Moran
16:09 03 Apr 23
Action Karate Fairmount is truly the best! My 7 year old has been going to classes here for over a year and she loves it. The teachers are amazing, always pushing her to do her best. They instill confidence and accountability in a fun environment. Highly recommend!
Jasmine BashirJasmine Bashir
17:55 22 Jan 23
Action karate Fairmount is Amazing. My 6 year daughter loves it. It is helping her with focusing but also with behavior at home. Understanding accountability, building confidence & discipline in fun & exciting way.
19:16 23 Dec 22
My son has been going here for 8 months and he just loves it. It can be very challenging for him but that’s what I love about Action Karate Fairmount, they are always challenging the kids to do the best they can. The instructors are great! I can truly say my son is slowly breaking out of his shell ! The best !!
Leila ZinniLeila Zinni
00:57 05 Nov 22
My oldest son has been practicing at Action Karate for three years now, and I have watched him grow into a confident, mature and focused young man. He set his goals to earn his black belt, and will be taking his pre test tomorrow! As is often the case, younger brother also started taking classes, and our amazing instructors have been able to keep him focused as well. I cannot say enough good things about every instructor, and leadership team members. Thank you Action Karate!
Jenna SchieberJenna Schieber
03:55 17 Aug 22
Action Karate Fairmount is amazing! My 4 year old son just loves class and he is gaining confidence. He feels so proud of himself and we are proud of his hard work. The teachers Ms. Jackie, Mr. Justin, Ms. Sandy, and student helpers are so great at balancing positive attitude, structure, support, and discipline. I can’t wait until my little one can join too. It’s definitely the best, most well run kids program we have been involved with (but don’t forget they do an amazing job with teens and adults too!). We will be here for a long time!


At our classes, you will be able to learn traditional karate and its techniques, which include some fitness-based exercises.
Although each of our locations offers a different schedule, you can join us for your training sessions six days a week during our flexible time slots. This means we can accommodate your time schedule as and when you need it.
When you join us for your first karate training session, you should simply wear loose and comfortable clothing that you can move around in. What’s more is that once you join, you will receive a uniform that is included in the $49 introductory special.
Our karate classes are perfect for all individuals of varying skill levels and who fall into practically any age group. We have students from as young as three and as old as 103, making this one of the most versatile ways to help you achieve your health and fitness goals as well as learning important life skills that will benefit you immensely in all areas of your life.

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A young martial arts student with his instruction during a class in Action Karate.

Martial arts in Fairmount, PA with a difference

adult karate class with students holding karate props

Children’s martial arts near Sharswood, PA are also designed for physical strength, dexterity, balance, flexibility, and coordination. All this together with the ability to learn and hone their leadership skills, develop grit and confidence, and communication skills. The perfect combination of a physical workout and important life skills that will help set your child up for success and enable them to overcome challenges in life, at home, and in the classroom.

With Action Karate Fairmount’s classes for special needs, your child or loved one can also participate in exciting and fun indoor activities that are proven by doctors and therapists to help with the development of a wide range of spatial and emotional skills. Whether you choose a private, a one-on-one, or a group lesson – the caring and friendly instructors are ready to be of assistance.


Your favorite martial arts school near Francisville, PA

Action Karate’s martial arts school in Fairmount will become your favorite place to learn and develop important physical and mental skills. Adults who are looking to reenergize, regain focus, and destress will love the fun, positive, and high-energy environment as you get a full-body workout that will leave you feeling like you’re in the best shape of your life.

The kids karate school near Francisville, PA is also ideal for children’s classes where we start from as young as three years old. Help to prepare your preschooler for school by teaching them the importance of turn sharing, communication, and cooperation as they gain greater balance, flexibility, and channel their energy in productive ways.

With the martial arts near Brewerytown, PA, special needs students will also have the opportunity to thrive and exceed their own expectations about their abilities. They’ll come out smiling each and every time they attend an Action Karate Fairmount class and they’ll feel confident, strong, and sure of themselves.

Apart from karate classes near Sharswood, the Action karate kids karate school near Francisville, PA also offers incredibly fun opportunities for kids’ martial arts and karate birthday parties. A unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes care of all the planning for the parents, it’s also exciting as your child and their guests learn and practice real martial arts drills while enjoying the unforgettable samurai sword cake-cutting ceremony.

When you sign up for Action Karate’s martial arts program, you will embark on a wonderful fun-filled journey towards fitness, health, and meeting your physical goals while having an absolutely great time doing so outside the gym setting. Action Karate serves all students from the areas of:
  • Spring Garden

  • Haddington

  • Merion Station

  • Brewerytown

  • Sharswood