Fitness. Health. Fun and excitement. A safe, high-energy, positive environment. You get all this and more at Action Karate’s karate school in Philadelphia. Offering martial arts classes for adults, children, and special needs students, everyone will walk away feeling reenergized, stronger, and fitter than ever. The martial arts training and classes for adults are designed for busy individuals who deal with a lot of stress and many items on their to-do lists. Action Karate Northern Liberties understands that working out in a gym setting isn’t always fun or exciting, but our martial arts classes in Philadelphia are all this and more.

Whether you’re a beginner adult or at a more advanced level, we welcome everyone at Action Karate’s karate school in Philadelphia. Our oldest student is aged 103, meaning that whatever age you are, you can start at any time. Each class is carried out in a safe environment where you will challenge yourself and exceed your own expectations of what you can truly accomplish. The classes are designed and taught by experienced instructors who know about every kick, punch, and throw to optimize the experience for you.

How to Find Us

tuesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
wednesday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
thursday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
saturday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
862 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA, 19123, 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.


Need more information?

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

Stefan NatchevStefan Natchev
14:22 20 Apr 24
Action karate has a great program for kids. New facility is very nice and spacious too.
Melissa WashingtonMelissa Washington
12:15 13 Apr 24
AKNL is a great place for kids of all ages to learn discipline and self confidence. My son started in their Ninja Shark class (he's now a Junior) and has enjoyed every minute of his time there since. They encourage family involvement and provide a variety of opportunities for everyone to do so (Dad's and Pads, Mom's in May, Share the Martial Arts week, AK 5K, Self Defense, etc.) They even give mom and dad a chance for a date night with Parents Night Out (which we all love). They also have a variety of sessions so there's something to fit most schedules. Mr. Radice and Ms. Dani are absolutely amazing instructors who are patient and caring while still expecting black belt excellence from the kids. If you're on the fence about enrolling your child don't be. You won't regret it.
Action Karate has been so welcoming to our son . Our son was shy and had little confidence now he is so brave and does well in school and at home. We are grateful for Action Karate..
felix cuevasfelix cuevas
22:06 11 Apr 24
This is a great karate school – the instructors make it so much fun for little ones, and everyone is really friendly. My son has been a student at Action Karate Northern Liberties for over 6 months. He has found his passion for Karate here. He is a different child than he was before he learned karate. He loves karate but he also loves the people at Action Karate because they treat him with respect and kindness. Words cannot express how pleased we are with the program and staff — you guys are all so amazing and enthusiastic!!!!
16:19 11 Apr 24
My daughter has been gone here since February and she loves it. They really work hard with the kids while making it fun. Everyone is always nice and professional . I will definitely recommend action karate.
16:33 30 Mar 24
Amazing classes both for kids and adults. I highly recommend it!
23:50 04 Feb 24
So happy with Action Karate. When our daughter started in August, she was wild- running around and not able to focus. Ms. Dani and Mr. Radice are amazing- Ms. Dani is unbelievably patient and Mr. Radice is just so kind. Genuinely good people and great teachers. 6 months later, my daughter has done a complete 180. She focuses, follows instructions and has so much fun in class. And what she has learned in karate translates to her focus at home and at school. She's also very proud of herself.And, as a plus, last month they had a special allowing parents to train for free in the adult classes all month. My husband went and loved it. He got an amazing workout and had a blast, so much that he's likely joining.Ms. Dani and Mr. Radice's passion is so clear- they love what they do and it shows.
Jake MarconiJake Marconi
23:55 02 Jan 24
Mr Radice and Miss Dani are a great team! And a beautiful facility!
william sheridanwilliam sheridan
16:46 22 Dec 23
My great grandson and I attend Action Karate in Northern Liberty. I am approaching 81years and Ian is 7 years old. We will finish our first year and start our 2nd year in January, 2024. Mr.Radice and Miss Danni are fantastic. They create a welcoming environment where everyone receives the attention and help necessary to succeed and learn the art. It is a nurturing environment but still well disciplined. We are certainly looking forward to our 2nd year..... Onward ...Bill Sheridan and Ian Acevedo
Brooke StakiasBrooke Stakias
16:05 22 Dec 23
Action Karate in Northern Liberties has been an incredible martial arts academy for our four-year-old daughter. From the moment she joined, their dedicated instructors showed exceptional patience and skill in helping her excel in karate. The classes are well-structured, with a perfect blend of discipline and fun, which kept her engaged and motivated throughout her training journey. Our daughter's confidence, coordination, and discipline have improved significantly since she started at Action Karate. We are truly grateful for the positive impact they've had on her development. If you're looking for a place to nurture your child's growth, this is definitely the right choice.
02:15 22 Dec 23
Love Mr. Radice’s attitude. He goes all in whether there are 5 students or 15 to teach. My little one loves the classes and they’re very flexible about scheduling. Assah!
Asaf ConstructionAsaf Construction
19:43 21 Dec 23
Perfect place for kids. They are very professional too
Sandra HazeltineSandra Hazeltine
01:26 21 Dec 23
Action Karate No Libs has far exceeded my expectations. My 11 year old son has learned respect, discipline, confidence, and most importantly, he looks forward to going to every class. He has met great friends and enjoys the time he spends with them. I highly recommend!
Kelly CatbaganKelly Catbagan
21:51 20 Dec 23
We love this karate class! I enrolled my shy 3 year old and it’s been so amazing to see him develop more confidence and become more adjusted to following a class in a group. Miss Dani has been so helpful and patient and helps him feel secure. And Mr. Radice is really great at breaking down the technique for my little guy (and for me, an absolute newbie to the art). I’m so glad we tried this place out!
Chris EshChris Esh
14:50 06 Dec 23
This place is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots in the city. Already can’t wait for my next visit!
Ruslan BorovyiRuslan Borovyi
22:53 05 Dec 23
Niyah McClearyNiyah McCleary
21:52 27 Sep 23
My son goes to this location and he loves it!!! It's a great facility, where he's able to make new friends and have an awesome experience. He was lacking focus and confidence, but Ms. Dani and Mr. Radice are great at motivating and building team spirit!!
Johanna BogdanJohanna Bogdan
21:40 27 Sep 23
My daughter has been coming to Action Karate Northern Liberties for a year now- She loves it! It’s been a great experience for her!
Nancy BienNancy Bien
21:00 27 Sep 23
My 4 year old started Action Karate 3 months ago and he loves it! He is a shy kid so Ms Dani offered a trial class before we committed. The classes are fun and action-filled! My son has become more confident, outgoing and great at advocating for himself. I highly recommend Action Karate.
Steve NSteve N
20:57 27 Sep 23
My kids have been enrolled for over six months and it has been great for them. They are learning structure and discipline while having a great time. Highly recommend for young kids.
Rajesh PatelRajesh Patel
20:54 27 Sep 23
Amazing classes with great instructors.
Mariah BlackshearMariah Blackshear
23:37 06 Jun 23
This place is like a second home to my son and I. The instructors understand children and are the MOST patient and kind humans I have ever met. My son will grow up in this dojo as long as it stands Action Karate!ASAH!Mrs. Mariah/ Wyatt
Michael St JohnMichael St John
16:54 09 Mar 23
Ms Nicole is an incredibly caring instructor. So thankful she’s helping this community.
Matthew BrennerMatthew Brenner
19:42 06 Mar 23
If you’re looking for kids karate classes, this is the spot. Best martial arts classes for kids.
Taura OdorTaura Odor
02:00 02 Mar 23
Mr Radice & Miss Dani are wonderful! They care so much about their students. I can’t say enough great things about them & Action Karate Northern Liberties!
Matthew LittonMatthew Litton
18:04 01 Mar 23
As a new martial arts studio they are really trying to help the community. I just love Miss. Lisa and Mr. Manny. They are both so personable.
Zach BlickleyZach Blickley
16:53 01 Mar 23
Before starting at Action Karate my daughter was struggling with behavioral issues at home and in school. Miss Dani and Mr. Radice welcomed her with open arms and it is now her favorite part of the week! Her behavior improves with every single class and we couldn’t be more grateful. I recommend it to all parents!
Omar MorsiOmar Morsi
16:51 01 Mar 23
Action Karate in NoLibs is my kids favorite place to be! Mr. C is such a great mentor for them! Would give them 6 starts if I could!


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.

A Philadelphia mixed martial arts academy with a difference

adult karate class with students holding karate props

What do you get out of this? Action Karate Northern Liberties martial arts lessons will leave you feeling stronger, fitter, and healthier than ever before. You’ll also feel destressed, reenergized, and refocused, ready to tackle everything that life throws at you with ease and confidence. If you’ve always wanted to try martial arts but didn’t think you could, now is the perfect time to sign up and see what you and your body are truly capable of.


Engage in powerful and strength boosting martial arts near Fishtown, Philadelphia

Action Karate Northern Liberties kids mixed martial arts school offers programs for karate near Fishtown, Philadelphia. This is where your child will find their absolutely favorite happy place, leaving each class with a big smile on their face. It’s the place where they will look forward to going as it’s the ideal location for making friendships, building leadership skills, developing social-emotional learning skills in addition to developing their strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility.

Action Karate’s Philadelphia mixed martial arts school is also perfect for students with special needs. In particular, classes are offered for special needs karate, self-defense classes for autism, and students living with a wide range of physical or mental challenges. Action Karate Northern Liberties offers a warm and caring environment where your child will thrive and you’ll be amazed at the difference you see in them as they smile all the way through while developing important life skills that can help them overcome life’s challenges.

With our program for karate near Fishtown, Philadelphia, you can also take advantage of Action Karate’s kids martial arts birthday parties. These phenomenally fun events are designed to take the hassle of planning and organizing out of parents’ hands as our experienced team deals with all the details. At your child’s party, they, their friends and everyone attending will be taught real martial arts drills and techniques that will help them feel energized and excited. All this which culminates in the awe-inspiring samurai sword cake-cutting ceremony that’s not to be missed.

Action Karate Northern Liberties serves the areas of Northern Liberties and Fishtown and we look forward to welcoming you at our school where fun and excitement await.