We know that the gym setting is not for everyone who wants to get in shape, get stronger, and fitter. With karate classes in Northeast Philadelphia, PA you can get this and a whole lot more because our adult martial arts classes are perfectly designed to cater to your health and fitness goals as well as help you destress, reenergize, and regain the much needed focus that we tend to lose during our daily life.

But Action Karate Parkwood’s karate schools in Philadelphia, PA are not just for adults. We cater to everyone aged 3 to 103! By enrolling your child in our karate classes in Northeast Philadelphia, PA, you are giving them the best gift you possibly can: the opportunity to build strength and character, leadership skills, discipline, grit, and confidence.

How to Find Us

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
sunday9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
171 Franklin Mills Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19154, 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.

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Isabella IliscoIsabella Ilisco
13:05 03 May 24
My name is Isabella Ilisco and I am a student at Action Karate Parkwood. I have been at Action Karate since I was 10 years old. I have earned my jr. Black belt and am currently working towards earning my first degree. When I first started karate, I was really shy. I kept to myself and was quiet. Ever since then, I’ve grown in to the person I am today. I am more confident and outgoing. I am talkative and less shy. I also am stronger and challenge myself more than ever to be the best version of myself. I love helping my instructors teach kids at Action Karate, and hope to become an instructor myself soon. I have learned how to persevere through tough times, defend myself in certain situations, and just life skills that are incredibly useful to me.
Nicki HuttonNicki Hutton
01:29 02 May 24
My name is Collin. I started my black belt journey in 2021 as a ninja doing outdoor classes because of Covid. I moved into white to red classes then to black belt leadership. I did two hit teams to move up in my belts. I also have done three tournaments on my journey. My instructors have been a lot of help. I can't wait to get my junior black belt and keep going.
Rob RosenRob Rosen
23:31 01 May 24
Wonderful place for my 4 year old son. Ms Kat is excellent!!
Patrick GorhamPatrick Gorham
22:29 01 May 24
Action karate Parkwood has been unbelievably beneficial to my son.He has been going to the Parkwood location for over 3 years.Since his first week we have seen consistant improvement in his attitude and determination.Mr Litton, Mrs Cat and the entire staff have treated us like family since day one!I highly recommend Action Karate Parkwood to anyone who is interested in watching there child grow and flourish in realy family environment.
23:11 28 Apr 24
My name is Stephen S, and I started my black belt journey in 2020. I was 4 years old. Training has been hard and I have grown so much. In the last 4 years I have moved from the ninja class to white to red, I joined black belt leadership, and also joined demo team. I have learned many new things and even completed my first HIT team this winter. My instructors are always there to help me along the way and we also have a lot of fun. I hope to become a great instructor one day so that I can help other kids like me with their black belt journey.
Krystal LespinasseKrystal Lespinasse
16:27 27 Mar 24
I registered my kids for karate for them to gain confidence, discipline and learn defensive tactics. I since then joined and enjoy doing this with my children as a family. The instructors are amazing and very good at what at they do. They have events and fun things to do for the families in addition to the karate curriculum. I would highly recommend! #AKP
Richard VangineRichard Vangine
16:07 26 Mar 24
From the moment I stepped into Action Karate Parkwood and met Ms. Kat & Mr. Litton, we knew we'd found something special. This isn't just a place for martial arts training; it's a community that empowers, educates, and embraces **every** individual's journey.For my daughter, it's been an incredible journey of growth and self-discovery. The instructors are not only skilled martial artists but also exceptional mentors. They've taught her the importance of discipline, respect, and perseverance, in private lessons that extend far beyond the dojo. Her confidence has soared, and it's a joy to see her suit up and practice what she has learned.As for myself, joining Action Karate Parkwood has been a game-changer. I initially joined to support my daughter, but it's turned into a personal transformation. The classes are dynamic, challenging, and incredibly rewarding. I've seen significant weight loss, and my endurance levels are the best they've ever been. More importantly, I've found a supportive community that motivates me to push my limits and strive for continuous improvement.Action Karate Parkwood isn't just about learning martial arts; it's about embarking on a journey of self-improvement and family bonding. We are grateful to be a part of this amazing community and look forward to many more years of learning and growing together.ASAH!!
Jeff KrummertJeff Krummert
15:35 20 Mar 24
The instructors are fantastic.I appreciate their dedication.Well organized, highly recommended.
Aaron PlaysAaron Plays
20:04 20 Oct 23
Thanks to my dad Phil Brown
17:14 08 Apr 23
Instructors are amazing, they are patient and caring. They build relationships with their students to help them feel comfortable and confident during lessons.
Danielle WynneDanielle Wynne
00:44 07 Apr 23
My family and I attend Action Karate Parkwood. We absolutely love it and the instructors are awesome. I highly recommend Action Karate!
Robert Wynne Jr.Robert Wynne Jr.
00:13 07 Apr 23
Excellent family atmosphere, challenging training for people of all ages and most of all, fun! A+++
Vanessa RatkaVanessa Ratka
22:56 05 Apr 23
We've been a member of AKP for about 2 months now and it has been the greatest experience ever for my kids. They have shown tremendous improvement since we began. I have 2 kids in the ninja class and 1 in the adult class. They all have made me proud with their dedication, focus and skills. We love our AKP family ♥️
Brian DipentimaBrian Dipentima
20:28 05 Apr 23
My son is very happy and enjoys Action Karate Parkwood. I am happy with the improvements he has made. I am very happy we got him involved in karate.
Nyeemah WrightNyeemah Wright
15:31 16 Nov 22
We love Action Karate we started with private lessons for my 4 year old who has autism and now have 3 students enrolled from our family because of how amazing they are. I have seen so much growth in him and I want to give a huge shout out to Mr. Brandon he has been sooo amazing with my little guy we appreciate him so much we love our “ninja shark” family as my 4 year old would say. I would recommend them to anyone very inclusive, they meet you where you are and help you grow!
My son won 3 free classes at his school and it was the best thing. The Instructors were excellent with my son who is EXTREMELY shy! He is now so excited to start Karate here he can barely contain himself. They are respectful, caring, professional and it shows that they are there because they care about children and people in general. Hands down best Karate dojo I've been to in a very long time. Just excellent!!
stephanie martinsstephanie martins
16:18 18 Sep 22
We joined action karate a little over two years ago and since then my son's confidence has grown so much.I have seen such a big difference in him thanks to all the instructors time and effort they have put in to teach him. We have also enjoyed the varies activities they have for the kids throughout the year. Highly recommend action karate!
Patricia McLaughlinPatricia McLaughlin
22:26 15 Sep 22
Action karate has been a top notch experience from day one minute one. Instructors are all super helpful, inviting, informative and knowledgeable. All great with kids keeping them engaged and on task. We have only been a member a short time but definitely feel like my daughter as well as us as parents are now part of the action karate family hopefully for a long time to come.
Lauren Gaughan CarrLauren Gaughan Carr
22:56 13 Sep 22
We joined Action Karate just about a year ago. In that time our son has grown in confidence and self control. He has been disciplined in listening to the instructors, responds appropriately in situations at school and socially. We also have enjoyed the extra things like summer camp, board breaking, belt promotion events, and warrior nights. They answer questions any time we have them. All of the instructors (both adults and students) have been amazing, professional, and really get to know the students and families. Highly recommend Action Karate Parkwood !


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.

Get in the best shape you’ve ever been in with Action Karate Parkwood’s karate classes in Northeast Philadelphia, PA

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Your child will be able to develop balance, flexibility, coordination, and improve their focus. They will be placed in classes with peers their age, helping them learn skills like cooperation, patience, sharing, communication, and taking turns. The best possible way to equip your child for success in the classroom and outside of it.

Action Karate’s special needs martial arts classes are also an important part of the curriculum. Catering to children and adults with autism, ADD, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and a range of others, enroll your loved one in an individual or group class and see them thrive as they discover their full potential. The experienced, warm, and caring instructors provide a fun and safe environment for everyone to get what they need out of the Action Karate Parkwood martial arts classes.


A fun, exciting, and positive martial arts school in Northeast Philadelphia, PA

If you’ve ever been inspired by characters like Rocky or those in Kung Fu Panda but never knew how to get started on the road to building strength and resilience, Action Karate’s martial arts school in Northeast Philadelphia is the perfect place for you.

Offering kids, adults, and special needs karate lessons, you and your loved ones will have the best time of your life, calling Action Karate Parkwood your happy place. Everyone that walks through our doors comes out smiling every time because of the fun, thrilling, positive, and exciting environment that we create.

In fact, Action Karate Parkwood’s martial arts classes in Northeast Philadelphia, PA are not just about fun but about honing important skills such as focus, grit, leadership, and communication. During the classes for karate in Philadelphia, adults and children will also develop core strength, fitness, and reach your health goals.

The Action Karate Parkwood martial arts school in Northeast Philadelphia also offers karate birthday parties for a completely fun and out-of-the-box memorable experience which culminates in a samurai sword cake-cutting ceremony.

Serving the surrounding areas of Northeast Philadelphia including: Parkwood, Normandy, Millbrook, Eddington, Bensalem, Cornwells Heights, and Andalusia, you’ll be in a safe, warm, and caring environment where expertly trained instructors are with you at every step of your journey, you’ll develop confidence and skills to help you and your child reach their full potential. With nearly 30 years of teaching karate techniques for self-defense, strength, and character-building, you can trust us to help you attain your goals. Get started on the road to physical health and mental strength with Action Karate Parkwood. Book your first class with us today!