Fitness and physical strength are an essential part of living healthy lives. But is there a way you can achieve this in a fun and meaningful way? Action Karate believes there is. It all starts with the martial arts classes in Whitehall, PA, which are uniquely designed to cater to adults, special needs students, and children of varying ages and abilities.

At Action Karate’s karate school near Catasauqua, PA, every student will get what they need out of the martial arts classes. For adults, the training will help you get fitter faster while strengthening your core and getting a fun, full-body workout.

For children, the classes help teach and enhance leadership skills, boost confidence, and improve strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility among many others.

The martial arts classes in Whitehall, PA for special needs students are carefully created with each student in mind. Action Karate offers one-on-one or group instruction to students with Down’s syndrome, autism, ADHD, ADD, social anxiety, students in wheelchairs or using canes, and so much more.

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
2223 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA, 18052, 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

Steve FrancisSteve Francis
02:36 25 Jun 24
Excellent place! My son has been practicing Karate for nearly 4 years and it has helped him tremendously with his confidence and self control. I would highly recommend Action Karate Whitehall!
Joel HorvathJoel Horvath
22:07 19 Jun 24
Action Karate Whitehall I believe really changed me as a person since I been training there. They have top notch instructors, super clean school and high energy classes. Classes are always super fun and don't even realize your getting a great work out! I noticed I lost my stomach, more toned and lot more energy. Find that am more focused in my daily activities and at work too! Not only the great cardio but your learning awesome self defense and training that I believe you won't get any where else and all the new friends you'll make along the way!
Brittani DeckerBrittani Decker
17:21 18 Jun 24
I signed my daughter up and she loves it! It’s a great program to teach your kids discipline! The staff is great and very patient with the students.
Genevieve HellingsGenevieve Hellings
19:30 14 Jun 24
Action Karate Whitehall is great for kids! Both of my kids started at Action Karate when they were 3 and 5 years old. My son gained so much self discipline and my daughter totally gained more confidence! They are 11 and 14 now and still train! Instructors are patient and work with the kids. Highly recommend!
Melisa ThompsonMelisa Thompson
13:50 25 May 24
Jyoti started her adventure at Action Quakertown as a Ninja shark, she was 4 years old. The travel was worth it, we love tge instructors at Quakertown it was soo sad to even think about leaving, but when I got a new job in 2023 the struggle to get to Quakertown was very tiresome after school and work. This is when we made the transition to Whitehall. Whitehall offered the HIT program and her first day all the instructors greeted her with a friendly smile. We gave made Whitehall our home school, and we couldn't be happier. In fact just this week my daughter was asked to be on the Demo Team!!!!! I'm super excited for her, and it's thanks to the dedication from her instructors to take the time to teach and be very patient with each student. We definitely recommend this school to anyone. You really do become part of a very special family of families and friends.
Keith KocherKeith Kocher
02:11 15 May 24
I have been doing martial arts since 2001 been to a few great schools.. action karate Whitehall has been fantastic in all areas of learning.. from great instructors to cardio, weapons and self defense. The learning never stops and every class is fun and aggressive to all your martial arts needs!! Kids classes are great and fun.. a great way to learn everything you need to face life lessons.. if your interested in sending your kids to learn martial arts or maybe it’s something just for you.. action karate is the place to be!! If you’re interested in pushing yourself to the next level.. please stop over!! Keith K
LegendOf KenpoLegendOf Kenpo
04:06 10 May 24
Jinan ElnaboulsiJinan Elnaboulsi
16:00 07 May 24
My daughter has been going here for almost a year now and it’s been wonderful, the instructors along with the leadership team are great at what they do, my daughter loves going and has learned so much in this time and enjoys the activities she does during class, she will be promoted to her blue belt tonight and she’s super excited about that. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming here. I always recommend it to my friends
23:50 30 Apr 24
I was very lucky to find such a great karate school for my kids. In one year they've learned so much and always seem to enjoy their time there. Mr Keffer is very attentive to everyone, from the students to the parents and all visitors. Miss Danielle is awesome as well.Is a great school with amazing instructors and people!
Jenelle AndreskoJenelle Andresko
16:26 23 Apr 24
My daughter has been going to action karate for about 3 years now. She loves it. She has always been shy and the karate has been bring her out of her shell. My younger daughter is 5 and just started. She is so excited on karate days. Mr. Keffer is so easy to talk to and is so in tune with each child. Both my girls love Miss Danielle. Highly recommend action karate Whitehall!
Ashley B.Ashley B.
13:43 20 Apr 24
Action Karate Whitehall continues to be a place where my daughter feels confident! She came to a few “Buddy Weeks” with a friend and wasn’t sure karate was the right fit. Then suddenly she decided she wanted to give it a try and she was hooked! Mr. Keffer and Miss Danielle give each student attention, time, encouragement and help their students gain confidence through each and every class. My daughter loves her classes so much she started leadership training while teaching the Ninja and Junior classes. From a girl that didn’t want to participate in many activities, karate has helped her to branch out. We have truly seen a change in her confidence, she will step up on the soccer field and play solos at orchestra concerts; things we don’t feel she would have done as easily in the past. The Action Karate Whitehall staff makes everyone feel welcome and builds our kids up, they teach them discipline, respect and how to work hard!
It has been almost two years since my son Marko aged 7 then joined Action Karate. Our decision was based on his gaining essential life skills. Since then our son’s confidence, listening skills, responsibility and respect for others have improved immensely. We express our gratitude for the staff doing such a great job
Brandie SiegmundBrandie Siegmund
18:15 11 Apr 24
My boys 9/12 started karate in 2022. The boys have learned and are developing many skills such as discipline, commitment, self defense and much, much more. My boys participate in a few other sports/ activities and I absolutely love that our karate schedule can be flexible each week and we can choose to come as many times as we wish weekly in person but also have the ability to complete on demand classes if needed. Miss Danielle and all instructors are super friendly and provide positive feedback and guidance. Action karate also offers extra fun nights/ activities for the students and families to participate in throughout the year. I would highly recommend Action Karate Whitehall to anyone and everyone. We love our karate family.
Beth SipekBeth Sipek
16:26 09 Apr 24
Action Karate is amazing!Even though they do group classes there is always someone there to help with one on one if needed. They have wonderful extra activities (movie nights /nurf night /tie dye) at least once a month to build comradery. They also have a "life lesson" each month or so; last one was being a champion in all you do!They teach karate as well as promote overall health and well being.Our son has shown great strides in both coordination, self confidence and in leadership skills.
Jamie AlfaroJamie Alfaro
13:25 03 Apr 24
My son is learning a lot from these wonderful instructors. Highly recommend.
Sylvie WulfSylvie Wulf
14:08 02 Apr 24
I can't begin to describe how happy we are with Action Karate! Classes are so organized, starting and ending right on time. There's even a convenient app for sign-ups each week. Miss Danielle is a great instructor! She keeps her entire class focused while she teaches. She also ends each class with announcements so you are always in the loop on what's going on. My son looks forward to going every week!
melissa nestermelissa nester
13:21 29 Feb 24
Action Karate has been an amazing experience for my son! He stepped into the Whitehall school 5 years ago just after its opening. He was this incredibly shy little boy who did not speak to or make eye contact with anyone. He clung to dad and I at every opportunity he could. Within weeks we began to notice a difference … Mr Keffer and Miss Daniele were peeling back the layers of his shell. He fell in love. He started as just a white belt in basic training, within the first belt cycle he decided he wanted to get his junior black belt and he wanted to begin training with weapons. He joined the swat team and became only the second student of Action Karate Whitehall to get all the patches. He continued on and became the first student certified as a junior leader and the second student to become an assistant instructor. My son who was one of the shyest people I have ever known is an assistant instructor working toward one day opening his own school and becoming a head instructor. He communicates and makes eye contact daily with his instructors, students and parents with no issues. In public he now acknowledges people and makes eye contact with them and will greet and speak to them. My husband and I cannot thank Mr Keffer and Miss Daniele for the way they have opened up our son and changed his life. If you are on the fence do it, come in for a lesson, it just may change your life too!
Mr. UrbanskiMr. Urbanski
00:06 28 Feb 24
Fantastic program. My 7 year old daughter absolutely loves Action Karate. The staff is comprised of kind and caring individuals. Not only the discipline and the self defense factor of Karate but Action also has numerous days where they host events for the kids and families. Definitely recommend.
Owen GalarzaOwen Galarza
14:55 27 Feb 24
My little brother attends this Karate School and we love it. My brother has been a student for three years and his karate teachings have taught him to stand up for himself, to demonstrate confidence and maintain his focus. The staff at Action Karate Whitehall are his second family and we are so grateful to have found them when he was experiencing a difficult time transitioning from daycare to the traditional school setting.
Kristie DreisbachKristie Dreisbach
16:17 26 Feb 24
My daughter has been a student at Action Karate for a few years and has learned to be a more disciplined and confident individual. The instructors are great, always making it a positive, yet fun and inviting environment. I highly, highly recommend Action Karate!
robert rodriquezrobert rodriquez
17:34 20 Feb 24
My 14 year old daughter is autistic. A studio near our home initially said they would accept her, only to later say they did not have the capacity to give her the extra attention she would need. She was crushed.On a whim I made an appointment with Keith Keffer of ACTION KARATE in Whitehall.He assessed my daughter during a private lesson. He was patient and made her feel at ease. We left there with her new uniform.One year later she is still “Over the Moon” to go there every week.Great instructors and staff, great students, nice new location, lots of special events to keep things fun. A real feeling of community.This gave my daughter her identity. I can’t thank Keith and his staff enough.
Amanda OsmunAmanda Osmun
00:54 16 Jan 24
It is a welcoming non judgmental place that works with all kids, encouraging them in the most beneficial ways possible!
Jessica FordJessica Ford
01:58 07 Dec 23
We love Action Karate! My kids have learned so much from being there not just about self defense but also self discipline and self confidence. They create a fun and engaging environment for the kids. 10/10 recommend 😃
Ramona RiveraRamona Rivera
16:19 05 Dec 23
I truly love this place my boys Caleb and Colby had a blast. I Love that they are involved in the community. The kids not only worked on learning about karate they were learning respect, discipline, cleanliness and kindness. The staff were always friendly yet stern and understanding when needed. What rocked was they both my boys are Autistic and they weren't treated differently. When one was exploding with energy it was redirected appropriatly without signs of them being frustrated or overwhelmed. We unfortunatly had some inexpected issue arrise and they were more than willing tonwork with us and offer different option as they could see how the boys were progressing and i was beyond grateful for their efforts. looking forward to returning as soon as we can.
Jessica TossenouJessica Tossenou
19:52 07 Feb 23
Action Karate is an excellent karate school with branches in Whitehall, Nazareth and Bethlehem. My kids have been attending Action Karate Whitehall for 2 1/2 years.. Mr. Keffer has put together an excellent program for kids karate.
Family PaulFamily Paul
20:28 07 Nov 22
AB OllebAB Olleb
16:28 07 Sep 22
Action Karate is very helpful to all. They help boost confidence, they encourage strength and they are very professional. I couldn’t have chosen a better place.
Aziz BelloAziz Bello
16:22 07 Sep 22
Amazing place to train. Has an unique atmosphere for Karate. I would definitely recommend visiting Action Karate to train and better your skills in Karate
Sherada McMillanSherada McMillan
20:13 31 Aug 22
Very friendly staff. My daughter enjoys coming here.
Twinkle PatelTwinkle Patel
22:52 23 Aug 22
My daughter has been going action karate for a year and as soon my son turned 3 I enrolled him in the ninja shark. Love miss Daniele, she is superb with the kiddos and the whole team is super supportive. They have a topic every week and children learn new every week. My kids love their karate class and they come to the class happy.
Barb HigginsBarb Higgins
14:14 16 Aug 22
All 3 of my daughters have been in the Action Karate family for the past year. The teachers are amazing with students of all ages and they truly care about each and every one. They contact parents to to discuss the student’s progress, send notes of encouragement in the mail, celebrate every birthday, and make the experience meaningful. I have seen my shy daughter come out of her shell and all three are in the best shape of their lives. They also take the time and care to work with my daughter with special needs to help her keep up with the class. They treat all the students with respect. It’s never too late to start. My girls are teenagers, but there are also adults and classes for young children. If you are considering karate for your kids, send them to Action Karate Whitehall and you will see them grow and bloom.
Mayra ChiticMayra Chitic
07:29 03 Dec 21
I discovered my son had significant speech delay at a very young age. At around age three he was also diagnosed with Hypotonia which is muscle weakness, mainly in his wrist and ankles. He went through early intervention, speech, Pt and OT therapy etc..as a toddler but what now as a school age student? As any parent I had many questions like "will my child be able to learn to play sports, join a team or be friends with other kids. What's the best activity for him to help develop social skills?" One day in February 2019 I saw a post on Facebook about a new Action Karate School in my area. I reached out online but was a little hesitant about following through. I didn't want to set my son for failure knowing he wouldn't be able to follow the instructor moves or communicate with anyone due to his speech delay and shyness. I had no choice one day when Mr. Keffer gave me a call to follow up and that's where it all began. I signed my son up for karate after our private meet and greet. My son felt very comfortable and had a smile on his face, that's all it took to help me decide if this was the right choice for him. My son is now a total new and transformed child, he no longer covers his ears because it's noisy or loud. He has built strength and coordination. It took him about a year but now he is able to speak in front of others and even say the karate creed out loud along with the other students. My son struggled for many years in different areas and thanks to all the wonderful instructors, staff and peers my son has found his safe environment where he can continue to develop and show off every new skill he learns. This fall my son was able to paly soccer and he continued to impress me even more. He has also showed tremendous improvement in school. There are many benefits in martial arts, at Action Karate kids learn to coordinate their limbs, do specific stances and positions, develop strength while doing the blocks and punches with force and power. Instructors teach students how to have self discipline, respect, self control and to have fun. I can now describe my son as a confident young man who dedicates himself to keep pushing beyond his limits and not give up even when it's hard. My son will be testing for his Jr. Black Belt in mid December. This karate school provides a welcoming environment and are family oriented. Big shout out to Mr. Keffer, Miss. Daniele and the rest of the staff.
Brian WhippleBrian Whipple
15:07 26 Oct 21
Both of my sons have been doing karate there for over two years and me and my wife have been taking the classes for over a year. Mr. Keffer and his staff are the best instructors I have ever known. They excellent in what they do. They are very good with the kids and they are very family oriented. Action in Karate Whitehall is the best karate school in the Lehigh Valley.
Joe GruverJoe Gruver
23:53 25 Mar 21
Before our son started at Action Karate he was shy, and lacked confidence. After his initial week we saw a big change in him. He started to believe in himself and was now being challenged. Ever since he has been getting A's and B's in school. He's confident, and enjoys the challenges he gets in class. He is now part of Demo Team, Black Belt Leadership, Certified SWAT (Special Winning Attitude Team), and will be testing for his Jr Black Belt in June 2021 (All this in 2 years). The Instructors are EXCELLENT with all the students (kids and adults alike).


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.

Enjoy a drastic boost in your fitness levels with martial arts classes in Whitehall, PA

adult karate class with students holding karate props

Everyone who walks through our doors and attends the fun sessions will get a boost in their confidence as well as an incredible boost in fitness levels. Whether you are looking to learn self-defense skills, get stronger, or enhance your child’s sense of self-discipline and fitness levels, we’ve got you covered. Make sure to reach out to us today to help define your personal health and fitness goals and let us help you uncover your true potential.


A completely fun karate school in Whitehall, PA to call your happy place

If you thought that Action Karate’s karate school in Whitehall, PA is just about perfecting the ideal kicks or punches, you’d be wrong because we also offer incredibly fun karate birthday parties, too. At these events, parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy the festivities and activities as their children and guests have fun learning real martial arts drills that will leave them feeling exhilarated. And of course, our karate parties wouldn’t be the same without the impressive samurai sword cake-cutting ceremony that leaves everyone amazed and awe-struck.
Whether you are looking for a karate birthday party which is budget-friendly and high-value, or you’re looking to sign up for lessons in martial arts near Catasauqua, PA, Action Karate’s karate school near Allentown PA is the perfect place to do so. Action Karate Whitehall will become your new and favorite happy place where you and every student attending will be able to unwind and destress through fun karate classes near Northampton, PA.

Action Karate’s karate school in Whitehall, PA serves the following adjacent areas for your convenience as well:

  • Allentown

  • Wescosville

  • Alton Park

  • Balliettsville

So, wherever in the region you may be, reach out to us to sign up for fun and actionable karate classes that can help develop interpersonal skills, physical strength, and give you a great boost in your confidence levels.