Joining a martial arts school is a big decision. To help you make the best decision for you or your family
we offer 1 FREE week of classes. That way you'll know if our programs are right for you.
Please contact us at 717-597-1937 to set up a tour of our studio and a chance to meet our instructors.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Thompson's Karate Studio Profile:
Thompson's Karate Studio is a family owned martial arts school founded in 1990 by Herbert Thompson (a 6th degree Black Belt).
Mr. Thompson has been teaching Tae Kwon Do and related martial arts programs for over 21 years. As one of the oldest martial
arts schools in the area, Thompson's Karate Studio incorporates Jiu-jitsu, Akido, Krav Maga, and Mixed Martial Arts (boxing, kickboxing,
Muay Thai) into it's already exceptional Tae Kwon Do program for a well rounded curriculum. Classes are age-specific and taught in a fun,
exciting, family oriented environment.
The studio is professionally affiliated with the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA). Instructors and Leadership Members are certified
Black Belts who attend seminars and training opportunities to provide the best possible programs for students. Our programs are reasonably
priced and we offer 2 membership options.
Programs for Children/Youth/Adult
Lil Dragons Program (Ages 4-6)
The Lil Dragons martial arts program is designed for children ages 4-6. These classes are specifically designed to
teach children physical fitness, safety skills, and life skills. During classes, students work on skills and drills in a fun rewarding
environment with positive reinforcement. The Lil' Dragons program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities
such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their
ability to pay attention and follow directions. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods
available for this age group.
The Lil Dragons curriculum helps to develop:
• Fine and gross motor skills
• Spatial skills
• Listening skills
• Focus and concentration
• Self control
• Socialization skills
• Self awareness skills
In tandem with developmental skills each child learns:
• Stranger awareness
• Safety 9-1-1
• Bully Busting
• Personal safety skills (such as poison safety, fire safety etc.)
• Tae Kwon Do
• And more!
Youth Martial Arts Program (Ages 7-12):
This program was professionally developed to improve:
- Personal development
- Fitness and flexibility
- Awareness of surroundings
Additionally, our students are taught to believe in themselves and to focus heart, mind and soul to achieve their personal goals.
We focus on other aspects of our students' lives like studying for success, helping family members by doing chores and helping
siblings with theirs, child safety, and how to deal with the bully on the block, and in school. We have many reward systems in
place to help students focus and meet their personal goals. Each child is placed in an age-specific class so that
we can teach in a manner that is best (and the most fun) for their age group. We teach classes in a friendly, exciting, motivating,
and enjoyable atmosphere while developing discipline and mutual respect. This way, while children enjoy martial arts,
they are also learning valuable life skills that will help them be more successful, confident, and productive individuals.
Adult Martial Arts Program
Adults... Think martial arts is just for kids???
Age doesn't matter... Desire matters.
Here's what many not so young people say they benefit from attending Thompson's:
Life saving defense skills
Better goal setting
Our classes are safe, enjoyable, and will motivate you to achieve more than ever. We all need positive ways to vent our frustrations
and build self-esteem. With today's busy lifestyles, martial arts ranks high in helping you achieve your fitness goals while you
learn something of great value.
Specific training is offered that can equip you to effectively defend yourself, earn a prestigious embroidered Thompson's Black Belt - all
while you get in great shape.
There's nothing like a physically demanding martial arts class to take your mind off the world. Get away from outside distractions, and slip
into a positive environment where you're guaranteed to reach new levels of success.
Success becomes a habit. Much of the philosophy and positive mental attitude you will gain will pour into the rest of your life.
So don't wait, get started today. Remember the famous quote, "Life is just like a mirror, and what you see out there, you must
first see inside of you."
Our staff welcomes you:
Herb Thompson - Master Instructor
Jason Durham - Chief Instructor
Joe Sturm - Head Instructor
Jessica Seville - Assistant Instructor
Haven Seville - Leadership Member
Gage Thompson - Leadership Member
Kendra Thompson - Student Manager (a.k.a. - The Office Lady)