Founded by Sensei Corey Green, Green’s karate opened on January 17th, 1998 and are the only full-time traditional karate school in Chattanooga. We are certified worldwide and are a club member of the Nihon Karate Do Kenwa Kai of Japan, the Kenwa Kai International, and The United States of America National Karate Do Federation. We teach the Shito-Ryu Olympic Karate style, one of 4 major traditional and Olympic styles from Japan.
Green’s Karate utilizes innovative teaching methods that are revolutionary in the martial arts realm. Our teaching methods focus on four major aspects: self-defense, tournament/sport training, lifelong health and fitness, and karate as an art form.
Special needs students
Our methods, known as Karate Wise Therapy or the “Green Methods,” encompass a variety of approaches used to teach karate to students that have special needs. Upcoming research and inventions make Green’s Karate a world wide leader in teaching those with disabilities. With students making history that are blind, have autism, or wheelchair bound. Green’s Karate continues to show the world that anyone can learn martial arts under our tutelage.
Green’s Karate has over 15 U.S Karate historical accomplishments that easily demonstrate that Karate Wise Therapy programs are doing something outside of the realm of anyone else in the world of martial arts and of other therapies around the globe.
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About Sensei Green
Sensei Green was born and raised in Alaska where he lived for 22 years. As a small child he was shy and easily bullied. At age 7, he was so enamored with the movie “Karate Kid” that he began taking martial arts classes. Karate gave him confidence, a sense of pride, and an ability to learn to socialize and make new friends. It also began a journey which he is humbly grateful for, having made his student U.S. karate historical accomplishments numerous times and having a positive affect on the lives of many students. Green is currently on the “Athletes with Disabilities Committee” appointed by Coach Jeffery Kohn in January 2016.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Blackhawk Crewchief, earning soldier of the month and placed 2nd out of 1,000 for soldier of the Brigade while in AIT. His military career began in high school where he was Battalion Commander in JROTC at East Anchorage High School. His school and unit was designated Honor Unit with Distinction, awarded to only one school once every four years.
At age 22 he was featured in Alaska Men Magazine and crowned Mr. Alaska and was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2000 (page 72) as one of American’s most eligible bachelors, a title he thankfully was able to shed in 2006 when he married his wife who is the one and only Michelle Young who is a world renowned singer and songwriter as well as an artist, painter, book cover designer and is a published poet.