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3818 Skyline Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914 Tel: 239.540.1150

Building Strength, Honor & Respect

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

(Norman Vincent Peale)

About Us

Cape Coral Isshinryu Karate is one the most established karate schools in Cape Coral. I am well known in the area as being an instructor who is committed to giving my students the best training possible. I demand that all my students give the best they possibly can, nothing more and nothing less! This can sometimes be construed as being tough, especially with the younger children, however it is this toughness that brings out the best in my students and yields results - both mentally and physically.


Most of our students come to us as complete beginners and work their way through the different grades

All of our students are expected to EARN each obi (karate belt) that they wear around their gi (karate uniform) and wear it with the pride of knowing that it was their own hard work and sweat that has taken them to the level they are at today.


We look forward to seeing you in class soon, and... remember, it's a long journey to the top, but it's worth every step. Are you ready for the climb?




Sensei Kelly

Since 1991...

Cape Coral Isshinryu Karate Academy first opened its doors to students way back in 1991. Since then we have seen many children and adults come and go and we have made many friends. Today I am proud to say that some of my current black-belt instructors, who you will meet below, first came to me as eager and inexperienced children with the will to succeed and reach their karate goals. With commitment, patience and perseverance not only did they become black-belts in the art but they have continued to study with me and have gained their second, third and fourth degree qualifications.



We have been part of this Dojo Family for over ten years. It seems like it was yesterday, when we first enrolled our son as a white belt and our daughter thereafter. Many memories we have, a lot of sweat, bruises, hard work and trophies, but most of all the satisfaction to see our son and daughter excel outside the dojo. Karate has given us a lot, like the warm feeling of a big family with the objective of teaching the kids the art of karate. They both have gained a lot from their training with Sensei Jim Kelly and with no doubt the leadership, confidence and self discipline obtained will always be the best tools for their futures

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