International Martial Arts Association Houston

I.M.A Houston is a traditional martial arts school offering quality instruction in the art of Shotokan Karate-Do, related self defense by instructors who have trained with Sensei Patrick Richoux.  I.M.A Houston is part of the I.M.A Family, dedicated to teaching Shotokan Karate, a traditional Japanese Martial Art.

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I.M.A Houston is offering classes to young children (from 3 years old) and adults of all abilities and levels, with no distinctions.
One master says: "Karate is based on attemps to avoid any trouble, so as not be hit by others and not to hit others".
Another says: "Harmoniously avoid trouble, and abhor violence. Otherwise, you will lose trust and will perish."
At the bottom of the soul of karate-do lies the wish for harmony among people. Such harmony is based on courtesy, and it is said that the Japanese Martial Ways begin with courtesy and end with courtesy.
Such is the case at
I.M.A Houston.


To provide a friendly, safe, and positive environment in which, students can learn the philosophy and the skills of Martial Arts.

To have a strong, supportive martial arts family, which build positive role models within the surrounding community, demonstrating exceptional character and the philosophy of non-violence.

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To enable each student to achieve a life-long commitment to martial arts and to become a successful individual in everyday life through the practice of DOJO KUN:
We aim to help people reach their highest potential of both body and mind. We want each and every student, from 3 to 99 years of age, to leave each class feeling good about themselves, and with the confidence they need to tackle life’s challenges.


As an IMA student, you will study a dynamic and powerful traditional martial art called Shotokan Karate. You will learn how to generate speed, strenghth and power through correct breathingcoordination of movement and concentration. You will gain a mastery over your body which will help you in both self-defense situations and in everyday life.

Karate training at IMA is much more than just a physical experience, however. It is a complete discipline that also involves the heart and the spirit. It is through training your body that you can learn to also discipline your mind and temper your spirit

The most important goal of IMA karate instructors and their students is to help one another develop a balance within themselves so that they may express their true natures and ultimately become better human beings.
By joining IMA Family, we will help you develop your self-confidence and your self-discipline, help you focus your mind, improve your self-esteem and have a more positive attitude.
We offer you and your family one free class and welcome you to learn more about our family-oriented IMA dojo and look forward to hearing from you.

How to Join?

?If you are interested in joining our school, just show up during our opening hours or contact us at your convenience, by phone 832-202-7370  or email: [...]

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The first session is always free!