Welcome to Valentin Karate! For over 21 years, we have offered karate instruction in Meriden, Plantsville and now our new location in Berlin. We work with individuals to instill valuable skills that will serve them well throughout the course of their lives. At our 3 locations in Meriden, Plantsville & Berlin, we ensure that every student continues to grow and learn versus sitting on the bench during classes. At our school nobody sits on the bench.
Karate is Not Just for Kids
Whether you're young or "young at heart" it's never too late to begin mastering martial arts. Classes begin at the age of three at Valentin with programs extending to teen and adult students. As our student's skills grow we offer advanced and leadership level instruction to ensure every individual progresses at his or her own pace.
We Offer More Than Just Classes
Valentin Karate focuses on contributing fully to the community. In addition to our classes for all ages, Valentin Karate has birthday party services to celebrate in style while having fun and getting active. We also take a self-defense focus to empower individuals with our Bully prevention and Kid Safe workshops. See our Birthday parties page for more information.
Learn From the Best
Our staff at Valentin karate currently includes five talented and qualified instructors in the ancient Tang Soo Do tradition. The Grandmaster of Tang Soo Do, Jae Chul Shin, certifies our masters and instructors and our establishment is certified in the World Tang Soo Do Association. We were also bestowed the honor of the Best of Meriden in 2008 in martial arts. To learn more about our experience and our teaching philosophy click here to see the "About Us" page.
Our mission is to provide young children with the positive influence of the martial arts. This specially created program is a total learning activity that stresses education of values and character.
We pledge to help young people learn patience, concentration, humility, self-discipline, self-control, and respect. We intend to enhance the successful lives of children through both personal development and achievement.