About Us

Okinawan Karate

Okinawan Karate is the original karate. Karate was developed for the average person to use for self defense. Shorin Ryu Karate was the gold standard for Okinawa police. There are 3 Main Schools of Okinawan Karate: Shorin Ryu, Gojo Ryu and Uechi Ryu. While other styles exist, these three are the most dominant. 

Karate practitioners train to be physically strong and tenaciously efficient fighters. The only real secret in karate is that in order to achieve this, you must master yourself. Karate practitioners are a benefit to their communities, because being a good person is the most efficient and effective self-defense technique.

 Okinawan karate has proven to be one of the most complete systems because it includes hand and foot striking, grappling and is a system that can be practiced well into your advanced years. Okinawan karate is a life long endeavor.

Martial Arts Supplies


Offering uniforms, weapons, and training equipment

Flexible Payment Plans


Monthly, family rates and per diem rates

Shorin Ryu Reihokan Karate


A prestigious, time-tested original karate style

Self-Defense Instrution
Self Defense is the primary focus of karate instruction.  Mini-course in Self Defense are also offered.
Online Karate
Try karate in the comfort of your own home!


Martial arts training is a rigorous, low-impact aerobic activity. The workouts also include stretching and strength building.



Years of Experience

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Northern California

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Sensei Bernie Kelly

4th Dan 

Cottonwood, CA

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Kyoshi Mike Evans

7th Dan

Chico, CA

Hanshi Naonobu Ahagon

10th Dan

Naha, Okinawa, Japan



“Bernie Kelly is an exceptional Sensei and runs a great dojo. We are proud to be associated with him..”

Mike Evans

7th Dan

“The Women's Self Defense Class rocks!.”

Christie Sartori

“Good friend, good instructor..”

George Steffenson

5th Degree



Opening Hours
Our Address

20595 Gas Point Rd

Cottonwood, CA, 96022

email: kellysmartialarts83@gmail.com

Tuesdays and Thursdays

All Students

Kids (5-10 yrs)                4:30 to 5:30 PM

Tweens and Teens        5:30 to 6:30 PM

Adults  (16yrs +)             6:30 to 8:00 PM 




Class Times
Our Address

20633 Gas Point Rd. Suite H

Cottonwood, CA, 96022

email: kellysmartialarts83@gmail.com

(530) 410-2263

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Beginning Karate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Beg. Kids (5-10 yrs)                4:00 to 5:00 PM

Beg. Tweens and Teens        5:00 to 6:00 PM

Beg. Adults  (16yrs +)            6:00 to 7:00 PM 

Int. Adults                               7:00 to 8:00 PM


Intermediate and Advanced Students

Mondays and Wednesdays

Int. Kids (5 -9yrs)                      4:00 to 5:00PM

Int. Tweens and Teens            5:00 to 6:00PM

Weapons or Adv. Adults         7:00 to 8:00PM


Women Only    

Mondays and Wednesdays   6:00 to 7:00PM