Living Sword Karate teaches self-defense, physical fitness, life skills, and personal development through a fun and challenging karate program. Whatever your goals, karate can be a vital part of achieving them!


Not only is Living Sword Karate a family run program, we are a martial arts family. With schedule that make it easy to enroll kids of different ages, to family activities, to affordable membership options, to our no-contract program, we strive to put family before everything else.


If you are interested in joining or just have some questions, feel free to stop by a class to give karate a try. Wear clothing you will be comfortable moving and exercising in such as a t-shirt and shots or sweat pants.

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Class Cancelled Tonight and Possibly Tuesday

We just received the official word that Covenant United Methodist Church is closed today. Their parking lot is covered in ice and is unsafe for traffic. That means no class this evening (Monday, February 16th). It is possible that Covenant will be closed tomorrow as...

Parenting, there’s an app for that…kinda

Kristin and I have struggled, as many of you have, with how to effectively limit screen time, or as we call it in our house, media time. Sure we can set a timer and have used one with some success but that means we have to remember to set it in the first place and not...

KidSmartz Rule #4: Tell a Trusted Adult

In today's lesson our students defined the word “trust” and discussed the qualities of a trusted adult. The KidSmartz rule tells us to tell a trusted adult if anything makes you feel sad, scared or confused. Watch the "Trusted Adult" video from the link below and then...
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Close to You

Bartlett, TN - 4.9 mi | 8 min

Germantown, TN - 4 mi | 8 min

Collierville, TN - 12.9 mi | 22 min

Lakeland, TN - 6.1 mi | 8 min

Arlington, TN - 11.2 mi | 13 min

Memphis, TN - 4.7 mi | 6 min

Two Locations

Covenant United Methodist Church
8350 Walnut Grove Rd
Cordova , TN 38018
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Advent Presbyterian Church
1879 North Germantown Pkwy.
Cordova, TN 38016
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The Living Sword Family

You, like most families, are juggling a lot of things at once...kids,work, school, church and more. You know that martial arts can help promote confidence, discipline, and fitness but you don't know what changes are coming three years from now let alone three months from now. Your schedule and your budget need to be flexible.

That's why we don't push contracts for our karate classes...we don't even offer them. That's why we keep our membership dues low. That's why we work with you during the tough times so that you can participate no mater what life throws at you.

Living Sword Karate is a family business in every sense. We are a husband and wife teaching team. Our son has been taking karate with us since he was three and is still excited about martial arts. Our daughter can't wait until she can get started and you will often see her sneak out onto the line to bow in and warm up with the kids karate class.

Karate is a passion for us and it is our heartfelt desire to share our family's passion with you.

When we work together with our members and with the churches that host our program we become more than just a karate school. Sure, Living Sword Karate can teach excellent martial arts classes but it is more important to have a lasting impact on our community.

We teamed up with our members and Covenant United Methodist Church to raise money for tumbling mats that are used in their community fitness programs, their preschool/PDO, and by local sports and cheer programs. We helped raise money for Advent Presbyterian Church's youth scholarships. We stepped up again when Covenant needed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and raised the funds they needed and even negotiated a reduced price with the supplier so they could purchase two.

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