Our Founder

Karate school founder

Mike Tucker started training in 1980 under Al Garza. Mr. Tucker was recognized 5 consecutive years as one of the top ten in Texas and as Rookie of the Year and Top Black Belt Fighter in 1985.
From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Tucker ran schools for Mr. Garza and helped create a unique Martial Arts and business system. In 1991, Mr. Tucker opened what is now USA Karate.
He was a 7th degree master level black belt under Rick Moneymaker and Tom Muncy, 8th degree Grandmaster in Okinawan kempo and tuite-jitsu.  He also held a 4th degree black belt in Ryukyu Kempo under 9th degree Grandmaster George Dillman.  Mr. Tucker earned a 3rd degree black belt in tae kwon do under Al Garza and a 1st degree black belt in judo and jiu-jitsu under Zdenek Matl.  In 1999, Mr. Tucker was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Master Instructor of the Year. Also in that year,  Mr. Tucker was certified as a 5th Degree Black Belt in Torite-jitsu by the World and British Kempo Arts Federation, signed by 11 Masters and Grandmasters.

Mr. Tucker passed away in July of 2016.  His instructors and staff continue his legacy of the martial arts.

Founder Mike Tucker
Achievements:
7 TH DAN AKBBA
6 TH DAN TORITE-JITSU
6 TH DAN OKINAWAN KEMPO KARATE-DO
4 TH DAN RYU KYU KEMPO
3 RD DAN TAE KWON DO
1 ST DAN JUDO
1 ST DAN JU-JITSU
CERTIFIED MASTER INSTRUCTOR TORITE-JITSU

 1996 HEAD OFFICIAL POLICE WORLD GAMES
1996 – 2001 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER OF
THE AMATEUR ORGANIZATION OF KARATE
1987-1990 GALVESTON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER INSTRUCTOR
1986-1989 SAN JACINTO COLLEGE POLICE ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR
34 YEARS IN THE MARTIAL ARTS
OVER 25 YEARS WITH GRANDMASTER RICK MONEYMAKER

Frequently Asked Questions

What Other Are Saying

Devon Nixon -

"I can't say enough positive things about this school. Myself, 2 of my children and my niece and nephew attend. It has been very good for all of us."

M Gabriela Cisneros -

"They honestly care about children's discipline and self-esteem. They will go the extra mile for your children."

Sewah Johnson Bower -

"Friendly staff, clean facility. My son loved his first class and can't wait to go back!"

- Opening -
Hours

Monday: 4:30am - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 4:30am - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 4:30am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 4:30am - 11:30pm
Friday: 5:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday: 5:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00pm

- Company -
Houston Location

11101 Resource Park Way Houston, Texas Unites States 77089

Pearland Location

1853 Pearland Pkwy Suite 109 Pearland, Texas United States 77581

Call us today at (281) 484-9006

Join one of our karate programs today!

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