WELCOME TO KARATE FOR ALL
Karate For All was founded in 2001 by Wayne Centra, MOTR/L, SWC, a pediatric occupational therapist with over 35 years of martial arts experience and a black belt degree in Shōtōkan Karate and Shitō-Ryū Karate. Wayne was trained by his Sensei, Fumio Demura, also famously known as "The Real Mr. Miyagi." He also has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist, trained in typical and atypical development, Sensory Integration, and Neuro-Development Treatment.
Karate for All is a unique martial arts program that combines the Art of Karate-Do with the knowledge of occupational therapy, developed for all children and teenagers. Our program was the Winner of the Innovation Award at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, Gala Awards Banquet. Wayne Centra has also been recognized nationally by NEWSWEEK Magazine for the Giving Back Awards honoring Americans doing extraordinary things, alongside Brad Pitt; Wayne was honored as one of eight hometown heroes by NEWSWEEK.
As a martial arts instructor with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, Wayne Centra is able to combine the discipline of martial arts with his knowledge of occupational therapy to analyze and enhance each individual student’s skills and abilities, such as knowledge of self-defense, strength and flexibility, attention span, focus, motor skills, as well as self-esteem and confidence, so that each student can be successful in the community.
Our classes are taught in a fun way, as well as analyzed and enhanced by occupational therapy to develop self-defense skills, discipline, coordination, social skills, confidence, and so much more.LEARN MORE
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COVID-19: Online Karate For All
We are excited to announce that we are now offering ONLINE group and private karate lessons. Many of our students have already started their online karate classes, and they have been wonderful!Learn More
This is a letter of gratitude that has been a long time in coming. In late June, James graduated from high school. He is a happy and confident young man who will be attending the university of his choice in September.
The mix of Occupational Therapy and Karate ensures that the kids have fun while working out their bodies.
Sensei Wayne and the staff at Karate For All are simply amazing. They have literally changed our sons life, for the rest of his life, due to the level of attention given, correction, skills and confidence instilled in him by earning his black belt.