Our School



Try out our karate school by doing our introductory special! We are offering 8 classes and a uniform for $50.00. This is a great way to try out something new without a lot of expenses. Check our schedule to find the right class for you!

A Community

At the Family Karate Center, our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and friendly environment where students can become highly skilled in karate and self-defense.  Our value-priced karate school serves students by not only teaching physical martial art skills but also teaching self-esteem and life skills. We want our students to be champions in life! The focus of this program is to provide all the students with the highest quality martial arts instruction available, in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy.

Community for the Whole Family

The Family Karate Center is a multi-generational facility, teaching students ranging from 3-71 years of age. The Family Karate Center helps students, with the excellent student instructor ratio and the state of the art training facility, reach their individual goals both physically and mentally.The Family Karate Center offers a wide variety of classes from three years old up, as well as small group seminars focusing on both women’s personal protection and Bully Prevention. 

Our Location

We are easily located at 577 River Road in a newly remodeled 5300 square foot building, parking and the entrance is on the backside of the building.


“Sensei, you are the most awesome sensei! Thank you so much for having confidence in us and encouraging us to do this! You’re awesome and I love you! You’ve given us the tools an...”
— Verne-Collette Whittaker. A Black Belt Mom
My family has trained here and we love it! The school integrates character building into the classes and includes people of all ages and abilities to participate. The instructors are very encouraging. You can expect to get a great workout as a whole family, and learn valuable skills in self-defense.
— Diana Williams

Our Instructors


Elida Wagner

Elida is the owner & chief instructor at the Family Karate Center. She has a 6th degree black belt in Shodokan Karate-do & has been teaching karate for over 30 years...

Read Full Bio




Jeff Wagner

Sensei Elida’s brother, is a third degree black belt/ He has been teaching more than 12 years. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Pastorial Studies from Eugene Bible College...

Read Full Bio


Jaron Martindale

Jaron is a third degree black belt that has been working with & teaching kids for over six years. He has competed at the AAU Nationals in Chicago...

Read Full Bio