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Important: Our children’s martial arts classes are age specific. We teach effective, appropriate skills to girls and boys of all ages. Their self-confidence and self-esteem soars. In our kids martial arts classes, everyone has fun and learns self-defense skills in a safe environment.

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Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 10 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM


3401 Pacheco Rd. (Suite G)

Bakersfield, CA. 93313


(661) 427-6193




(661) 427-6193

A karate instructor is a professional martial artist who teaches the art of karate to children and adults. Most people who teach karate have years of training in martial arts, hold a black belt in karate and have a martial arts certification.


Ty’s passion for martial arts began in 1969. He trained in various forms of martial arts such as Jeet Ken Do, Ising I Kung Fu, Boxing, Judo, Wrestling and other popular forms of martial arts. His dream of owning and running his own class became a reality when he opened up McGuire’s Karate in Bakersfield, California. Ty continuously devotes the same energy and enthusiasm to his students as he did when he was a student himself.

- 7 times International Champion

- Police World Champion (1987-1989)

- Police National Champion

- Police California Champion

- 13 time California Dept. Of Corrections Champion

- 1983 Amateur Kickboxing Champion

- 1982 College Wrestling All-American

- 1976 USA Karate Team Member

- 1979 AAU National Runner Up

- 1980 AAU National Runner Up

- United States Karate Team Member

(1976, 79, 80, 92)