The American International Karate Institute

 welcomes new students!

The Chief Instructor is Shihan Robert Mason.


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for Juniors (age 6-13) and Adults  (age 14+) Pick the Program that suits you the best

4 Weeks of Unlimited Training for just $99.95

You can attend as many classes per week as you like

Includes Uniform and Registration

Click here for the current class schedule for beginners

e-mail us your questions and we will help you select your best program

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For younger children

Little Dragons (age 3-4) Karate Tigers (age 4-5)

Special Intro course with Uniform and 4 classes $59.95

call or e-mail us for more information and special prices.

phone: (954) 587-5008          e-mail: Shihan Robert Mason

About the American International Karate Institute

Classes are offered daily for New Students. Check out the  Full Schedule of classes.

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Excellent and Exceptional

I have had training at other schools. This is the best All Around school I've ever tried. My 8 year old daughter trains as well, and this type of training has improved her skills outside of karate. Even my 4 year old has tried the "Little Dragons" class. Highly recommended.

Bob Brigida. 

My wife and I were very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge displayed by staff at this studio. The amount of information given to us made our choice very easy. We consider this center "World Class".

William Collins

I started karate when I was three, and ever since I went there I always thought of it as my home. It welcomed me in and taught me a lot. In 1990 I was ranked 4th in the state and I feel great about myself. Thank you Karate.

Joshua Meyer

(Joshua went on to be a Black Belt National Champion. earn his 3rd Degree Black Belt, graduate college and earn a degree in law)

Our System

The system we teach is called Mugendo (Unlimited Way). Our style of Mugendo is called Mu Do Kai and involves a complete martial arts system. For a brief history click here.

The MuDoKai Karate children's curriculum that we teach is specifically designed to teach kids how to focus and concentrate, how to pay attention and how to listen to directions and follow them. Children develop confidence, discipline and self-control, while getting into great shape and learning self-defense skills.

Sensei Joshua Meyer (3rd Dan Black Belt) and Sensei Christina Brigida (now a 2nd Dan Black Belt) are members of the Mudokai tournament team. They are pictured here in their team uniforms when Christina was an intermediate rank student. All students are encouraged to train to achieve the Black Belt rank, which is reached after successively working through nine colored belt ranks.

Brown Belt students Laraine and Haley practice their strikes on the bag

For Adult students we address training from three perspectives:

1) Personal Growth, including physical, emotional and psychological development using Martial Arts as a medium for practice.

2) Fitness, including cardio, stamina, flexibility and agility. Championship training for competition.

3) Self Defense, including defense against unarmed and armed assailants, multiple attack and ground fighting strategies. 

Sensei Bergstresser (3rd Dan Black Belt) demonstrates a wrist lock on Matt Hughes. Joint locks can be used to control an opponent when it would not be appropriate to use a strike.


Police Sergeant Sensei Doug Powell (2nd Dan Black Belt) has taught at the Police Academy in Fort Lauderdale. Sensei Carmine Downey (5th Dan Black Belt) teaches for the department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).  Sensei Neal Fleisig (2nd Dan Black Belt) developed the  Professional Crisis Management system for use by educators and human service providers who are serious about the crisis management of aggressive, disruptive and self-injurious behaviors. PCM, a Behavioral Approach to Crisis Management, includes Crisis Prevention, Crisis De-escalation, Crisis Intervention, and Post-Crisis Intervention components.

All are students of Shihan Robert Mason at the University Karate Center.

Shihan Mason is also Florida Director for "America in Defense" and has been teaching Cabin Crew Self Defense to American Airlines Flight Crews. More than 120 hours have been completed so far in South Florida.

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