Traditional Martial Arts Practice

We practice traditional martial arts that are based on practical, age appropriate self defense skills that are functional and effective.

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If you are at all interested in finding a class for you or a child, you have got to try a class! You can request a free class by clicking on one of the links below or by calling us at 223-2870.

About Aric Keyes

International instructor with 30 years of martial arts experience. Lead instructor and owner of Kime Karate in Fairport. Army Veteran. RIT Graduate. Husband & Father.

Best Martial Arts Teachers in Rochester!

2017-03-01T14:31:46+00:00

Kime Karate in Fairport NY voted among best martial arts instructors in Rochester, NY by Expertise.com. The top 15 instructors and schools were chosen based on reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism. Chosen from 60 schools in the Greater Rochester area, Sensei Keyes and Kime Karate are proud to be recognized as one of the [...]

Best Martial Arts Teachers in Rochester! 2017-03-01T14:31:46+00:00

The Three Mindsets of Kata

2017-03-01T12:21:31+00:00

There are three general mindsets with regards to kata:   #1. The "Traditionalist's" perspective: Kata must NEVER be changed!   #2. The JKD/MMA mentality:  A classical mess/worthless practice [i.e. dysfunctional]   #3. The "Revisionist's" position: A contemporary reinterpretation of classic tradition   Karate is the Japanese art of protecting oneself with little more than [...]

The Three Mindsets of Kata 2017-03-01T12:21:31+00:00

The Science of Striking

2017-03-01T12:21:32+00:00

RIT & Kime Karate team up for powerful images! It was an honor to be part of this photo shoot at the Rochester Institute of Technology to capture a never before seen look at the force generated by striking a surface made to human soft tissue. To capture the force waves, professor @TedKinsman thought up and designed a [...]

The Science of Striking 2017-03-01T12:21:32+00:00

Jujutsu is not about being bigger or stronger

2017-03-01T12:21:33+00:00

This is Katie, she's awesome. She's been training in our AKJJ - jujutsu classes now for several months and she's getting good at it. She also has cerebral palsy and two steel rods in her back. For all the guys that have told me that class is too hard and that they feel they need [...]

Jujutsu is not about being bigger or stronger 2017-03-01T12:21:33+00:00

Seminar in New Paltz

2017-03-01T12:21:33+00:00

Sensei Keyes was invited to teach a series of seminars at Fighting Spirit Karate Studio in New Paltz, NY.  He taught three separate seminars, two on striking, take downs and ground control and a kobudo seminar introducing the school to the Yamane Ryu kobudo system under Hanshi Patrick McCarthy. Adult Seminar [...]

Seminar in New Paltz 2017-03-01T12:21:33+00:00

Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu Seminar

2017-03-01T12:21:33+00:00

From back to front: Mike Joseph, Hanna James, Brian Moore, Robert Del Ross, Nick McGrath, Henry Larson, Mike Nolan, Tyler Nolan, Thomas Crossan, Erik Angerhofer, Paul Lopresti, Aric Keyes, Cory Barriault, AKJJ - Aiki Kenpo Jujustu It's great training here at Kime Karate with internationally recognized instructors like [...]

Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu Seminar 2017-03-01T12:21:33+00:00

Why Focus Matters

2017-03-01T12:21:34+00:00

Regardless of age, Focus is one of the most important things that anyone can learn and honestly, even as adults, we can all probably improve our focus. It's a major part of what we teach and develop here at Kime Karate. We believe this so much that our name "Kime" is a Japanese word [...]

Why Focus Matters 2017-03-01T12:21:34+00:00

School Success Tips

2017-03-01T12:21:34+00:00

We believe that doing well and achieving good grades in school is important.  To help parents ensure the success of their children we have put together a list of School Success Tips!   These are great tips for improving attitudes, focus, and grades!  Simple things that can have a dramatic effect on your child. Improve [...]

School Success Tips 2017-03-01T12:21:34+00:00

Martial Arts & Yoga – The Perfect Compliment

2017-03-01T12:21:35+00:00

Several years ago, specifically during training, I noticed that I was having terrible spasms throughout my upper and lower back.  Knowing I had a family history of Rheumatoid arthritis and specifically Ankylosing spondylitis, I made arrangements to see my family doctor.  This disease is thought to be auto-immune, so I could only hope there [...]

Martial Arts & Yoga – The Perfect Compliment 2017-03-01T12:21:35+00:00