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Our kids Martial Arts classes will promote self-confidence and leadership as well a firm grasp on self-defense and identifying potential dangerous situations.

It’s time to take a step in the right direction – A direction that will lead you to the very best physical and healthy version of you! Here at Richard Kohler’s Elite Karate & Krav Maga of Glastonbury you can take that first step, confident that we are here to help guide you along the way.

Krav Maga is the official system of the Israeli Military and is used by hundreds of Law Enforcement agencies throughout the world.



Martial Arts classes help children become confident, raise self-esteem, and instill a positive self image....


The self-defense and safety skills children learn from Martial Arts will prepare them for everything from bullying to peer pressure....


Martial Arts teaches structure, discipline, and focus, which can help children achieve higher grades in school. ...


Our fun and energetic atmosphere helps children develop an outgoing attitude and form new friendships. ...

Happy Members

Here are some words from our clients
  • Fantastic school!!!! Instructors Maska and Tallerdy are fabulous and Sensei Rich is a great teacher! We hope to be in the family for many years to come!

    Christine Berenbach Dukes

  • Any thing that Rich does he does GREAT everyone that has crossed paths with him is better off for it!!!

    Ernie Mascaro

  • Simply put...we love Elite Karate. It is a top notch martial arts school. Sensei Rich is an admirable man who is deeply committed to teaching children to use both their "inside and outside strength" while learning the art of karate. Instructors Mr. Tallerdy and Mr. Maska are fantastic. It is clear that Sensei Rich has deeply instilled in them a love of both martial arts and teaching. Their approach is nurturing and encouraging. Sensei Rich and the team at Elite Karate are helping to instill in our son respect, self discipline, goal setting, and humility. My husband and I often find ourselves repeating "Sesei Richisms"...."Winners never quit and quitters never win"..."Making our best a little better." The lessons and stories shared at each practice are entertaining and inspiring...even for the parents who are watching. What a wonderful atmosphere to be in. We are so happy to be a part of the Elite Karate family and hope to be a part of it for many years to come.

    Jill Desjardins Panetta

  • I loved it here, I went here for 9 years and made lifelong friendship

    Kyle Tuozzo

  • I've been coming here for a few years now and I have found it really helps develop skills in safety and also a great work out

    Michael Sponge Seligman

  • Anyone who knows me knows how careful I am with who I allow my child to be around and look up to. I have been so impressed by Sensei Rich and his two amazing instructors. These guys have an amazing way to motivate the most difficult child and add into every class a lesson that is invaluable for life. The facility is profession and clean yet comfortable. We have been going since January and I have noticed a huge improvement in my sons attitude, behavior and desire to achieve. Thank you all. I look forward to watching my son on his Black Belt Journey. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

    Peggy Sue

  • Great people, awesome classes. Highly recommended

    Suresh Rajendram