This is a style of karate (meaning empty hand) utilizes the practitioners own body as a weapon for self defense.  the style taught at Pacific Martial Arts is American Freestyle Karate which uses techniques from many different martial arts and integrates those techniques into one system. Much like MMA where techniques from different martial arts are integrated into an effective fighting style. These classes give students a broad knowledge of the martial arts, as well as practical and effective techniques.

Head Instructor Matt Smith has; an 8th degree black belt in Karate, 8th degree equivalent in eskimo, 4th degree in TaeKwonDO, and 3rd degree in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, brown belt in judo, and Modern army combative program instructor.  The knowledge from these arts gets used to make the system effective for the average person.

Benefits: Respect, discipline, focus, concentration, goal setting, personal growth, self-defense


This class is specially designed for children from the ages of three to five years old. The emphasis is on the development of eight core skills; Focus, Teamwork, Control, Balance, Memory, Discipline, Fitness, and Coordination. These skills give children a head start on the skills that they will use in school, at home and in their future martial arts training.  Every day that students do warmups, drills, and games that are used to emphasizes one of the core skills.  Students that go through the little ninja program build a strong foundation that can carry over to a variety of other classes.

Benefits: Focus, Teamwork, Control, Balance, Memory, Discipline, Fitness, and Coordination

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Fresno Location

Mon, Wed, Fri: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tues, Thurs: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sat: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sun: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Clovis Location

Mon, Wed: 4:00 pm – 8:00pm

Tues, Thurs: 6am-7:30am, 9am-10:30am, 4pm-8pm

Sat: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Pacific Martial Arts

Fresno Location:

6735 N. First St.

Fresno, CA 93710

Clovis Location:

275 N Clovis Ave.

Suite 147

Clovis. CA 93612

(559) 436-4641

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