Karate Benefits Program
provides its membership with a vast array of specialized classes and other
events not usually found in a martial arts school.
At Del Mar and Old Town studios we offer about 30 formal classes weekly......adults,
teens and children.
mini-ninja classes for the 4 & 5 year olds
On campus classes at various private schools
Private class-lesson custom scheduling
A defined technique curriculum for each age and belt level. Inclusion of
philosophical, historical and character development programs. Motto: “We
teach attitudes first.”
Founding date October 24, 1978 so we are one of the most established dojos in
San Diego, voted #1 martial arts school in the SD Union-Tribune poll.
A staff (professional and volunteer) of over twenty dedicated black belts and
brown belts who regularly teach and assist. Our black belts are ranked
and promoted on technical and mental merit and achievement. (Our black belt is
not awarded for the two or three years of simple training so prevalent in many
Yearly, we offer four major in-house competition tournaments called Summerfest,
Winterfest, Autumnfest and Stars and Stripes. We offer outside travel and
competition to the advanced students on the team.
Camps: we offer six winter and summer camps to three different age groupings
(sometimes these are mountain classes that can last four days.
Extracurricular activities include: scholarship and academic
awards, tea ceremonies, outdoor classes such as beach classes, Awards
Day Event, social parties such as Christmas time, movie nights in house
Formal testing three times yearly to promote in belt rank and measure
Comprehensive web site with secure on line registration or payment page (pmakarate.com)
Convenient in house sales of equipment, such as uniforms, t-shirts, weapons,
etc. at reasonable costs and with the convenience of picking better quality
and sizes for you. We also offer on line direct individual
service with our major karate supplier, you will have your own account if you
choose, door to door delivery.
Superior quality athletic floors. At Del Mar a rubberized vinyl surface
designed to reduce leg and joint stress. At Old Town a state of the art
Harlequin professional dance floor.
Affiliated PMA dojos located in East County, Portland and Salt Lake City where you
can also train during your travel in those areas.
Jerry Devine is the head instructor of
the PMA and holds the title of Grandmaster. A former math teacher, he has
always strived to bring out the best of character and physical performance in
the karate students. He developed and stood by a school motto that states “We
teach attitudes first.” Giving each person a sense of dignity and worth is
his purpose and this is transmitted through all the other many great teachers
who daily carry out this message. Although black belt rank is perhaps a
student’s ultimate goal in karate, Master Devine believes that in this
journey there must also be an equal importance to strive for perfection of
self and the things we do.