Warrior Karate Academy 

Sho-Kushin Karate, Consists of two styles:  Shotokan and Kyokushin



Kids:  5:30 - 6:30 pm

Adults: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Adults (ages 13-up) $50 per month

Kids (ages 6-12) $40 per month


$5 discount for gym members


Benefits of Martial Arts



  • Memory retention

  • confidence

  • self control

  • problem solving

  • adaption



  • balance

  • coordination

  • flexibility

  • muscle tone

  • endurance



  • patience

  • respect

  • integrity

  • humility

  • perseverance


Jonathan Martin

I am a Black Belt 1st Dan in Sho-Kushin Karate.  I began my karate training around the age of 8, and it is something that I have always loved.   Growing up, I was always involved in physical activities like martial arts training or sports, but my favorite has always been karate.  It has become a way of life for me, and I’ve enjoyed being a student, tournament competitor, and instructor.  In addition to being a karate instructor, I enjoy hiking, swimming, and other activities that keep me in shape.  I also hold degrees in Business Administration, Information Systems, and Aeronautics.

I have been teaching karate to kids and adults for years, and I enjoy seeing how martial arts training really improves people’s lives.  In addition to karate training, I have also taught short courses in practical self defense for women and men.  Martial arts training provides so many benefits for the mind and the body, and I’ve seen training really transform people of all ages into strong, confident, and happier individuals.  My goal is to give you the skills and knowledge to help you reach your personal goals in martial arts.  I look forward to working with all of you.



Joey Eller

I’m a native of Habersham County. I took Tae Kwon Do class in my early teens. Later, I left Tae Kwon Do to pursue membership with the Habersham Central Band of Blue and later served as an officer. I also served as Habersham County 4-H Board President and 4-H Camp Counselor at both Rock Eagle and Jekyll Island 4-H camps. My work with 4-H continues today as a member of the Georgia 4-H Board of Volunteers and Coach of the Habersham 4-H Archery Team.

I have an Associates in Applied Science from Truett McConnell University. Being a firm believer in never giving up, I returned to school in my 30’s to obtain my Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University, where I majored in History and Minored in Anthropology. 

A 1st Dan Black Belt in Sho-kushin Karate has been another achievement in my life that many thought I would never accomplish. I have been a student, a competitor, and a teacher. I look forward to working with you on this journey. To quote the late President Theodore Roosevelt, “With self-discipline most anything is possible, believe you can and you are halfway there.”


Josh Brady

I was born and raised in Stephens County, so this community is very important to me. I began training in Sho-Kushin Karate when I was 8 years old and am currently a Black Belt and instructor to kids and adults. Martial Arts has changed my life and has taught me how to handle difficult situations with confidence and hard work. I have a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry, which has helped me become a better teacher. Even though I help teach martial arts, I like to relate it to real life for my students. I believe martial arts is a life style and benefits all who train in it. I am excited to be able to teach and invest in people’s lives as we all journey on our own paths. 

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