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Competitive Edge Karate’s curriculum is a unique blend of martial arts styles that place a strong emphasis on physical skills and more importantly valuable life lessons.

For Adults

This translates directly to the confidence and ability to defend themselves, increased success in personal accomplishments and overall health and wellness.

For Teens

This means to help gain a better understanding of how to deal with the complexities in their lives.

For Children

This means a more confident student, which translates into better grades in school, better behavior at home and a Sense of Self-Worth.

our mission

Competitive Edge Karate is about more than karate. Using the student's own motivation, we create opportunities for them to learn and practice the physical and mental skills required for success in the martial arts and for success in life.

We train our students for excellence in a controlled, safe environment. Here, they learn how to fall down and get up, how to take risks, learn from mistakes and celebrate successes. They receive opportunities to teach and run classes, to make independent decisions, and they learn how to persevere for the long term. They develop qualities and skills that will serve them well both in childhood and as adults.

edge for life principles

Thank you and Welcome to Competitive Edge Karate. We operate on a basic set of fundamental facts about life, and we believe that these facts can be applied to all people, across time and place.

Our goal is to help parents and students transfer the lessons learned at CEK into every aspect of their lives so our students will maintain their Edge For Life.

our culture

Competitive Edge Karate takes the very best practices in performance based competition martial arts from the ring, to the mat to the masses.

By combining a champion mindset with a meaningful message based approach designed to enhance a student's overall life skills, Competitive Edge Karate cultivates a student's sense of self-discovery through self-defense skills.

From self-defense to self-discovery, uncover the competitive edge that lasts a lifetime.

Thank you for stopping by and learning more About The Self Defense Experts - Competitive Edge Karate. The leader in developing Confidence - Discipline - Fitness.



The Mental Edge

Confidence in Your Mind

Your mind is your means to decide what actions to take—so use it well.

The Physical Edge

Confidence in Your Mind

Your mind is your means to decide what actions to take—so use it well.

The Spiritual Edge

Confidence in Your Mind

Your mind is your means to decide what actions to take—so use it well.


Decide - Commit - Succeed

Competitive Edge Karate Spanning Generations


Roger Dabney


Master Instructor, Roger Dabney, has been in the martial arts for more than 40 years and has developed an exciting, comprehensive system that integrates mental lessons, physical skills and personal development. Through this unique system, Competitive Edge Karate teaches life skills while providing some of the finest martial arts instruction available today.

Meet the master


Visit us today and experience the positive impact Competitive Edge Karate has on our students and their daily lives.

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