We Have The Martial Arts Program in Slatington That’s Right for You

Martial Arts
for Kids


Our exciting martial arts program for kids can develop your child’s focus, self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall sense of purpose the way NO OTHER sport, hobby, “activity,” or program can.

HUNDREDS of parents and families in the Slatington area are singing the praises of our children’s program, and telling other parents about it every day, because they’ve seen it for themselves, too.

Martial Arts for Adults

martial arts adults

Our unique martial arts program for adults is the best way in the Slatington area to lose weight and get in shape because every movement has a purpose – a self-defense purpose that might one day save your life!

Students from ages 18 to 80 also tell us they use the benefits of improved concentration, self-discipline, and self-confidence every day at home, at work, and in social situations.



Our one of a kind “Lean and Mean” Kickboxing class is the fun way to martial arts fitness, where you can lose weight and gain strength. Each class involves learning and refining exciting self-defense techniques with a great group of Slatington friends, so it’s never boring. Our unique combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise will melt away the pounds. You’ll look leaner, feel lighter, and gain some impressive new skills.

Martial Arts Birthday Parties


Give your child the hottest, most memorable birthday party in the Slatington area: a martial arts birthday party! Your child and every guest get an introductory lesson in the martial arts.

Best of all, Your Child becomes a STAR. He or she gets to perform a brief demo in front of all the guests and even break a board! Plus, everyone at the party gets a FREE Gift and a awesome demonstration by the instructors!

Welcome to The Best Karate Lessons in Slatington

teaching martial artsHi, my name is Master Brian Kates,

and I’m very PROUD that hundreds of families all over the Slatington area are singing the praises of our programs and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact it’s having on their lives.

Emerald Dragon Karate has become a landmark of Slatington martial arts!

Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, and more confident with Emerald Dragon Karate training!

Our members tell us that they feel our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than “just” a gym or some “activity”.

I pride myself on helping our adult members safely build muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility, and release stress in a FUN, positive, and injury-free environment! And for the children, parents all over the Slatington area give my martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus, building their self-esteem, and igniting a passion for self-improvement they never would have expected.

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the “tools” that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about “yourself”.

When you train in our Slatington martial arts program (which also serves Walnutport, Palmerton, Schnecksville, Lehighton), you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.

Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on discipline, focus, and perseverance. Please take a few moments to browse this website, get familiar with us, then, take me up on my “No Strings Attached” offer, and see the benefits of my Slatington martial arts program for yourself!

See for Yourself

Give me a call at (610) 767-6137
or click the program (above) that you’re most interested in!

I sincerely look forward to meeting you, and helping you and your family accomplish your goals!


Master Brian Kates
Emerald Dragon Karate

8156 N Walnut St
Slatington, PA 18080
(610) 767-6137

P.S. If you’re like me, you’d rather “see it for yourself”, rather than just take my word for it. So simply select the program you’re most interested in on this page, and take advantage of our Special Trial Offer!

Check Out Our Schedule Special Offer and Free!

This is a wonderful environment for all ages.
“Everyone becomes like family. The training is great and a place I would recommend to all. Emerald Dragon has something for all abilities and skill levels.”
—Shannon Kunkle

Awesome bunch of people!!!
“Very in tune with the students. They treat them like family.”
—Michael Hartley

We love it here!
“Jeffrey loves the karate classes and all the instructors that have helped him out. There are always people there to help the kids and they make you feel very welcomed.”
—Lisa Bittmann