The Charland Institute of Karate and Fitness, LLC (CIKF) is owned and operated by 6th degree Master Black Belt Garth Charland. Master Charland is a highly respected member of the martial arts community both nationally and internationally and trains all levels of martial artists form hobbyists to world champions.
We are a family-friendly community of martial arts practitioners of all ages, who are committed to providing a safe and supportive approach to improving physical health, confidence and self-esteem.
Charland Karate emphasizes character building and life-enrichment skills in a warm, family-like environment. Programs are designed to encourage goal-setting, perseverance, concentration and the attainment of an indomitable spirit.
The Charland Karate Difference:
•CIKF is operated by owner and lead Master Instructor Garth A. Charland.
•All Black Belt Instructors are trained and certified in Tang Soo Do, and personal development.
•All instructors receive ongoing education in the areas of martial arts, instruction, personal development, and leadership.
•Our Staff of Instructors: Besides Master Charland of course, Cory Lutkus (3rd Degree), Dylan Dalessio (3rd Degree), Bonnie Geddes (2nd degree), Plus Teaching Assistants Justyn Welsh (2nd Degree), Alyssa Clifford (2nd degree), Trevor Conrod (2nd Degree), Plus we have a team of SWAT members who are students with goals to be instructors some day. They help to set an example of excellence within the classes.
•Charland Karate emphasizes safety and fun in a "low pressure" environment.
•The Charland Institute is a full-time professional school, offering a daily schedule of martial arts classes, Monday through Saturday.
•The Charland Institute is over 6,000 square feet making it one of the largest martial arts training centers in New England.
of the Year To be announced at the TSDMA Banquet at Aria in Southington on January 31st Little Dragons ~ Junior Gups ~ Junior App / Blk ~ Teen / Adult ~
of the Year ! were announced at the TSDMA Banquet on Saturday, January 26th at The Ponte Club. Little Dragons ~ Gavin Lauer Junior Gups ~ Talia Solla Junior App / Blk ~ Joey Noga Teen / Adult ~ Justyn Welsh
of the Year
were announced at the TSDMA Banquet on Saturday, January 26th at The Crowne Plaza Hotel. Little Dragons ~ Gregory Marrero Junior Gups ~ Alfred DeLeon Junior App / Blk ~ Trevor Conrod Teen / Adult ~ Charlie Beliveau