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Posted On 06-09-2018
Stop in at the Niagara Falls office to get your group, team,club enrolled and Speak to Master Presti on how you can get a great discount. This is for new members only. Keep in mind, your 7 year will NOT be in classes with 12 year olds!!!All classes are done in two year age groups.

Master Presti Highest rank
Posted On 06-09-2018
July 2017 Master Presti earned the highest rank one can earn by Grand Master Norris, he is now a 9th Degree Black Belt. His journey took him 51 years!

50th year of training
Posted On 08-24-2017
This October 2017 will be Master Presti's 50th year in training. He has seen them come and seen them go. He looks forward to being here each day to teach.

Newly Promoted Masters
Posted On 07-18-2017
Ms Kaloni Plut, Mr Mike Cannon and Ms Shannon Myers were promoted to their 1st Master Rank of 5th Degree Black Belt. Master Gennaro Villella was promoted to 6th degree black belt and Master Presti to the highest level of 9th Degree Black Belt

Bowing in for Kata protocol
Posted On 03-23-2017
The proper kata protocol is to bow to the board at beginning, then repeat name of kata bow, do kata, bow, ready stance. You aren’t supposed to bow when told what kata to do, then bow again after saying name

Posted On 12-18-2016
Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

Reason #1: They (and You) Will Get More Active

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and childrenThis is the obvious reason kids should do martial arts in this day and age - to get active and moving. In case you haven’t noticed, we have an epidemic when it comes to our nation’s obesity problem. We’re also increasingly unfit in addition to being overweight. The problem is particularly alarming as it relates to our kids. Youth sports and physical education programs are great, but not every kid is an athlete and many schools no longer offer PE. The martial arts offer many benefits, but when it comes to fitness, becoming a true martial artist means becoming a supremely fit person. Martial arts can help your child get fit and healthy.

Reason #2: They’ll Learn to Find Focus and Stillness

Of the many challenges that parents face today, one is that we are constantly plugged in. While there are a great many benefits to the Internet, there are many more benefits in stillness and silence. Unfortunately stillness and silence seem to be rare to find. At some juncture in life, every one of us comes to learn that the greatest obstacle we face in this lifetime is ourselves. That battle is fought in the stillness of our hearts and the willingness to confront ourselves. Behind the punches, kicks, and knees, a true martial artist learns to sit with himself and see where his weaknesses are. In years of martial arts classes, I remember many challenges, breakthroughs, and setbacks. What I do not remember are distractions or gimmicks like you often see at your local health club. At the martial arts studios, where I trained, there was no loud music or flat screen TVs, just hard work and sweat equity. As a martial artist, your child will learn what it is to be still, challenged, and focused.

Reason #3: They’ll Learn to Take Hits

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and childrenIn the martial arts, your child will learn what it is to take a hit, whether that hit is a literal blow or a disappointment like failing a test.

Part of life is learning that we all take hits. The key is in learning how best to take that hit and get back up. Unfortunately, this lesson seems to be lost. In the martial arts, your kid will learn to fail - a lot. Half of martial arts is hitting, but half is also getting hit.

When people hire me to teach them The Chuck Norris System,they can’t wait to put on the boots & gloves and start hitting things. Seldom does someone mention how enjoyable it is when I tap him or her upside the head with a focus mitt for dropping their hands.

The first time I got struck in the head sparring in contact karate, I immediately checked to see if there was a mark on my face. The students in class laughed about it. While I didn’t find it too funny at the time, I came to learn that accepting I would get hit enabled me to relax and better protect myself. That acceptance led me to be able to better respond, maneuver, and anticipate. Ironically, learning how to take a hit is perhaps the best way for your kid to learn how to avoid it.

Reason #4: They’ll Gain Self Confidence and Self Respect

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and children, I was able to witness firsthand the confidence he gained by teaching & participating in the martial arts. Kids being able to advance and play with the big kids gives them tremendous amount of confidence.

Of course, playing with the big kids also gives all of us a little reminder of humility - someone is always bigger and stronge

The right martial arts school will teach your child that there are no tough guys. Every martial artist ultimately learns this sense of respect and true confidence. Your child will learn that confidence and respect for others comes from a deep sense of self-knowledge.

Reason #5: They’ll Connect Their Mind and Body

What they don’t teach you at your local health club is how to really listen to your body. To listen to your body is to also see your thoughts and have heightened awareness of your emotional construct.

A martial artist is taught to see, feel, and listen - both internally and externally. Tapping into intuition, fear, and courage are examples of being able to put the physical together with the mental. How often have we heard the phrase “being paralyzed with fear”? Being able to combat such a thing is what you learn in the martial arts.

Reason #6: They’ll Learn Conflict Resolution

People often ask me whether I have ever used my martial arts training in a fight. Indeed I have used the skills learned from martial arts many times to resolve conflict, but thankfully, never in a physical altercation outside the ring. But better yet, Ive been able to walk away.

One of the first things Grand Master Master Chuck Norris taught us was that words were never grounds for a fight. That advice right there has saved me many times. In the martial arts, you learn that there is no such thing as “fighting” words. Instead, you learn to respond without reacting in the martial arts.

Reason #7: They’ll Learn to Breathe

martial arts for kids, kids martial arts, martial arts and children Of the many things I have learned in the martial arts, breathing is near the top.

Indeed, nothing is more essential to the success of how we move our body than tapping into the life force of our essence - our breath. Ask a professional athlete, or an actor, dancer, or signer, and they will tell you that to succeed in any physical craft is to access your breath correctly.

I am shocked at times working with adults who never learned to breathe properly when under physical exertion. This skill can literally save your life. In the martial arts your kids will learn the essence of how to breathe and even relax under pressure.

The Take Home - How to Proceed

The bottom line is that almost any child can and will benefit from participation in the martial arts. As to what martial art, it’s honestly not very important. For a typical six or eight year old the point is to just get them moving and focused. The key in choosing a teacher or school is to do your due diligence when it comes to evaluating the integrity of the program. The better schools will have age specific classes and rank rank specific classes. As a starting place, I would choose a prospective instructor or coach who talks more about the needs of your child than his or her program. One thing I hate hearing is, my son is 6, he just started and is in a class with kids up to age 14 and he is so good they put in a multi rank class. HMM not at Presti Karate Centers!

Posted On 11-18-2016
Please see reservations web link below. Your group can also enter the group code on the South Point website to make their reservation. Just enter the arrival date at the bottom of the page, number of nights, the group code and click book now.

Room Rates- Sunday- Thursday Nights- $60 per night

Friday & Saturday Nights- $105 per night

The $21 resort fee is waived for UFAF and UFAF also receives a 20% discount on services at the Hotel Spa!

Note*- The charge for triple and/or quad occupancy is $20 per night, over the UFAF guest room rate, children under the age of 15 years may share a room with their parents at no additional charge provided additional bedding is not required. No more than four persons per room allowed.

Group name: United Fighting Arts

Dates: July 9 19, 2017

Group Code: UNI0712 (1st three are letters, last four are numbers)

Web Link:

The hours of operation for Room Reservations are:

(Monday Friday) 6:00 am 11:00 pm PST

(Saturday & Sunday) 7:00 am 11:00 pm PST

Telephone: (866) 791-7626 (toll free)

Direct: (702) 797-8901

Fax: (702) 797-8905


2 BLack belts advanced
Posted On 10-15-2016
Today, Carly Presti passed her 3rd dan Black Belt test and James Kramp Jr for his 2nd degree Black Belt

Congrats both

Posted On 10-09-2016
On October 8th,Presti Karate tested and promoted the following to 1st Degree Black Belt.
Chase Langer, Stephen Hannold, Scott Reese, Gabe Steiner, and Michael Orsi

Posted On 08-02-2016
8/31/2016 will be our annual workout. This is for all Adults all ranks, also all black belts all ages. and Red belts ages 12 plus. See your teacher for more information. Must be signed up by August 26th.

Ask how to go to Vegas 2017
Posted On 07-22-2016

If ANYONE is planning on attending the ITC in Las Vegas next year and would like to participate in the fundraising and get some relief on your expenses, please contact Mrs. Presti by email ( or text (716-622-2936).

Just a few ways you can start getting money to pay your way...

Chiavetta's Chicken fundraiser for next year - August 24th, 2016 between 4 - 7.

Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles - future dates

Niagara Chocolate Sales - future

Las Vegas results 7/19/2016
Posted On 07-19-2016
Presti Karate Winners in Vegas

With only 6 people able to attend the seminars and International Tournament in Las Vegas last week, Presti Karate came back with wins.

Carly Presti took 2nd place in weapons and 2nd place in traditional kata losing by 1/10 of a point for first place by her friend Dani lee of Texas, who is Chuck Norriss daughter.

Shannon Myers of Lewiston took 2nd place in Traditional Kata, losing to last years World Champion.

Britini DAngelo of Niagara Falls, took 2nd in open kata and 1st place in weapons kata, she had to compete in the Grand Championships against others losing out to former Presti Karate Black belt and former Champion Greg Bullock who now resides in Newtonville, Mass.

Felix Wolf of Grand Island took 2nd place in fighting

James Kramp Jr, took 2nd place in fighting, He had two wins, 1 loss and took 2nd after losing to former Champion Logan Guptill of Florida.

Master Presti, was awarded another certification for seminars attended in teaching, and coaching, The Bronze award for membership and quality of students techniques, Certification for teaching Krav Maga Force

Britini D'Angelo was winner of the most inspirational award in the United Fighting Arts Federation.

711 day
Posted On 07-05-2016
Join us for the orange/blue belt workout on 7/11 at 711, across the street. class time is 5:30 to 6:20, must wear sneakers to participate.

Posted On 06-21-2016
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Posted On 06-21-2016
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Posted On 08-16-2015
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Posted On 05-14-2015

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2015- 45 Years for Presti Karate
Posted On 11-06-2014
Can you imagine, next year it will be 45 years visit site Presti Karate Centers Opened its doors.

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Presti Karate # 1
Posted On 07-31-2014
We cant believe it, Presti Karate Centers was awarded the Gold Member Award for having the largest Chun Kuk Do school and Best retension UNIVERSALY ,Grand Master Norris presented Master Presti the visit site award in Las Vegas July 19,2014. Wow we cant believe it, We have the largest membership wise in the universe. We are in great company, with Master Chip Wright in Medford Oregon and Ms Melendez in California just behind us.

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