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About Our School

King Cobra Karate is recognized as a premier academy that combines old school tradition and discipline with the modern advancements of realistic self defense situations and the fun and excitement of sport karate.

Our style is Goshin Jutsu, which has a traditional Japanese base, infused with teachings from multiple styles from different cultures and disciplines.

We have instructors who are dedicated and care to take the time so that each student gets the one on one attention it takes to advance. Each black belt has years of experience and are certified to teach martial arts.

At King Cobra Karate we work together to create a comfortable fun environment, and treat each student as a member of our family.

About Our Owners

Hillary and Dan Weston are the next generation of owners at King Cobra Karate. The school was passed onto them in 2009 by Grand Master John Barton, who is still the head instructor of the school Both are multi-time National Champions in several disciplines of karate.

Dan Weston has been a dedicated student, instructor and now owner for over a decade. Hillary grew up within the walls of King Cobra Karate and has practiced martial arts for over 25 years. Each are solely dedicated to bettering the students, instructors and their school.


Family Classes

We have a family atmosphere that is great for kids and adults. Affordable rates, flexible plans & group discounts for families.

Health & Wellness

Karate offers a complete full body workout, helping with weight loss and overall health and fitness.


Gain confidence & self-esteem while learning something that could save your life.

A Family Legace

Family owned and operated. Est. 1975

One of the most prestigious and longest running martial arts establishments in the Erie area.

Tournament Registration

King Cobra Karate Open - Saturday January 22, 2022

Erie Bayfront Convention Center


Frequently Asked Questions?

Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts under the influence of Kung Fu, particularly Fujian White Crane.

An adult student who train Karate and who attends class at minimum two times per week on a regular basis can expect to earn a black belt in about five years.

We offer three family friendly classes per week.

Come See Us

Class times are Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Saturdays from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

3738 W 12th St.

Erie, PA 16505

(814) 835-7370

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