top of page


Spivey Karate in Dade City offers a variety of classes for all age groups and levels.


Class schedule available by clicking these links:  By Class Type   or  By Class Time

Membership Dues are available by clicking here:  Pricing

Black Belt Dues are available by clicking here:  BB Dues

Attendance Requirements are available by clicking here:  Attendance

See Specials by clicking here:  Special Offers


With an Open Style of karate, the instructor is free to teach whatever is best for the student, regardless of the source. For instance, our beginners learn boxing punches and kickboxing blocks, as well as the traditional karate kicks. As Bruce Lee said “Your way may not be my way.” We are free to do whatever is best for the student’s progress, without the interference of an unchangeable style or a master from another country.

Lil' Dragons and Karate Kids

Lil' Dragons

The Lil’ Dragons class is for students ages 4 to 5 years old and the Karate Kids class is for students ages 6 to 7 years old.

These classes are true karate classes specifically designed for these age groups. Students are taught the concepts of discipline, respect, courtesy and determination. Also stressed is learning how to listen, how to follow directions, how to discern good activities from bad, and how to cooperate with and interact with a group.

Lil' Dragons: Wed./Fri. at 5:30pm

Karate Kids: Wed./Fri. at 5:50pm

Open Style Karate

Practicing Karate

Family (8 yrs old+): Mon. at 6:00pm, Wed./Fri. at 6:20pm

8-12 yrs old only: Tue./Thu. at 6:00pm

Teen/Adult: Tue./Thu. at 7:05pm

Open Style Karate is for students ages 8 and older. It is a system that combines modern methods and knowledge of self defense training with the traditional principles of determination, respect, honor, self discipline and courage.  Black Belts are available, usually, within 3 to 5 years of training.

Open Style Weapons

Weapons Training

Black Belt Club (weapons): Mon./Tues at 6:45pm


Open Style Weapons training is safe system of practicing techniques from Japanese, Okinawan and Filipino weapons. Students work with the escrima stick, the Bo staff, nunchakus, tonfas, sai, sword, kama and kobutan, learning Filipino, Japanese, American and Okinawan forms.


This training is available to all Spivey Karate students through the Black Belt Club or to non-Spivey Karate students as a separate program. Normally it takes 3 years to achieve a Black Belt.


Traditional Chito-Ryu Karate


Black Belt Club (Chito-Ryu): Thu. at 6:45pm, Fri. at 7:05pm



This program consists of Traditional Japanese Chito-Ryu katas, taught in the exact same way that the instructor learned them. All katas stress stance, power, and the perfect execution of each technique in the kata. Great for those students who want to get a feel for the “old school” training.


A Black Belt is possible in 2 years, but normally it takes 3 years of training. This training is available to all Spivey Karate students through the Black Belt Club, or as a separate program for non-Spivey Karate students.

Traditional Kobudo Weapons

Kobudo training

Kobudo: Wed. at 7:05pm

Kobudo is weapons training. During feudal times in Japan, farmers and the poor would not have access to the weapons of the Samurai or other warriors. Instead, they utilized materials and tools available.  These tools include:

  • bo (staff or carry-pole)

  • nunchucku (flail for rice or horse-bridle)

  • sais (pitchfork or trident, but may have been more a dagger)

  • tonfa (handle to turn stone mill)

  • kama (sickle)

Additional kobudo instruction is available as part of our Seminar series.


Tai Chi training

Tai Chi: Tue./Thu. at 5:15pm

Tai Chi

The ancient Chinese art of health and exercise practiced by millions daily. Several forms are taught using Chinese Broad Sword, Double Swords and the Chinese Fan.


Benefits include: Better Balance, Increase Strength, Greater Flexibility, Improve Concentration and Stress Relief. Proven To Aid Arthritis & Lupus suffers.


Black Belt training

Masters Class: Mon. at 7:05pm, Wed. at 7:25pm

Advanced Black Belt Training (Masters Class)

As a certified Soke Grand Master (the creator and founder of his own recognized and registered style of karate), Sensei Spivey can train and promote his students through the advanced Masters level of Black Belt. These levels are 5th Degree through 10th Degree Black Belt.




Self Defense Practice


Course is 1 class, 30 to 45 minutes long. A parent must attend with the child so that the parent can learn how to retrain the child periodically. It teaches how to prevent, and to escape from an abduction. The course covers escapes from wrist and shoulder grabs, front and rear lifts, the hip, and over-the-shoulder, carry, and handover-the-mouth from behind. Cost is $39.00. 


Course is 2 classes, 45 minutes long. A large child is defined as a child not easily lifted up off their feet, usually over 7 years old. The course teaches defense against adults attempting a kidnapping and against other children assaulting them. The course covers abduction prevention and escapes, various strikes and take downs, proper use of all the weapons that are on the human body, and the best targets to strike. The course cost $59.00


Course is 3 classes, 45 to 60 minutes long. This course is a combination of rape prevention (for the females) and self-defense (for the male participates). The course teaches escapes, self defense strategies, striking skills and correct targets, take downs, defense against weapons, and the use of certain common weapons in self-defense. WARNING: Deadly techniques will be taught in this class because the priority of the course is the survival of the defender in an assault. The course cost $79.00. 

20% discount for Spivey Karate or Tai Chi class members. 10% discount for family members of Spivey Karate/Tai Chi classes.

INFORMATION: Students must prepay before their first self-defense class. Classes will be scheduled on Saturdays, or after the last normally scheduled class has ended on Mondays or Wednesdays.

bottom of page