Central Bucks Karate Club

Central Bucks Karate Club

5.0 (8)
3 employees
51 years in business

About this pro

We teach traditional Shotokan Karate, pragmatic self-defense, and WKF style sport karate.

We have been teaching martial arts in the Doylestown Area since 1972. We are members of USA-National Karate-do Federation (U.S. Olympic Team).

We have decades of experience. Our instructors compete and serve as judges/referees at local and national level tournaments. 

Check us out at www.cbkarateclubs.com and www.solutionsfitnessmedspa.com  

I enjoy training with my students and watching them grow into competent martial artists. As I learn more about them I learn more about myself. 

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Furlong, PA 18925
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8 Reviews


  • Shashi Raju

    Dedicated and Knowledgeable teachers, very good time Management, kids are very happy and confortable with teachers,. Reasonable price too.

  • Alison C.

    My daughter LOVES going to karate here! The instructors focus on the basics during every class to instill a strong foundation for the students to then build upon. The set schedule and cadence of each class helps the students know what is expected from them during each part of the class and then allows them to be more engaged and participate fully during their lessons. The instructors succeed in making the school and students feel like a true community and family. The students look out for each other, encourage each other, cheer for each other, and help to teach and guide each other. Thank you for doing such an important and amazing job!

  • Ashok Gollapalli

    Great atmosphere, excellent coaches and friendly environment. An environment that truly fosters a learning culture and inculcates leadership skills in students.

  • Hanmi Xi

    The instructors are very good with kids: honorable, respectful and patient. We are very happy with the great progress my son has made there.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New students typically work one-on-one with an instructor. Once they can perform several basic blocks, kicks and strikes they can have enough experience to participate in the main class. Every new student get individual attention and advance at his or her own pace. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Chief Instructor David Liddle is a U.S. Marine with more than 30 years of martial arts training and teaching experience. He completed the AJKA-I instructor training program in 2015. In his competitive career, Sensei Liddle competed in over 35 local and national tournaments and earned over 75 medals. Senior Instructor Matt Hetzel started karate training in 1983 and has been a black belt member of JKA, ISKF, USKA, and USA-NKF. He earned several black belt promotions from the legendary Teruyuki Okazaki. Sensei Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and has been teaching at CBKC since 2013. He competes, judges, and referees at local and national tournaments.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

We have no contracts or hidden fees. Tuition is month-to-month and our rates are the lowest in the area. Current rates can be found on the Solutions Fitness and Med Spa website.

How did you get started teaching?

(Sensei Matt) I have been a life long martial artist. I started training at 14 years old and have been training since 1983 (you can do the math). I joined CB karate in 2013 and have been teaching along with Sense Liddle ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

Our students range in ages from five to 78. Our club is relatively small and the students and instructors are like family. The majority of our students have been with us for many years and a select few have earned black belts. All our younger students enjoy training in the dojo and most are successful competitors. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

At the five tournaments we sent teams to in 2019, we had many gold medal winners in kata, team kata, kumite, and kobudo divisions. Two students earned Grand Champion trophies!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who is not only knowlegable but approachable. Look for a program that meets your personal goals.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you concerned about belt color/rank? 

Ask yourself, are you looking for a program that is going to promote you because you paid your dues and showed up for a minimuim number of classes? Or are you willing to put out the effort in performance based program where rank is earned?