American Karate System

American Karate System

5.0 (2)
6 hires on
1 employee
35 years in business

About this pro

I am a Certified Martial Arts Instructor, a Certified Kickboxing Instructor, and a certified Personal Trainer. I have over 30 years of experience teaching students as young as 3 and as old as 84.

Building people up.

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Lower Merion Township, PA 19083
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2 Reviews


  • Chris Fitter

    Sensei Schiffman has amazing knowledge, seemingly of all the martial arts, and is sheer lightning in sparring. But despite his Sixth Degree Black Belt brilliance, he is kind, helpful, and courteous, not to mention witty. Both my ten year-old son and myself (an adult Black Belt) have learned endlessly from him. A truly remarkable Master of modern Karate.

  • Abbey Porter

    As a longtime martial arts practitioner myself, I recognize Mark Schiffman as a skillful, dedicated, and knowledgable martial artist. I have enjoyed working with him.


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

The student fills out an application, available on the website. This gives me a guage as to what level the student begins training..

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

Certificates as a Martial Arts Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor, and Personal Trainer. I have experience in MMA, Mixed Martial Arts,  Karate, Judo, Kung Fu, Wrestling, Martial Arts Weapons, Boxing, Kickboxing.

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


How did you get started teaching?

I was approached by the School Owner where I was training.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types. As young as 3, and as old as 69. People with both physical and emotional handicaps.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Last night, I taught a board breaking seminar.

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

SHOP AROUND. Find references, check out the teacher's credentials. See if there is video of that teacher training people.

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

What their goals are for training, If they are realisitc goals and how muich time they have to commit to achieving those goals.