Professional Karate Institute MMA

Professional Karate Institute MMA

5.0
4 employees
31 years in business

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JuKiDo literally translated means “the Gentle Powerful Way.” The system is a blend of soft and hard styles of martial arts with an ultimate goal of learning to disable a man from doing wrong and enable him to do right. JuKiDo is fundamentally more than just a martial arts system, but as with traditional martial arts, it is a way of life.

The opportunity to impact and change the lives of our students by increasing their physical ability, boosting their confidence and creating value systems that enable them to be contributing members of our society.

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San Antonio, TX 78240
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Most of our students start off with a $49 trial. The trial covers 4 sessions group or private depending on the student. At the conclusion of the 4th class, student and instructor discuss the future goals and strengths and weaknesses identified during the trial.


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

Scottie C. Jackson is a Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in the Ju Ki Do system of martial arts. He has trained directly under Kyoshi Ivan Ujueta since 2001, and has undoubtedly demonstrated his ability to inspire and empower others in various aspects of life. His passion for martial arts is rivaled only by his love of film production and performing arts along with multimedia design and development. Mr. Jackson has produced, acted in, and directed various short films, run a small software development company, and served in the United States Air Force. His unique journey through life has provided him with an arsenal of real-life experiences that he leverages as examples in his teaching methodology.

Raised in Tampa, Florida by a loving and extremely educationally conscious mother, and a 27 year United States Air Force Veteran father, Mr Jackson developed a deeply rooted sense of discipline at an early age. This discipline was fostered by his own enlistment in the United States Air Force followed by his tutelage under Kyoshi Ivan Ujueta initiated in 2001. Discipline and hard work became the theme of his life as he climbed through the ranks of his training while serving as the Vice President of a technical service provision company in San Antonio, TX. Due to the market crisis in 2008, Mr. Jackson made an urgent decision to launch his own software development and technical service company called Levisite Enterprises. Through this company, he was able to provide for his wife and family of 6 children, as he continued to train.

Mr. Jackson attributes a level of his martial arts success to his willingness to readily teach others. He adopted the belief that the best way to learn is to teach and put knowledge into immediate effect. His work with children as young as 3 years old through adults has consistently demonstrated his ability to make the most grueling tasks or workouts into a fun experience. His deep sense of discipline enabled him to revamp the PKI Special Winning Attitude Team (SWAT) and create a sharp dynamic team of children that maintain A/B honor roll grades, excellent citizenship and remarkable martial arts abilities.

In 2002, Mr Jackson accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized on December 22, 2002 by Pastor Ivan Ujueta at Family Vision Center (then named Vision Chapel). This change in his life is the greater aspect that he attributes to not only his martial arts success, but also his success with his family and within the community.

Mr. Jackson currently teaches at the PKI San Antonio location. He is married with 6 children. He is living the "Gentle Powerful Way" and is helping others to do the same thing.


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

Our pricing ranges from $100 per month to $180 per month. The variance depends on what kind of training program is assembled for the student. The decision on the training package is made after the 4 session trial, during the follow up meeting.


How did you get started teaching?

My personal journey to teach martial arts started relatively immediately after I myself began to train. As a result of the power of passion for the arts, the doorway was open to enable me to impact the lives of hundreds of students here in our community.


What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with a variety of types of students ranging in age from 4 years old to 60 years old. We have worked with various health limitations ranging from high intesity athletes to those with knee injuries, arthritis and even paraplegics.

Our system is not limited only to those in great health, as our instructors are prepared to modify and provide alternative training to those that are willing to do the work.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Three years ago we received an elementary school aged student that had been suffering from significant behavoral problems in school. This particular student had also been asked to leave 3 other Karate schools in our area. After meeting with the mother we committed to accepting this student and working through his emotional and behavioral challenges.

After two years of consistent training and commitment the young man was prepared to enter the 5th grade and all of his elementary school teachers comment about his change in behavior and attitude.

His 5th grade year has recently come to completion with only minor disciplinary documentation for the year.


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

Only one thing, talk to other students and find out where the instructors priority is. Look for the areas of : making money, caring for students, teaching the art, manageable operation.

Based upon your desire as a student or as a parent, match yourself appropriately to the right priority set.


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

Simply, their own personal goals. What is it that the student is desiring from their martial arts journey?