There’s one thing all the karate students who have graduated to Black Belt have in common — they all began their journey as a white belt.

Please take a look at what some of our parents and students have said about our karate training.

Billy Kingsley
"Great karate school ran by incredible Martial Artists!"
Carolyn Leah Maas
"Every instructor at DDKS is absolutely excellent. My kids earned their Black Belt here. Great value for the money. I have been nothing but pleased with everyone at DDKS."
Colocho Dheming
"Best place for my son. He was 5 years old when he begin his classes now he is 15 years old. Mr Taylor, Mr Spencer, Mr Sewel and Mr Tate always been a great teacher that my son look up too. Keep up the good work."
Damon Lee Austin
"Awesome place great instructors great put my Grandson in at age 5 best thing I ever did !!"
David Weiss
"From the facility to the staff, it's a top-notch operation. You learn valuable skills while having fun, and you get a great workout."
Ernie W
"Davie Deaton and his whole staff are just great they love all the kids they are very understanding and caring its not just a school where the kids can learn self defense but it also teaches focus confidence self respect and respect for our country witch is something that is not stressed enough any more and all of that being said its just plain fun!!"
Julie Lopez
"We have been a part of DDKS Mt. Juliet for the past 7 years. It has been a very positive influence on my family. Thank you!"
Kent Sandidge
"Our whole family works out here. Good for all of us as a family."
Lili Bryant
"It's a great school for our child to learn how to protect, discipline himself and to be respectful, helpful to the others. We love and respect all the teachers there who love our kids and are trying hard to make a difference in their lives."
Lindsay Wilson
"I adore the staff at Deaton Karate. They are professional always a pleasure! I will keep my son here as long as I can!"
Melanye Francisco
"It's like being part of a small family that makes sure to cheer each person on as they gain new skills and further develop old ones. So come be part of the family."
Michael Kristof
"Best karate instructors! Signed up my 8 year old daughter for their free, 8 class, summer camp and she immediately loved it. The instructors are really friendly and extremely patient with the kids. My daughter is now an Orange belt and took second place in a recent karate tournament. I think that speaks volumes for the school and the instructors for making the classes fun and continually keeping the kids interested and excited about learning. In fact, I've started taking classes too and love that it gives my daughter and I something we can do together. I highly recommend David Deaton Karate Studio".
"Best Karate school. [sic] The instruc­tors are incred­i­ble, they are very good with chil­dren and truly care about them. It has a fam­ily feel that is very wel­com­ing to both new and exist­ing stu­dents. They work to develop the stu­dents phys­i­cally, men­tally and spir­i­tu­ally. I highly rec­om­mend this school for any­one look­ing for a karate school".
"Very helpful and energetic staff. Would recommend to anyone interested in the martial arts. The instructors are excellent with the children".
Nick Mackie
"Love this dojo! Highly recommend! The students and instructors are fantastic"
Sensei Javier Lozano, Jr
"Imagine being a scientist and your teacher was Albert Einstein -- that is what it feels like to be under the wing of Sensei Tyler."
Stacey Abernathy
"A great school with great teachers. Hard to be beat."
Tammy Smith
"David Deaton Karate Stu­dio in Mount Juliet has become like fam­ily to us and they’re absolutely amaz­ing!!! If you’re look­ing for a dojo, I highly, highly rec­om­mend them!!!"