David Deaton Karate Studio is the premier martial arts karate school in Mount Juliet and Lebanon, TN. for Wado Ryu Karate featuring the single-largest karate training floor in the South! We provide a safe and secure teaching environment for children, teens, and adults to benefit from our curriculum which builds character, confidence, respect, and self-discipline. Whether you’re looking to become a black belt or just get into an excellent fitness program, we have a place for you here at David Deaton Karate Studios.
Shihan, Wayne Tyler



Here at David Deaton Karate Studios, we first opened our doors for business in 1970, making 2020 our 50th year in business! We humbly thank you for allowing us to serve the communities of Middle Tennessee by providing a safe and secure environment for teaching self-defence to children, teens, and adults over the past half century. And we look forward to seeing what our futures together will hold. — Shihan, Wayne Tyler

Spring Inter-School Competition!

Get ready for the David Deaton Karate Spring 2024 Inter-School Competition! Our first all-school func­tion is March 23 and is gear­ing up to be a great tour­na­ment for our students!

Quick Start Special!

Get 2 FREE private karate classes with the purchase of a uniform for only $63.80 + tax. Call 754‑6878 or stop by the front desk to schedule a class.


Our Lit­tle Drag­ons karate classes are the per­fect for children from 4–6 years of age. Build­ing self-confidence and respect are at the core of every lesson.

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Chil­dren from 6–9 years of age love our karate classes! We teach both boys and girls instill the ben­e­fits of self-defense and respect into every karate class.

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Our instruc­tional karate classes for Juniors (ages 9–14) help build strength, self-respect, and the con­fi­dence young adults need to face life chal­lenges. While work­outs aren’t always easy, we do make them enjoy­able.

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We under­stand the impor­tance of teach­ing karate to all age groups. Our karate classes for teens and adults (16 years +) are great for learn­ing mar­tial arts, self-defense, and a fan­tas­tic way to help you get (and keep) in shape.

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Parents Night Out

Par­ents — give your­self a well-deserved break. Par­ents Night Out is a great oppor­tu­nity to enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy karate, pizza, and a movie.
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