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Amerikick Martial Arts (Park Slope) proudly serving Brooklyn since 1967

Amerikick is a national martial arts association offering professional martial arts instruction and world champion training to men, women and children of all ages. Amerikick Karate in Brooklyn offers a wide variety of programs from Amerikick Tigers (ages 3and 4) and Dragons (ages 5 and 6) to Amerikick Kids (7 through 12) and Adults. All Amerikick programs are age specific and help students, regardless of their ability level, to reach their full potential through the motivational and inspiring classes lead by Amerikick professional and highly trained teaching staff.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Amerikick (formally known as American Karate Studios) was founded in 1967 by Grandmaster Dennis Tosten in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For over 40 years, Grandmaster Tosten enjoyed the title of being Philadelphia’s oldest established karate studio at the intersection of Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.

Today, Amerikick Martial Arts operates in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Kansas. In 2007 Amerikick Karate merged with Masters Bob and Jill Leiker”s World Champion Karate Schools of Kansas and Missouri.

Amerikick boasts some of the greatest martial artists in the United States including 6th degree black beltt in JKD, MMA and Escrima, Matthew Augustein, and multi world champions Alex Davydov (Karate Brooklyn), Jarrett Leiker and Ross Levine (Karate Brooklyn).

Amerikick Mixed Martial Arts has been recognized locally and nationally for its outstanding service and family values. Amerikick has been recognized as one of the top Martial Arts schools in the United States by several Martial Arts organizations and has been rated by the National Black Belt League, the North American Sport Karate League and the World Sport Karate League as one of the top 25 sport karate schools in North America.

Many of Amerikick’s instructors and students have appeared on television and news shows for the promotion of the martial arts.

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

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Sensei Alex Davydov

Sensei Alex is a Master Instructor of AmeriKick Karate Studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He graduated from Brooklyn College with Honors Degree in Business Management and Finance.

Sensei Alex has been training from the age of 6. His current standings are: 6th degree black belt, 2 time former MMA belt holder with undefeated amateur record. He is also a former Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion dominating the expert divisions in NAGA. Sensei Alex holds multiple Karate World Titles in Sparring, Forms and Weapons in competition affiliations such as NASKA, NBL and WSKF. His accomplishments do not stop there. Sensei holds a Black Belt belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie 2nd Degree Black Belt Shihan Gene Dunn. Sensei Alex currently trains and teaches Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing.

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Sensei Ricky Taylor

Sensei Ricky Taylor is 30 years old and is the Head Instructor at Amerikick. He has been with Amerikick for 14 years and obtained his Black Belt in Kenpo Karate in 2009. Sensei Ricky is well rounded at Amerikick. He teaches our Ladies Kickboxing classes, Kids Karate classes, andis the choreographer and leader of Amerikick’s Demo Team aka Amerikick Shinobi. This amazing and talented group of Advanced Kids Martial Artists just won, again, 1 st first place at Amerikick’s AKL competition December 9 th , 2018. Sensei Ricky will be going for his 4th Degree in January 2019. In addition to fine-tuning his Martial Arts craft, Sensei Ricky is seeking to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine.
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Sensei Niko Shegay

32 years old and has a 3rd Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and has a 3rd Degree Karate. Sensei Niko has been instructing at Amerikick since 2014. Along with teaching Amerikick’s Kids Karate classes, Sensei Niko also instructs and specializes in the Muay Thai Kickboxing program. Sensei Niko just obtained his first Muay Thai Kickboxing Championship Belt with a TKO within the first 30 seconds of the 1st round on November 17, 2018.
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Sensei Dennis Ogando

21 years old and has been with Amerikick for 13 years. He obtained his Black Belt in Kenpo Karate in 2012. Sensei Dennis teaches Amerikick’s Acobatics and Hyper Tricks classes as well as the Kids Karate classes. Sensei Dennis is also the choreographer and leader of Amerikick’s Dragon Team. Adding to his already hectic schedule of teaching at Amerikick, Sensei Dennis also attends school to get his Bachelors in Fine Arts, hoping to be a stunt double in the movies; taking his high kicking and flips to a whole new dimension.
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Ms. Ada Vargas

Ms. Ada Vargas is the Program Director at Amerikick. April 2019, would make 14 years at Amerikick, starting 1 month after Amerikick Park Slope opened its doors. Ms. Ada is currently certified by the AmeriKick Fitness Program as a Kickboxing instructor. Because of her welcoming smile and professionalism, the parents and children adore her. Ms. Ada has become an inspiration to the Amerikick Park Slope members. Side note: she is also the proud mother of Sensei Ricky!

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