American Freestyle Karate offers Salem's Favorite Martial Arts Classes for Kids and Adults

Welcome to American Freestyle Karate!

About Us:

Hi, my name is Master Eddie Thomas, owner of American Freestyle Karate in Salem, VA, and I want to welcome you to our website!

We have been honored to be able to serve the Salem area for years, and we'd be even more honored to be able to serve you and your family.

At American Freestyle Karate, we wholeheartedly believe that Martial Arts training can change lives. From increased Fitness levels and Quality of Life for Adults, to greater Confidence and Self Esteem for Children, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits that people receive from Martial Arts training, and we want to share those benefits with you!

So take a moment to look around our website; we offer multiple programs to fit your needs. If you see something you think might benefit you or your family, we encourage you to enroll for a No Obligation Trial.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Master Eddie Thomas

Kids Programs

Kids Martial Arts classes build Confidence, Focus and Self-Esteem for Children of all Ages. Kids love the "ninja" moves, and parents love the Life Skills

Adult Programs

Our Adult Programs help you Lose Weight, Build Muscle, Get Fit and Feel GREAT. Plus, they're a TON of Fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Can I try Class before I sign up?

    Yes! Our No Obligation Trial really is "No Obligation". We want you to be sure that what we offer and what you need are congruent. If so, you are welcome to become a member after your trial is up.

  • 2

    Do I need to be in shape to enroll for Adult classes?

    No! Although we definitely suggest maintaining an active lifestyle, if you haven't exercised in years, many of our classes will still be accessible. Once you're good at them and getting closer to your goals, you'll be able to increase the intensity and try harder classes. Before you know it, you'll be looking and feeling fantastic.

  • 3

    How Often Should I Attend Class?

    As much as you'd like! We see the most success with at least 2 classes per week. Because we have membership options with unlimited class attendance, many members are here 3-5 or even 6 days a week. That's not necessary but the more you attend, the better your results!

  • 4

    Do I have to sign up for a certain period of time?

    That entirely depends on your level of commitment, and how much you're enjoying classes. If you're a not sure yet that our classes are right for you, you're not required to stay for a period of time, but if you're loving it and have a goal of achieving Black Belt, we have programs that will get you there!


What Our Members Have To Say

We think our Programs ROCK! But what about actual Members?

Always have respected Master Eddie Thomas... Got my Black Belt from him at the age of 11 years old.. Some of the best memories of my life and have tried to use what I learned from Eddie and apply it to my everyday life..

Michael Anderson

Always respect Master Thomas and his method of teaching ! My son is a pre-black belt under his tutoring !

Sandy Vemuri

This is an amazing place for all ages! If you have a small child or even a teenager, they help with discipline and respect! I recommend this place to everyone.

Holly Wood

Contact Us

American Freestyle Karate

1780 Apperson Dr

Salem, VA 24153

(540) 387-0450