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IMPROVING lives through Martial Arts.
Build Character & Confidence beyond the physical! 
Experience the benefits of martial arts in Orem, Utah

What are Life Skills?

Life Skills is about learning


Why choose Life Skills Karate?


Our positive environment and goals will help you or your child develop Emotional Discipline, Healthy Social Skills, and Respect.


Each class is designed to steadily build your Balance, Coordination, Flexibility, Muscle Control, and Martial Arts Skills. With time and practice, you'll be amazed at how much you can learn and grow.


Each Life Skill is dedicated to the learning and benefit of students and the whole family. With new reference points and ideas, students learn to see solutions and take responsibility. 


We respect each family's time, budget and goals and put the health and well being of students as the highest priority. We want students to train because it's in their highest good. 

Programs and Classes

Kids Program 5-8 Year Old

This is a class that focuses on age appropriate martial arts drills and techniques. In addition to the physical benefits, this class is a great resource to help parents and children with communication, expectations, and habits. We use stories, pictures, games, visual aids, and all sorts of modalities to teach the Life Skills. Not only will your kids benefit, but the whole family can use the information that is shared. Each class is 30 minutes in length.

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Junior Program 9-12 Year Old

This class teaches the basics of martial arts and helps the students learn more about self defense techniques and applications. This class is fun, educational and uses exciting drills and games to assist the learning process. In addition to the physical side of karate, this class also teaches the Life Skills which helps kids and parents to better communicate, process ideas, work through challenges, and more. Each class is 45 minutes in length.

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Teen and Adult Program 

This class is great for teens and adults who are interested in the MENTAL, PHYSICAL and SPIRITUAL side of martial arts. You'll learn physical skills like... striking and blocking, practical self defense techniques, light kickboxing combos, as well as develop flexibility, coordination and more. Life Skills is going to give you new ideas and reference points so that you find solutions in life instead of being locked into fear. We learn that we have freedom when we take responsibility, understand consequences, and use self discipline along with curiosity. Each class is 45 minutes in length.

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Private Lessons

A private lesson is an option you can use in supporting the learning journey. With the dedicated time we are able to focus special attention on techniques or challenges that are unique to you. A private lesson can also be a great way for us to assist parents and kids in getting on the same page, setting goals and expectations, and finding other options for handling challenges. Private Lessons are 45 minutes.


Our Mission

Life Skills Karate is about changing lives. By practicing both the Physical and Mental aspects of the martial arts we learn to ride the waves of life and find opportunities to grow and become wiser and stronger. Ultimately this gives us more freedom!

Our program teaches about Responsibility, Consequences, and Self Discipline. Knowing and understanding these words gives you power because you can think through challenges and find the opportunities. The way these words have been perpetuated in our society is that they’re bad words. Many people believe the following MYTHS:

  • Responsibility = I’m just going to be held accountable for more and I’ll get in trouble.

  • Consequences = I’m being punished for making a mistake and life isn’t fair.

  • Self Discipline = I’m missing out on everything fun because I’m stuck doing harder work.

The TRUTH is these words can and do mean something very different.

  • Responsibility = I’m capable, strong and have reasoning skills.

  • Consequences = I’m able to ask questions to gather information and be like a little scientist to see what works in life. We learn how to take what’s hard in life and flip it into opportunity.

  • Self Discipline = I can see the bigger picture that’s worth more than what I’m doing right now. I’m willing to sacrifice for that bigger picture and not be controlled by my emotions.

When we practice and understand these concepts we have more FREEDOM.

Karate helps more than just the students on the mats because the information is beneficial to the entire family. Whether you’re a parent, spouse, or sibling, everyone can utilize the information because it applies universally. It’s awesome!

Now if you’re looking for the glitz, glamour, adrenaline and hype that you sometimes see on TV or other places, then this might not be the place for you. But if you’re looking to learn practical self defense techniques, healthy habits and new ideas for handling challenges in life, then Life Skills Karate may be a great fit for you and your family.

If you have any questions or you’re interested in taking your first lesson please feel free to call, private message or email us at and we will be happy to help.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

Miki and Kortnie Lawrence

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A Family Martial Arts School

Life Skills Karate is dedicated to changing lives and strengthening families! We use karate to develop the Mind, Body and Spirit.  We utilize stories, visual aids, questions, role playing and all sorts of modalities to teach Life Skills!


Sign up for a free lesson today. Give the gift of self discipline and confidence! 

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