Karate America's highly trained staff of martial arts professionals will help your children develop the positive mental and physical skills that will enable them to achieve success throughout life!


Shawn Fargen

Mr. Shawn Fargen
5th Degree Black Belt
Owner & Chief Instructor

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, our academy will offer your family a fun, safe and educational learning environment. I have been very blessed to have been able to practice the Martial Arts for over 16 years. With my core training in Tae Kwon Do, I have also trained in Aikido, boxing, have fought Full Contact in Kickboxing, CDT, Mike Swain’s Judo and now a current student in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I believe that a great teacher is also an ongoing student. After all these years I still have the passion and the thirst to keep moving forward.

“Being part of a Successful Team is important,” states Fargen. “I have a never ending desire to reach my full potential.” In addition to Mr. Fargen's Martial Arts accomplishments, he has also served 12 years in the Military and has successfully completed ProMac (the first Professional Martial Arts College) in Sacramento, CA.

Ian Murphy

Mr. Ian Murphy
3rd Degree Black Belt
Senior Instructor

Mr. Murphy started training at Karate America in Greenville in March of 2003. He since then has earned his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Black Belts. Mr. Murphy loves a good work out and doing combative fitness. He has been teaching out on the floor for 1 year.



Mr. Bohman 
3rd Degree Black Belt


Mr. Vanderloop
2nd Degree Black Belt 

Ms. Jenn

Ms. Jenn
Program Director - Traditional Evening Martial Arts
                                Summer Camp Director 
                                A+ After School Director