Emerald Coast Martial Arts

Active Life | Fort Walton Beach, FL


Free $40 Uniform (Karate Gi)

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We offer training for Kids & Adults!Grand Master Joe Cayer, 9th Dan is a 43 yr martial arts veteran & prior FWB Police Officer. No contracts.  Afforable options.

In his 42 years Sensei has studied the following arts:

  • Florida Police Combatives (Senior Instructor Level)
  • Moo Duk Kwan 
  • Praying Mantis Kung Fu
  • Shorei Goju Ryu
  • Kickboxing (Amatuer Competition)
  • Vietnamese Combat Karate
  • Taiho Jutsu
  • Mixed Martial Arts (American Combat System)
  • Krav Maga (IKI)
  • IaiDo Jutsu
  • Japanese Jujitsu
  • Kubudo (weapons)
  • KaJuKenBo (Sifu,  4th generation:  Tony Lasit-Dan Baker-Jay Vera Lineage)

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Hours of Operation

  • tuesday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • wednesday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • friday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • saturday 10:00am - 2:30pm


  • Adult Shotokan Karate
  • Kid's Shotokan Karate
  • Krav Maga
  • Private Classes available
  • Women's Self Protection Courses

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  • American Express
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  • Cash
  • Discover
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Sensei began his journey in 1972 with Praying Mantis Kung Fu and continued on to Shotokan karate in 1975 under Grand Master Jim Rodriquez and in Moo Duk Kwan under Sensei Bob Edmunds.  Sensei has been part of Seieikan Ko Sutemi  under Soke Don Madden since 2002.  In 2003 Sensei traveled to Ireland to represent the AKJU (American Karate Jutisu Union-TEAM AMERICA) and fought against 18 represented countries.  He won the gold in the middle weight Randori (grappling sparring) division and then took the overall Grand Championship at the event.  Sensei has been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame and The USA International Black Belt Hall of Fame. Master Cayer received the Presidential Bronze Volunteer  Service Award  from the White House in 2007 for years of  teaching free clinics to the public.   He also received the Florida Crime Prevention Leadership award for service to the community as well.  In 2008 Master was awarded the Public Service Award from the U.S. House of Representatives in Pensacola, Florida  by Rep Jeff Miller.   In 2013 he was named the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office “Volunteer of the Year”  through the crime prevention department with the acomplishment of having taught over 24,000 women in free self protection clinics in his career.  He is the  Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Crime Prevention Self Defense Instructor for the Women’s Self Protection Programs and Kid’s Protective Tactics events.  He also instructs voluntarily for the Ft. Walton Beach Police Dept.  

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252 Eglin Pkwy., N.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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