Welcome to Hoover karate Academy!


Sensei Tim Hoover is the owner, founder, and sole creator of the blended martial arts style of “Kwon Ryu Chi Do”. This style is a reality-based system which simultaneously offers a modern and practical approach to the martial arts as well as a full and comprehensive workout tailored to all ages and fitness levels. Sensei Hoover’s dynamic training system connects the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of the martial arts, providing a fundamental experience for all ages from pre-k to mature adult.


Hoover Karate Academy has been teaching the Lehigh Valley for over 35 years and offers premier martial arts instruction for children and adults. Sensei Hoover’s unique reality-based format is a blended style that pulls from several disciplines and focuses on practical application of the martial arts.

Over time, Sensei Hoover has created specialized curriculums for students of all ages and fitness levels, including adults, which allows his students to progress at their own pace based upon perfection of skill and knowledge, not time attended. Instruction takes place in spacious, free-standing facilities conducive to the martial arts, and the “Journey Field” at HKA North offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor training experience during the spring, summer, and fall months. Since its inception in 1981, Hoover Karate Academy has operated on a NO CONTRACT policy, thereby maintaining a student body that is truly engaged and dedicated to their martial arts instruction.

Registration is consistent. Contact us today to set up a complimentary trial class.

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