Wado Karate Centers

Middle Tennessee's Premier Private Karate School Since 1973


Karate for Men and Women

  • Do you want to look and feel your best ever?
  • Do you want to lose weight, firm up, and get in the best shape of your life?
  • Do you want to possess realistic self-defense skills?
  • Do you want to meet a bunch of great new friends?
  • Do you want more energy and better health?

If your answer to any of these is “YES!” then you have come to the right place.

Let us help you as we have helped thousands of others just like you over the last 40 years.  Our programs for adults are designed to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

Whether you are a busy professional or a hard working Mom or Dad, we have a program and a schedule that will meet and exceed your needs and expectations.

And, you don’t have to be in great shape or super-flexible to get started.

In fact, to help you get rolling, we'll give you a 8-Week Program for $99. There is no obligation.  Guaranteed!


          Call a location below for your Quick-Start program.  We will contact you within 24 hours.

3 Great Locations to Better Serve Middle Tennessee

406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072


2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch, TN 37013


550 Sam Ridley Pkwy W, Smyrna, TN 37167



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Student Testimonials

"Karate has become an important part of my life. It has given me a feeling of security and helped me keep in good shape.  I earned my Black Belt at 48 and plan to keep going.  I recommend everybody join."   Ben Dansby

"I have been a student at Wado Karate Centers for the past 24 years.  The physical and mental benefits I have received have been immeasurable.  The staff and their programs are of the highest quality.  I highly recommend the school to all adults and their children."    Dr. William Lambert

"I looked all over the Nashville area for a quality karate school.  Most of the schools I visited seemed more interested in the number of students than the quality of the instruction.  If you enroll your child or yourself in Wado Karate Centers you will not be disappointed!"   Shannon Hogan

"I believe that the benefits from studying karate have helped me achieve goals and overcome barriers in many areas of my life."    John Sanders

"It's never too late to start taking karate.  When I began I was 43 and couldn't run upstairs without my knees occasionally buckling.  That is no longer an issue because my legs are strong from consistently practicing Wado karate. I am now 50 and in much better shape than I was at 43.  I'm stronger, more flexible, relaxed and confident.  I'm glad I gave myself, and continue to give myself, this gift."    David Humes

"My husband and I practice karate and we love it!  It has brought us even closer as husband and wife.  We communicate, understand, respect and appreciate each other much more now."    E.J. and Joy Ford   

"Karate has helped me manage stress at work and in a busy family life.  The methods and systems I learned in Wado karate help me when I am at work to deal with stressful people and situations.  It helps me maintain a sense of peace and calm and to work through problems with more confidence and self-assuredness."    Barry Steelman 


Taylor Hayden 615.859.9473                             Steven O'Riley 615.399.3992                             Steven O'Riley 615.399.3992

406 Two Mile Pk, Goodlettsville TN 37072       2444 Morris Gentry Blvd, Antioch TN 37013        550 Sam Ridley Prky W, Smyrna TN 37167

All locations independently owned and operated. Copyright (c) 2008 Taylor Hayden and Wado Karate Centers, LLC.  All rights reserved.