THE PREMIER MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY
The Karate Connection MMA has been in operation in Fredonia since 1990.
In that time owner and head instructor, Norman Yonkers has been dedicated to teaching his
students the principles of "Black Belt Excellence." He uses this as a metaphor for developing
an attitude of constant achievement and personal excellence; inside his school and out.
Our school teaches a wide variety of mixed martial arts. From the Hayastan Grappling system of Judo, Russian Sambo, Jiu-Jitsu, & Muay Thai, to traditional Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Street Self-Defense,
Forms/Kata, Weapons (traditional & padded), Kickboxing/Cardio, Fitness/Weight Training, Tai Chi and
Women's Self-Defense. Whatever you are looking for we have it here!
We are also very proud to host the NYS-HGC Grappling Championship tournament annually and to be
the NYS Representative for Gokor Chivichyan and Gene Lebell's Hayastan Grappling System.
Our goal is to produce a safe and fun environment, where education, anger management,
fitness, and developing a positive mental outlook are the priorities. Our family atmosphere
provides a valuable sense of belonging and acceptance. We believe a quality martial arts school
has the responsibility to teach their students more than just self-defense in order for them to
become productive, successful individuals. Our instructors and staff don't just teach integrity
and respectful behavior, they exemplify it in their own lives.
We thank you for your interest in our school and hope you enjoy your visit to our website.