6780 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
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Who We Are

About Faust's USA Karate in Fairport, NY

Kathy Faust

Owner and Chief Instructor at Faust's USA Karate in Fairport, 6th Degree Black Belt

At Faust's USA Karate, we believe all martial arts starts and ends with respect. It's our tagline, our motto, and the words we live by at the school. Our students come from all walks of life and start at different fitness levels. We love to work with beginners and elite athletes alike. No matter what your starting level is, you'll get a great workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe.

What if you're a total beginner or nervous to start something really cool but new? That's ok!

Controlled, fast-paced, and fun movements are led by expert instructors. They meet you where your starting level is. Many of our students have no prior experience...and they just can't get enough of our classes!

Below are some benefits of our classes, this way you're not as nervous on your first day! You'll flex some serious mental and physical muscle as you roll through techniques, drills, and life lessons.

  • Adults ignite the heart of a champion! Embrace your inner hero as you learn powerful striking, practical defense maneuvers, and develop true grit to get through the calorie roasting, heart-pounding class drills.

  • Kids learn how to be bully-proof. As children learn how to spot sticky situations, they also learn that walking away before things get bad is the right thing to do. But, just in case that doesn't work, they also learn how to defend themselves if they need to. Punching, kicking, self-respect, and a healthy respect for authority are the focus.

  • Learn how to use your entire body, from the ground up! No matter what your size is, you'll learn locking, leverage, and wrestling techniques to master any opponent, anywhere.

  • Get strong & build healthy habits! You'll blast through intense cardio sessions, add lean muscle to your bod, and sculpt your physique for enhanced athletic performance and a rockin' bod.

In addition to all of those amazing benefits above, our students ALSO experience:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem

  • Better Teamwork & Goal Setting Skills

  • Outrageous Core Strength & Hip Mobility

  • Mind Blowing Gains in Fitness & Boundless Energy

  • Fit Friends For Life

Students use our classes as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even as a stand-alone martial art.

Safe & Clean, just for you! We take great pride in making sure you have the most up-to-date, professional grade equipment, well lit parking for your safety, and a grime free environment to squash sickness and colds before they spread.

Be part of something you can be PROUD of - family and community driven initiatives. We often hear the energy feels really great and super positive when someone enters our facility. We are a family orientated school centered on values, using martial arts as the vehicle to develop character.

Our Community service includes over $140,000 donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with 100s of additional donations to local soup kitchens, ministries, women's shelters, the Military, Salvation Army, Adopt A Highway, Humane Society, Food Shelves, Boy & Girl Scouts and many more.

Check out our super-low web special going on right now. Our classes fill up fast because it's such a great deal, reserve your spot today!

Get ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you've EVER had getting fit! Please read below for a little info on our leadership team here at Faust's USA Karate. That way you can get a feel for the vibe of our stellar instructors and ease any nerves before coming in. You're in good hands, we can't wait to train with you!

Sensei Kathy Faust

As our School Director, Sensei Faust enjoys the opportunity to help each individual student achieve their personal best. Sensei (teacher) Faust serves on several boards in the Rochester community to help improve the quality for those that live here.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Sensei Kathy Faust began the study of Martial Arts in 1975. She is currently ranked as a 6th degree Black Belt and holds degrees in other styles.

Kathy has been nationally rated many times in competition and trained with many well known instructors, including World Champions Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Joe Lewis and many other top martial artists. In 1996 Sensei Faust won a World Championship at the WKC (World Karate Confederation) Championships. Sensei Faust has created over 300 Black Belts in Fairport.

In 2015 Sensei Faust was awarded the Bivona Award given by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children founders Lou and Kathy Bivona. The award recognizes people in our Community who are Champions for Children.

Completing a successful competition career, Sensei Faust is dedicating her teaching to creating champions and leaders in life. "Attitude, Behavior & Character" define individuals. Sensei Faust helps to bring out the BEST in each area through training at USA Karate.

Sensei Jason Lawniczak

Sensei Jason began training in 2000 with his younger brother and was joined by his sister a few years after; all 3 have earned their Black Belts in our program. Jason's true passion in the martial arts is teaching - he's always looking for new ways to help all of our students grow and reach their next goal! He is loved by our students for his commitment and dedication.

Sensei Jason achieved his 3rd degree Black belt in 2014 and has been a staff instructor since 2002. He earned his 1st degree Black Belt in Yamanni Ryu (Okinawan weapons) in 2010. He is a Fairport High school graduate and has an Associates degree from MCC. Jason co-teaches at Fairport's Jefferson Avenue Karate club with Peg Schoenfeld.

Sensei Jason's favorite quote is "As you think, so shall you become." - Bruce Lee

How to Get Started

Come join our Fairport, NY Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi, and Weapons. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (585) 425-3370 if you have any further questions. Faust's USA Karate hopes to speak with you soon!