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American Tiger Karate Academy
American Tiger Karate Academy

American Tiger Karate Academy

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: My staff and I are located in Elk Grove Village, near Schaumburg, IL. We make your success our priority. We have helped thousands of great people just like you to achieve their goals since 1995. Maybe you wish to feel more empowered and confident with self defense skills like Tricia. Maybe you want a more complete sense of fitness; mind, body and spirit like Peter and Amy or feel the need for some thing more exciting and different like Joanne. Perhaps your child needs to focus energy, learn to handle bullying or wants an activity that provides skill, sport and builds character, like Rob, Mike, Jackie or Cassandra. We are committed to the success of each of our clients. We have the necesary tools, the experience and the resources to meet those needs and have a track record of success. We take the pandemic very seriously, the health and safety of our clients, members and staff is foremost. OUR COVID19 PROTOCOL: * fever and symptom free * masks required * social distancing * mat shoes or socks optional * hand sanitizer before and after * full facility QUAT disinfecting daily * air quality control to reduce air moisture, negative ion air purification and air sanitizer runs constantly.

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Serves Elk Grove Village, IL

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26 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

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Heather M.

Private Self Defense Lessons

Sensei Pat was wonderful! We held a self defense class at work for 20 ladies at our office and
Jun 10, 2019
Thumbtack Customer

If you are seeking an incredibly knowledgeable and caring academy to attend, this is it! Pat Pusateri Sensei individually tailored self-defense lessons for me down to every detail. We started with an ample amount of background information to create a solid foundation to base strategies off of. Each week we reviewed previously-learned tactics and added new mechanisms; I never felt overwhelmed. This was not only an amazing learning experience for my body, but also strengthened my inner voice in ways I never imagined.
Sep 19, 2018
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Amy B.

I am extremely fortunate to have known Sensei Pat all these years. Her sincerity, enthusiasm and dependability are traits I have attempted to mirror since 1997. My daughter started training in 2016 and she could not have a better role model. My son is expecting to start training soon! ATKA has several different options to help improve your heath and well-being: Traditional Shotokan Karate, ages 4 and up. Traditional Okinawan Kobudo, ages 13 and up. Private and group lessons, tailored to your needs. Please contact Sensei Pat for more info!
Aug 23, 2018
Thumbtack Customer

I love how patient they are with my son, he loves his private lessons. Looks forward to every session he goes to! Thank you guys for being amazing people!
Jul 31, 2018
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Denise G.

I always feel like Sensei Pat and her staff train the whole person, body and spirit. The aren’t just teaching karate, they are teaching respect, patience, appreciation, discipline, dedication, and so much more.
Jul 26, 2018

License Type: Nurse, Reg Prof (Rn) (IL)

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Patricia Pusateri


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Begin with a FREE PRIVATE LESSON and orientation. Private lessons are $50 per session. Small Group Classes are $75 -$150 per month, depending upon how many classes you will attend per month. Gear packages and retail products are available for purchase on location or on our website. Check our website for latest promotions and discounts.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Chat via phone, text, email, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. We will listen carefully and together determine goals and suggest the best training plan to meet those objectives. We then offer the client a trial period. After which, if the client desires he or she may continue their membership.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Staff credentials include: College degree in applied science and health. Certifications including Coaching, Wellness, Martial Arts Instruction, SKIF - Shotokan Karatedo International Federation. We are under the direction of Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa (Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa) SKIF Japan. Sensei Pat Pusateri has over 40 years experience in Shotokan Karate, Kobudo and more, is 4th degree black belt. Assistant Instructors are 2nd degree black belts each with 10 - 15 years experience.

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