- 6th Dan
- Roku-Dan (April 2019)
- Sho-Dan (March 2003)
- IHOF Instructor of the Year
- Top Competitor
- Jazz musician
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Everyone at TIKK is so nice and I love being part of this community. They are really training me not only karate but how to be a better me! If your interested in doing martial arts you NEED to come to TIKK!!
My sister and I love our karate lessons. We've been enrolled for about 2 years. The teachers are great and the schedule is flexible.
My son loves karate . His instructors are great I can’t say enough amazing things about them ! They really care about the kids , always keeping you updated . It’s a fun and safe environment for all ages .
My son loves taking my karate here! It not only has built his skill set it has also soared his self confidence. The instructors are so encouraging and the classes are fun for the kids.
Shihans Tina and Tony are wonderful teachers and the best at what they do! I could not recommend them higher! The Denton Dojo is one of my safe spaces where I know I can be myself and become a better person at the same time. Come learn Karate at TIKK Denton!
My son just started and he loves it he loves everyone in his class. Tina and Tony are both amazing teachers to the kids, I highly recommend letting your children come try it out I assure you they will love it!
My son has been in karate for years. Both Shihan Palos are dedicated, supportive, encouraging. They obviously love karate and teaching others. My son has loved being a part of this karate community.
My son and daughter have been training with TIKK for a few years. They absolutely love it! The Palos are fabulous. They are patient, kind, and enthusiastic instructors. They’ve adapted during COVID to offer different types of class formats including Zoom and outdoor classes. I highly recommend TIKK for kids and adults alike!
Our kids have started Karate a year ago, and the senseis have gone above and beyond to make sure they are able to learn and make progress every session. I see the great results and the dedication and time they give to the students is unmatched!!!
Amazing Senseis who have helped guide our son along his karate journey with kindness, respect and strong leadership. We could not ask for a better dojo!!
I have been a martial arts practitioner for over 30 years. Over the years I have seen many many dojos and approaches to teaching karate. Some were good, some were not! I hold black belts in several martial arts and so I have a pretty good idea what right looks like. Whether you are a parent looking for something special and life impacting for your child or an adult that is looking for a way to get fit or perhaps learn self-defense, the Paulos' have got the right recipe! It is very unusual to find two 5th degree black belts in the same dojo. To make it even better, this dojo has two 5th Degree Black Belts, one 3rd Degree Black Belt and three 1st degree black belts. What that means is you or your family member gets lots of dedicated attention from the experts in their martial art. The Paulos' also teach to your own ability. We have several special needs children and adults and their training is adapted to meet them where they are with what they have.
As if that was not enough, this Dojo is part of a much large organization (Kai) that is headed up by a 9th Degree Black Belt. All in all, the Kai has over 40 black belts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is a family community in itself.
I highly recommend this Dojo to anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth - Denton area!
My son has studied karate with Mr. & Mrs. Palos for 10 years in Denton. We have seen him improve in many areas thanks to the skills and self discipline he has acquired through karate. They are extremely dedicated to their students, and genuinely care about each of them. I highly recommend Texas Isshinryu Karate Kai of Denton!
My son has been in this dojo for over 3 years now. The Reshis Palos are wonderful, patient, skilled teachers. They encourage their students to work hard both in and out of the dojo, but to also have fun. You or your child will love learning under their instruction!
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