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Donnie Abel, Chief instructor, has been the head instructor of the NC Karate Club for over 20 years. He holds a 5th degree black belt (godan).


Sensei Abel has been studying traditional Shotokan karate across the country for over 30 years and has won many awards. Donnie has devoted his life to promoting and teaching karate.


He has worked with police departments, county workers, school systems and health departments.


He constantly strives to develop not only the art of karate, but the lives of students at NC Karate Club. He looks to better his students not only in technique, but in the community they live.


Donnie has been involved with bodywork his entire life: from martial arts, functional fitness, and physical rehabilition with physical therapy. He has been working in the physical therapy world for over 20 years with athletes for sports training, assisting with preventative education to avoid orthopedic injuries. Donnie feels right at home whether working with an athlete, who may have a torn ligament, or a senior with osteoporosis. He completed the comprehensive teacher training in Pilates from Balanced Body. This compliments his vast experience in martial arts, physical therapy, cross-training, and overall body fitness.

110 Macon Center Drive

Franklin NC, 28734


633 Highway 441 S 
Clayton, Georgia


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