"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men."
Colossians 3:23

About Us...

Robert Blackstone's Karate Institute operates out of Kirby Woods Baptist Church located at 6325 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, TN.  (Effective June 2009) and Redeemer Baptist Fellowship Church located at 5340 Quince Road  in Memphis, TN.  (Effective February 2019)

If you are interested in participating go to the "Classes" tab and pre-register for classes. Please include your mailing address, age, and date of birth when submitting the form.

Shiloh Defensive Arts Origins

The Shiloh Defensive Arts System, which means "to whom it belongs", was developed by Robert Blackstone in 1992. In this system bowing is not part of the daily practice in training. Bowing is only taught to those wanting to compete in open tournaments and then only as a rule of play and sign of respect to officials for competition.

Our classes begin in prayer and the pledge to the flags and then ends in prayer.

The curriculum consists of the full range of basic kicks, blocks, and stances. 1-man, 2- man, and 4-man forms (preset patterns) both traditional and musical. 1, 3, 5 step, and free sparring. Single and multiple attackers self-defense sets along with weapons and breaking skills.