Welcome to Elite Karate & Fitness, a premier provider of education and training in light-contact karate; light-contact self-defense; sport karate; related physical activities; strength, agility and flexibility principles; and exercise and fitness best practices.
Founded in 1998 by Sensei Sherman McElwee, Elite Karate & Fitness provides a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for all students to learn and develop.
Sensei Sherman has been teaching karate for more than four decades. He is a sixth-degree (Roku-dan) black belt and a 1st-dan black belt in Kobudo (weapons). Sensei Sherman consistently focuses on self-awareness and self-improvement, skills that he incorporates while leading his students.
At Elite Karate & Fitness, we are devoted to making ourselves better people. We stress the importance of respect and responsibility in each student’s life, regardless of circumstances. These values make stronger martial artists and more virtuous people. Here, we make it enjoyable to learn the foundational basics of martial arts. Elite Karate & Fitness has consistently and frequently received praise for Sensei Sherman’s kindness and character. The love and passion he shows for both karate and his students is abundantly evident and is a large part of Elite Karate & Fitness’ culture today.