Ryan Hoover’s Extreme Karate (RHEK) in Gastonia, North Carolina, offers instruction in various martial arts including Krav Maga (only program in North Carolina), Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other specialized programs for children and law enforcement. RHEK is described as a “new school with old school values”: By blending goal-oriented and context driven training with a highly qualified staff and a focus on the individual goals of each student, RHEK creates a unique niche in our martial arts community.

Ryan Hoover’s Extreme Karate offers a diverse instructor team and training. Instructors have been trained in many systems and styles, with backgrounds in law enforcement, emergency services, and child welfare. Beyond the martial arts training, some RHEK instructors are certified Kid-Safe agents, Speed, Agility, and Quickness trainers, personal trainers, and more!


  • Cecil says:

    Ryan Hoover is the best out there in any state.Ryan Hoover and Jeff Jimmo it Tope in triners! you will not find a better any were in world…….. The school is the TOP!

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