"I have received and had all types of instruction/instructors over the years. Anything from military, shooting, NRA, parachuting, martial arts as well as others. Of all the instructors I have had Richard Ray has been the best. He is the REAL DEAL ..." - D.A., PPO

"As a 32 year law enforcement veteran I have learned a great deal of useful self defense techniques at Ellis County Martial Arts that can be used by everyone.  It is a family friendly environment as well. I highly recommend it to others interested in learning self defense."

-R. Bratton

"I am recommending that if anyone is looking for a place to bring their children to learn karate, THIS IS THE PLACE. I am more than happy with Mr. Richard Ray and his teaching. My son looks forward to karate practice every week. Worth the time and money." - C.S., parent

Ellis County Martial Arts

Welcome to
Ellis County Martial Arts!

  • Separate Classes for Kids
  • Real self-defense,
  • not sport karate!
  • No testing/belt fees - ever!
  • ​Qualified Adult Instructors in all classes!

Ellis County Martial Arts was founded in 1995 by Mr.Richard Ray. 

Ray Sensei is an eighth degree black belt with over 35 years of training and teaching experience. His passion for improving self confidence, mental discipline, and self defense is apparent in every class he teaches.

Ray Sensei has been a positive influence in the lives of several thousand students. His ability to reach children and adults alike has earned him a reputation as Ellis County's premiere martial arts instructor.

Some accomplishments of Ray Sensei include:

  • Eighth Degree Black Belt in Karate (Kyoshi)
  • Sixth Degree Black Belt in Kenpo (Professor)
  • Third Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Kyosei menkyo in Kenjutsu
  • Former police officer
  • Senior Instructor, Firearms
  • Current licensed Personal Protection Officer
  • Current Texas State licensed instructor for Private Security, Firearms, and Personal Protection
  • Certified instructor for baton, handcuffing, and OC

Our Kids karate classes are for ages 7* to 12,
*age 6 can be considered individually

We have a separate karate class for

Adults/Teens - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Call or
email today for our
Introductory Special!
and ask how you can get a
FREE uniform!