We Are Bennati’s Martial Arts

Martial Arts in Auburn, CA

(530) 820-3232

We are a proud member of the OIKKA

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Our Programs


Our children’s program is a fun, safe way to experience what karate has to offer. We work very closely with parents and teachers on developing good character traits. Karate is much more than just kicking and punching. Through lessons in the classroom and the coaching of the instructors, children learn skills that will prepare them for life and its challenges.


Karate is a vehicle of self-improvement. Students learn through physical movement, repetition, self-discipline, self-confidence, positive thinking, good listening and respect. We teach these skills, and through practical application these become habit and part of their character inside and outside the dojo.


In this busy, hectic world we live in karate provides a perfect mental retreat. In karate there is no time to ponder the laundry list in one’s head. It’s all about here and now. We teach a fun, safe way to develop great skill and mental clarity all the while getting the exercise that is necessary for an active lifestyle.

Our Founders

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

Founder of Isshinryu Karate

Isshinryu (one heart/one mind) formally introduced in 1953 by founding master Tatsuo Shimabuku of Okinawa, Japan.

Grand Master Angi Uezu

Chairman Emeritus & Special Advisor

Master Uezu was Master Shimabuku’s number one student, and trained with the founder of Isshinryu karate on a daily basis for over 17 years.

What Our Families Say

“Bennati’s is probably the single most amazing thing that has happened for my 7 year old daughter. She loves learning the karate, and I love the way everything Sensei Bennati and the others say and do are teaching her honor, respect, and self discipline. This dojo has been a gift to our family! I highly, highly recommend you check it out!”
Suzi B. Rocklin, CA

“I’ve trained with Master Bennati for more than 9 years. He’s an excellent instructor and his school is a safe, fun environment open to anyone of any age/ability (starting around age 4). He will challenge you and encourage you and not let you give up. He cares about his students and has devoted his life and heart to mastering Isshinryu Karate. He’s trained under Master Joslin and Grandmaster Adams, all excellent teachers each with their own lifetimes of devotion to Isshinryu. A real special opportunity at this school.”
Sara B. Applegate, CA

“Exceptional instruction, positive environment and overall great group of people. I cannot recommend this any higher. You will be challenged, pleased and learn many things.

-Scott A. Auburn CA



Thank you for taking your time to learn about us,

We teach a system of Karate called IsshinRyu. A traditional martial art from Okinawa, Japan. We provide a safe, fun, engaging environment that is good for all ages. Our instructors are experts at recognizing a student’s potential and bringing out the best in them.

We see students that are in all walks of life. And all of them strive for a common goal. Black Belt. The rewards of training and earning ones Black Belt are amazing and last a life time.

See you on the mat,
Sensei Derek Bennati


Our Dojo

Bennati’s Martial Arts offers one of the nicest and most complete Karate Dojos in Placer County and the Greater Sacramento area. Our dojo includes: 2 full floors with built in mats, 6ft mirrors on each floor, 4 100lb hanging bags, a concession stand, free wifi, 2 locker rooms with showers (1 for men and 1 for women), spectator bleachers, and even more bags and equipment for our students young and old! Use our virtual walkthrough to see for yourself!

Virtual 3d Walkthrough

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