Welcome to Billy D's Karate Studio & Community Fitness Center, Inc.

My name is Mr. Billy D. McDowell. I retired as a Sgt. 1st Class (E7) from the military in the year of our Lord 2000. I am an Ordained Minister. I am a Georgia State Champion (trophy, monetary, belt) and a 10th Degree Grand Master Black Belt in the style of Tang-Soo-Do; a 10th Degree Black Belt in the style of Shinjimasu Karate; and a Chinese Goju-RYU Grand Master. I have been involved in martial arts for 45 years. I am a 6 time USA Martial Art Hall of Fame Member. I have been instructing and teaching classes for over 38 years. I have operated in Griffin, Pike, & Mayweather Counties and my current location is in Thomaston. I am a certified kick-boxing instructor, aerobics instructor and personal trainer. To God Be The Glory!

We offer karate, kick-boxing, step aerobics, weightlifting and a host of other services. We also offer personal training and self-defense classes (please call or email for more information).

Class hours:

  • Karate classes - Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:00 PM; Saturday class is held at 9 AM
  • Aerobic classes - Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30PM
  • Weightlifting class - Saturday class is held at 9:00 AM

Olympic Karate Championships

Scheduled for August 3, 2024 - *NEW* - click here for the 2024 Flyer and Registration Form or Online Registration coming soon.