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The Falcon 1 Karate Difference

  • Learn the Falcon One  7 core concepts of self defense for the modern age. Effective and easy to learn.  These 7 concepts have been selected from only the most practical, dynamic and tested self defense strategies.


  • The Falcon 1 concepts of self defense can be learned and used by anybody. We are currently enrolling men, women, teenagers, and children.

  • We teach at 8 local Tuscaloosa elementary and preschools, including: Rock Quarry, Verner, ACA, Holy Spirit, Tuscaloosa Academy, Arcadia, and First Presbyterian Preschool, as well as our main facility on McFarland Blvd in Northport.


A Team Lee Karate Program

Sensei Michael 

Head Instructor 

Sensei Michael Lander is a Third Degree Black Belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate. He began his martial arts instruction under Master Jon Lee (Rokudan in Isshin-ryu karate) at 15 years old. Sensei Michael has been teaching karate lessons to the youth of Tuscaloosa for 13 years and has a passion for helping young people fulfill their potential as future leaders of the community.

Sensei Michael Lander

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