ABOUT US

At our Academy, we separate out classes by age and rank. If you are a beginner you will be in a class that only has beginners in it. All the intermediate and advanced students are in different classes. That means that everything we work on in a beginner’s class is directed just at your ability and needs.

 

We have four sets of beginning classes separated by age. Beginning Super Kids for ages 5 and 6. Beginning Kids for ages 7 and up. And Beginning teens for ages 12 and up. Lastly Beginning Adults.

 

We love what we do and everything is focused on our student needs. Beginning karate is very easy and we have graduated expectations as you advanced. 

 

Leadership Team
Leadership Team is only about 2% of our total class enrollment. These people are what we call "The Best of the Best" they take a 16 hour class on how to teach martial arts and also come to a class every week on Mondays just to practice teaching under the instructions of Sensei Pollman, Sensei April Clayton, Sensei Philip Rose, and Sensei Keefer Royalty. This class is by invation only and it is tuition free.
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Jacob Fast

Jacob Fast is 19 years old and is currently attending SWOSU majoring in Engineering technology He take karate and plays many video games. He has been in karate for over 9 years and is a 2nd degree black belt. He loves sushi. His favorite holiday is Christmas because he gets to see family and love eggnog. He has been on the leadership team for over 2 years. He has 3 dogs.

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Colten Adams

Colten Adams is 20 years old and a sophomore at SWOSU. He has practiced karate for 9 years. He loves being on the leadership team because of his compassion for helping others grow in their martial arts journey, as well as life. Outside of the karate academy Colten loves to ski, Scuba dive, hunt, and spend time with family. He is a founding father of the brothers under Christ fraternity at SWOSU. He is studying to become a game warden.

Ali Patton

I’m Ali Patton but April calls me Smiley. I started karate in 2012. I earned my black belt in 2016 and have been on the leadership team for several years. When not at work or karate I spend time with my dogs Ein and Eide. I love to go kayaking.

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I was born in El Reno, Oklahoma, though I’ve never lived there. I moved to Weatherford the summer before 6th grade. I had meant Sensei and April when eating at the T-Bone Steak house when it was still open. My nana had recognized them and set up some test classes in the beginning class. I was new. I didn’t know anyone. As the years went and passed, I’ve seen many cry and get hurt. And I’ve seen myself do that same thing. I’ve seen many leave too. One I even saw grow into the Black Belt Club and then left after the break. I’ve been in karate for around 5 year and been on the Leadership Team for about a year or so now. I’ve seen a lot in those years and I don’t regret ever going out to the T-Bone that one faithful night.

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Chris Pollman

Chris Pollman is our beloved leader. Known as "Sensei" meaning "Teacher" He started his martial arts career in 1967. He studied Okinawan Karate-Do with Ichiro Takahata. He competed for many years in tournaments in Oklahoma and surrounding states. He is a Board of Director member of Budo-Kai International. Also, of the Joe Lewis Fighting System's Advisory Board.

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April Clayton

April Clayton started karate in 1991 at the age of 16. She has been practicing martial arts for 29 years and in that time she has competed in kickboxing, cage fighting and tournaments. She has traveled to the west coast working with other martial artists in business. Aprils most enjoyable adventures were traveling to the east coast for many years to work with Joe Lewis Fighting Systems where she earned a black belt in their system. She loves working with children and teens. “Watching others progress and grow as martial artists is the biggest joy in my life.”

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Philip Rose

Philip Rose has been with Chris Pollman Karate Academy for 17 years. He earned his 4th degree black belt June 19, 2019. He is serving his 7th year with the Navy. He spent 5 years active duty and every single vacation day he took was back here teaching classes in Weatherford at the karate academy. He is an undergraduate of SWOSU in the Entrepreneurship program. He is a straight A student.

Keefer Royalty

Keefer Royalty has taken karate here since 2002. He started when he was 5 years old and has kept coming since. He graduated Southwestern Oklahoma State University with honors. He is a fourth degree Black Belt under Chris Pollman and teaches as a full-time instructor. 

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Kaleb DeVaughan

Kaleb lives in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He has good grades. He is good at running and like to work out. He is always thinking about computers or cars and wastes all of his money on both. He likes girls but doesn’t talk to any. He enjoys working and would rather be on the job than in school. He doesn’t hang out with anyone because he is either too busy or doesn’t have anyone who enjoys spending time doing what he does. He dreams of racing and being a mechanic. He would rather go to trade school than college. He wears a beanie because he usually has not put the time in on his hair to look good.

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