James Holan

Our Approach

Hi, my name is Master James Holan,

and I’m very PROUD that hundreds of families all over the Irving area are singing the praises of our programs and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact it’s having on their lives.

Texas Karate Do has become a landmark of Irving martial arts!

Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, and more confident with Texas Karate Do training!

Physical and Mental Development

Our members tell us that they feel our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than “just” a gym or some “activity”.

I pride myself on helping our adult members safely build muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility, and release stress in a FUN, positive, and injury-free environment! And for the children, parents all over the Irving area give my martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus, building their self-esteem, and igniting a passion for self improvement they never would have expected.

Much More than “Kicking, Punching, & Grappling”

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the “tools” that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about “yourself”.

When you train in our Irving martial arts program (which also serves Dallas, Fort Worth), you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.

Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on discipline, focus, and perseverance. Please take a few moments to browse this website, get familiar with us, then, take me up on my “No Strings Attached” offer, and see the benefits of my Irving martial arts program for yourself!

See for Yourself

Give me a call at: 

972-258-8333 Or click the program (above) that you’re most interested in!

I sincerely look forward to meeting you, and helping you and your family accomplish your goals!


Master James Holan
Texas Karate Do

Jazer MartinezJazer Martinez
01:05 23 Apr 24
21:02 11 Mar 24
Best dojo out there
lara Ericklara Erick
22:13 20 May 23
They train the students really good
Rob SotoRob Soto
23:15 06 Sep 22
Aurora ZarrarasAurora Zarraras
23:13 01 Sep 22
Shilpa ChoudharyShilpa Choudhary
17:01 06 Jun 22
My daughter relocated from Austin Karate school with Black belt and after an year she wanted to start learning Karate again as she was missing it, I enrolled her closer to home and it was just not a right fit for her and me, I did search and called Texas Karate Do (Brain) was super kind to answer all my questions. She loves this schools, this school is one of the best and they truly love their students and families. I am so blessed to be a part of Texas Karate Do! We will be here till she moves from Dallas and goes to college. They are the best! thankyou so much for positivity!
Sterling HeadenSterling Headen
00:21 11 Dec 19
This place is awesome brian is a great instructor and worked with my 8 year old daughter. I am a very strict parent in wanting my child to succeed. She struggled in the beginning and I was told my the owners wife ms rosie that she will continue to get better !!! After being here for a year now this place becomes a family with the kids and the parents especially at tournaments. The instructors take your child in the beginning with the rest of the beginners and move at a pace that is at the students level I highly reccomend them. They also have classes for adults as well!!!
Tyrel MizeTyrel Mize
23:14 25 Sep 19
Good facility, great teachers. My family's favorite dojo.
19:59 10 Nov 17
My family and I have been training at Holan's Texas Karate Do for more than 6 years and it’s absolutely awesome environment to train in the martial arts. The instructors are very friendly and knowledgeable, and the facilities are great! Techniques and exercises are nicely put together in the different classes, which follow a structured plan and are supervised by experienced instructors. It’s a lot of fun and you really feel that you get the most out of your time there! Not only does Master Holan and his team of instructors provide great martial arts training, they effectively instill great character and respect to every student that enters their doors. I know my girls have gained confidence in school, respect to elders and preform to a higher standard because of the martial arts program at Holan’s Texas Karate Do.
Mario EspindolaMario Espindola
15:01 13 Jul 13
Not only is this a great place to work, but it's a very supportive family environment.The school host different events though out the year just to show appreciation for its students. The Texas Karate Do offers high quality instruction with top of the line equipment and instructors. It also offers awesome Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction for both kids and adults. This amazing school is always growing. Come check it out and be apart of a family not just a school.

Some of our instructors

not every black belt can be an instructor but ours are certified to be the best.


James Holan

7th Dan Master Instructor



Dnaiel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandez

3rd Dan Instructor


Bryan Uncapher

5th Dan Master Instructor

and Krav Maga Instructor


Lillia Lenzen

1st Dan Instructor


Zayda Hernandez

4th Dan Lil Dragon Head Instructor



Peter Ivanov

1st Dan Instructor

Next Steps...

Give us a call to schedule a free trial class

972-258-8333 or email [email protected]