Mike Genova has been teaching karate in the Columbia area since 1975. He started on Rosewood Dr. and has since moved to Northeast Columbia near Pontiac Elementary School.
In the early years most of the focus was on fighting and competition training. Mike is friends with top fighters such as Chuck Norris and Bill Wallace. He has since adapted his curriculum to suit the necessities of society. His focus has shifted to developing strong character, sensible morals and clear personal goals in his students.
David Hoover and his family own the only other karate school that bears the Genova Name. Genova Family Karate of Lexington was opened in June of 2002, right near WalMart. The school has since been moved to Hwy 378 W, right next to His House and across the street from Dooley’s Sport Shop.
David and Mike have had a close relationship for 15 years and continue to develop their teachings to help families throughout the Columbia/Lexington area. We strive to teach your children not only karate techniques, but also the values of listening, good manners, and paying attention.
Please bring your family to join our family!
(Mike Genova, Eric Hoover, and David Hoover)