About Us

The Beasley Karate Program originated at the Southeast Dallas YMCA in 1969.  Mr. Beasley began taking karate at the Y in 1966 under Mr. Mike Steen and as a brown belt instructor he began running the class when Mr. Steen changed locations.  Mr. Beasley maintained that class on a regular basis as he pursued his education earning a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from East Texas State University and a Juris Doctorate from SMU’s School of Law.  The Wednesday night Southeast Dallas YMCA karate class was the second longest running karate class/school in the Metroplex when the Y closed its doors in 2001.  Mr. Beasley continued the class at various locations and now has a program that includes 2 locations in the Mesquite/Garland area and a staff of highly qualified black belt instructors.

The Beasley Karate program is a direct descendent of Allen Steen’s (The Father of Texas Karate) program.  The program teaches American Tae Kwon Do and specializes in sport karate.  Beasley Karate also promotes the United States Karate Championships, one of the largest tournaments in the state.  Mr. Beasley holds the rank of 6th Dan and has promoted 40 black belts.  Of those 40 black belts, there are 6 Golden Greek Award winners with an accumulated 14 Greek awards.  The Golden Greek is the highest award given by the Amateur Organization of Karate and is given to the top point getters in both forms and fighting each year.