Dragon mural on brick wall

Honesty in the heart, knowledge in the mind, strength in the body.

We are Kansas City’s first martial arts school, with nearly 50 years of practice under our belt. Situated in the historic Westport district, we pride ourselves in empowering students at all experience levels with our values of honesty, courtesy, respect and discipline.

Kenpo Karate

Discipline. Confidence. Respect. Focus. Clarity. Stress Management. Emotional Balance. Strength. Flexibility. Endurance. Coordination. Reflexes.

We are the longest running Kenpo Karate School in KC, with programs both for adults and kids. Learn self-defense and meditation through martial arts training and philosophy.

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Little Dragons

Confidence. Respect for others. Discipline Focus, Listening skills, and Following instructions. Strength, Coordination, Flexibility

Our Little Dragons program is perfect for introducing your young child to martial arts! Classes are active, engaging, and provide a structured environment for your child to learn basic karate curriculum and quality life skills.

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Tai Chi Chi Kung

Discipline. Confidence. Respect. Focus. Clarity. Stress Management. Emotional Balance. Strength. Flexibility. Endurance. Coordination. Reflexes.

Tai Chi Chi Kung is an art that you can learn at any age and practice for the rest of your life! Our program is an integrative study of Meditation, Energy balance, Body systems of healing, and Martial Knowledge.

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Workshops & Birthday Parties

Plan a Karate birthday party with us for your child or for yourself. Fitness, culture, and fun all rolled into one for a party with a punch!

Want to plan a private Self-defense or Tai Chi workshop for your friends or your business? We offer a variety of workshops for ALL ages in Self-defense, Tai Chi, and meditation.

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Honesty

Courtesy

Respect

Discipline

Events

Take a look at our entire calendar year!

January 24:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

January 26:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

February 1-28:

Sale -- Everything Red is 15% Off  

February 1:

Theoretical Class, 11am

February 2:

Instructor Class, 3:30pm-6pm

February 7:

5th Annual Chinese New Year Party, 6pm-8pm

February 21:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

February 23:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

Pizza Party @ AKKA Independence, 6pm

March 1-31:

March Madness Sale -- Everything 20% Off

March 1:

Theoretical Class, 11am

March 15-16:

School Closed for Spring Break

March 23:

4 Hour Meditation Workshop

March 28:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

March 30:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

Sparring workshop with Mr. Schee, 2pm-4pm

April 1-30:

Little Dragons Sale -- 15% Off Any Little Dragons Items (T-Shirts, Hoodies, Target Kick Shields, Mini-Gloves, Jump Ropes)

April 5:

Theoretical Class, 11am

April 6:

Black Belt Fundraising Tournament

April 20:

AKKA Sparring Tournament @ AKKA Independence, School Closed

April 25:

Kata Kranks Start

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

April 27:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

Picnic and Performance at Theis Park, 4pm-6pm

May 1-31:

Black Belt Sale -- 15% Off Everything Black

May 3:

Theoretical Class, 11am

May 9:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

May 11:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

May 27:

Memorial Day, School Closed

May 31:

Theoretical Class, 11am

June 1:

Black Belt Pre-Test

June 6:

AKKA Organization Class/Meeting

Last Kata Krank

June 7-9:

Black Belt Test

June 22:

4 Hour Meditation Workshop

June 27:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

June 29:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

July 4-5:

Independence Day Weekend, School Closed

July 12:

Theoretical Class, 11am

July 25:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

July 27:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

August 5-10:

School Closed for Summer Break

August 15:

Back to School Care Package

August 29:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

August 31:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

September 1-30:

Sale -- Fall Family Special

September 2:

Labor Day, School Closed

September 6:

Theoretical Class, 11am

September 14:

Black Belt Fundraising Tournament

September 21:

4 Hour Meditation Workshop

September 26:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

September 28:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

October 1-31:

Sale -- 15% Off All Sparring Gear

October 4:

Theoretical Class, 11am

October 5:

AKKA School Tournament

October 11:

Movie Night

October 17:

Kata Kranks Start

October 24:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

October 26:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

October 31:

Halloween, School Closed

November 1:

No 8:30am Tai Chi

Theoretical Class, 11am

November 5 - December 5:

Sale -- 20% Off All Items in Stock, 15% Off All Orders, Holiday Items Regular Price

November 21:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

November 23:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

November 28-29:

Thanksgiving, School Closed

December 7:

Black Belt Pre-Test

December 12:

AKKA Organization Class/Meeting, 10am-3pm

Last Kata Krank

December 13-15:

Black Belt Test

December 19:

Belt Evaluation, 7pm

December 21:

Belt Graduation, 12:30pm

Last STORM Class/Party

4 Hour Meditation Workshop

December 23 - January 1:

Winter Break, School Closed

January 2:

School Re-opens

 

 

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JOIN

Starting in martial arts is really exciting, but we also recognize it can be a little daunting starting something new! Studying martial arts is a commitment both in time and heart.

Below are 3 questions we recommend asking yourself when starting martial arts:

1. Why do I want to learn martial arts or why do I want my child to learn Martial Arts?

2. What kind of benefits do I hope to gain from practicing martial arts?

3. What am I looking for in a martial arts school?

A lot of people have a 4th question: Which martial art is right for me?

The best way to answer this last question is to get on the mats and take a few classes- experience how it FEELS to do it.