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.


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.


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.


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.







Want to plan a birthday party?

Read more about our awesome Karate Birthday Parties below.


Black Belt Pre-Test

Saturday November 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM


Thursday November 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM

School closed


Friday November 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM

School closed

Little Tiger, Little Crane Workshop

Saturday November 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM

9:30am to 12:00pm

AKKA Organizational Black Belt Class

Thursday November 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM

AKKA Organizational class for black belts with Mr. Gibbins. No Thursday morning meditaton class.

Black Belt Testing

Friday November 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

November 30th until December 1st, no classes

Holiday Break

Monday December 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM

December 24th until January 1st, school closed. Reopens on January 2nd.


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.