Integrity Martial Arts
Sr. Master Jim Cummings began his Taekwondo career in 1986 in Lufkin, Texas under the instruction of 7th degree Senior Master J.D. Olford. In 1989, after 2 years of commitment, perseverance and hard work, he received his 1st degree Black Belt. He entered into the trainee program the same year and in 1990 he received his instructor certification. In 2001 he moved to Shawnee, Kansas under the instruction of Ch. Master Westbrook. He is certified in various weapons. In 2009 he won the title of World Champion in Weapons! In 2011 he won the title of World Champion in Combat Sparring! He was honored with the title of Master Instructor in Little Rock, Arkansas at the 2014 World Championships. He is also a certified Level 2 Instructor In TAC Krav Maga.He was honored with a title of Sr. Master instructor in 2020.
Address: 12256 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee, KS 66216, United States
Our girls have only been going a couple months, but we love it. They are learning discipline, respect, self control and how to defend themselves. As a parent I like that you can observe the class and that the instructors are very hands on.
Love this place! My boys have been going here since May and they’ve already learned so much. They’re more disciplined and more respectful. As a parent I love the strictness and motivation Master and Mrs. Cummings provide. As children, my boys know they’re cared about and are proud to be members.
KiCK Martial Arts & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kansas City
At KiCK we have a heart for orphaned and abandoned children, that’s why part of your tuition sends children in an orphanage in Leogane, Haiti to get an education. We live in a world that says that adults, not children, have the firepower to catalyze positive change. Children are to be cared for (or not) until they become adults, at which time they can make a positive impact on the world around them. We completely disagree. We see that this limiting view of children is completely inverse to the truth: children catalyze change. That is why our KiCK logo has a child doing an inverted kick! Click here to learn more about our program in Haiti.
Address: 7683 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151, United States
“The people that run and work at this place are fantastic.”
“This dojo is a very service oriented and encouraging environment.”
“Community service is encouraged and part of the curriculum.”
Awesome place for kids. Kids love to go to classes and want to grow in their skills. Instructors know how to deal with kids. They are patient, promote good values. Definitely recommend
Our 5yo son has been attending for a month. It is fun to watch the kids listening and following directions from the instructors. The instructors are awesome. They are very energetic and in tune to the kids level of ability. They break down all of the moves to the kids level so that can easily repeat and learn. Their are lots of games mixed in with instruction. Our son is building confidence, respect, and responsibility.
What an incredible experience!! I was blown away at how welcoming and embracing Mr.TJ and Ms.Tiffany were upon your meeting! Our team was greeted and treated with absolute respect, teamwork, and a welcoming spirit!! Thank you KICK Martial Arts for creating such incredible memories!!
AKKA Karate USA – Independence
AKKA – Independence is part of Associated Kenpo Karate Academies, Kansas City’s largest professional martial arts organization, and has been serving Independence and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. We specialize in traditional martial arts instruction (Kenpo Karate), Self Defense, Fitness, Stress Relief, Character Development, Bully Prevention and Conflict Resolution. We are more than a karate school. We are an educational institution with a highly structured, curriculum based, program that engages our students in Body, Mind and Spirit. Our mission is to inspire our students to aspire to be their best. Blending the physical skills of self defense with the traditional values of Honesty, Courtesy, Respect and Discipline; our goal is to empower our students with the self confidence necessary to successfully manage challenges encountered in the school and in life.
Address: 4420 S Noland Rd ste b, Independence, MO 64055, United States
Voted Best Martial Arts Studio in eastern Jackson County 3 years running, AKKA Independence is a member of Martial Artists Against Bullying and has been featured in the books Bullyproof, Safgeguard and Modern Martial Arts Masters.
“I would highly recommend this place and this amazing staff to everyone.”
“Our family is SO THANKFUL we found such a great karate school.”
“I love the environment and the atmosphere.”
From day 1 the communication has been fantastic. We have 3 kids enrolled and they all love it! They look forward to each class and I can already tell they are picking up important life skills (respect, patience and courtesy) after just a few weeks. Mr. Burt provides a comfortable atmosphere where the kids are expected to work hard but also have fun. Definitely would recommend if your kiddos are curious about karate. Lots of class times to fit around the busy parent’s schedule.
My family went to 3 different schools before we came across Tom Burt at AKKA Independence. We saw our kids get a max of 5 min per session at one place, due to overcrowding. Scare tactics like, stranger danger at another. And zero enthusiasm at the last. Tom Burt shows wisdom, excitement, and genuine interest in each of his students. He teaches kids, and adults alike that, while sometimes it is hard, the process makes you a more confident person. His ultimate goal, from my point of view, is to help make you the best person you can be. He and his teaching style are a real inspiration. I highly recommend Tom Burt and his school to all who are looking to learn a martial art, and to become a better more confident person.
My son and I have been going to AKKA independence for about 7 months. We truly are a part of a family. The instructors are amazing. They take the time to work with you, and encourage you. My son and I look forward to class every week. It has been teaching my teenager confidence, how to set goals and achieve them, it’s making him stronger and it has given us time to bond together. Best money ever spent. I have done martial arts in the past, and this is by far the best place!
Omega Karate Academy
OKA2 was founded in 2020, “the year of the virus”. After several years of training and instructing at Olathe Karate Academy, Sensei Sanders’s love and passion for the martial arts lead him to open his own dojo.
Knowing firsthand the role martial arts played during his formative years as well as how his children’s lives were enhanced; OKA2 seeks to share the numerous benefits obtained from the martial arts to both the young and young at heart. Together with his three children, all black belts, OKA2 offers a unique program with family in mind.
Address: 1317 E 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64106, United States
Omega Karate was a great experience and made a significant impact on the children in our summer program! Nearly 40 students ages 5 thru young adult participated in a workshop and they were captivated! I was particularly impressed with the leadership of the founder, Antoine Sanders and how he included his family and staff! The discipline, interaction, and physical enjoyment provided, connected with many ages.
Late Nightzzz Generation
Enrolled my daughter, little cousins and nephew and it was nothing short of exceptional! The instructor was hands on and ensured that everyone learned each move regardless of how many tries it took to do so. My daughter left classes fueled with excitement and enthusiasm as she showed me the karate moves she learned. As a father, I feel extremely proud that I got my daughter and family involved with Omega Karate Academy!
Great instructors. Patient. Program is unmatched.
FastKick Martial Arts Center
We are committed to serving our community and bettering it in any way we can. Martial Arts is more than just kicking and punching, it’s a way of life which includes serving and giving. We hold fundraisers for community organizations and local schools.
Our curriculum reflects our commitment to giving to others and our community. Children are asked to commit to home chores to help their families and acts of kindness to others.
Address: 106 Forrest Ave, Liberty, MO 64068, United States
“The staff was friendly and well organized and the kids had a blast!”
“I highly recommend this place.”
“As a family we all love the Doering family business.”
Our 5 year old son loves going to class and learning. Everyone is great to work with and they do a lot of fun events on the side. Highly recommend!
My 5 year old loves FastKick. They are incredibly professional and send out a weekly newsletter to keep you up to date on what’s going on. They go above and beyond to make sure everyone is improving and has an opportunity to advance. We are so grateful we found them.
My 6 year old had tended to get upset with other sports since he was 4 for a few reasons. One is that they’re hard at that age and failing isn’t the most fun. Another is that they didn’t hold his attention well. Also when we have tried parks and rec sports it’s been a crazy ratio of kids to instructors and the parents end up having to be very hands on. Fastkick has been a great experience and confidence builder for him. There is usually 2-4 instructors for classes from anywhere from 4-10 kids so you can just sit back and watch for once. The instructors are great and good with kids. Classes are 30 minutes which is perfect. His coordination has gotten better which has been great too. I highly recommended Fastkick for any parent with young ones.