Valor Martial Arts
If you are looking for martial arts in Wichita, KS, then you have come to the right place. Valor Martial Arts is the leading mixed martial arts gym in the area. We offer a wide variety of classes for men, women, and children. Whether your goal is to just get in shape or you want to be the next UFC champion, we have something for you. Each of our instructors are highly skilled and have years of experience to help you get the most out of your training. Our gym offers a family friendly environment where you can get in shape and learn martial arts.
Valor Martial Arts has something for everyone. Options include Fighter Fitness (an MMA style workout for everyone), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Submission Grappling, Kickboxing, Boxing, Judo, and Capoeira. We also offer a program for people with Parkinson’s called Rock Steady Boxing. We are also a certified We Defy Foundation affiliate. The We Defy Foundation exists to improve the lives of mentally and physically disabled combat veterans.
Address: 1836 S Woodlawn St, Wichita, KS 67218, United States
“Lots of space, great classes, awesome instructors, and friendly staff!”
“Great people and a great place to workout!”
“Valor is a family orientated, veteran friendly facility that I highly recommend.”
Everyday this place blows my mind! From techniques to practice sparring, I am thankful for all of the instructors love and dedication for BJJ, MMA and Fighter Fitness.
The best investment in my life I’ve ever made. Starting with a free week of Fighter Fitness nearly 7 years ago. I eventually changed it up to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and never looked back.
The coaches and other members make this gym what it is… Completely Amazing!
Great fight training great instructors just such an awesome place over all
Address: 1660 N Lawrence Ct, Wichita, KS 67206, United States
Excellent class at a low price. Good workout, excellent self-defense, awesome teachers, and a kid friendly environment.
Grace Wu Kung Fu School
Grace Xiaogao Wu-Monnat was born into an ancestry rich in the traditions of the Chinese martial arts. Young Grace began her kung fu training with her grandfather, China’s well-respected grandmaster Wang Zi-ping, her mother, Professor Wang Ju-rong, New China’s first generation woman Wushu grandmaster, and her father, Dr. Wu Cheng-de, a prominent Wushu master and orthopedic doctor. During the Culture Revolution, Grace’s grandfather was forbidden to teach. Thus, as a child, Grace began to teach martial arts as her nearby grandfather’s teaching puppet. So began her lifelong quest to both learn and teach Chinese martial arts. Grace received a bachelor’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in Chinese martial arts from Shanghai Normal University. She was selected as a member of Shanghai Wushu teams and attended the Second National Minority Sports Games in Inner Mongolia. With her parents, Grace has coauthored a number of published articles on Wushu routines and Wushu for health in WuLing and Shen Ming Zai Yu Yun Dong magazines. She and her parents also authored 3 Volumes of the series “A Highly Respected Master Teaches You Martial Arts”—- Wang Zi-ping’s Martial Arts Routines Repertoire Selection, Wang Zi-ping’s Skill at Martial Arts Technique, and Wang Zi-Ping’s Martial Arts Weapon Repertoire Selection— in the highly respected martial arts Masters instructional series. After immigrating to the US, Grace received a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Wichita State University. She is the owner and instructor of the Grace Wu Kung Fu School in Wichita, Kansas. Over the years, she has also served as a judge of numerous regional, national and international Chinese martial arts tournaments in the US and China. To promote Chinese martial arts beyond the sports world, Grace and her husband, Dan Monnat, a lawyer and principle partner in Monnat and Spurrier Chartered, developed a continuing legal education program based on Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War, martial arts strategies, and practical legal principles entitled, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Kung Fu Strategies for Trial.” Together they have taught the wisdom of Wushu principles and strategies to lawyers across the US. In the fall of 2006, Grace’s students held a Grace Wu Kung Fu School 20th anniversary celebration as a tribute to Grace and to express their appreciation for her shared knowledge, tireless teaching, and promotion of the Chinese martial arts.
Address: 122 N St Francis St, Wichita, KS 67202, United States
“Awesome workout and awesome nice people !”
“Can’t wait for the next one!”
Awesome workout and awesome nice people !
My daughter and I both enjoyed our first class last night (although SHE isn’t sore this morning;) Can’t wait for the next one!
Empower Martial Arts – East
Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Wichita. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.
We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.
Address: 314 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67206, United States
“They’re great teachers of physical skills and life skills both!”
“Company is looking to set up a summer camp for kids.”
“The staff is so kind and such amazing role models for the children.”
Jacquiline Valentino Nikkel and Associates,LLC
I feel very fortunate to have found Empower and Sr. Master Neil Beisel. The relationship the staff has with the parents and students speak volumes! They have fostered an incredible environment! And it shows in the support the teachers give the students the students show each other. My granddaughter loves it. I think they are amazing!
I was referred to Empower by a dear friend. From the very first visit, I felt welcome. The Krav class is fun and I’ve learned so much. I look forward to class every time. The staff is very helpful and engaging. I would definitely recommend taking a class.
We couldn’t be happier! Empower has such a wonderful, optimistic environment! The staff is so kind and such amazing role models for the children. The classes are great for adults too! The building is clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Empower!
Kim’s Academy of Tae Kwon DO
“Sometimes, the old ways are the best ways”
Grandmaster Kim was born in Nowari (P’yŏngt’aek-si), South Korea on January 11, 1949. His training in martial arts began at the age of 12 under Grandmaster Ahn at the Yangju Taekwondo Mu Dŏk Kwan School. Grandmaster Kim moved to Tongduch’ŏn-si as an assistant instructor at the US Army 2nd Infantry Base stationed there. Grandmaster Kim left Korea in May of 1975 to join Master Han in Wichita as a 5th Dan Kukkiwon Instructor. Grandmaster Kim spent 7 years with Han’s Taekwondo School until Grandmaster Han left for California; the school was then renamed Kim’s Academy of Taekwondo in 1982.
Address: 1617 S Longfellow St, Wichita, KS 67207, United States
“Great place to learn been going there for 2 years”
“I love how kind and patient their instructor is (Alicia Looney you rock!)”
My kids have been taking classes with Kim’s Academy through our community center for a year and a half. I love how kind and patient their instructor is (Alicia Looney you rock!) We have been to the main school for testing and to take the Saturday family class before the pandemic. Master Kim is AMAZING! You can tell he loves the kids. Overall this is a great school/community to be a part of.
Meredith WachterI was super out of shape when I started, but this place is great for people of all levels. I’m thrilled with the progress I’ve made, which I attribute to the patience and encouragement of the amazing instructors. My son attends classes as well and we both love Grandmaster Kim and Mason!!
Great place both kids have done this. Great
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