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Laurels

Best Martial Arts
Teachers
in Boise
2020

Why These Martial Arts Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Boise, ID.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 63 45 18

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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American Karate Kung-Fu Studio

American Karate Kung-Fu Studio is a full-service martial arts center which provides classes for adults and children in the Boise, ID metro area for three decades. Programs available include personal programs, women’s self-defense, pressure point techniques, and karate camp. Experienced instructors encourage families to participate and offer a family two for the price of one discount. Customers speak highly of their teaching methods, patience, and knowledge.

Caldwell, ID 83605

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Chris Kent’s Jeet Kune Do

Chris Kent’s Jeet Kune Do provides dynamic martial arts training developed by the legendary Bruce Lee for students in the Boise, ID metro area. They also offer comprehensive training in the Filipino Martial Arts known as Kali/Escrima/Arnis. Trained martial arts professionals have over 40 years of experience. Also, Chris Kent’s Jeet Kune is a professional martial arts consultant company offering both private and group martial arts training, seminars, and workshops. Customers speak highly of their techniques and dedication.

Boise, ID 83703

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Combat Fitness

Combat Fitness is a mixed martial arts and fitness training center for residents in the Boise, ID metro area. They provide classes for men, women, and children of all ages. Experienced instructors specialize in wrestling, sparring, kids mix martial arts, judo, Muay Thai, fight fit, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing. Customers speak highly of their welcoming and supportive environment. They currently have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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Empty Hand Combat

Empty Hand Combat is a martial arts studio specializing in classes for adults and children in the Boise, ID metro area. Experienced instructors offer kung fu, Muay Thai kickboxing, summer camp programs, and home-school physical education classes. They are open on Mondays through Saturdays and offer various monthly packages. Customers speak highly of their passion, teaching style, and patience.

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Family Tang Soo Doo

Family Tang Soo Doo is a martial arts studio specializing in the traditional Korean karate of Tang Soo Doo for residents in the Boise, ID metro area. This unique martial art emphasizes holistic betterment, self-defense, health, physical fitness, discipline, and self-control. Owners Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are both 3rd degree Dan Black Belts and have over 15 years of teaching experience. Classes are geared toward students from ages eight and older.

Meridian, ID 83642

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Idaho Martial Arts

Idaho Martial Arts provide classes for adults, teens, and children in the Boise, ID metro area for two decades. They also offer aikido programs which specialize in various techniques of redirecting attacks rather than resting them with force on force. Owner and instructor Eva Steinwald has over 25 years of experience, and she strives to instill the values of being humble, giving back, and respect.

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Idaho Shao-Lin Center

Idaho Shao-Lin Center teaches classical Chinese kung fu for students in the Boise, ID metro area for over twenty-five years. Classes teach students of all fitness levels in the traditional regimen of practice perfected and preserved for generations by the monks of the Shao-Lin Temple dating back 1,500 years. Programs offered are traditional kung fu, tai chi ch’uan, and nei kung. Also, classes are available for adults and children.

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Idaho Taekwondo Training Center

Idaho Taekwondo Training Center has been training children, teens, and adults in taekwondo and judo for more than 20 years. It even offers special classes for senior citizens. More than 30 black-belt trainers work with the center, and they're available during select classes to help competitors and competitive hopefuls. Families can attend open classes, but there are also dedicated classes for kids and adults. During the 50-minute classes, trainees learn about applying concepts from martial arts to everyday life.

1804 S Broadway Ave
Boise, ID 83706

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J.E.T House MMA

J.E.T House MMA officers mixed martial arts classes to children between 6 to 15 years old in the Boise, ID metro area. Experienced instructors train children in self-defense, character building techniques, fitness, and fun. Classes are lead by World Karate Champion Kyle Johnson, who aims to design an environment that builds confidence and discipline. Customers speak highly of their great trainers, motivating classes, and passion for teaching.

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Legacy ATA Martial Arts

Legacy ATA Martial Arts provide classes for kids and adults in the Boise, ID metro area for over a decade. Owners Mr. and Mrs. Nietzel strive to make a positive impact on their students in the same way martial arts has done for them. They are committed to making each class enjoyable and aim to cultivate a confidence building environment. Free trial classes are available for prospective students.

Meridian, ID 83642

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Living-Warrior Dojo

Living-Warrior Dojo specializes in the traditional Japanese Dojo training of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for students in the Boise, ID metro area. Classes for adults and children are available. Also, women’s self-defense empowerment classes are offered. Head instructor Shane Sensei has 25 years of experience and continues to travel to Japan where he receives the highest levels of training.

Meridian, ID 83642

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Team Rhino BJJ

Team Rhino BJJ specializes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for adults, teens, and children in the Boise, ID metro area with 25 years of experience. They also provide bully proof seminars, kid’s stranger danger workshops, women’s self-defense classes, and kid’s gun safety. Owner and head instructor Keith Owen is a 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a 4th degree in TAI kung-fu, and black sash in Wu Wei Gung Fu. Visit their website to learn more about their $10 trial program.

Meridian, ID 83642

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The Base Training Center

The Base Training Center is Treasure Valley’s first and only facility dedicated to solely teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu for kids and adults of all levels in the Boise, ID metro area for over a decade. Head instructor Mitch Coats continues his education to ensure he is teaching the latest techniques to his students. Classes include kids, beginner, and one on one training. The Base Training Center has over 3,100 square feet of training space and offers a 14 day free trial period to prospective students.

Boise, ID 83704

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The Dojo

The Dojo specializes in teaching Shoshin Ryu martial arts in Boise and Meridian, ID for over five years. Founders Chris Peterson and Jesse Bair have trained together for over 15 years and strive to cultivate an environment where adults and children can learn about self-defense and personal growth. Classes are available for children, juniors, and adults. Also, a weapons class is available. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their inspiring teaching methods, patience, and attention to detail.

Meridian, ID 83642

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The Martial Way

The Martial Way is a taekwondo and hapkido school serving adults, teens, and children in the Boise, ID metro area for almost a decade. Programs for children and teens are available which aim to teach self-discipline and respect for their parents, teachers, and elders. Master Wibbeler is the head instructor with 24 years of experience and strives to provide a friendly and positive environment for his students.

Meridian, ID 83642

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Treasure Valley School of Karate

Treasure Valley School of Karate teaches traditional Okinawan Shudokan Karate-Do for adults and kids in the Boise, ID metro area. Their system is designed to build strong bodies and healthy minds through lessons in confidence, discipline, honor, and self-defense. Classes of all levels are offered, and all levels of ability are welcomed. Treasure Valley School of Karate has a five-star rating on Facebook.

Meridian, ID 83626

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Warrior Kenpo Karate

Warrior Kenpo Karate specializes in American Kenpo Karate and provides classes for students of all ages in the Boise, ID metro area. Instructors strive to provide lessons that allow students to harness their power through training in inner and physical strength, mental focus, continual growth of self-defense, paying attention to one’s environment, and more. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their friendly environment, support, and experience.

Boise, ID 83713

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White Lion Kajukenbo and Freestyle Defensive Arts

White Lion Kajukenbo and Freestyle Defensive Arts is a mixed martial arts school for adults and child in the Boise, ID metro area for over two decades. Programs offered are ka-karate, ju-judo/jujitsu, ken-kenpo, and bo-kung fu/Chinese boxing. Master instructor and founder Sigung Joe Peel is a 6th-degree black belt in Kajukenbo and strives to continue his martial arts education for the betterment of his students and school.

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