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  • 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.

Basche's Martial Arts

Basche’s Martial Arts in Fort Wayne specializes in taekwondo classes that teach students respect, self-control, discipline, and self-defense in a way that benefits the person’s overall physical fitness. Sensei Steve Basche of Basche’s Martial Arts has more than 30 years of experience in a range of martial arts styles and since beginning training at the age of 11, has achieved the status of a fifth-degree black belt. Grand Master John Pelligrini of Basche’s Martial Arts is the founder of combat hapkido, one of the world’s most effective self-defense methods today. Grand Master Jung Soo Park is a tenth-degree black belt with more than 60 years of experience who has served as a bodyguard for presidents and as a stunt double for Pat Morita’s character, Mr. Miyagi, in the Karate Kid. Basche’s Martial Arts has four levels of classes for kids ages four to six, kids ages seven to twelve, the Black Belt Club and the Master’s Club. The school has class schedules posted on its website.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 226-1111


C.S. Kim Karate

C.S. Kim Karate in Fort Wayne offers karate classes for kids and adults. Classes at C.S. Kim Karate can help kids learn discipline and determination and build strength and confidence. Students will increase their flexibility, improve hand-eye coordination, and develop a stronger sense of focus. Adults can increase their sense of awareness with educational lectures and information about crime statistics all while receiving valuable training that will help them to protect themselves and their families. C.S. Kim Karate is a member of the International Tang Soo Do Federation and as a result, believes in preserving the traditional values and standards of the ancient Korean martial arts instead of the altered version of the sport that is often seen in the media today.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 433-1849


Cunningham's Fort Wayne Tae Kwon Do

Cunningham’s Fort Wayne Tae Kwon Do is a privately owned facility that offers affordable tae kwon do lessons that will teach students correct form, self-defense, physical and mental conditioning, and controlled sparring. The facility offers group lessons, private lessons, self-defense courses, and corporate wellness programs. Master instructor Forrest Cunningham is certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Amateur Athletic Union. Cunningham’s Fort Wayne Tae Kwon Do offers instruction for all ages and levels of athleticism. Classes teach students to recognize threatening situations before they become violent. Many of the self-defense techniques taught at Cunningham’s Fort Wayne Tae Kwon Do work extremely well from a range of positions whether standing or on the ground. Cunningham’s Fort Wayne Tae Kwon Do won the Reader’s Choice Award in 2013 and 2014 for best martial arts school in Northeast Indiana.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 471-2500


Get A Grip JUDO

Get A Grip JUDO in Fort Wayne offers instruction in kodokan traditional and competitive judo. The facility’s sensei, Mike Schmidt, was a local and national competitor who went on to compete in the World Masters of Brussels Belgium 2008 and ended up winning two gold medals in Montreal with the title Outstanding Athlete of the Year. Get A Grip JUDO offers classes for children and adults and offers family packages for parents and children who train together. Get A Grip JUDO is a member of the US Judo Federation.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 602-8929


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Fort Wayne

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Fort Wayne offers classes for students of all ages, all skill levels, and all levels of fitness. Gracie jiu-jitsu is a form of self-defense in which the primary objective is to take one’s opponent to the ground using strategies such as leverage, timing, and weight distribution instead of relying on physical characteristics like strength and speed. As a result, Gracie jiu-jitsu is ideal for students who want to be able to defend themselves against someone who may be much larger and stronger. Because of its non-violent techniques, CNN, ABC, NBC, and Oprah have all featured the Gracie Bullyproof program as a perfect way for kids ages five to 13 to defend themselves against bullies. Other programs the facility offers include a beginner program for adults and a program that offers the necessary education to get adults from a blue belt to a black belt.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 444-2155


JC's Martial Arts

JC’s Martial Arts in Columbia City primarily offers instruction in sam hamke sa do, which is based on the Korean martial art tang soo do and includes techniques from arts like jukido, hapkido, and jujitsu. The goals of sam hamke sa do are to protect and defend oneself, to decrease an opponent’s options of attack while increasing one’s own, to eliminate all unnecessary movement, and to respond to advances with control and conviction. The first two levels work to develop coordination and the correct physical techniques. The intermediate level is where students learn how to best apply these techniques depending on the situation. The final levels focus on learning how to control one’s opponent using only the necessary amount of force.

Columbia City, IN(260) 503-4407


Lee Brothers Submission Academy

Lee Brothers Submission Academy in Fort Wayne is a Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts training gym with 4,500 square feet of mats, punching bags, weights, a regulation boxing wing, and a competition MMA cage. Lee Brothers Submission Academy trains everyone from teenagers to adult beginners to professional fighters. The facility offers evening courses in Brazilian jiu jitsu basics, kids Brazilian jiu jitsu, advanced Brazilian jiu jitsu, hybrid wrestling, and striking.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 704-1207


Sabah Saud School of Karate

Sabah Saud School of Karate in Fort Wayne seeks to instill characteristics such as discipline and humility in its students to enhance their way of thinking, giving them a solid foundation for a successful future. The school has been teaching children karate for more than 40 years. The skills that children learn at Sabah Saud School of Karate in Fort Wayne, both mental and physical, can help them get into shape, build confidence, and protect themselves against bullies or other threats. The facility offers three levels of classes for adults, adolescents, and smaller children. The school has produced a number of US Karate Do Kai national champions over the years.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 444-1616


Sud'n Impact Gym

Sud’n Impact Gym in Fort Wayne is a large martial arts training facility with a small-gym feel and affordable monthly membership fees with no yearly contracts. Sud’n Impact Gym offers instruction in weight training, conditioning, boxing, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, and belly dancing. The gym’s instructors can also help with strategies like meal planning to help people reach their personal health goals. Members have 24-hour access to the gym. The gym offers personal training packages that increase in value when purchased for multiple people or time periods exceeding one week. The gym’s website lists weekly class schedules as well as schedules for drop-in classes such as fitness boot camps, core classes, and zumba classes. Other services such as massage therapy and airbrush tanning sessions are available within the facility.

Fort Wayne, IN(260) 602-7039


Westoskey Academy of Martial Arts

Westoskey Academy of Martial Arts is a training facility in Waterloo that offers instruction in kickboxing, grappling, and different styles of martial arts such as wing chun gung fu, jun fan gung fu, Bruce Lee’s jeet kune do, pentjak silat, and a range of Filipino martial arts. By learning martial arts at Westoskey Academy of Martial Arts, students can learn to defend themselves, develop self-confidence, get into shape, or strengthen anger management skills. Different Filipino martial arts courses the facility offers include lameco escrima, kali, and dekiti tirsia siradas. Dekiti tirsia siradas is a combative fighting art with an emphasis on stick and bladed weapons. Mr. Westoskey of Westoskey Academy of Martial Arts is a guru in dekiti tirsia siradas and has over 30 years of teaching experience and is continuously working to increase his understanding and knowledge of the martial arts.

Waterloo, IN(260) 837-7454


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