Kalamazoo's Premier Martial Arts SCHOOL

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Kids Martial Arts
in Kalamazoo

The perfect blend of building gross motor skills and having TONS of fun! Our Kids Martial Arts program in Kalamazoo gives your little one the tools they need to prepare for school and life.


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Teen & Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Kalamazoo

Our Teen and Adult BJJ program in Kalamazoo not only gives you the tools you need to protect yourselves with self defense, but it also equips you with incredible life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more!

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Teen & Adult MMA
in Kalamazoo

The ultimate tech alternative that gets you active and engaged- and helps you feel confident, too. Helps you to make friends and get off the screens with our Teen and Adult MMA classes in Kalamazoo!

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Teen & Adult Hapkido
in Kalamazoo

Great friends, great fun- crush your fitness goals with our Teen & Adult Hapkido classes in Kalamazoo. Learn self defense skills and martial arts together while having a ton of fun. No more boring workouts!

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Women's Self Defense Seminar
in Kalamazoo

Transform your entire body into a self-defense machine while learning a skill set that could save your life.

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why CHOOSE Lightning Kicks Martial Arts?

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 Kalamazoo. 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.

"The instructors were extremely detailed, professional, and personable as well!"

"I have been impressed by their professionalism, kindness and respectful attitude/demeanor. The staff are knowledgeable and top notch!"

"An excellent martial arts training center that focuses not only on physical development, but also personal development. Knowledgeable coaches and staff!"

"Lightning Kicks is absolutely wonderful. They are so welcoming, true professionals and exactly the training I want my family to participate in!"

"Staff was super welcoming and helpful. Friendly faces made the space feel comfortable! Thanks so much for an awesome experience!"

About our programs

Kids Martial Arts
in Kalamazoo

Discover why parents love our Kids Martial Arts Program in Kalamazoo. It's the perfect blend of gross motor skills, personal development, and character enrichment, and gives your little one an edge when they enter a busy school setting.

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Teen & Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Kalamazoo

People LOVE our Kalamazoo Teen & Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program because it teaches not only self defense, but also vital life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more! Improves your confidence level and your grades with this awesome program.

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Teen & Adult MMA
in Kalamazoo

Combining confidence-raising fitness and life-changing self defense, our Kalamazoo Teen & Adult MMA program keeps your wellness and happiness in mind. It's time to make yourself active and making new friends.

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Teen & Adult Hapkido
in Kalamazoo

Our Kalamazoo Teen & Adult Hapkido program combines next-level fitness with next-level FUN- no more boring workouts! It's time to switch up your routine and get the results you've been looking for in an awesome community of like-minded people.

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Women's Self Defense Seminar
in Kalamazoo

Protect yourself and learn real-world self defense and other amazing life saving skills with Kalamazoo Women's Self Defense Seminar!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   Your kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels. But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Kalamazoo martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your instructors at Lightning Kicks Martial Arts Kalamazoo are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in the form. 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Kalamazoo martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find Lightning Kicks Martial Arts in Kalamazoo have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun!  Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

Lightning Kicks Martial Arts

Kalamazoo

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