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The Wilcox Karate Academy Independence, Missouri - Learn Martial Arts the Fun Way with World Class Instruction

Learn karate the fun way by enrolling in classes at the Wilcox Karate Academy! Kids and adults can take classes that will teach them valuable lessons in self-defense and discipline while getting fit and having a great time. We provide our students with the best instruction from qualified teachers who are dedicated to the well-being and enjoyment of everyone in their class. No matter what your level of experience or fitness, you’ll love learning different styles of martial arts here at the the Wilcox Karate Academy.

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Martial Arts for Everyone

At the Wilcox Karate Academy, we make it easy for anyone to step right in and start enjoying the many benefits of taking martial arts classes with us. Our students feel comfortable from the first time that they step into our school. We’ll answer any questions that you might have and get you ready to learn a new, exciting martial art. The classes are based on training techniques that have been proven to teach valuable skills while keeping students engaged and enthused.

A Complete Workout

The classes available at the Wilcox Karate Academy are about more than just learning martial arts skills. When you take classes here, you’ll also get one of the most comprehensive workouts possible. Our classes feature aerobic and anaerobic workouts that will get your heart rate pumping while also working on your core strength and flexibility. Best of all, the work that you’ll do in class is varied and exciting, meaning that you’ll never get bored in class. You’ll be learning new skills while also getting into the best shape of your life when you take our classes.

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Great for Kids

Kids love learning martial arts skills, and Wilcox Karate Academy is designed with children in mind. We know that kids learn best when they are having fun, so we structure our classes to be exciting for children of all ages. Our students learn valuable skills including self-discipline, hard work and respect along with improving their physical fitness and coordination. It’s a great way for kids to learn self-defense techniques that can help them to stop bullying or just make them feel good about themselves. Martial arts also provide an excellent foundation to improve their skills in other sports.

We have plenty of exciting activities for children along with our classes. We offer birthday parties where they can join their friends for an afternoon of high-spirited activities. Movie Nights and Buddy Nights are just two of the other special events that take place during the year. Students who want to explore the competitive side of martial arts can also enter into tournaments and other competitions.

Martial Arts for Life

Children and adults who take classes at the Wilcox Karate Academy often find that they become martial arts practitioners for life. Once you are able to push yourself to the next level and discover just what you are able to accomplish, it’s a feeling that you want to experience again and again. With the wide variety of classes available for people of all ages and skill levels, you’re sure to find programs that are challenging and exciting as you progress through the world of martial arts.

Take a look around the website to learn more about the variety of classes and programs offered here at the Wilcox Karate Academy.

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Contact us at (816) 461-4952 today to learn more about the our classes and to schedule a personal tour.

We know that once you’ve had the chance to experience all that we have to offer, you’ll be impressed.

I highly recommend WKA for self defense. Bill Wilcox's class curriculum is based off of his extensive background in martial arts and real life experiences; meaning simply, he teaches what works. He incorporates various simplified, self defense techniques and principles, sparring, and even a good workout in classes. If you want to learn how to protect yourself and/or family, look no further! - J. Gentry

Our 8 year old daughter has been with Wilcox Karate Academy for nearly two years. In that time I have noticed dramatic improvements in her level of focus, self respect, respect for others, self-confidence, self discipline, honesty, integrity, as well as a stronger mind and body. We are all extremely proud of her accomplishments and her intense desire to continue to learn and improve. Masters Bill and Paula Wilcox are great with kids, making their training fun while at the same time instructional and beneficial. Besides teaching Karate, their lessons instill values, character, responsibility, and discipline. My wife and I visited six other Karate academies in the area before we decided on Wilcox Karate Academy We are extremely grateful that we made the decision to come here. It is a learning as well as a family environment that facilitates a caring and trusting feeling among the students and instructors. In short, they care very much for their students development and success, not only in their training, but in life. The smaller class sizes allow for greater one on one interaction between students and instructors, resulting in better retention and increased camaraderie. I would highly recommend any person wanting to improve their overall mind/body/spirit balance to consider the Wilcox Karate Academy. They will not be sorry - Lance & Sarah Meservey

I've taken kickboxing classes at Wilcox Karate Academy for a little over two years, and I love it! The structure of the class is perfect with the warmup exercises, glove rounds and "Ab-a-palooza" at the end. The mix helps improve strength and cardiovascular health, and the changing workouts keep you from getting bored. The best part about kickboxing is learning self-defense moves you can apply to real life situations. I've not had to, but I think I'm definitely in a better position to defend myself now than before I started classes. People at all fitness levels can get something out of these classes. - Missy Curry

My son has been attending WKA for almost a year now. The instructors are very knowledgeable and friendly. Not only do they teach karate to the kids but self defense techniques as well. The price is very affordable and the atmosphere is positive. I would recommend WKA to anyone! - Tennille Donnison