Getting Into Great Shape is Easy
When You Enjoy the Process


We’ll help you reach your goals and have fun while you’re at it!



Enrolling in Ankeny Martial Arts has never been easier with our exclusive online offer!

Our no-obligation Introductory lesson includes two private lessons with an AMA instructor.


Our Adult Martial Arts Classes Are the Best CombO

The perfect combination for training is fitness and martial arts.

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Nothing builds confidence faster than knowing you can protect yourself while getting in the best shape of your life. 

Ankeny Martial Arts is something that is not only good for your body but also great for your mind.

You’ll learn self-defense skills, get into shape, and make friends all in an environment you can feel excited about.


Unlike the solitude of the gym, our martial arts classes are motivating because you’re learning with a group of like-minded people

Our students help each other achieve their goals of learning martial arts and self-defense while developing a healthy lifestyle.
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Aiki-Jujitsu Hapkido is great for standup or ground

Ground fighting, according to Bouncer Groups (Security for bars) Fights rarely go to the ground, statistics state less than 20%.

They say it’s a myth! The only fight that goes to the ground is the fight where you are usually hit from behind, then after you fall they pounce on you to hit and kick you into submission.

Where doest Aiki-Jujitsu Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido come in?
We teach you the very basics of Self-Protection from being aware of your surroundings to evaluating threats to de-escalating them as well. It all starts from standing up, posturing, verbal threats, to finally pushing shoving and punching. Knowing how to evaluate the threat along the way helps us decide which training tools we are utilizing for the threat in front of us.
Let our Self-Protection Experts show you the way to help you feel more confident and self-assured to be able to asses threats and handle them should they come your way.
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MATA Certification was authored by 18 different veteran black belts who are also experts in their fields such as psychology, pedagogy, movement science, and communication.

We know that walking into a martial arts school can be intimidating. That’s why Empower Kickboxing™ is staffed with professional instructors trained in modern teaching methods and certified by the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association.

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Can I try out Ankeny Martial Arts to see if it’s the right fit for me?

We feel it’s important that you get a hands-on experience in class so that you can assess not just what we teach but how we teach it.

Our Trial Course also gives us a chance to make sure you’re a good fit and not a risk for abusing the seriously effective skills you learn in class.

What purchases are required?

While students don’t wear the traditional Japanese karate kimono aka the gi, they do wear gi pants, their colored belt, and a school t-shirt. When you earn your orange belt, you’ll need to get officially approved sparring equipment.

Is there a family discount?

We have lots of families that train together, so YES, we have discounted family programs.

I've never really been that athletic.

The beauty of our school is that almost everyone starts as an out-of-shape white belt. So, you don’t have to be in shape or highly coordinated. As you advance in rank, you’ll get in better shape following a proven, safe program that is focused on bringing you along, building your skill and getting you in shape.

Why is Ankeny Martial Arts a great alternative to the gym?

Because you push both your body and mind during class, in a social environment where your peers are supporting you, you have a built-in community of like-minded people who will help you meet your goals.

How much does it cost?

Our tuition varies depending on the program you choose. We have programs that range from a one-day self-defense seminar to programs that cover all the way from white belt to black belt and everything in between. We’ll see what program is best for you after your first free trial lesson.

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