Welcome To The Academy – The #1 Martial Arts Program In Minnesota

The Academy MN

World Class Training

The Academy is THE BEST Martial Arts Academy in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area. Backed by over 30 YEARS of PROVEN RESULTS at a world class level. We are certain that you will achieve your goals as part of our team. You have nothing to lose by trying us out!

Whether you want to lose weight, tone your muscles, or increase your child’s self discipline. Whether you want improve confidence & learn real self-defense. Whether you want with modern, safe training methods. We are the martial arts school for you. Become part of a winning team today!
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Have you ever been to a martial arts academy before?

Do you remember how you felt when you first walked into that place? Did you have butterflies in your stomach?

…Maybe you felt anxious, even nervous, about walking in there and not knowing what to expect.

Well, we want to relieve your anxiety – we assure you that when you walk into our academy, you’ll be greeted by someone with a smile that not only trains at the school, but is dedicated to helping people like you find the program that best suits your needs.

There is a very positive, friendly – even family-like – atmosphere at our academy and I want you to feel welcome. I remember the feeling of excitement I had when I first started training Thai Boxing, when I first walked through the doors of my first academy.

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I want you to experience that same feeling that I did, and to have that, all you have to do is call to schedule a time when you can come in and truly see what’s in store for you. Something is better than nothing, isn’t it? Let me explain. Many prospective students often want to wait until the perfect time to get started with a program, or wait until they have the perfect schedule that will allow them to do exactly what they want to do, or sometimes even want to ‘get in shape’ before they start a program. But let’s be honest here, it hardly ever works that way, does it?

Maybe you want to train every day, but right now you just can’t because of work, school, or family obligations, whatever it may be. Instead of waiting for your schedule to clear up so that you can get started with what you believe the “perfect” program will be, why not just get started now with whatever you can do? You can always do more later when you get into a better situation, but wouldn’t you agree that something is better than nothing? Let me tell you this, there IS a perfect time to get started with a program that will begin to get you in shape, reduce stress levels, help you defend yourself on the street, give you more self-confidence, and even give you techniques that can Save Your Life – that perfect time is NOW!
What are you waiting for?


Come give it a try.

CALL Us (763)560-5696 Today!


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A Little About Us

Since our organization was established in 1992, we have had a reputation for excellence! The Academy is a one-of-a-kind facility that specializes in realistic martial arts training for fitness, self-defense, and competition. In our over 12,000 square foot, split classroom facility, students are taught skills, techniques and training methods in the art(s) and program(s) of their choice. Our blend of traditional and contemporary martial arts will not only provide you with a unique and effective self-defense program but a means for overall personal development and self- discipline. We are the martial arts school that best supports our students’ needs, physical and mental development, and maintains our academy’s MISSION of Top Quality Instruction, State-of-the-Art Training, and a Student-First Philosophy.

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If you’ve never trained before, we welcome you to our family style team atmosphere! From the seasoned veteran to the complete noob, our school has something for all! We invite you to get started with our promotional offer of FREE Classes FREE Trial, FREE 1 on 1 intro lesson, FREE Uniform – and we even offer a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee for our members! There is no risk, nothing to sign (except a walk-in form), nothing to buy, and you can walk away at any time. WE ARE SIMPLY THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE AREA and we are so confident that you’ll love it here, that we offer this no- risk, no-obligation FREE OFFER… so come check out The Academy – START Today! Make the commitment. Build your body and mind at the same time, have fun, and stay motivated. Lose weight and challenge yourself while learning a new skill and making new friends. Whether you want to be fit or be a fighter, you can reach your goals with us. We have trained multiple UFC World Champions, AND we have programs that build self-confidence and fitness to the highest level FOR EVERYONE – INCLUDING YOU!!!


    • Build Confidence & Self-Discipline

    • Lose Weight & Tone Muscles

    • Relieve Stress & Sleep Soundly

    • Challenge yourself – Learn how to Fight MMA


    • Highest Ranking BJJ Black Belt in Minneapolis/St.Paul area!

    • Thailand-Trained & Certified Muay Thai Instructors

    • Sifu Bruce Lee’s Inosanto Method Jeet Kune Do Concepts

    • Guro Dan Inosanto Method Filipino Kali

    • Military Combatives/Spec Ops Training

Be the BEST – train with the BEST!

Don’t let time pass you by……

Get started in a new direction with a winning team dedicated to your success!!



If you live in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Champlin, Brooklyn Park, Anoka, Osseo, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, New Hope, Crystal, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Fridley, Minnetonka, or Wayzata, and are interested in Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing, Kung Fu, Judo, Wrestling, MMA, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Bootcamp, Self-Defense, General Fitness, etc. – DO YOUR RESEARCH – THE ACADEMY program is world class and backed by real world results, the only thing that matters! We are so confident that we can provide you with the benefits we offer, that we give you FREE Classes to try us out!


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WE TRAIN EVERYBODY – Beginner to Advanced – Young To Old – Men To Women – from all over the world have joined our family! Our school is for more than competition – we train non-athletic beginners who want to go from ordinary to extraordinary as well. You will be training with champions, self-defense instructors, and high level athletes who care about your personal development as well as their own – you become like the people you surround yourself with.

We want YOU to know how serious we are when it comes to developing champions, personal health & self confidence, training regularly, and turning EVERY STUDENT into their best self! We have a proven method for success in competition and in life and we hold nothing back when it comes to our TEAM. Joining our gym is becoming a valued member of a winning team led by individuals who have all experienced a drastic change in their lives through being attached to others with like-minded goals. Ultimately though, it’s up to you to become the best at what you are doing. We provide you with a means to help motivate you to become a champion of your own destiny – WE BUILD PEOPLE UP! There is no better way to make a change than to take action. If you keep doing the same old thing, you’ll keep getting the same old results, or lack there of!

Why wait to change?
Our structured beginner curriculum is developed and tested so that students of all levels can come into our school and succeed and GET IN SHAPE at their own pace.
We have students from 5 years old to those over 70 years old! This is an activity that people of all ages can enjoy. We are a TEAM – our students say we are like a big family.
We have hundreds of students who are living out their martial arts dreams who have never competed a day in their life.
– We teach martial arts in a positive, CLEAN & SAFE, welcoming environment. We look down upon unsafe training methods and our school is truly here to help you get better. There are horror stories from other schools about injuries and infections, but you will see that we do everything in our power to ensure that those things never happen.
– Humility is an important virtue and is one of the keys to our success. Could our champions really ever be champions if they knew and could do everything already? No. We teach everyone equally!
Being in pain is NOT the way to improve your life, slowly buidling up resistance is the proven method that works, we help you set goals and become your personal best.
DISCOVER our secret formula for winning! We have a proven track record of real-world results and whether you’re old or young, looking for FUN or FITNESS, our staff will help you find a program that’s right for your needs and desires. The Academy is a place where people are serious about transforming their lives (no matter their initial or current fitness level). Your body will become leaner and tighter than ever before, your cardio will go through the roof, and you will feel drastically different – all for the best!

“Good Better Best, Never Let It Rest, ‘Til Your Good Is Better & Your Better Is BEST!”

How Would You Like To Relieve Stress, Lose Weight & Learn Practical Self-Defense In a Fun, Welcoming Environment? Get Started On A Life Changing Path Today!