(816) 554-8275
3680 NE Akin Drive, Suite 130, Lee's Summit, 64052

Martial Arts in Lee's Summit

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones.
Get in great shape at the same time.

Hi and welcome!

Have you been wanting to take control of your life for a while now but have been unsure how to do that? Perhaps you're looking for a new outlet for your kids to work off some of that extra energy while learning and growing.

Our Martial Arts school in Lee's Summit can certainly help you with those things. 

At first glance, most people think Martial Arts is a way to get fit and learn self-defense...which is true...but...

Martial arts is so much more than just kicks and punches! Our students are amazed at how Martial Arts truly enriches their lives in ways most people are not prepared for. Really.

These life-changing benefits are more "subtle" than the physical benefits you see from our classes. While we can see lean muscle forming, and feel the effects of cardio training within the first week, the benefits below are felt on a deeply personal level and with some phenomenal side effects.

Read below to see how amazing your life is about to get from taking a chance on yourself and leaping feet first into the action-packed world of Martial Arts. We can't wait to see how your life changes from our classes too!

Get ready for...

Tremendous Confidence

Martial arts is tough. Whether you just want to stay physically fit or you’re in it to win it and become one of the world’s leaders in martial arts, doing something new is challenging both physically and mentally.

But...as you push yourself and let your instructors guide and cheer you on, you’ll get a HUGE boost in confidence! You’ll also get in amazing shape and feel good about yourself and body. Know what that means? Even more confidence... and happiness!

You’ll be able to smile big and feel proud as you achieve things you once thought impossible. Even if that means completing one single push up, perfecting a difficult new technique, or simply watching your kids progress through their training.

Tons of Focus

Because the techniques are challenging, they require your full attention. You have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you.

The neat thing is that this intense focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life too.

Adults find themselves focusing more easily at work. Kids pay better attention and focus more in school. And all of that turns into greater SUCCESS for YOU.

Totally Fit and Toned

Each class is jam-packed with fun and challenging exercises. But because you're so focused on practicing the moves, and having so much fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and not only did you learn powerful martial arts, you just got a great workout, too! 

Being physically fit also increases energy, confidence and how you feel about yourself.

Friends & Family

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to rise and shine in class! We provide a safe, accepting environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

We are all about support and friendship here. Kids and adults become friends with their classmates and, as a result, our community flourishes.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters camaraderie, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fitting in and belonging here is more than you can imagine.

You’ll Do FUN Stuff!

No two workouts are ever the same. We use functional fitness focused on getting your body in tip top shape. After all, if you can’t move your body in the real world or have enough endurance to get out of a bad situation then we’re not doing our job right.

You’ll learn how to move your body in fun new ways that will wreck your core, tone your arms and legs, and ensure that you stay as injury free as possible. Of course we do this with positive motivation. No military style yelling or body shaming, ever.

Kids and adults both work hard, but play harder.. Laughing, smiles, and high fives are part of every class.

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Welcome to Tamashii Black Belt Academy… where we inspire excellence in life through mindful training in the martial arts!

We are a family-oriented school that’s dedicated to providing the best modern Karate programs in and around Lee’s Summit, Missouri… second to none! We strive to be more than just a martial arts training facility. Our focus is on bringing out the BEST in you and your family, as well as strengthening the bond between our close knit family of martial arts members.

We specialize in giving you and your kids the proper tools for success in all of life. And that means tools to be fit, strong and healthy with a lot of emphasis on character development. Every class is FUN and EXCITING… for kids, teens and adults… and it doesn’t matter what shape, size or fitness level you are. We love beginners just as much as we do intermediate and advanced students.

If you’re new to Karate and maybe a bit nervous about it, perhaps wondering if you’ll fit in or can even do it… we’re here to tell you not to worry one bit because you’ll fit in just fine and you’ll be able to keep up – we promise! We’ll train you at your level and in a way that meets your goals. You bring the goals list and we’ll handle the details, how that’s?

We think you’ll LOVE what all those high kicks and powerful punches do for your body, mind, and spirit! You’ll get…

Want to know what the BEST part is? It’s super fun, life-changing, and your kids will have an awesome circle of friends with similar interests! Pretty cool, huh?

You’d think that martial arts training would cost a fortune… and it probably does at other schools, but not at Tamashi Black Belt Academy. We like to say that we provide “affordable excellence” with PRICELESS benefits.

Check out the CRAZY-LOW web special going on right now… but for a Limited Time Only! Classes fill up fast because it’s such an awesome deal, so reserve your spot today!

Every epic elbow strike and high kick will boost your child’s confidence! They’ll learn how to become BULLY-PROOF, how to be more aware of other people and their surroundings and be able to spot sticky situations so they can walk away before things get bad. You and your whole family can learn how to defend yourselves and protect each other, if necessary, and all that confidence carries over into other parts of your life too.

Martial arts is not only an excellent way to get in shape and stay fit for life, it also reduces stress and anxiety. Where else can you get all that and SO much more?

People choose to train at Tamashi Black Belt Academy because we have amazing instructors who truly care about you and your success, an exceptional curriculum and an outstanding reputation.

Our state-of-the-art facility is meticulously clean, safe, positive and encouraging. We know those things are important to you, so they’re important to us, too.

Come see what we’re all about and experience the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit!  We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small.  See you soon!

Head Instructor

Kyoshi Linda Hanson is from England, and started her Martial Arts career at the age of 14 under the instruction of Sensei Keinosuke Enoeda, who was the head of the Japanese Karate Association at the time.

She immigrated to the United States of America in 1984 after earning a two-year college degree as a nanny.  Once here, she continued to train in Shotokan Karate.

Over the next 10+ years, Kyoshi Linda travelled around America and worked for well-known people such as Ron Howard (movie director) and Caroline Kennedy (daughter of JFK). She also had the opportunity to continue training with some of the best martial arts instructors from all over the United States including: Kyoshi Terry Bryan, Professor Ken Baker, Sensei Kawasoe, Sensei Ron Rogers, Kyoshi Raymond Montoya and many more.

In 1996, Kyoshi Linda moved to Missouri, became a personal assistant to the CEO and President of Mobilfone Paging and Mobile Radio Communications, and started teaching Karate for the YMCA of Kansas City. She taught four karate programs for the YMCA in Independence, Raytown, Platte City and Parkville, and is now the Owner and Chief Instructor of Tamashii Black Belt Academy and a board member of the American Black Belt Association.

Kyoshi Linda’s unique combination of martial arts training and a degree in Child Care has proven perfect for teaching martial arts to children of all ages in the After-School Karate Program, Little Tigers, Tamashii Tigers and in the evening program. 

After opening Tamashii Black Belt Academy, Kyoshi Linda Hanson opened the Adaptive Martial Art program for students with special needs and is now a Consulting Director for the Adaptive Martial Arts Association.

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