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Welcome to the Lenexa Karate Academy


Not just another sport


No one sits on the bench at the Lenexa Karate Academy


Change starts from a moment of decision

   Welcome to the Lenexa Karate Academy
The Lenexa Karate Academy is the premiere karate school in the Kansas City Metropolitan area offering professional martial arts services and instruction to people of all ages! We strive to provide consistent, quality martial arts instruction for every student. With over 37 years experience, 9th degree black belt, Hanshi Dan Kennedy leads the school with highly knowledgeable and skilled instruction along with a staff of highly talented black belt instructors. The Lenexa Karate Academy maintains an attitude of excellence in all aspects of the organization - from office procedures, to quality instruction, to a clean and sanitary facility, we strive to make sure that every aspect of the dojo is maintained at the highest professional standards.

Traditional Okinawan karate is the core martial art taught at the Lenexa Karate Academy and we also offer Jujitsu, Kobujitsu (weapons), and Cardio Kickboxing - all of which make for a well-rounded and fit martial artist. MOST IMPORTANTLY we emphasize techniques that work in the real world.

If you are interested in placing yourself or your family in a safe, fun-filled, positive and friendly karate school environment, then Lenexa Karate Academy is the place for you!

Here are just SOME of the tremendous benefits that our unique martial arts program provides:
  • Self-Confidence
  • Better Grades
  • Weight Control
  • Improved Cadio-Vascular Health
  • Self-Discipline
  • Self-Control
  • Physical Fitness
  • Coordination
  • Stress Relief
  • Better Flexibility
  • ...and of course, Self-Defense Skills!
   Not just another sport
The Lenexa Karate Academy is not just another after-school activity. Basketball, soccer, and baseball are all great activities for children, but the Lenexa Karate Academy offers personal development through a physical discipline.

Our exciting yet disciplined classes focus a child’s attention, thus improving his or her ability to learn. Learning builds a sense of accomplishment. With each new accomplishment a student’s self-confidence grows, and confidence is the first step in the empowerment of a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Once we begin to develop a student’s self confidence, we are then able to instill the values of respect, courtesy, honesty, perseverance, and integrity that are the foundation of the martial arts.

Furthermore, your child will develop perseverance, which is a non-quitting spirit to overcome life’s obstacles. Instilling an attitude of self assurance helps a child overcome challenges — to succeed in the face of adversity, and to be a goal setter, and a goal getter.

The combined physical and character foundations that the Lenexa Karate Academy develops helps children excel in their academic school studies, sports, and social endeavors. It ensures that they will have confidence in themselves and the character to make the right decisions when faced with negative peer pressure. They will be leaders not followers.

It is our mission to help your child become more confident, disciplined, and respectful!
   No one sits on the bench at the Lenexa Karate Academy
Martial Arts is not a team sport, the only person that you are competing with is “Yourself.” Students come to us from age five to sixty five. Some students are in shape, while others are over weight. Some come for self defense, fitness, and others for fun. Each person is treated as an equal, and is trained to the best of their own ability and potential. A student is never compared to anyone else. At the Lenexa Karate Academy our instructors are there to guide, instruct, and motivate you to be the best that you can be.
  Change starts from a moment of decision.
What are you waiting for? Physical and Mental Empowerment is only a decision away! You don’t have to be in shape and there is no prior experience necessary. To experience the excitement and challenge of the Lenexa Karate Academy, we invite you to come in and visit our martial arts center or call 913-962-1640. Now is the time to take advantage of our trial introductory martial arts course. Through this course, you’ll get a first hand understanding of the excitement, energy and empowerment of our school.










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Affiliated Schools

Olathe Karate Academy
Kyoshi Jamie Palmer

1461 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: 913.829.6873
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Colahan Martial Arts
Kyoshi Mike Colahan
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Sensei Mark and Mandana Hurt

Lawrence Park and
Recreation classes
Community Building
115 W 11th St
Lawrence, KS
Phone: 785.832.7930
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Hanshi Ken Baker
Sagasu Family Martial Arts

322 Delaware
Leavenworth, Ks 66048
Phone: 913.306.7153
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Mid America
Karate Academy
Kyoshi Pam Johansen

24175 Bison Road
Paxico, KS 66526
PH: 785.844.0050
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KCK Karate
Sensei Rick Gurski

Family Fitness Center
340 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66103
Phone: 913-384-2988

Hanshi Roger Greene

Tulsa, OK
(call for directions)
Phone: 918.343.5051
Fax: 918.343.5053
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Hanshi Raymond Montoya
Montoya's Shorin Kempo

2603 Rountree Drive #101
Bryan, Texas 77801
Phone: 979.823.0278
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