Martial Arts for Adults in Kansas City

Adult Kempo Classes

A better way of martial art-ing

At many martial art dojos in Kansas City, it’s easy to feel lost in a sea of other students and lose motivation. From its inception, Aplomb Martial Arts has always placed focus on the individual, using Aplomb Kempo as a pathway to living your best life.

Our Programs

Personalized lessons designed to teach. Group classes designed for practice.

With a highly individualized program that combines both private lessons and group practices, our members experience more than just a workout; they learn a well-rounded martial arts approach that helps them achieve their own personal goals and have a lot of fun along the way.

Benefits of Aplomb Kempo Adult Classes

We are here for you and truly care about your training and your goals.

An Engaging Workout

“Autopilot” is our arch nemesis. At Aplomb, your brain is going to be just as active as your body from the moment you bow in. Pro: You get to leave all your troubles at the door. Con: time flies (because it’s so fun)!



Catered Fitness

Want to lose weight? Get stronger or more flexible? Improve endurance? Actually have fun working out? Aplomb certainly does it all, but we tailor your training to what you want to get out of martial arts. Your goals are ours.



Personal Growth

Life can be crazy and demanding. Aplomb Kempo can help you develop the tools, discipline, and confidence to take on any challenge life might throw your way.




One of our biggest pet peeves with other martial arts studios and gyms is a lack of communication and personalized instruction. We built Aplomb around the idea that you and your instructor will always be on the same page. At Aplomb, it’s all about you and your success.


How it Works

Progress for the sake Of progress? We don't think so.

Everyone is on their own unique journey. Because we take the time to get to know each student, we personalize advancement criteria based on each individual’s development and growth—and take this into account when progressing a student through the Aplomb Martial Arts program. Through it all, each advancement is something you will feel proud of—you truly earn it!

Because of this highly individualized approach, there is never a glass ceiling. Even for martial arts masters, there is always more to learn (which is one of our favorite things about training at Aplomb).

Our Approach

What is Aplomb Kempo?

At our Kansas City martial arts dojos, we teach the Kempo martial arts style, based on an ancient method of self-defense taught in a safe, fun, and inclusive environment. To further elevate the martial arts experience, we created the Aplomb Kempo System, which combines:

  • The core competency of Kempo

  • The Five Animals of Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolinquan)

  • The hard-hitting explosiveness of traditional Karate

  • The power of Western Boxing

  • The felling and grappling arts of Jiu Jitsu and Chin Na

  • The mindfulness and respect for community & nature of Tai Chi

Well Rounded

Through this practical and versatile system, we can make sure that each student learns to move in a way that builds on their own unique strengths, making them the most effective, well-rounded martial artist possible.


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Start your journey to a healthier, happier, more confident life!