Martial Arts of Independence, Mo

Our goal is to provide you with the tools to enhance your life. Whether your motivation is in self-defense, physical fitness, emotional/spiritual enhancement, or a healthy lifestyle we have the program for you.

School of Martial Arts

Are you interested in learning the refined skills of  martial arts?  We house Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun and Filipino Martial Arts in one location to build well rounded martial artists.

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MMA Conditioning

Get into fighting shape.   Most attacks are ambushes meaning you have to pull the trigger for short spurts of energy without taking away reserves from other important functions such as the brain, heart and sight.  Fitness and self-defense go hand in hand.  

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TRAIN BETTER THAN YOUR ENEMY

Martial Arts training is focused on real life simulations of confrontations based on a variety of situations and types of fighters (no experience, grapplers, boxers, criminals, etc.) To be an efficient fighter, training needs to be adjusted for the individual’s tools, gender and body type. This has evolved into why different styles are taught at DFMAC Defense.

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authentic jeet kune do

Legacy

The only place in the Midwest where you can learn authentic Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do, a modern martial arts for the modern world. 

MMA Conditioning class

Hard Core

This is not your average kickboxing class.   You don’t just hit stuff, we make sure your techinque is fine tuned.  Conditioning, Standup Fighting & Grappling classes.  Each class is comprized of 45 minutes conditioning & 45 minutes skill training.

What Our Students Are Saying

“Authentic JKD, knowledgeable instructors, intensive technique training, and ample sparring matches…What more could you ask for!”

Jeffrey Mundinger
Gold member

“To me, this is the best martial arts school in the metro. My daughter has gone here for 7 years, and it has been a wonderful experience for her. Sifu Bryan and the rest of the staff are great and teach the right stuff… Highly recommend to anyone.”

Scott Gardner
kid defenders
& Black Belt Club
WHERE TO START

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Before choosing a membership we recommed attending a trial week or at least schedule your free class.  We want you to be well informed before making a commitment to training.  Here is a short description of our most popular memberships.

First Lesson Free
GOLD MEMBER

Our most popular, all access pass to martial arts and fitness classes. 2 year commitment.

BLACK BELT CLUB

By invitation only,  young students who show initative are taught advance techniques and special weapons training.

MMA CONDITIONING

Fitness and martial arts in one.  Only a month to month commitment, great for cross training, fight prep or to jumpstart your fitness.

Our Awesome Team

Our goal is to provide you with the tools to enhance your life. Whether your motivation is in self-defense, physical fitness, emotional/spiritual enhancement, or a healthy lifestyle our trainers keep that in mind.

Bryan Stevenson

OWNER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR
JKD, WING CHUN, FMA

GARY GUTHRIE

JKD, MMA & YOGA INSTRUCTOR

FRED ETTISH

MMA & KEMPO INSTRUCTOR

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