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Lightning Kicks is more than just a school, it gives back to its community. From working with at-risk youth to neighborhood clean-up days, the students and staff at Lightning Kicks are always looking for ways to give back to their community.

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Lightning Kicks Martial Arts
Kalamazoo's home for the martial arts since 2001

Come train where the PROS train. Only full time martial arts academy in Kalamazoo with certified United States Army Combatives and International Police Defensive Tactics instructors. Martial arts training will change and possibly SAVE your life, not exactly an area you want to cut corners in. Our head trainer has a master's degree in Coaching from Western Michigan University. Our Brazilian JiuJitsu and Mixed Martial Arts instructors are the highest ranking and most decorated instructors in Kalamazoo. Commit to something greater.

Head over to the Instructors section of the website to learn more about our highly trained instructors!

Mission Statement
As the martial arts leader of Southwest Michigan, it is the mission of Lightning Kicks Martial Arts and Fitness to provide a world-class training program for people of all ages. We strive for excellence in our teaching program to ensure Lightning Kicks students live by the following tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. We are a black belt center and are motivated and dedicated to ensure all of our students reach the level of black belt not only in training, but in life as well.

Our world-class programming includes instruction in Taekwondo (TKD), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Combat Hapkido (HKD), Brazilian JiuJitsu (BJJ), Wrestling, and Fight Fit (conditioning). Our state of the art training facility is located at 826 Mills St. (corner of Mills and Jackson). For directions please visit our Contact Us page.

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