Saint Louis's Best Martial Arts SCHOOL

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Kids Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Our Kids Martial Arts program in Saint Louis gives your child the tools they need to protect themselves with self-defense, but it also equips them with incredible life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more! Watch them improve in school, too!


Teen Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

The ultimate tech alternative that gets teens active, engaged, and feeling confident, too. Help your teen make friends and get off their screens with our Teen Martial Arts classes in Saint Louis!


Adult Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Great friends, great fun - crush your fitness goals with our Adult Martial Arts classes in Saint Louis. Learn self-defense skills and martial arts together while having a ton of fun. No more boring workouts!


why CHOOSE World Martial Arts Academy?

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Saint Louis. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

"World Marital Arts Academy of Crestwood is a great place. The staff is fantastic. Always ready to teach and encourage."

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"Master William Winkler is excellent at what he does, enthusiastic about teaching and, very importantly, makes it incredibly fun!"

"Master Winkler and his team are extremely experienced and skilled. Not only is my daughter learning the art of Tae Kwon Do but also how to be a respectful, polite, and responsible individual."

"This is a great place for all of us, my husband and 2 children. "

"This is an awesome Martial Arts school to learn about Tae Kwon Do! I got my 2nd Degree Black Belt from here and always had the greatest experiences working my way there."

"All instructors are very knowledgeable and really strive to help you reach your goals and perfect your techniques."

About our programs

Kids Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Parents LOVE our Saint Louis Kids Martial Arts program because it teaches not only self-defense, but also vital life skills like focus, discipline, respect, and more! Watch your child's confidence flourish and their grades improve with this awesome Child Greatness program.


Teen Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Combining confidence-raising fitness and life-changing self-defense, our Saint Louis Teen Martial Arts program keeps your teen's wellness and happiness in mind. It's time to get your teenager active, making new friends and bettering themselves.


Adult Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Our Saint Louis Adult Martial Arts program combines next-level fitness with next-level FUN, no more boring workouts! It's time to switch up your routine and get the results you've been looking for in an awesome community of like-minded people.


Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our martial arts programs

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

We don’t require parents to stay during classes. Many parents join their children in class. Those that don’t, due to limited seating, either drop and run or sit in the air-conditioned comfort of their stereophonic easy chairs and watch class through the front window of our main classroom.  However, we do find that parents who get involved with their child’s Martial Arts lessons, truly build a solid connection as they see their child grow in confidence and skill as they progress through their belt ranks. And building strong family units is important to us at World Martial Arts Academy for our Saint Louis community.

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’? Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee. They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all! We find that people start at varying fitness levels. But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Saint Louis martial arts classes. Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to black belt is an individual one. Everyone can progress at a different pace. There is no judgement on students for how long it does take. What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self-defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for black belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self-discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your instructors at World Martial Arts Academy Saint Louis are dedicated to helping you on your journey to black belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area. Take advantage of our limited time offer…The fastest way is to fill in the form. 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Saint Louis martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

You will receive your free uniform as part of our introductory program.

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. You will find World Martial Arts Academy in Saint Louis has martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class. We are sure you will be too!You will receive your free uniform as part of our introductory program.

Not at all. In fact, many students starting in our Adult Martial Arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started. So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve! You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts instructors are trained to keep their teaching simple. So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills! Come see for yourself!

World Martial Arts Academy

Saint Louis

We’re located at 8332 Watson Rd., stop by and say hello!