Missouri Martial Arts is a premier martial arts school serving Jefferson County, Missouri and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to teaching the traditional martial arts of Taekwondo and Judo in an exciting, full-contact format. We offer high-caliber instructors who have studied and trained for many years as part of the Missouri Martial Arts team and hold certified ranks in their respective arts. Their mission is to assist you in being the best you can be.
When Missouri Martial Arts was founded in 1997, it was with the vision of helping our students enhance their lives through the martial arts. We have never wavered from that vision over the years. We have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their focus, direction, and quality of life with the profound sense of self-confidence that only martial arts can provide.
As you achieve each step towards Black Belt, you will learn self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline, and respect for yourself and others. These core qualities will help you weather adversity and succeed in life.
Missouri Martial Arts is actively involved in serving our community through a wide variety of programs, such as safety seminars for school age children and self-defense classes for men and women. We participate an organize food drives and other events to help raise money for local charities. We also perform demonstrations for local schools and organizations.
Grandmaster Yoon was born in Seoul, South Korea. He studied martial arts at the world-renowned Kukkiwon school and later became Korea’s national champion in Judo. Grandmaster Yoon arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in the mid ‘70s and opened the first of many schools he would subsequently own under the name Chang’s Martial Arts. Over the years, Grandmaster Yoon interacted with thousands of students, with hundreds achieving the rank of black belt. Grandmaster Yoon achieved the rank of Hachidan, or 8th degree black belt, in the arts of Taekwondo, Judo, and Hapkido. Although he passed in 2011, Grandmaster Yoon’s legacy lives on via the instructors he personally trained at Missouri Martial Arts.