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This Amazing Kids Martial Arts Class Won't Just Make Your Child Safer, Stronger & More Fit...

That’s because our classes aren't just about exercise and self-defense...They’re about helping your child grow stronger & more focused on the inside.

Building Your Child's Confidence...

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Welcome to
Kuk Sool Won of Pekin

To A Caring Parent

Hi, my name is Michael Yates.

Many people walk through the doors of my school for the first time and think that martial arts is just about punching and kicking. This may surprise you, but there is so much more to it.

Our goal at Kuk Sool Won of Pekin is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.

Below, I would like to share with you the most important benefits that children and parents get from our program. Then afterward, I will let our members do the talking and share with you exactly how our program transformed their child’s life.

The Transformation

After Just A Few Weeks Of MArtial Arts, This is What Happens...

Action-Packed Fitness and Exercise.

Action-packed games, activities, and exercises give kids a great workout from head to toe.

They get stronger, healthier and more fit within just a couple weeks. These fun exercises also help maintain a healthy weight!

The best part? The fitness is disguised as FUN! All your child will know is that they’re having a blast. But you and I know they’re also getting the exercise they need.

Build Focus, Respect & Confidence.

If your child is shy, has a short attention span or isn't into team sports, we're here to help students of all ages and abilities develop vital life skills and feel more confident in themselves right from day one.

With every kick, punch and block your child will learn, each requires full concentration and attention. If you're looking for a natural way to help your child be more focused or to listen better, our classes are the answer.

When kids learn respect at an early age, it often carries over into school, helping to improve behavior and even grades.

Self-Defense From Strangers, Bullies, and More.

Make no mistake about it! While our classes are tons of fun, we also cover the "serious" stuff too.

We teach kids about handling strangers... bullies... and more.

However, the first thing we teach is diplomacy. We give your child the tools they need to "talk it out" first. Violence is ALWAYS a last resort!

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

While kids work hard and train hard in our classes...

They also smile and laugh a LOT, too!

After all, these are kids we’re dealing with here! Our classes are a great place for kids to socialise, make friends, get support and have a blast.

Frequently Asked Questions

No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible.
Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

"It makes me so happy that my daughter is able to enjoy her class and doesn’t get left behind."

Both my son and daughter are in Kuk Sool Won. They both love it. My daughter just recently joined, and she requires a little extra help with things. The instructors are so patient with her and give her that extra help that she needs. It makes me so happy that my daughter is able to enjoy her class and doesn’t get left behind. Thank you Kuk Sool Won of Pekin!

– Ashley S.

"He has gained so much confidence in himself!"

We are so happy that we chose Kuk Sool Won of Pekin for our son. He has come so far from the first time he walked through their front door. He has gained so much confidence in himself! He loves it at KSW! The Instructors are awesome, patient, dedicated people that not only teach your child to defend themselves but also that they will always have your child's back in any situation. We love Kuk Sool Won of Pekin and wouldn't have it any other way.

– Mike K.

"Kuk Sool Won has taught my children so many great things including: self-defense, self-respect, self-confidence, humility, respect for others, and perseverance."

The owners, Mike and Teresa, are dedicated and professional, while letting our family into theirs! Kuk Sool Won has taught my children so many great things including: self-defense, self-respect, self-confidence, humility, respect for others, and perseverance. My kids have learned how to work hard, how to focus, how to resolve conflicts and how to deal with frustration! Kuk Sool Won of Pekin is amazing and I am proud that my kids are a part of the KSW family! The kids have a ton of fun and they don’t even know they are learning at the same time!

– Jane I.

"Mike Yates has an ability to make every child feel included and like a champion."

My 7 year old son has autism. He struggles with anxiety. KSN Mike Yates is amazing with him. He has an ability to make every child feel included and like a champion. He sees each child as an individual and helps them according to their individual strengths and weaknesses. He teaches etiquette, respect, confidence, self defense, all while making it fun. I could go on and on about the school and their staff. Sign your kid won't regret it!

– Corey W.

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Michael Yates

Kuk Sool Won of Pekin
122 S. 14th Street
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-3466