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This Amazing Kids Martial Arts for ages 6-15 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.

Check out what Google users are saying about Kuk Sool Won of Pekin

Kurtis Schulenberg
- 2 months ago
Signed my son up because he seemed mildly interested and he loves it. Within no time my daughter was begging to join. Couldn't imagine a better place with better instructors. PSBN Mike and the black belts are phenomenal with all the students. It truly feels like you're a family here. So glad to have this wonderful academy here in Pekin. They have great fitness classes too!

Timothy Goodhart
- a month ago
Kuk Sool Won of Pekin has been a wonderful program for our 6yr old daughter (4 when she started). She has gained self confidence, is learning the value of hard word/dedication, and is learning mental self discipline from PSBN Michael Yates, and all the instructors! Worth every penny, and every minute of time invested... Kuk Sool Won really is a very large extended family!

KAY 1976
- 2 months ago
Kuk Sool Won of Pekin is an upstanding and supportive place to learn. First time you walk in the door you are part of their family. I'm an adult who started at a late age, very glad I did. From first meeting with owner/instructor PSBN Mike Yates I felt as person who they cared about. Kuk Sool Won of Pekin is more than Martial arts. They give back to the community as well as families in need. The program they offer is excellent and helps Kids/Adults learn not just to defend themselves, but also to respect others. I'm wouldn't go anywhere else thanks for all the great times!

Sue B
- 2 months ago
I love this place! They consider all of us family! Sir is a great teacher and mentor to all of us. I am so glad that I took the leap and joined

Brittany Jones
- 2 months ago
Kuk Sool Won of Pekin has changed our lives. It is not your typical kicking and punching school.. you learn respect, manners,discipline. My children have grown leaps and bounds in all aspects of life and Kuk Sool and PSBN Mike have had a huge impact on that! We couldn't me more proud of this family.

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Michael Yates

Kuk Sool Won of Pekin
122 S. 14th Street
Pekin, IL 61554
((30) 9) -346-