Since 1998

About SAMA

Steiner Academy of Martial Arts is a place to become a better martial artist and a better citizen of the world. Our martial arts classes are for men, women, and children of all ages. We are located in Omaha, NE and specialize in Shaolin Kempo Karate, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Pressure Points, SubLevel Kenpo™ and Sparring.


Although Shaolin Kempo is our primary form of Karate practiced at Steiner Academy, we incorporate and offer training in a variety of styles to help our students become well-rounded martial artists.

The Steiner Academy of Martial Arts focuses on training the student more than just self defense.

You will learn more than just the mechanics of the technique. You will understand why, how, and when to use it. The physical training helps you focus more on your limits and how to exceed them. The martial art tradition is very special to the Academy. The lineage of instruction is amazing. I attend classes knowing I will be sore the next day, but, over time, I lost weight and became physically tougher. I have learned better ways to focus, not only in class or in training, but also in life. The people at the Academy, students and facility, make you feel welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a black belt, you are accepted with open arms and treated evenly. I highly recommend this training Academy to anyone.

~Timothy Bond


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Don’t take our word for it. Here is what our students have to say about our classes.

Sensei Steiner is a superior teacher.

I joined Steiner Academy of Martial Arts in April. Being a 36 year old female with very little athletic ability, I was apprehensive about joining a martial arts program. When I called, I was assured that I would be able to learn. I visited for one session and decided to join.

It was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I have learned many lessons about self defense, but the lessons I have learned about surpassing my expectations of myself have been greater in number and in scope. Sensei Steiner and the other instructors have been there for me every step of the way.

Steiner Academy of Martial Arts has not only changed my view of myself, but it has also made me a more confident person. Sensei Steiner’s teachings have enabled me to go above and beyond what I believed were my limitations. My intentions were to learn more about self defense. What I have received in return is a better way of life. Come to the dojo, and you will see what I mean.

RJ Redden

Best place in town to study Multiple Martial Arts!

Steiner Academy of Martial Arts is THE place to go! I got brought up there by my friend that just wanted to try it out. My friend stopped pursuing it after a few belts, but I studied for 2 years and became a blue belt! I am SO glad I did. I learned so much about being more humble, calm and exponentially stronger as a person physically and mentally!

Shawn Steiner and his instructors teach you the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate, while also cross training you in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kyuosho Jitsu, (Pressure Points) and a side class with Sub-Level Kempo Karate. They also teach more focused classes on Sparring, and Grappling. It’s not just for adults either, the KIDS class they teach is amazing! I’ve seen them have nothing but fun, and they also have kids events like pizza party’s every so often as well.

By learning all of this you all together have the potential of being a much more rounded martial artists and you are prepared for any situation that could happen to you anywhere; whether it is someone holding you at gunpoint, attacking you with a club, knife, etc. They put you in situations so you can practice and polish what you’ve learned in a full-contact environment with other students so that you get a more realistic idea of how it will be when you get attacked in person, and you can practice and polish your skills.

I highly recommend going here over every other place in town, and for the price you get for studying martial arts here, it’s the best system I’ve heard of and you will feel you are UNDERpaying for the teaching you get here! Shawn is a fantastic instructor, and a great person in general you can always talk to him about anything, and he is always willing to help!

Michael Biurst

As a mother of children in this school and a student here, I appreciate the value of life lessons, hard work and natural consequences that are taught in these classes.”

“Steiner Academy is the place where quality and price match up.”

Heather K.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do payments work?

Payment is due on the first of every month. In an effort to streamline the business and make payments easier for both you and Steiner Academy, we accept payments through ACH automatic draft through your bank account. You can pick up a form at the dojo. Please notify Sensei in writing of any changes to your banking information prior to due date so account payments can be processed in a timely manner.

Can parents watch?

Parent participation is encouraged; however, please refrain from disrupting the class and disciplining the students from the sidelines as it is detrimental to the educational atmosphere.

What's expected of parents watching?

Speak quietly when classes are in session, during meditation and promotions. Be respectful and pay attention during promotions–students work hard to earn their belts.

Can we take pictures and video?

Photo/Video recording during your child’s promotion is acceptable, otherwise permission is required to use video and photography equipment in the dojo or at Steiner Academy events at all times.


What is your cell phone policy?

Please turn cell phones off or place them on vibrate, and answer/make all calls outside of the dojo.


Where do you post schedules and other information?

Academy information will be updated periodically on this website, including:

  • Schedule changes
  • Seminars
  • Class information

This information will also be available through our Facebook and Twitter pages.


What is your sportsmanship policy?

Competition among students is a healthy part of Karate. Parents also need to exude good sportsmanship as an example to the children.


Can we bring outside food and drink?

Please do not bring outside food or drink into the dojo. Water is available to purchase and we also have a cooler on site.

Is there a schedule for belt advancement?

Each student will advance at their own pace. Attendance, parental guidance and practice at home are essential for students to succeed. Speak to Sensei or another instructor if you have any questions or concerns. Also feel free to utilize our Practice Calender record tool to encourage your child to practice on a regular basis.

Steiner Academy of Martial Arts

3908 N. 138th St, Omaha, NE 68164

Private Instruction Available via Appointment

Contact us at to schedule personally tailored private training, small group training, corporate safety training and events, and more.

General Hours

Monday: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00-10:00 a.m. & 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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