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Martial Arts and fitness for men, women, and children of all ages
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 Kempo/American Chuan Fa™, Fit Defense™, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, Tai Chi , and Yoga.
No Matter how you are looking to improve Steiner Academy of Martial Arts has offerings to support your growth. All classes will improve confidence flexibility, and self control. Specific class material can be tailored for specific needs. Looking for self defense and standup material the Kempo classes are for you. Looking to become proficient in ground fighting? Dynasty BJJ classes have you covered. Looking for a new workout with self defense basics? Check out Fit Defense. Increase your inner calmness? Tai Chi and Yoga Classes will deliver. Want to delve into some Kung Fu, its here. Whatever you seek we have options. All that is needed is for you to take the first step and come in.
NEW Student Offerings
We have a multitude of options for new prospects, Whether you are looking to improve your fitness, defense skills, confidence/clarity, or meditative paths we have something for you. See the options below.
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Choose from the options below
There are many ways to get involved at S.A.M.A. whether you are interested in just one style or multiple styles.
Contact the appropriate instructor via email to schedule private lessons. 50.00
Kempo Free Evaluation Class
Join us for one free evaluation class. Come see what its about.
Kempo two week Trial
Join us for unlimited classes on this two-week trial offer. 40.00
SAMA two Month Special
Want to get the full experience with less commitment- sign up for our special offer.
Dynasty Bjj – Free evaluation class
Come find out what Dynasty BJJ is all about – Free
two week Trial
Come find out what Dynasty BJJ is all about – 40.00
Drop in or 10 class pass
Looking for Jiu Jitsu? Drop in Class 15.00 – Save with a Ten class pass $100.00 Save more with an unlimited membership by contacting your instructor.
Yoga w/ Chalee
Six Week Program
Yoga with Chalee Six week course. 100.00
Drop in or 10 class pass
Learn some self defense and get your exercise in. Drop in Class 15.00 – Save with a Ten class pass $100.00 Save more with an unlimited membership by contacting your instructor.
Kung Fu/tai chi – Free evaluation class
Come in to see what its all about. – Free
Kung Fu / Tai Chi
Drop in or 10 class pass
Ready to study Kung Fu or Tai Chi? Drop in Class 15.00 – Save with a Ten class pass $100.00. Save more with an unlimited membership by contacting your instructor.
Prana Yoga w/ Ed
Drop in or 10 class pass
Prana Yoga with Ed Drop in Class 15.00 – Save with a Ten class pass $100.00
what They’re Saying
My son has been takin Ji Jitsu for almost a year now at Steiner. I love the different ways they all interact with my son. Super happy I found this place.
If you wanna really learn self defense and true art come to Sensei Steiners Academy of martial arts!!! I've been training for two years and with that time I have gained so much physically and mentally from the training here you'll also learn how to push through any hardcoming and obstacles in life and exceed your goals it has helped me substantially, come try it out and join the program!!
Dr. Ron Chapel
Professor Steiner is a true warrior who cares about his students of all ages and strives to always teach and encourages them to improve their skills while instilling discipline and family values.
Our sons have been training at Steiner Academy of martial Art for a year, they learn discipline and self control, they work hard and gain so much confidence, they absolutely love it here!! Thank you Sensei and all the instructors!!!
My 6yo daughter started taking karate lessons this month at Steiner AMA and we couldn’t be more happy. I was blown away by the support and encouragement she received from other students in the class (some many years older than her). She is not only learning martial arts but also valuable life lessons. Best. Place. Ever!!!
Searched for Martial Arts schools, training and education in the past. Didn't find any that met my expectations for practical training until I came here. Been here for 4.5 years. I still drop into other Dojos to see what and how they are training. Steiner Academy of Martial Arts is the foundation into which I build my martial arts house upon.If you’re looking for a place to learn how to defend yourself, this is the place for adults as well as children. You don’t need to send your children to a special anti-bullying course, it’s included regularly at Steiner AMA. Traditional sports isn’t an avenue for every child, let them burn off energy in a good way. If you’ve experienced other training, sports or karate styles, you’ll see what you’ve been missing. I came from various civilian and military training; I finally found a home at age 52 and I train hard. No egos here, you’ll find friendly, energetic, excited and knowledgeable students and instructors. Techniques are tested not just copied. Walk-in’s welcomed.
My daughter takes classes here. I would send her no where else. Sensei Steiner is amazing with kids. He is gentle and stern all at the same time. He has helped her with test anxiety, dealing with all kinds of stress, and emotions. She has a goal of being a black belt she loves it so much.
I've watched my daughter train here for a couple years, and am now a student myself. Sensei Steiner and the instructor staff know their stuff, and help you push yourself past what you think your boundaries are. Beginners are encouraged.
The Steiner Academy of Martial Arts has been an extremely positive influence in the development of my young children. In the last year their discipline, self control and self-confidence have made tremendous gains. Sensei Steiner shows amazing patience with these children and makes learning fun. They can't wait to go to class each week. I recommend this dojo to all students and parents.
Steiner Martial Arts Academy is a amazing example of what a martial arts school should be. Unlike the corporate run schools where profits and a watered down curriculum that are easy to digest and structured to empty parents pockets, this academy is run and taught by Steiner himself "mom and pop style". Steiner knows every student on a personal level. He knows their strengths and weaknesses and is constantly tailoring their experience to help them develop as an individual. Some students need help with being timid, some with attention and focus, some with determination, essentially he helps them all reach their balanced maximum potential. Sounds too good to be true? I was skeptical at first too...but both me and my 6 yo son and I are students there, and I assure you this school is a precious rare find. The skills trained there are a mix of the traditional and the practical...designed to prepare you for self defense and help you develop your inner strength and character. If you have ever considered martial arts for your child or yourself I'd suggest you check out this school, Old World "mom and pop" style businesses are slowly disappearing ...don't miss out on this one.
We have been attending SAMA for over five years. Sensei Steiner and his instructors are awesome. The first six months both of my daughters (6 & 8 at the time) were enrolled and received excellent instruction. Our 6 year old is now 11 and she loves! My middle daughter still always wants to go in and say hi even though she decided karate was not for her. The Instructors understand that there is not one style to teach and take the time to learn about your child and how they learn.
I have been enrolled in the adult classes for 5 years. Not only is it a great way to get some exercise and training. I starting thinking I'd take it for fun and have discovered that I love the styles and programs they provide.
Steiner Academy of Martial Arts is not just a school but a family. We could not be happier with our experience.
The instructors at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts provide top notch training for the entire family. The training is entirely self defense centered and not just strict stylized martial arts teaching. It doesn't matter if you have previous experience or have never trained before SAMA has something for everyone. If you're looking for a great place to train my family & I highly recommend Steiner Academy of Martial Arts.
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
I have had my kids in Steiner Academy for years. Shawn is an excellent instructor. This is the job he was meant to do. I trust him with teaching my kids, which is the highest recommendation I can give, and would recommend his school to anyone serious about learning self-defense.
Steiner Sensei is one of the most knowledgeable and professional instructors I have ever had the chance to work with. While maintaining a well recognized business and professional presence he still maintains a friendly and personal atmosphere in the school. This is a rare combination in the martial arts world. As a parent and life time adult martial artist I highly recommend Steiner Academy of Martial Arts!
It is a privilege to practice with the many amazing people who make up the community of martial artists at this dojo. I have learned many things while training in self-defense at the Steiner Academy of Martial Arts. However, none of them come as difficult for me as the physical aspect. I could have many excuses not to try martial arts: I can't learn physically, my body doesn't move that way, I'm out of shape, this is too hard, everyone else is better than me and I keep practicing wrong. But there is one reason I have not given up on myself. Training in martial arts at Steiner Academy is many things, but the one most important to me is that I'm not just learning how to conquer an opponent, but I'm learning how to conquer myself, my doubts, my fears and insecurities. Sensei Steiner and the instructors at the Academy believe that they are not only shaping amazing martial artists but amazing people. So no matter your excuse, I encourage you to give Steiner Academy of Martial Arts an opportunity to help you discover your doubts, fears and insecurities because in discovering them you also discover the opportunity to conquer them all.
Went to my first women's self-defense class yesterday. Although the other women were bigger and stronger than me, nobody punched as hard as she could. We sparred with gloves and helmets, learning both defense and offense. We also covered using a kubaton. A lot of scenarios that might actually occur in real life were discussed. It was great! Kudos to Sensei Steiner and his women's group. I'll be back.
My son has been here since he was about 4 years old. Now he is almost 16. Love it!
My son has been going here for about a year know and it has really given him a boost of confidence and has let him shine. We have tried for years to find a sport that he likes and he loves taking this karate class! At times I think it is a little aggressive but that is what my son loves about! All of the instructors are very nice and take the extra steps to make great students!
The owner and instructor at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts is a quality instructor and individual. In my experience, he works very well with both adults and children and instills a core sense of values lacking in many learning environments today. No matter your reason for seeking martial arts training, this school is your answer.
I decided to take classes with him and it has been one of my best decisions. My son at age 11 was scared going into the first class.
At the end of that class, he looked up at me and said, “Can we do this stuff, I love this stuff.” That boy is now age 21 and has achieved the rank
of 2nd degree black belt at the Steiner Academy of Martial Arts.
The foundation martial arts style is Shaolin Kempo. But Sensei Steiner has
opened the philosophy to the basics of “what ever works in self defense.” Students are taught techniques against punches, grabs, knives, guns and clubs. Additionally, Sensei Steiner has contacts with martial artists across the country and has included pressure point fighting techniques and grappling (ground fighting), along with sparring in order to provide a well-rounded experience. Sensei even holds Citizen Handgun Training classes
for those interested. One of the most important and personally rewarding aspects of studying under Sensei Steiner is that practical self defense tactics are taught and various scenarios are discussed to engage the student’s mind and awareness.
One unique opportunity is Budo Camp. This is a Friday night – Sunday afternoon camp where instructors from around the country come to a camp just
south of Omaha to teach aspects of their arts. It is an amazing way to get exposure to different arts/styles/philosophies in a concentrated time-frame and anyone who has attended has raved about it and shows up the next year.
This is open to any martial artist across the country and usually is attended by students of both coasts, the midwest and southwest.
I am one of the oldest students and at age 55 achieved my 1st degree black belt. If I did not realize the high standards of instruction and broad opportunities presented at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts, I would not have put in 10 years of effort and still my training continues. Many people want to “find themselves” and I can tell you that the study of martial arts is a valid path towards self- discovery. This training has boosted my confidence, challenged old ways of thinking, improved my physical/mental health, instilled a sense of commitment towards earning goals and provided a venue to develop friendships with many high quality people. Knowing what I know now about Sensei Steiner and the multitude of unique experiences
afforded at our school, I would be signing up again. As an older man with not much range of motion at my hips, the Kempo training of primarily arm/hand techniques fit my abilities wonderfully.
Accommodations are made for different types of physical limitations that still allows even the over-40 year-olds to gain significant benefits of training while limiting risk of injury.
Entering into martial arts is a way to see what you are made of. The training is not easy, but definitely worth the effort physically and mentally. It is a way to improve coordination, balance, strength, grace of movement and speed of movement. I view martial arts similar to the way I think about swimming: it is a fun activity in itself, but under the right circumstances it can be a life-saving skill.
I encourage anyone reading my thoughts to please visit the school and talk with Sensei Steiner and the students to gain a better sense of the quality of this instruction and what it can provide you. Typically, Sensei will allow anyone interested in martial arts to take a free class so they can make a better informed decision.
I’m a student here. I started when I was 6 years old and I’m a blue belt after 4 years. Sensei and his instructors are great! This year my teacher at school complimented me for being able to work with anyone in my class. Sensei challenges us by teaching us how to teach others besides just learning the techniques. You should come to karate here because it is the best!!!
Steiner Academy is amazing. They have amazing instructors who teach students not only self defense but also how to be comfortable with the older kids helping to teach the younger kids and even adults new to the experience. The instructors and even the older kids who have been going for years are great role models. They push to always teach and encourages them to improve their skills while teaching discipline and even family values. They have helped my son Jax with coping with ADHD and dealing with all kinds of stress, and emotions and anxiety. And at the end of the day they arnt just a building full of people (well they are) but its a family. I 110% recommend Steiner Academy to anyone man, women, kids, and even older people.
My son has been at Steiner Academy for several years. He has benefited from many of their programs including week night classes, intensive training on weekends and grappling classes. This isn’t just about self defense. It’s also about discipline, self-control and character building. The instructors are attentive to the students and highly skilled at teaching martial arts. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for high quality martial arts school for their child.
Shawn is one of those martial arts-a-holics who spends much time in other arts, and has for a spell. He spars and rolls well, and has established and maintained training relationships and friendships with a lot of guys outside his art. Some kenpo, some kempo, some BJJ, some kyusho, some FMA, etc. Actually has a pretty good smattering of skills under his belt. I’d be glad to have him watching my back in a brawl. In addition to his skills, he’s got a good heart and a fighting spirit where you know if something needs to get done, he’ll step in and do it…and I don’t feel that way about all that many people.
Bounced with lotsa guys with cleaner lineages than Shawn, who ended up standing there or becoming part of the problem in major blow-outs. Despite their training, they couldn’t think. Shawn’s a thinker, and that counts for more to me than lineage. My take, anyways. If I didn’t trust and respect him, I wouldn’t be presenting at his camp. For what it’s worth.
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.”
“I trained with Sensei Steiner for most of my teenage years. The knowledge I learned there will stay with me for life!”
Knowledgeable instruction in multiple styles of martial arts. Personal attention from an instructor with years of training and teaching. This is a school where advancement and promotion is earned with great pride. Would highly recommended that anyone interested in studying Martial Arts contact the school and see for themselves. Ask about the many forms taught of martial arts one can learn. It is worth the time
The staff at the Steiner Academy are very knowledgeable and confident in their training techniques. From 6 to 60 years old the Steiner Academy is the best choice hands down
Great school, kid friendly, all the instructors take their time to help kids from different belt ranks to do their techniques correctly, they discipline and mentor the kids and build confidence, and that’s what we want for our kids.