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Martial Arts 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™, 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 to become proficient in ground fighting?  Dynasty BJJ classes have you covered, Increase your inner calmness?  Tai Chi Classes can help,  Want to focus on self defense and standup material the kenpo classes are for you.   Want to delve into some kung fu,  its here.   

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.

Get Started Today!

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.

Kempo two week Trial

Join us for unlimited classes on this two-week trial offer.

SAMA two Month Special

Want to get the full experience with less commitment- sign up for our special offer.

Dynasty Bjj

two week Trial

Come find out what Dynasty BJJ is all about – 20.00

Dynasty BJJ

10 class pass

Do you have a crazy schedule?  Get a class pass for 100.00 and attend as your schedule allows.

Yoga Six Week Program

Yoga with Chalee  hosts six week courses.  100.00

Tai CHi

10 class pass

Do you have a crazy schedule?  Get a class pass for 100.00 and attend as your schedule allows.

Kung Fu

10 class pass

Do you have a crazy schedule?  Get a class pass for 100.00 and attend as your schedule allows.

what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

My sons have gained self-confidence and maturity as they were taught Kempo Karate at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts.Sensei Steiner has taught our boys for close to 10 years now. My oldest boy is 15 and in high school. He studied at Steiner Academy for 8 years and attained a blue belt. I have to say that a good part of his patience and ability to deal with hard situations are so well developed because of the years training there. He learned that hard work pays off and felt the satisfaction of working towards and earning the belt ranks. My second son is continuing classes for close to 5 years now and is learning that the effort you put forth is directly related to the rewards.

“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.”

Jennie Noeline

My plan to begin martial arts was to have my son trained in techniques/principles to defend himself in an ever increasingly dangerous world. 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. Sincerely, Kip Burkman

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