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Steiner academy of martial arts

Comprehensive Martial Arts Training for men, women, and children 


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Welcome to the Steiner Academy of Martial Arts, where your family’s well-being and empowerment take center stage. Our academy is dedicated to providing exceptional martial arts instruction across a diverse spectrum of programs, catering to various interests and goals. Explore our comprehensive offerings, which encompass a range of disciplines including Kempo/American Chuan Fa, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Yoga, Kung Fu, and Tai Chi.

  • 1. Kempo/American Chuan Fa: Immerse yourself in the legacy of Kempo, a martial art that spans cultures and history, originating in China and evolving into American Chuan Fa. This art, meaning “Fist Method” in Japanese, blends striking, grappling, and joint-locking techniques, equipping you with a comprehensive self-defense skillset.
  • 2. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Embark on a journey into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, an intricate discipline focused on ground combat and submission holds. Develop strategic thinking, adaptability, and physical prowess while mastering this captivating martial art.
  • 3. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): Experience the dynamic fusion of various martial arts disciplines in our MMA program. Train in a comprehensive range of techniques and strategies to become a well-rounded and versatile martial artist.
  • Yoga: Fuse the realms of fitness and mindfulness with our Yoga program. Promote physical wellness and inner tranquility, enhancing flexibility, strength, and mindfulness.
  • 4. Kung Fu: Discover the art of Kung Fu, a discipline rooted in tradition and discipline. Through fluid movements and heightened concentration, you’ll experience a holistic approach to fitness that nurtures both physical and mental well-being.
  • 5. Tai Chi: Engage in the ancient practice of Tai Chi, renowned for promoting serenity, balance, and energy flow. This meditative art enhances coordination, reduces stress, and fosters a sense of tranquility.

At the Steiner Academy, we prioritize a clean, safe, and inclusive environment that welcomes individuals of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re an enthusiast seeking physical fitness, a practitioner aiming to master self-defense techniques, or simply looking to explore new horizons, our programs are designed to cater to your aspirations. Join us for a class to experience firsthand the transformative potential of our offerings. For detailed information on each program, please explore our New Prospects section on the website. Your journey towards empowerment, confidence, and holistic growth begins with us.

You are the one most invested in your wellbeing.  You will likely be the only one present should the need for self-defense arise. Training provides experience, knowledge and skills needed.

Training at S.A.M.A provides many health and wellness benefits all taught from the base of improving your ability to thrive in life situations across the board up to and including a self-defense situation.  Self-defense is much broader then many think, it may be defending against a bully or attacker, but may also include emotional fitness against toxic coworkers or students.  It may be protectecting yourself from uncomfortable people and situations.  It may be protecting yourself and interests in a negotiation or argument. It may be protecting yourself from emotional assault.

Physical training leads to stronger emotional, moral, and physical fitness.  S.A.M.A. instructors provide instruction with the goal of our students becoming the best version of themselves.  The tools of Chúan Fa (Kempo), BJJ, MMA,Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Yoga may differ but the goals and rewards are the same, More confident capable students able to face up to adversity of all sorts and no only endure them but thrive because of them.

what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

Rob R.

I trained with Steiner most of my teenage years. The knowledge I learned there will stay with me for life. I use much of what I learned every day of my life as there are countless ways to apply the knowledge. Not only did it help me stay in shape, but it has also kept me safe in a few rough situations. Steiner has also become a great business associate of mine. The Academy is a great place to meet like-minded people. Joining his school back when I was 15 yrs old was probably the best thing I could have ever done for myself.

Seth T.

I first met Shawn Steiner in 2002 when I started training in martial arts. Right from the start I learned, he is always ready and willing to educate those willing to learn. Because, of Shawn I have met some really great students and instructors from all over the country. While I have not always been the best student. He has always been there. Ready and willing to teach. His dedication and commitment is self evident in the success of his students. I am proud to consider him a friend and mentor and will always seek out his instruction. He is the finest instructor I have ever worked with.  Sensei Steiner is an extraordinary instructor. Through his tactfulness he teaches his students honor, respect, and comradery. He is not afraid of learning new things and then passing it on to others that are willing to learn as well.

Anthony K.

Both my son(😎 and I(36) have been attending for about a month. Sensei Steiner and all the staff have been excellent in their instruction and patience with teaching not only younger but older students of all skill groups. There are multiple classes for both adult and youth and different forms of martial arts and fitness and even CCW training as well. My son has greatly improved in his self confidence compared to where he started and every class he looks forward to learning and improving. Working with all the instructors to improve his focus to better increase his experience. Excited to continue training and happy to see how far my son has changed. My wife even wants to join and we are trying to figure out child care for our youngest so we can all take classes together...if he was old enough I would see if he is interested as well but that's still a few years away. 100% recommend attending the evaluation classes and find out if it's a good fit, it for sure has been excellent for us.

Casey V.

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.

Michael B.

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.

Khao X.

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!!!

Joy S.

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.


Karen M.

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.

Tony A.

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.

Sean O.

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.

Dominick Z.

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.

Niki M.

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.

Jessa O.

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

Art P.

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.

Fred M.

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!
-Fred M

Jennie N.

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.

Mary C.

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.

April B.

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.

Andrew G.

I have been a student of this instructor since 2000. Great at teaching and does an awesome job at making sure you know the material. I would recommend this school to anybody, at any age, who is willing to do the work.

Rebekah A.

Im a student here. I started when I was 6 years old and Im 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!!!
Sensei Steiner and his instructors are awesome. The first six months both of our daughters (6 & 8) were enrolled and received excellent instruction. Our 6 year old is continuing instruction loving it! Our 8 year old still always wants to go in and say hi even though karate was not for her 🙂 They understand that there is not one style to teach and take the time to learn about your child and how they learn. My husband and I have been enrolled in the adult classes for over six months now. Not only is it a great way to get some exercise and training but a good way for us to spend some time together. Steiner Academy of Martial Arts is not just a school but a family. We could not be happier with our experience.

Kip B.

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.

Kip Burkman

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.
My daughter is a student at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts, and at first was reluctant to take part. Sensei Steiner has a way of helping kids find their inner strength and use that strength to grow. My daughter’s confidence has dramatically improved, and she now can do things she never thought she’d be able to do – as a direct result of her regular participation in Kempo classes. While things can sometimes seem rough around the edges to new students and families, everything has a purpose to the greater learning experience, and in ways that aren’t always expected. I believe that Sensei Steiner and his team do a great job at not only the day-to-day learning activities, but also the larger picture of self-development and growth. I would definitely recommend Sensei Steiner’s Academy to others!!

Rebekah A.

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!!!

Rebekah A.

Cylee C.

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.

Denise B

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.

Dave C.

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.

Dave Crouch

Heather K.

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

Nate B.

“I trained with Sensei Steiner for most of my teenage years. The knowledge I learned there will stay with me for life!”

Nate B

Ken W.

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

Ken Wagner

Jim C.

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

Jim Churray

Cy X.

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.


Jake D.

I was so Impressed with Shawn Steiner during a CCW class he taught for Nebraska concealed carry requirements that I did something I always wanted to do but thought at my age (45) and with my knees (ACL & meniscus repair/replace) that it wouldn't or couldn't work for me. Shawn assured me that there was a place for me in his academy and that I would not be his oldest student, nor would my knees be the worst infirmity among those he has taught.
Mustering the courage to overcome my fears and misconceptions I started attending Fit Defense, a class that helped me gain the strength and balance in my body, mind and spirit to start attending the American Kempo Karate classes and Yoga. I so look forward to attending some of the other disciplines available to me like Kungfu and Nin Jitsu among others.
The most surprising benefit I have been so grateful for has been the quality of people that fill The Steiner Academy. High quality and varied people of all ages form a strong and versatile community of kind, polite and generous of spirit people whom it has been my great pleasure and indeed honor to train with and learn from. Because all the people I have met inside Steiner Academy have been good men, women and children, without exception, I feel so much uplifted to count myself among them.
The Time I spend inside Steiner Academy is the best my body feels all day. My mind is clearest and most positive as I cross the threshold coming and going from what has become a refuge and sanctuary form the crazy world, we all inhabit.
The money I spend for Steiner Academy is the best spent money all month. Between the Kempo, Yoga, Fit Defense and firearms training I receive every week I cannot imagine a better value per dollar and yet there is still so much more exceptional training available that I look forward to availing myself of.

Casey C

I’ve been taking classes as an adult at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts for almost 18 months and I can’t recommend it enough.

As a (petite) woman, it’s empowering to learn ways to defend myself, for I will rarely be stronger than an attacker.

Shawn’s philosophy of proper mechanics wins over brute strength. He truly enjoys his students’ success and makes it enjoyable for the students too - he usually has everyone laughing.

If my middle-aged, gangly, awkward self can obtain competence in this under Shawn’s and Niki’s tutelage, anyone can!

Kevin G

This is a great place to enroll children into. Not only does it teach them self defenses. It also teaches them valuable life lessons and coping mechanisms. I appreciate everything Sensei has done thus far for my child.

Donna B.

Great place for lessons. Our son loves going here.

James B.

No better self-defense, self-control testing and training.

Kellie M.

Tysen is loving class he talks about sensi and how he really try to help the kids

Sonja G.

We love Steiner Academy of Martial Arts on Maple & 120th. He has kids as young as 4.


Hey Shawn—
I’m sitting here at my daughter’s softball practice and the thought struck me about how your level of EQ in teaching is off-the-charts impressive. There are three coaches on this team, each with a slightly different style, but all basically stick to what they do. Watching as an outsider I can distinctly see the girls that respond well to the tough coaching vs. the ones that need the push through encouragement. Very interesting to watch some of them struggle at one station and then excel at the next with the main variable being how they are coached.
It made me think back to your approach with students at the dojo and how you could not only see what people needed but also adapt how you taught to elicit the best out of them. While I think some people can develop the ability to spot different student needs, there are few that have the instrinsic feel for a given moment and the talent to subtly adjust their style seemlessly. It was never “This person learns this way,” it was always “This person is in this place at this moment and here is what I can do to get them to their point of maximum potential.” As I reflect on it now, I can think of countless examples of how you did that with me and others.
20 years on and half a country away, but I’m still picking up on your lessons. There are plenty of teachers out there, but I’d say that’s the mark of a great one.
Congrats on the new space and I hope all is well.

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 Dynasty is a great place to train. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable at what they teach. There is also an extensive verity of knowledge amongst the coaches in multiple martial arts disciplines. I like training there because I am able to get real one on one interaction with the coaches which is something I can't say about other gyms. These guys are there to help you get better... If you want to complete, they will be in your corner... And if that is something that doesn't interest you, they will not pressure you into it. If you have an injury or other limitations, the coaches are willing to work with you on different variations of the drill to accommodate them. Highly recommend checking them out!