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844 N. Baltimore Ave
Derby, KS 67037
Walker Hinkle

About Derby Martial Arts Academy in Derby, KS

Meet Walker Hinkle

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Derby Martial Arts Academy in Derby
4th Degree Black Belt

About Us

Our goal at Derby Martial Arts Academy is to teach you the self-defense knowledge and skills that are important in today’s society. We strive to sharpen your mind as well as your body. You will discover that Karate is more than just punching and kicking.

On the physical side, you will improve your flexibility, coordination, balance, overall cardio and physical fitness. You can appreciate a physical workout that has a purpose. As you are becoming more physically fit, you are also learning protection for yourself and your loved ones, in a positive and fun environment.

Mentally, you will gain self-confidence as you gain knowledge and self-awareness. Karate provides character building aspects as well. You learn life skills such as confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, social skills, listening skills and motivation.

Our martial arts program is designed with “everyone” in mind. Belt ranking is an individual process. You advance at your own speed and abilities.

Our desire is to help you achieve your person goals.

Sensei Walker Hinkle began his martial arts journey at the young age of 8, under the instruction of Sensei Jerry Lemmons. After just 3 years of intense training, Sensei Walker was introduced to his first instructing role at the age of 11. Becoming an instructor motivated Sensei Walker to push his training harder in order to achieve his dream of becoming a black belt. At the age of 13, Sensei Walker succeeded at reaching his goal and became a junior black belt. At the age of 15, Sensei Walker earned his 1st Degree black belt, and continued training and teaching under Sensei Jerry Lemmons for a total of 10 years. Sensei Walker is currently a 4th degree Black belt.

In 2010, the Hinkle’s dream of owning a karate school came true and Derby Martial Arts Academy was born. Because of his former teaching background, Sensei Walker was honored with the role of Head Instructor.

Sensei Walker holds “World Champion” titles in Forms, Weapons and Sparring. He has competed nationally and internationally. In 2012 Sensei Walker introduced Hyper Martial Arts, a new and exciting blend of martial arts infused with gymnastics. In this class, students learn what it takes to become a true world champion in tricking.

Sensei Walker has also introduced Stranger Danger and Bully Awareness programs, HypeR Tricking Camps and overnight lock-in events. On occasion, Sensei Walker will host one of the dojo’s favorite events, “Spar Wars,” and invite local area martial artists to join in our competitive sparring fun.

Sensei Walker focuses on teaching his students integrity, discipline, honor, and respect while providing a fun and exciting learning environment for students of all ages.

How To Get Started

Come join our Derby, KS Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Birthday Parties and Hyper Pro Training. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 316-393-6192 if you have any further questions. Derby Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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