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About Our School

Welcome to the Online Home of our Derby Martial Arts School.

Dear Friend,

In a moment, I'm going to tell you a surprising, though classic, tale of martial arts. It reveals how martial arts is not just about punches, kicks & self-defense...

... but how it's an incredibly transforming way of life.

Now, while the names have been left out of this story, I assure you of its truth. And from my many years in the martial arts world, I can tell you that this story has happened hundreds...

... if not thousands of times in the past.

And while this story is about a child, and what happened when martial arts entered his life, it applies just as strongly to adults of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Without further ado, here's the tale.

There was once a child who simply “drifted” through life. Nothing excited him too much, and nothing upset him too much. He was even keel. On the surface this seemed fine...

... but his parents began to worry. Nothing seemed to ignite any passion in this child. Nothing lit his “inner fire”. And as hard as the parents tried to find something that would... the child quickly lost interest in anything he was involved with.

Then the parents caught wind of martial arts. Perhaps it was through talking to other parents, or perhaps they came across a website like this one.

Whatever it was that brought them to martial arts - they became eternally grateful for it.

Because within one week of martial arts training, their son was a completely different person.

His smile was brighter. He couldn't wait for martial arts class every day. He became disciplined, respectful, and focused. He practiced with all of his heart in class, and with equal passion at home.

Through striving to learn every move - and advance through the ranks - he learned goal setting, ambition, confidence, and focus.

His grades improved. His relationship with his friends, parents, teachers and everyone else improved.

He was growing into a fine young man. One who was gaining the skills for success in all areas of life.

Now, as I mentioned, this story applies to more than just children. It applies to men and women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and up. It applies to teenagers. It applies even to children as young as 4 and 5.

Martial arts isn't just punches and kicks. It's a way of life. It's about reaching out for whatever you want in life, and having the discipline to do the hard work that it takes to succeed.

Here in our Derby martial arts school - we strive to teach every one of our students these powerful life skills.

That way you can live more strongly, confidently, and more happily.

I hope to see you soon for your first class. Then you can see what I'm talking about firsthand.

- Walker Hinkle
Head Instructor, Derby Martial Arts Academy
Derby Martial Arts

  • Kids Martial Arts
  • Adult Martial Arts
  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Hyper Pro Training
  • Birthday Parties

Parents - and teachers - are gladly surprised by how these kids martial arts classes build respect... confidence... leadership skills... and focus in kids of all ages.

Kids have to work hard to learn moves and advance through the ranks of martial arts. This process teaches them the benefits of hard work, the virtue in patience, and the necessity of teamwork. Plus kids simply love these classes. After all, they're a ton of fun.

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Our martial arts classes are designed for total beginners & pros to do two things: master a powerful form of self-defense, and get lean & in great shape fast.

Our members constantly comment about how fun these classes are too, and how stress-relieving they are. After all, punching & kicking just lets all the stress go free. Come see for yourself why Derby just can't get enough of our classes. We'd love nothing more than to help you too master martial arts.

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Kickboxing is the insanely awesome child of western boxing, and eastern martial arts. You get the raw power found in the punches of western boxing... and you get the fluid grace of the kicks from eastern martial arts.

Plus, kickboxing is an absolutely killer workout. Your entire body will get leaner and more toned, and you'll be filled to the brim with more energy. You'll become flexible, coordinated, and full of power to tackle anything in life you set your mind to.

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Derby Hyper Martial Arts is a unique program designed for teenage martial artists. It's a performance-based martial art sport where students take their martial arts skills, combine them with exciting gymnastics moves, and perform 'tricks' like spins, flip kicks, and more. Hyper is quickly sweeping the globe because it's such a fun, challenging sport for teens.

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Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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