Academy of Martial Arts

The only Freestyle Martial Arts School of it's kind in Utah!

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Sensei Brenda Flanders

Owner / Head Instructor

  • Began training in 1987 
  • Began teaching martial arts in 1993
  • Earned Jr. Black belt in 1994
  • Earned Black belt in Freestyle Karate in 1996
  • Fought in the 1st Ultimate Combat Experience 2000
  • Active competitor from 1988-2014
  • Has won numbers titles, trophies, award, and grand championships across the Western United States during 1988- 2014
  • Was on the cover of E.K.L. sport karate magazine
  • Undefeated competitor of the year with the EKL 1995
  • Placed 2nd internationally at the National Black League Super Grands 1994 in Point Sparring
  • Founded Valor Academy of Martial Arts in June of 2011

Why Martial Arts?

We believe everyone deserves to be able to defend themselves and have the confidence to reach their fullest potential. The benefits that come with Martial Arts last a life time and is something that one takes with them in to their everyday lives. Martial Arts is more than just a fun sport or way to get in shape. It is a way of life and the knowledge that one can gain with training in M.A. can be taken with you for the rest of your life. We believe that the children of this next generation deserve to defend themselves against bullying, any and all unnecessary attacks. As children grow up training in M.A. they attain focus, confidence, and importance of community service, sportsmanship, leadership skills, & physical skills as well as commitment, determination and goal settings/achievements.

Our goal is to teach our students to lead their lives as great examples of Integrity, Respect and Discipline.


  • Self Discipline
  • Strength
  • Confidence
  • Flexibility
  • Improves Focus
  • Self Defense
  • Great way to get/stay in shape
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Fun for the Family!

"My 3 year old daughter has been training at Valor Academy and her motor skills have become much more refined and she has developed great focus. I have been really impressed with the Sensei's and their teaching styles. I love that they are accomplished competitors."


We specialize in Freestyle Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, Weapons training, Women's self defense, and Sport Martial Arts. Valor Academy of Martial Arts is currently enrolling students of all ages. We are open 6 days a week with a variety of classes to fit your training needs.
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Valor Academy of Martial Arts -  2200 N 640 W  West Bountiful, UT 84087 - (801) 548-4365