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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.
Our instructors are CPR certified. The each have years of experience in freestyle martial arts and are trained to teach children.
We meet with each student and their guardians and are here for them like family.
Our Dojo uses modern and efficient training equipment in our clean and spacious facilities.
Currently holds the rank of 5th degree Black Belt.
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 in 2000
Active competitor from 1988-2014
Won numerous titles, trophies, award, and grand championships across the Western United States from1988- 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
Founded Utah Sport Karate League in 2022
I have been training with Valor for almost 10 years. I pursued all the way to black belt (and continue to train) so that all aspects in my life can improve.
I earned my Black belt in 2018, my second degree Black belt in 2019 and my 3rd degree Black belt in 2020. The longer I trained the more my passion for Martial Arts grew. My mindset was always to persevere and put forth 100% effort.
I love teaching Martial Arts so that I can help other grow confidence, patience, focus, dedication, respect and integrity.
My goal for being an instructor is that everyday my students walk away feeling their best and feeling confident, knowing they are one step closer to their goal.
I started training in November of 2014, and earned my Black belt in June of 2020.
Martial arts has always been something that I have wanted to do since I was a little kid, it has always seemed so fascinating to me, although it's not east. What always drove me was always learning something new! Just when I thought it couldn't get any cooler, I was shown a new technique or trick to learn.
What made me want to teach was actually my desire to learn. I had a fun time going to classes and I want the students to have the same experience that I have when learning!
I’ve had two of my children at Valor Academy. I am impressed by Sensei Brenda and her dedication to hard work, obedience, perseverance, success, and inclusion. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, the monthly cost is appropriate, the dojo is clean, and my daughter is thoroughly enjoying it.
Through covid restrictions, the staff at Valor have gone above and beyond to accommodate different comfort levels of the students/parents, offering different options, all of which fall under guidelines of the health dept and current covid health guidelines. I feel 100% safe sending my child to Valor.
My 5 year old son just finished up his sixth week at Valor Academy and I couldn't be happier! From the minute I went to Valor to find out about their program, I was impressed. The office staff are the kindest, most helpful people. The program is very affordable and flexible. Sensei Brenda is so great with the kids- she makes the classes fun and is very knowledgeable and talented. She speaks to and treats the kids with so much respect and at the same time they know she has clear expectations for their behavior and focus. My son thinks Sensei Kamryn is the coolest and loves getting to class early to see if he'll be training so he can watch his routines! My son has been in physical therapy at Primary Children's Hospital for most of his life to help with gross motor strength and delays and it was his PT who recommended we get him into karate. I can't even believe the progress that he has made in these short 6 weeks! He is doing things that he previously struggled with, with so much more strength, balance and ability, and has acquired so many skills that he couldn't even do at all when he started. It has been so amazing for us to watch his progress and I can't wait to see where he goes from here. He looks forward to every class and the confidence he has gained and pride that he feels is so cool to see. Thank you, Valor!
We have nothing but good things to say about Valor Academy. The details about what is expected is clear in all aspects from behavior in the dojo and pricing. The dojo is always clean and safe. They do a good job in pushing students to succeed without them feeling stressed or anxious. We appreciate the flexibility in class attendance. If we need to miss a week because of sickness or vacation, they allow us to make up those classes at another time. My daughter has been taking classes for almost a year and she still enjoys it and is excited about going.
My kids have been training with Valor Academy of Martial Arts for a little over a year and I am continually impressed with the staff. They are some of the kindest and most inviting people that I know and the Sensei’s are awesome with all ages and abilities. It is extremely apparent that they love what they do.
My kids confidence in themselves has improved so much it amazes me. They also can’t get enough of the atmosphere that is there. They attend 2 classes a week and then beg me to sign them up for the parents night out and other seminars and camps that are offered. And my kids are excelling not only in martial arts but outside of their practices as well in school, and at home.
Valor Academy has wonderful instructors and Sensei Brenda is amazing with my 5 year old son. His confidence has greatly improved in the 2 years he's trained here. They give a lot of personalized attention to all their students to help them reach their highest potential. Small, fun close knit family experience. Love this dojo and would highly recommend for any age or skill level.
Thank you Valor for your perseverance with kids, we have been completely satisfied for the care, concern and attention to our son in your class, he immediately felt at home and comfortable to participate. This says a lot for a 12 year old who has not ever tried Martial Arts. I would recommend this place to all. I especially like that this dojo is a non commercialized home grown business that is in it for the passion of martial arts.