Welcome to the Munson Martial Arts Academy where we offer a complete and challenging
martial arts and karate training program for adults, children, and the entire family.
We are dedicated to offering you the absolute best in martial arts training in the
Spokane area. Our effective martial arts programs will quickly develop your self
defense skills, physical conditioning, and mental well-being. Our skillful, professional,
very experienced, courteous, and patient staff will work closely with you to achieve
your conditioning, self defense, and martial arts training goals.
About our School
We teach a variety of martial arts, including Tensoku Ryu Karate, Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo Karate, Tai Chi,
and White Tiger Kenpo. Our instruction addresses a wide spectrum of interests including kids classes, women's self-defense
classes, advanced training, sparring and fighting, Jiu Jitsu and grappling, weapons instruction, and physical
conditioning via strength, balance, speed, and cardio training.
We offer a supportive and positive environment where children, families, and adults
can develop strength, endurance, flexibility and truly effective self-defense skills.
We believe it is of equal importance that our students also develop integrity, honesty,
self-reliance, self-confidence, discipline, and respect for others.
Why train with us?
Our robust programs of martial arts and karate instruction help students develop
balance, coordination, awareness, and overall well-being. We will support your goals
to improve general conditioning, lose or maintain weight, learn an effective form
of self-defense, and train or cross train for competition. Through our personalized
instruction we will focus on achieving your individual goals.
Who Can Benefit?
Our training programs combine to offer benefits to people from all walks of life. Your
age, physical abilities, conditioning, weight, and size do not matter. You will
find ample and amazing benefits from training in the various arts we study.
These arts are insightful, chock full of concepts and ideas about movement
and self-defense, and provide a never-ending source for new ways of looking at things. Perhaps
most importantly our training is fun!
Children learn self-reliance, self-control, discipline, honesty, integrity, respect,
and self-confidence. Training in class is very important, but what students learn
and can apply outside of class in their everyday endeavors is what is most important.
An equally important element of our instruction is character development. Students
develop a greater sense of confidence, self-esteem, respect, and discipline. We
teach fundamentals such as it is important to be honest, that empathy is an important
skill to develop, and that avoiding a fight takes more courage, character, and,
integrity than engaging in conflict. Students also develop an appreciation for constant
learning. This is a recurring theme in our training. One never knows enough, about
Our training also provides profound benefits for mental development as well. Many
of these benefits are especially important for children, but all of them will also
benefit any adult. Improvements in the ability to focus and pursue goals are clear
benefits of our training. Students learn what is required to establish a goal and
to work hard toward its achievement.
One aspect of the martial arts that is seldom understood by initial practitioners
is that the martial arts are primarily mental in nature, not physical. While the
most observable movements and benefits are physical, it is the mental knowledge
and understanding that sets a great martial artist apart.
Perceptual benefits are abundant in our programs. Students benefit from increased
awareness about their surroundings and those around them. They also gain a much
better appreciation for both distance and timing. It takes some time, but students
eventually begin to see things that were not obvious before. An appreciation develops
for the subtleties and dynamics of movement and the ways in which our environment
and mental state can affect our behavior.
Of course, another mental benefit is the general sense of well-being that develops
from being involved in a cohesive program that stresses exercise, continual learning,
working well with others, and treating others with respect. This, in the end, may
be the greatest benefit of martial arts training.
Get in the best shape of your life!
The most obvious benefits of martial arts training are improvements in physical
development. This training leads to increased muscle tone and overall body strength.
Our rigorous workouts also improve stamina, burn away excess calories, and improve
bearing and posture.
Our training also results in better coordination, perception, balance, and reflexes.
These are all extremely important in situations where you are suddenly attacked
and they form a sound underpinning for any competent martial arts training.
Our Training Programs