Aaction Kenpo Karate of Springfield

Martial Arts in Springfield, MO for over 25 years!  We offer flexible, full-time schedules for children and adults with expert instructors. Lessons in self defense are tailored to the individual to create maximum benefit and to help you achieve your (or your family’s!) goals. We teach a unique, updated American martial arts system (Kenpo Karate) that meets the right balance between striking, grappling, and weapons training.

Confidence, discipline, and respect are a top priority.

Contact us today to begin an empowering journey in self-development through self-defense!

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Jesse Rafferty

I had the distinct honor to train under Professor Retana from 2008-2010, during which time I advanced to the rank of Brown Belt. One of the first things I was taught, was the physics based nature of Kenpo. I didn’t fully grasp the power of this until I discontinued my training and moved away from View Full →
2015-05-18T22:20:53+00:00
I had the distinct honor to train under Professor Retana from 2008-2010, during which time I advanced to the rank of Brown Belt. One of the first things I was taught, was the physics based nature of Kenpo. I didn’t fully grasp the power of this until I discontinued my training and moved away from View Full →

Steve Bowlin

I am also someone who extensively investigated various martial arts studios in Springfield. However, I knew the first time I met Mr. Retana that he was the teacher that I wanted in order to learn the “unique and powerful art” of Kenpo Karate.  I have not been disappointed. I have been a student at Aaction View Full →
2015-05-18T22:21:19+00:00
I am also someone who extensively investigated various martial arts studios in Springfield. However, I knew the first time I met Mr. Retana that he was the teacher that I wanted in order to learn the “unique and powerful art” of Kenpo Karate.  I have not been disappointed. I have been a student at Aaction View Full →

Jude Brummett

I absolutely love everything about this studio. The classes aren’t too large, and they offer private lessons, which allows for more one on one time with the instructors to better improve your skills and knowledge. The instructors and everyone else who joins are all really friendly and actively participate in helping create a safe environment. View Full →
2015-05-18T22:34:47+00:00
I absolutely love everything about this studio. The classes aren’t too large, and they offer private lessons, which allows for more one on one time with the instructors to better improve your skills and knowledge. The instructors and everyone else who joins are all really friendly and actively participate in helping create a safe environment. View Full →

Bruce Lynn

After thoughtful consideration and researching all of the martial arts studios in Springfield, Aaction is in my estimation Springfield’s premier martial arts studio. This studio was started by Grand Master Jim Mitchell who studied with Grand Master Parker, the founder of American Kenpo Karate, in his home every week for over ten years.   Kenpo Karate View Full →
2015-05-18T22:36:58+00:00
After thoughtful consideration and researching all of the martial arts studios in Springfield, Aaction is in my estimation Springfield’s premier martial arts studio. This studio was started by Grand Master Jim Mitchell who studied with Grand Master Parker, the founder of American Kenpo Karate, in his home every week for over ten years.   Kenpo Karate View Full →

Dominic Moon

I have been studying Kenpo for more than 13 years, and have also attained black belts in two other systems, while studying in Okinawa, Japan and Korea… Kenpo is definitely, without a doubt, the most comprehensive and effective system out there!!!  I have recently started taking advantage of the online Skype lessons now offered by View Full →
2015-05-18T22:38:56+00:00
I have been studying Kenpo for more than 13 years, and have also attained black belts in two other systems, while studying in Okinawa, Japan and Korea… Kenpo is definitely, without a doubt, the most comprehensive and effective system out there!!!  I have recently started taking advantage of the online Skype lessons now offered by View Full →