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This Amazing Kids Martial Arts Class Won't Just Make Your Child Safer, Stronger & More Fit...

That’s because our classes aren't just about exercise and self-defense...They’re about helping your child grow stronger & more focused on the inside.

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Welcome to
Bethel’s Martial Arts Academy

To A Caring Parent

Hi, my name is Rick Bethel.

Many people walk through the doors of my school for the first time and think that martial arts is just about punching and kicking. This may surprise you, but there is so much more to it.

Our goal at Bethel’s Martial Arts Academy is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.

Below, I would like to share with you the most important benefits that children and parents get from our program. Then afterward, I will let our members do the talking and share with you exactly how our program transformed their child’s life.

The Transformation

After Just A Few Weeks Of MArtial Arts, This is What Happens...

Action-Packed Fitness and Exercise.

Action-packed games, activities, and exercises give kids a great workout from head to toe.

They get stronger, healthier and more fit within just a couple weeks. These fun exercises also help maintain a healthy weight!

The best part? The fitness is disguised as FUN! All your child will know is that they’re having a blast. But you and I know they’re also getting the exercise they need.

Self-Defense From Strangers, Bullies, and More.

Make no mistake about it! While our classes are tons of fun, we also cover the "serious" stuff too.

We teach kids about handling strangers... bullies... and more.

However, the first thing we teach is diplomacy. We give your child the tools they need to "talk it out" first. Violence is ALWAYS a last resort!

Powerful Character Development Breeds Discipline, Focus, and Respect.

For thousands of years, martial arts has been one of the best kept secrets for giving kids the skills they need for success in life.

Through inspiring stories and talks, as well as the process of learning the techniques, kids develop amazing traits, like:

Respect, discipline, focus, and goal setting.

I hope your child will never have to use their self-defense skills. But I guarantee these other skills will come in handy EVERY day for the rest of their life.

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

While kids work hard and train hard in our classes...

They also smile and laugh a LOT, too!

After all, these are kids we’re dealing with here! Our classes are a great place for kids to socialize, make friends, get support, and have a blast.

Frequently Asked Questions

No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible.
Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

"Though they have many students they make each child feel special and noticed."

Martial arts with Rick Bethel has been an absolute blessing for my daughter Kristen. Since she has started she has gained confidence, brought her grades up, and achieved more than ever in her daily life. She is more active, respectful, responsible, and happier than ever. Mr. Bethel and his staff are truly the best around. They always answer any questions I may have and Mr. Bethel has personally helped Kristen overcome obstacles of her own. Though they have many students they make each child feel special and noticed. I’ve always been proud of my daughter but my daughter is finally proud of herself! That’s the best feeling in the world to a parent! I highly recommend Bethel’s Martial Arts!

– Holly S.

"There has never been a day that he doesn’t want to go!"

My son has been in martial arts for a few months now I have seen some progress in him he has better grades he is being more obedient in school and so much more that I’ve seen that have changed him, I know for a fact that martial arts has been the best way to go it builds confidence and teaches them self defense . Also what makes this place even more interesting is Mr. Bethel he always greets us with a smile and we can see how much he loves his job.. thank you Mr. Bethel because of you giovani is always thrilled and ready to go to bethels martial arts!!! There has never been a day that he doesn’t want to go!

– Laura L.

"Marion school has become a way of life for my family."

For anyone just browsing curious about signing up there kids or yourself me my wife and kids go to Marion school and it has become a way of life for my family. We have become closer and bonded in a way I didn't think possible. I tried everything to find a common bond with my kids then we found Mr. Bethel and I found are bond martial arts is about more than offense and defense its about becoming a better person and treating people in a respectful way unless you come to class you will never understand what I mean. Thank You to everyone at the martial arts school.

– Matthew R.

"We have seen Noah focusing more on everything, but more importantly he has shown a sense of confidence and pride in everything he does."

This is a great place to bring your kids! My son has ADHD and loses all focus. He has been with Master Bethel for about 2 months. We have seen Noah focusing more on everything, but more importantly he has shown a sense of confidence and pride in everything he does. This has been one of the best decisions we ever made!

– Bobbie B.

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Rick Bethel

Bethel’s Martial Arts Academy
1301 Enterprise Way
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 364-0438