Japanese Karate Academy
Japanese Karate Academy is a traditional Japanese Martial arts dojo established by John Hileman, a Firefighter and Paramedic in the Kansas City area. My goal is to instill the spirit and honor of traditional budo and encourage every student to not only exceed their expectations, but mine as well. Our style is based on the techniques and training of Shindo-Jinen Ryu, Shotokan, Jujitsu, and Aikido,
but with self-defense adapted to the unfortunate reality of today's society. Though our focus is on self-defense, we also devote significant time to conditioning and sport competition.
I love watching the people I train transform into strong, confident fighters. Seeing someone realize that they are capable of much more than they imagined inspires me to not only try harder in my own training, but to also push my students harder.