Balanced Warrior MMA & Karate, LLC

Balanced Warrior MMA & Karate, LLC

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1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

The style of karate taught at Balanced Warrior MMA & Karate, LLC is called Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do was developed in Korea, and is the same martial art that is practiced by television and movie star Chuck Norris. Other martial arts taught include Hapkido, Kung Fu, Grappling, and kick boxing/boxing. All martial arts teach and require discipline, courtesy, physical and mental strength, and dedication. Martial arts were originated as systems of fighting and have evolved over the years into systems devoted to self-defense and self-improvement.
Tang Soo Do includes all the elements found in martial arts: blocks, punches, and other strikes with the hands; throws and flips; wrist and elbow locks; and all sorts of kicking moves.  
The adult level class gives instruction in all these areas of martial arts. The student can expect to learn effective self-defense; improved coordination, flexibility, and stamina; and self-control and self-confidence.  Attendance at classes is required to advance through the belt levels and maintain skill and timing in the self-defense and other physical movements.
The children’s classes teach all the techniques and stress listening skills, respect, and courtesy.
Grappling classes are also offered for children and adults.  These classes cover what is known as no-gi submission jiu-jitsu, and the student will learn takedowns, chokes, joint locks and other movements on the ground, all performed in a safe environment.
Classical weapons training is available for upper level belts.  These weapons include staff, dagger, sword, sai, nunchaku, and cane. 

I, Chris Wetherington Owner/President/Chief Instructor

Mr. Wetherington Started Martial arts under Master Rick Brown 5th Dan- 5th degree Black Belt (Owner and Chief Instructor of Brown’s karate Academy in September of 2011. I am  a Certified and Life time member of the (AKKF) American Karate Kung Fu Federation, Member of the (AKA) American Karate Association, Member of the (USAWKF) United States of America Wushu-Kung Fu Federation, Member of Team USA Karate (USA National Karate-do Federation)

My goal is to help all people achieve their dreams and to "Be Better Today Then you Were Yesterday" & use your skills to help others on & off the mat!!!! Martial Arts - Tang Soo Do/Hapkido/Grappling/Boxing is not only a great way to stay fit, but it allows you to keep your mind, body and spirit strong! Balanced Warrior MMA & Karate, LLC offers the best 1 on 1 & small group training that will cater to your individual needs and help you not only to meet your goals but to exceed all your expectations in all aspects of your life! The Core of what you learn in Martial Arts is Integrity, Humility, Patients, Respect and refine your Self-Discipline and gain many other self improving attributes that will translates into one's everyday life!

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St. Louis, MO 63146
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I develop a repore with the student and find out what their needs, wants, and goals are & then we  will discuss a plan for achieving each students goals! Each student wants something different and trust & communication is vital in regards to the students development!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am  a Certified and Life time member of the (AKKF) American Karate Kung Fu Federation, Member of the (AKA) American Karate Association, Member of the (USAWKF) United States of America Wushu-Kung Fu Federation, Member of Team USA Karate (USA National Karate-do Federation)

Owner/President/Chief Instructor of Balanced Warrior MMA & Karate, LLC

Test/Rank: Orange 8th Gup 10/27/11, Green 6th Gup 4/26/12, Green W/Stripe 10/30/12, Brown 4th Gup 1/30/13 Brown W/Stripe 3rd Gup 10/29/13, Red 2nd Gup 7/31/14, Red W/Stripe 1st Gup 4/30/15

Auvenshine's Taekwondo 15th Annual Tournament           3rd place Men's Grappling Beginner (Division)                    3rd place Olympic Point Sparring Red/Brown Belt Division

Auvenshine's Taekwondo 16th Annual Tournament           3rd place/Bronze Medal Men's Forms                                   2nd place Olympic Point Sparring Red/Brown Belt Division   4th place Men's Grappling (Beginner Division)

Auvenshine's Taekwondo 17th Annual Tournament           1st place/Gold Medal Men's Forms Champion                   2nd place Olympic Point Sparring Red/Brown Belt Division  7th place Men's Grappling (Avanced/Expert Division)

Auvenshine's Taekwondo 18th Annual Tournament           1st place/Gold Medal Men's Forms 2X defending Champion     2nd place Olympic Point Sparring Red/Brown Belt Division       2nd place Men's Grappling (Avanced/Expert Division)


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I Use a case by case Basis for every individual student. Each Student has different financial situations and i make sure the students need are met, money  should never be the reason students shouldn't progress. I will help every student that walks thru my door to the best of my abilities!


How did you get started teaching?

I Started as a student and i advanced thru the ranks of the Tang Soo Do Karate System. I started to help lower ranks, and assisted my instructors and developed My own teaching style!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students, and all age groups as well


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The event that im most fond of is when my students achieve their goals! The joy of accomplishment that each student has makes me feel so proud of them!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The student needs to figure out what it is that they would like to accomplish and we will come up with a training plan so the goals can be met in a timly fashion!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Only two questions a student needs to ask themselves

#1 What is the reason i want to train in martial arts?

#2 Am I Ready to start my training?

when a student has both answers that student will be ready for long term training!