discover why so many people in OVERLAND PARK trust NEXT LEVEL MARTIAL ARTS


Practicing martial arts helps you feel safe and confident in today’s society and provides an excellent way to manage stress, get in shape and feel great. Martial Arts helps you live your best life by offering you valuable success and life skills such as confidence, discipline, and life balance.


have your ever experienced

  • Having a hard time staying awake during the day? You’re constantly having to find ways to stay awake, half way through the day you find yourself dozing off.

  • You want to learn how to protect yourself and your family? You’ve tried everything, you’ve bought DVD’s tried classes that are supposed to be taught to the military, but nothing seemed to give you the tools you need to feel confident that you could protect yourself and most importantly your family?

  • Low Self Esteem? Maybe your clothes don’t fit the way they once did or it seems like life is handing you one lemon after another, or maybe you feel that you’re just not good enough.
  • Stress Levels from work impacting other areas of life? You’re banging your head against the wall, major deadlines due at work, stress levels through the roof and cant seem to find the solution. Ever been there?

  • You’re trying to find the perfect academy to improve your martial arts skills? You’ve been to different “gyms” but they all felt like a gym and not warm and inviting. Perhaps you’ve been training but you’re in a rut and don’t feel that your game is improving and you’re looking for the right team to be apart of to help take your game to an entirely new level? 

Words cannot express how great of an experience we have at at this school and Mr McDaniel. We have been apart of the Karate family for a year and half now. It is the best thing we ever did

TARA FAIOLA ELSTON proud member of Next Level Martial Arts

Whether you’re a 40 something adult or a parent looking for a great structured program for yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Find out why so many people trust us and see how we provide excellent training for all.

Karate is one of the most popular martial arts in the world, if not the most popular. But…. what if I told you that not every Martial Arts academy is created equal. Sure, you might find a school with an instructor with high accolades in competition but does that make them a great instructor. Sure, you might find a school with a huge name attached to it, but does that person teach there? There are so many factors that go into finding the RIGHT martial arts school for you, the question is, where do you start, better yet what are you looking for?

People from all walks of life train with us and love it. Moms, Dads, Athletes and Hobbyists, each have different goals and reasons for training, but they all get the results they are looking for. We’ve put together one of the most extensive coaching teams possible, and thats just the tip of the ice berg.

Has this ever happened to you. Perhaps you’ve walked into an academy and left feeling you were just “there” and didn’t really fit in. Or maybe you went to try out a class and it was a bunch of meatheads trying to one up you and you were just fighting to survive? Perhaps you’ve never stepped foot in a martial arts school and the thought of “sparring” with someone so much bigger and stronger than you frightens you.

The beauty of martial arts is that it is catered for the smaller person to be able to defeat their giants! Your giants can be a person, an emotion, stress, and so much more. From the minute you walk in our doors, you’re apart of our family, not just another body in the class. Our instructors and staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals and puts your success before theirs. Our Adult Martial Arts program offers you a community to help you live your best life through self-discipline, self-confidence and self-respect.

I can better control my emotions and I can express my feeling more than before. Mr McDaniel make me want to continue karate even though I hated the first class. To this day he makes me laugh. He is the best roll model.

DEBBIE PREVIS, ​Happy Member of Next Level Martial Arts



Our program has been proven to be one of the most effective Self Defense systems on the planet. Size does not matter, the smaller person can easily defend themselves and defeat a much larger attacker with ease. However, the self defense that is learned is not only useful, but extremely practical!

It is very important for people to understand why they are doing certain moves and have a general knowledge of the body mechanics that are being utilized through out their trainings.

Not only will you leave having had one of the BEST workouts of your life, you’ll know that you now have the tools necessary to keep yourself safe and be confident that you can do so.

AKKA has a great sense of history of the art of Kenpo Karate as well as a great love of the sport. The instructors are awesome and will work with you. I felt welcomed while I was there. This place welcomes all walks of life at all ages. I will be recommending them to my friends that are loooking to get into the sport.

DANIEL BARNHART, ​proud member of Next Level Martial Arts



Most forms of exercise don’t necessarily promote great hand eye coordination. Lift this, pull that, press this, push that, those are the basic movements we do on a daily basis. By utilizing your entire body through various techniques, you’re not only toning your body, but you’re improving your balance and coordination. Reflexes are heightened and sharpened through each lesson.

Aside from increased coordination, the constant movement helps circulate your blood through out your body and provide you with feeling better all over.

Great school. Was a student here for over 13 years and it is honestly one of the things that made me the man that I am today, and would recommend this place to anyone.

EUGENE RAYGORODETSKIY, ​very proud member of Next Level Martial Arts



Martial Arts, like any form of exercise, releases endorphins into your bloodstream that act as “mood boosters” and provides a de-stress hormone into your body.

The act of training and landing a solid kick is invigorating and a brilliant medium to relieve built up stress and tension over time. Not only will you feel refreshed and reinvigorated after class, you’ll have a blast doing it!

It's an awesome place to be a part of. Mr. McDaniel is an awesome instructor, you couldn't ask for better. I would recommend 100%. 5 stars all the way!

IVAN EVERETT,  Happy Member of Next Level Martial Arts

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Do I have to compete?

No, Competition is not for everyone. In fact, the term “Sport Martial Arts” is a sort of oxymoron. Competition is an excellent way to promote a particular martial art and help it gain popularity with the public. Additionally, sportive martial arts allows a practitioner a way to balance realistic practice with safe everyday training. This sportive practice can be done in the school or in a public at large competitions. Although sportive practice has many benefits, they are sometimes overshadowed by ego and a typical sports-fan type behavior that is contrary to a good Martial Artist’s conduct; newbies can often be confused by this or turned in the wrong direction quickly.

Do you have a screening process?

All of our members start off on one of our trial memberships. This gives you and your family a better understanding of our programs, facility, values and culture. This also allows you to make sure that we are a good fit for your family, and vice versa. 

What are the Benefits?

The Benefits of Martial Arts training for both children and adults are numerous! Heres a few:

– Improved ability to focus and concentrate
– Better grades in school
– More Self Confidence
– Higher Self Esteem
– Improved Physical Fitness
– Greater Body Awareness
– Become more responsible
– Ability to set and accomplish goals
– Excellent character development program
– Discipline
– and so much more!

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