The Best Martial Arts Lessons
in the Grandview area

Martial Arts for Kids & Youth


Our exciting martial arts programs for kids and youth are designed to develop your child’s focus, self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall sense of purpose the way NO sport, hobby, or ordinary “activity,” or program can.

HUNDREDS of parents and families in the Grandview area are singing the praises of our kids and youth programs, and telling other parents about it every day, because they’ve experienced it for themselves, too.

Martial Arts for Adults

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Our unique martial arts program for adults is the best way in the Grandview area to lose weight and get in shape because every movement has a purpose – a self-defense purpose that might one day save your life!

Students from 18 to 80 also tell us they use the benefits of improved concentration, self-discipline, and self-confidence every day at home, at work, and in social situations.

Restorative Energetic Movement

Our transformative online fitness program for adults is the best way in the Grandview area for adults to enhance balance, improve mobility, manage stress and become stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally.

You will learn simple, practical movement principles to help you age gracefully. You’ll reduce your stress, and with your new confidence, you will look and feel better than ever!

Welcome to The Best Karate Lessons
in Grandview


Greetings, I am Eric Banks,

and I’m very pleased that hundreds of families all over the Grandview area are benefiting from and singing the praises of our programs and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact our classes are having on their lives.

South KC Shotokan Karate has become a landmark of Grandview martial arts!

I would love for you to experience our training programs for yourself.  Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, and more confident with South KC Shotokan Karate training!


Physical and Mental Development

meditatingOur members tell us that they feel our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than “just” a gym or some “activity”.

I enjoy helping our adult members safely build muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility, and release stress in a FUN, positive, and injury-free environment! And for the children, parents all over the Grandview area give our martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus, building their self-esteem, and igniting a passion for self improvement they never would have expected.

Much More than “Kicking & Punching”

martial arts woman punchAlthough many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.

When you train in our Grandview martial arts program (which also serves Lee's Summit, Leawood, Belton, Raytown), you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.

Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on discipline, focus, and perseverance. Please take a few moments to browse this website, get familiar with us, then, take me up on my “No Strings Attached” offer, and see the benefits of my Grandview martial arts program for yourself!

See for Yourself

Give me a call at: (816) 304-8892 Or click the program (above) that you’re most interested in!

I sincerely look forward to meeting you, and helping you and your family accomplish your goals!


Eric Banks
South KC Shotokan Karate

12930 13th St
Grandview, MO 64030
(816) 304-8892

P.S. If you’re like me, you’d rather “see it for yourself”, rather than just take my word for it. So simply select the program you’re most interested in on this page, and take advantage of our Special Trial Offer!

Get Started Today at NO RISK!

Special Offers:

Visit our “Specials” page for current offers!

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I have totally become stress-free…
“By training in the martial arts, I have totally become stress-free. I love it. My life is so much more enjoyable!”
—Tanya Elenkiwich

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I have lost 12 pounds, gained great confidence!
“I love Martial Arts training! With the training I’ve got, I have lost 12 pounds, gained great confidence!”
—Mike Earl

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Lost over 65 pounds…
“Since I’ve started Martial Arts, I’ve lost over 65 pounds! On top of that, I’ve gained confidence.”
—Jordan Robinson