The practice and study of the martial arts is not easy. If it was, it wouldn't be worth doing. At Brown's School of Martial Arts, training is challenging, but very fulfilling. In the beginning things will be difficult, feel awkward and clumsy, and some concepts may be difficult to comprehend at first. In time, your training will become easier, and someday, a very important part of who you are.
Our mission is to provide QUALITY. Quality martial arts instruction and training is what you'll find at this school. As a student of this school, you will be part of the team. Everyone grows together while we learn from each other. Martial arts training is physically demanding, but it is also a lot of fun and extremely rewarding. It is through constant struggle, exhaustion, and hard work that we come out the other side smarter, stronger, and more disciplined. In short, we provide outstanding education and training in a safe, friendly, and intimidation-free atmosphere.
Whether you're interested in practicing the martial arts to lose weight, build a stronger body, to improve self-control and discipline, or to learn how to protect yourself and loved ones in a physical confrontation, Brown's School of Martial Arts offers separate classes for children, teens, and adults. Curious if this is a good fit for you? Try it out and see! Call or email today to schedule two weeks of classes absolutely free.
ABOUT THIS SCHOOL
ABOUT BEN BROWN
- 2001 NBL World Champion -
- Multi National & State Champion -
- Former National Karate Team Member -
- #1 Ranked Competitor in the World by the NBL (2000) -
Ben Brown has been studying and practicing the martial arts for over 30 years. Ben became fascinated with the martial arts at a very young age, and began studying Shotokan Karate at the age of six. At the age of twelve, Ben began studying Taekwon-Do. Noticing the countless similarities between the Shotokan school of Karate and the ITF school of Taekwon-Do, he continued his training and earned his 1st degree black belt in 1998, just before his 18th birthday.
After earning his black belt, Ben competed regularly and won numerous tournaments including the Missouri State Championships and the ITF International Invitational. He won gold medals in both sparring and forms at both tournaments. Later that same year, Ben traveled to Santa Barbara, California to compete in the American Black Belt Championships which was televised on pay-per-view. Ben won the gold medal in the open forms division. Having had his first "open tournament" experience where competitors compete against other martial artists from different schools and styles, he wanted to compete and travel more. Ben went to nearby Chicago to compete in the AKA Grand Nationals. Ben was asked to join a national karate team and was then sponsored to compete. He continued to travel the country and compete in national tournaments for three years. He has won national titles in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Legacy Nationals), New Orleans (SlugFest Nationals), San Antonio (Yellowrose Nationals), and St. Louis (Budweiser Open). In 2000, Ben qualified to compete in the NBL World Championships held in Niagara Falls, Canada. He placed 2nd. The following year, he qualified and was invited again, this time being held in Los Angeles, California. He won the world title, becoming the 2001 NBL world champion. In 2000, Ben was rated #1 by the National Black Belt League.
Shortly after winning the world championships, Ben moved to Los Angeles. While competing on the national karate team and living in L.A., he befriended and trained with many notable martial artists such as Isshinryu black belt, Steve Miller, Chinese national Wushu champion, Li Pei Yun, Taekwon-Do pioneer, Ernie Reyes Sr. and his son Ernie Reyes, Jr., Loopkicks founder, Chris Devera, NBL & WCL world champion, Raymond "The Real Deal" Daniels, NASKA world champions, Mindy Kelly, Arnold Chon, and Kim Do Nguyen, and WAKO world champion and Shorei-ryu black belt, Matt Mullins.
While living in Los Angeles, Ben did stunt work for various film and television shows including a live martial arts demonstration for The Wayne Brady Show guest starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Being widely recognized for his proper execution of technique and power, Ben was approached by Martial Arts Digital Media in 2003, and was asked to help create an instructional DVD titled Ben Brown: The Secrets of Clean Technique. Ben Brown has trained with teachers, coaches, and martial artists from around the world, and now his passion lies in passing down the vast knowledge he has obtained in his travels to students of his own.