Our philosophy and our passion are one and the same. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on people’s lives by exposing them to the many benefits martial arts has to offer. By combining a safe, friendly learning environment with quality instruction, we provide an atmosphere that fosters self-confidence, self-discipline and respect.
Whether you are interested in competition, getting in shape, learning self-defense, or just need a hobby, we guide you along the way, ensuring that you get the most out of your experience.Contact Us
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Our coaches are focused on your success. Every member of our staff is friendly, helpful and very experienced in the martial arts. Below are just a few of our many coaches who make Watson Martial Arts one of the premier locations in the Midwest.
Watsons is great for everyone, whether it's your first day or thousandth. The culture is terrific, the instructors are amazing and a lot of fun, and the teaching style is like nothing I've experienced. The facility itself is very accommodating due to its size and variety of programs, and is kept very clean.
Knowledgeable staff, great training environment, everyone is super helpful and willing to explain stuff to make you better. Really great experience as a beginner with no experience. Would 100% recommend to anyone interested in learning to defend themselves and get a great workout at the same time.
This gym doesn't deserve 5 stars. It deserves more than 5 stars. I was in town for a business trip and came across Watson Martial Arts and decided to visit for some training. Everyone provided great training and a friendly atmosphere, which is rare these days. Thanks, Professor Watson and everyone for the great experience.
Learning something new every time I step in the door. Kyle and all of his team are beyond welcoming to veterans of the art or beginners. Kyle personally takes time to talk to everyone, makes you feel welcome, and continuously checks in. Trial run, with no pressure from Kyle or his team, just genuinely wanting to teach those willing to learn. It's like a picnic with extended cousins that you don't really know, but they are family. If you're interested in learning a new martial art or 2, check them out. 💪🏾
Kyle Watson is an amazing martial artist and instructor! His facility is top-of-the-line and extremely clean!! I highly recommend Watson Martial Arts for anyone in the St. Louis area!!
Been here going on 3 years: Great atmosphere, great training partners, great training, great coaches. Definitely worth checking out.
I have been a part of Watson’s martial arts for about two months now. It is such a welcoming and encouraging environment. My favorite thing about the studio is the great number of different classes available. You can come and stay there all afternoon if you would like! Professor Kyle takes his time to personally get to know every student and it is clear that he is very knowledgeable in martial arts. Other students are also very friendly and I have never encountered any issues. If you are thinking about trying it out: Stop thinking about it and come check it out!
Great people, with a welcoming team atmosphere, and some tough roles. For any newcomers, there's a beginners class so don't be worried about coming in!
This place is fantastic!!! Super clean and extremely friendly and safe. Everyone in there was hospitable to anyone visiting from other gyms. I will absolutely drop in the next time I’m in the Lou!!!