Martial Arts Provo Utah

Directory of martial arts in Provo, Orem, Springville and greater Utah County.

Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Chinese Martial Arts, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture and Natural Health Care, Olympic Fencing, Filipino Martial Arts, Hapkido, Iaido & Kendo, Judo, Jujutsu, Karate, Russian Systema, Wrestling

See also: Martial arts Utah





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Dennis Shiozawa. Brian Armstrong—uke


Utah Valley University (UVU) Aikido Club
Location: Orem campus
Club Advisor/Instructor: Marc Hugentobler
Affiliation: Aikido Association of America

UVU also offers Aikido classes through the department of Physical Education.


Utah Aikido Dojo Directory
The most complete list of Aikido dojo, classes, and clubs in Utah





Brazilian Jiu-jitsu - BJJ


University of Grappling 
Instructor: Ricky Lundell
Location: 259 N 290 West, Lindon, UT
Tel: 801-358-8962
Pedro Sauer affiliate


Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Instructor: Paul Tom
380 S. Orem Blvd, Orem, Ut
Flavio Behring affiliate


Instructor: Mark Balcer
Pleasant Grove, UT
Tel: 801-785-0354
Pedro Sauer affiliate


See also Jujutsu





 Chinese Martial Arts


Utah Valley Hsing-I Chuan
Instructor: Chris Torsak
Utah Valley
Chinese internal martial arts: Xingyiquan (Hsing-I Chuan), Baguazhang (Pakua Chang), Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan.)


Wing Chun Kung Fu Council
329 M State, Orem, UT
Tel: 801 765-1603 





Chinese Medicine


Acupuncture and Natural Health Care
Dr. Sherman S. Yu
224 N 400 East, Orem, UT
Tel: 801-225-6036
Dr. Yu was a medical doctor in China before moving the USA. His acupuncture treatments have been recommended to us by 3 different people. 





Fencing (Western)

The Olympic sport of fencing includes 3 disciplines—foil, epee, and sabre.

Bruce Lee incorporated principles of western fencing into his Jeet Kune Do.


Utah Valley Sport Fencing
Location: 728 S State, Orem, Utah
Tel: 801 765-1603
Olympic fencing





Iaido and Kendo

Iaido is the Japanese art of drawing and cutting with the sword. Think 'quick draw'.

Kendo is the martial sport of fencing, practiced with shinai—split bamboo sword.


iaido provo utah
Seven Samurai film


Toyama Ryu Iaido Kai USA
Instructor: Jake Sorensen
Toyama Ryu Iaido




Jujutsu & Judo

Jujutsu, literally the "way of softness or yielding", traditionally included all the Japanese empty-handed fighting techniques—strikes and kicks, and as well as joint locks and throws.

Aikido, judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu all originated from ju-jutsu.


 Provo Jujutsu Club

Provo Jujutsu Club
Instructor: Larry Bethers
Provo, Utah
Chow Hoon Goshin Jitsu, Dan Zan Ryu Jujutsu, Kyusho Jitsu (pressure points), and Shotokan Karate. Formerly Strike Force Martial Arts and Jasukai Martial Arts


Yama no Shin Kan
Instructor: Jeremy Estes
Location: Lehi Legacy Center, 123 North Center St.
Lehi, Utah
Tel: 801-376-9468
AJJF/ Danzan-Ryu Jujutsu


Utah Bushido Jutsu Kan
Instructor: Robert Hodgkin
Location: American Fork Fitness Center, 454 N Center St.
American Fork, UT
Tel: 801-763-0605
AJJF/ Danzan-Ryu Jujutsu


See also Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Wrestling


Judo - Masahiko Kimura, age 24  





Okinawans developed karate from Chinese influences, and exported it to Japan in the 20th century. Karate is known for it's powerful strikes and kicks.

Provo Martial Arts History

Ed Parker introduced Kenpo Karate to the mainland USA when he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Mr. Parker formed the "BYU Kenpo Club" in 1955 and was captain of the 1956 BYU Judo club.


Ed Parker - Provo UT
Ed Parker at Provo, Utah.
Photo courtesy of
San Jose Kenpo Karate


Provo Jujutsu Club
Instructor: Larry Bethers
Provo, Utah
Shotokan Karate, Chow Hoon Goshin Jitsu, Dan Zan Ryu Jujutsu, and Kyusho Jitsu (pressure points). Formerly Strike Force Martial Arts/Jasukai Martial Arts


Shotokan Karate
Instructor: Noji Ratzlaff
Location: Center Stage Dance Studio 4 (around back, near the stairs), 575 N 1200 West
Orem, UT
Time: Saturdays 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tel: 801 368-1865


Shotokan Karate 
Gichin Funakoshi - Shotokan Karate




Russian Systema


Russian Systema training partners in Utah







Utah Valley University Wrestling
Head Coach: Greg Williams
Orem, Utah campus
NCAA Division I wrestling program.
Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling: high school, junior high school, and university levels.


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Open wrestling tournament at UVU 



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