Welcome To Leadership Academy Martial Arts

Classes Available

Loyal Members

Community Projects

Years of Awesome

Disciplined, Focused Kids Programs

We offer Preskillz classes for 4-5 year olds, Basic taekwondo classes for 6+, and 2 Age Specific Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes.


Fun and Challenging Adult Programs

Adults enjoy getting a great workout and being pushed. We have a taekwondo class option, Self Defense classes, women’s fit

Fitness, Flexibility, and Friends

We are a family here. We push each other, we get results, and we are driven to help each other reach our goals… together.

Community Focused Leadership Training

Leadership Academy was founded on the idea of teaching leadership using martial arts as the vehicle. Hundreds of projects later, we have reached incredible milestones with this program.

My son (age 6) is currently attending the Leadership Academy. Mr. Engels and his lovely wife have created a tremendous one of a kind environment that is not only instilling Martial Arts practices and knowledge, but also simultaneously shaping attitudes that will act as a blueprint through life that will not only lead to personal success but the success of those around them. I encourage any and all who are even the least bit curious to come in and sit as an observer through one of the many classes being taught during the week. You will a find a fun and friendly environment, that is inviting to ALL. Hope to see you there!

Clint and Tracy Bakken


In addition to the physical training and self defense, At 15, my son has now built a project portfolio of 13 projects at Leadership Academy. He has learned about the world and his potential to lead through his leadership projects.”

Judy Carlson

Parent of a Remarkable Young Leader

Wonderful, family friendly, values based, community focused organization. I highly recommend Leadership Academy for young and old alike!

Krista and Greg Johnson

“I earned my Jr. Black Belt after years of hard work. One of my favorite memories from the leadership training was when over 100 people attended the Family Fun Night. We raised 50,907 pennies for the collection. I realized that my actions really do make a difference! We had so much fun and I can’t wait for the next project!”

Gabe Rein

Jr. Black Belt

“Leadership Academy helped me find my passion for helping young girls realize how beautiful they are without makeup. I researched, designed, and gave an awareness presentation to area girls. We put up a website, made videos, and connected with lots of people in the process. I learned a lot!”

Jenna Brill

1st Degree Black Belt

I have been attending the women’s Leadership Fitness classes for a little over 2 years now. I could barely do 10 sit ups when I started, after having had 4 surgeries on my abdomen over the years. I can now do so much more than that! The support the women in the classes give each other in our common struggle to get fit and be better is very uplifting. I am a much stronger, fitter and healthier person than I was 2 years ago and I have the Leadership Academy to thank for pushing me to my best potential. The classes are fun, the instructors are very knowledgeable and really and truly care about each and every one of us and helping us to reach our goals.

Katy Costa

Fitness Member