Martial Arts Family
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Young Girl Practicing

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Your Success is Our Success

Practicing Martial Arts at Home


Martial arts training gives you the tools you need to reach your goals. At Kindred Protective Arts, our inclusive environment supports each student's individualized personal growth.  We emphasize safety, self-control, focus, fitness, and leadership.

We are Gladstone's center of martial arts excellence!


We offer four main tracks for martial arts training.

Matial Arts Training


Fundamental Karate for Ages 4 and up!

Doushin Karate, "Association of Kindred Spirits" karate, is a blended style of Shotokan Karate, Kyokushin Karate, and Japanese Jujutsu (ground fighting).


This traditional martial arts class primarily focuses on self defense, stranger danger and situational awareness.

Through martial arts training, our students learn discipline, cooperation, self control, confidence, leadership, courtesy and respect.



Self Confidence & Success for Kids 7-14

Presas Arnis (also known as escrima or kali) is Filipino Martial Arts for every child!

Arnis is known for the introduction of tools (sticks) early in training.  Our martial art style is taught in gym classes in the public schools in the Philippines.

We emphasize self defense, leadership, safety, and personal development in the mind, the body, and the spirit.



Martial Arts for Everyone Aged 15+

Our program for teens and adults is for everyone, regardless of fitness level , athleticism, or prior martial arts experience.

We emphasize personal safety, self defense, versatility, empowerment, and having a great time as you train.

Our martial art system is much more than a rank progression with a single goal - it's a life-long endeavor!



Practical and Essential Self Defense

Force Necessary is a martial system, not a martial art.

The focus is on a simplified self defense system that's easy to learn and perfect.  This class will get you into the right mindset and give you the right skills to fill out your personal safety strategy.

If your goal is to get serious about self protection, Force Necessary is for you.


From KPA Members

 I have had 6 knee surgeries, and 10 other surgeries due to injuries I have had over the years. When I met Kevin and Jackie I was taking Shotokan Karate with my youngest son, and while I enjoyed the classes, my injuries made doing the forms and strikes properly very painful. Sometimes the pain from training would be so bad that I would lay awake at night and just hurt. Jackie talked me into giving Presas Arnis a try and I immediately liked it. Unlike other styles I could mold Arnis to fit me and the way my body moves. I now have a low blue belt in Presas Arnis and I have also become one of Kevin's highest ranked PAC students as a level 4 and I'm working on my level 5 currently. In short if you're an adult, and you want to learn an effective martial art that isn't going punish your body, this is it! Enjoy the art, or pull out the combatives so that you can protect your family- it's all there. Make the decision to try Arnis and you won't be disappointed! 

Shawn S.