Martial Arts School | Dave Hanson's Gateway Karate Saint Louis

Dave Hanson's Gateway Karate Saint Louis

Amazing programs for kids and adults to get more focused, fit, and confident.

Teen & Adult Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Achieve your fitness goals while developing a wide array of life saving techniques for real world application.

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Kids Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

The perfect blend of self defense and tradition. Our kids martial arts program not only gives your child the tools to protect themselves, it equips them with skills that gives them an unfair advantage in school and in life. We’re dedicated to your child’s success.

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About our school

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Saint Louis. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

"Gateway Karate has been a great experience for our son. He has learned so much and has even started assisting in the preschool class."

"Leaders that are dedicated to building character in the children of the future. Thank you Hansons for what a Blessing you are."

"Only have the best from my perspective"

"Absolutely always a fun time! Keeps me in shape and a smile on my face. It won’t let you down!!"

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at Dave Hanson’s Gateway Karate in Saint Louis is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   Your kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Saint Louis martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at Dave Hanson’s Gateway Karate Saint Louis are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Saint Louis martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find Dave Hanson’s Gateway Karate in Saint Louis have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun!  Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

About our programs

Adult Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Saint Louis. It’s time to change up your work out and get the results you’ve been looking for.

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Kids Martial Arts
in Saint Louis

Parents love our Kids Martial Arts program in Saint Louis, Why? Because it’s the perfect blend of self defense, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why so many families, just like yours, love and trust Dave Hanson’s Gateway Karate

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Dave Hanson's Gateway Karate

Saint Louis

We’re located at 5496 Baumgartner Rd. Suite 105, stop by and say hello!

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