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On top of the free week of lessons we are offering one free month of lessons with enrollment. This is a great chance to help get a great start to the school year. We help teach focus and discipline and can even help your child with their school work through our after school program.

For more information we encourage you to give us a call or email us.

Martial Arts Training That Focuses on the Individual

Lexington Taekwondo Jiujitsu (formerly "Rick Lewis' Karate Academy") is a family-friendly martial arts academy with over fifteen years of history serving the community in Lexington, KY.   We focus on creating a strong mind and spirit as well as a strong body with our training.  While our martial arts training is built around the study of Taekwondo and Jujitsu, our instructors work just as hard to instill in our students of all ages our basic tenants: honor, strength, self-control, integrity, loyalty, humility, and perseverance.  We offer classes for pre-school (Karate Kubs), juniors, and adults and have something for everyone.  Feel free to leave us a message if you would like and be sure to check back soon as our web site will soon be growing.

A Balanced Approach to Martial Arts

There are many different styles and variations across the world for martial arts instruction. Lexington Taekwondo Jiujuitsu (LTJ) believes in offering a balanced approach and making these styles available. LTJ has certified instructors for some of the most popular styles available to let you balance out your martial arts training.


Translated as "the way of the foot and fist", this ancient Korean martial arts style began over 2000 years ago. It emphasizes effective kicking as well as many basic strikes. It is regarded as the world's most popular martial art, as measured by the number of practitioners. One source has estimated that taekwondo is practiced in 123 countries, with over 30 million practitioners and 3 million individuals with black belts throughout the world. It is now one of only two Asian martial arts (the other being judo) that are included in the Olympic Games.

Brazilian (Gracie) Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Jiu-jitsu is known as more than just a system of fighting, it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in people both young and old.

Jiu-Jitsu came to international prominence in the martial arts community in the 1990s, when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Royce Gracie won the first, second and fourth Ultimate Fighting Championships. Gracie fought against often much-larger opponents who were practicing other styles, including boxing, shoot-fighting, karate, judo and tae kwon do. It has since become a staple art for many MMA fighters and is largely credited for bringing widespread attention to the importance of ground fighting.