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Experience the Power and Discipline of Martial Arts at Our Academy

We believe that martial arts training is more than just learning kicks and punches. It's about personal development, character building, and achieving mental strength and physical fitness. Our expert-led programs in Taekwondo, Karate, and high-intensity Combat Fit Workouts are designed for all age groups - from our Little Dragons (ages 3-6), Karate Kids (ages 7-12), to our Teens & Adults Martial Arts (ages 13+) and Combat Fit (ages 12+). Each class, every technique, and all our drills aim to instill discipline, self-confidence, and respect in our students. Whether you're seeking self-defense training, physical fitness, or a boost in self-esteem, Vigilance Martial Arts is your one-stop destination. Experience the unique blend of traditional martial arts values with modern fitness training, all in a supportive, community-oriented environment. Join us today and discover why at Vigilance Martial Arts, it's not just about martial arts, it's about life-changing experiences and lifelong learning.


  • Improves physical fitness and conditioning

  • Increases self-defense skills

  • Develops mental discipline and focus

  • Provides stress relief

  • Builds social connections and friendships


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  • Improve Coordination

  • Develop Discipline

  • Mental & Physical Benefits

  • Learn Self-Defense

  • All While Having Fun

With 3 schools in Topeka, Emporia, and Netaka, Vigilance Martial Arts is considered one of the USA's most trusted martial arts academies. With a family friendly atmosphere and world class instructors, we have everything you need to succeed.

Little Dragons (Ages 3-6)

Unleash your child's potential with our "Little Dragons" program. This unique program has been specially designed for children aged 3 to 6, fostering their curiosity, creativity, and confidence while introducing them to the world of martial arts. Through fun and engaging classes, your little ones will learn the fundamentals of discipline, respect, and teamwork in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Karate Kids (Ages 7-12)

Introducing the "Karate Kids" program, tailored to empower children aged 7 to 12. This program seamlessly blends physical fitness with life skills, teaching your child the art of karate while reinforcing the values of discipline, respect, and self-confidence. Your child will not only learn karate techniques but will also develop leadership skills, teamwork, and resilience, preparing them for life's many challenges.

Teens & Adults (Ages 13+)

Embark on a transformative journey with our "Teens & Adult Martial Arts" program. Designed for individuals aged 13 and up, this program aims to challenge and inspire. Whether you're a teenager seeking an exciting physical activity or an adult looking for a new challenge, our program will help you build strength, enhance discipline, and boost confidence. Experience growth not only in martial arts skills but also in life skills that can contribute to your personal and professional success.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Ages 12+)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a highly effective martial art and combat sport that emphasizes ground fighting techniques and submissions. Originating from the traditional Japanese martial art of Judo, BJJ has evolved into a unique and powerful system of self-defense. This guide aims to provide an optimized approach to mastering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, enabling practitioners to enhance their skills, technique, and overall performance on the mat



Welcome to the home of Family Friendly Programs that inspire, empower, and transform. Our holistic and inclusive approach to martial arts training makes us a beloved choice for families in Emporia, Topeka, and Netawaka. We believe martial arts is more than just a sport; it's a powerful life tool that fosters growth, resilience, and discipline in a safe and supportive environment.

Our Family Friendly Programs are designed to engage all age groups – from our Little Dragons classes for the youngest martial artists aged 3-6, our exciting Karate Kids classes for those aged 7-12, to our dynamic Teens & Adults classes for individuals aged 13 and up. Not to mention our high-intensity Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program for those looking to push their fitness boundaries and self-defense skills.

We're more than just a martial arts school; we're a community committed to helping each other grow, thrive, and lead. Join us today to experience the transformative power of martial arts.


  • Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

  • Developing Respect and Discipline

  • Improves physical fitness and conditioning

  • Increases self-defense skills

  • Develops mental discipline and focus

  • Provides stress relief

  • Builds social connections and friendships

Upcoming Tournaments

Monster Mash Melee

Join us at the William L. White Civic Auditorium in Emporia, KS for a day packed with martial arts action! Mr. & Mrs. Baquero from Vigilance Martial Arts are bringing together fighters of all ages, from little ATA Tigers to top-tier Black Belts. No matter if you're competing or just cheering on, it's sure to be a day full of energy and excitement. Save the date for October 28th and come see what martial arts is all about!


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At Vigilance Martial Arts, our instructors are the pillars of our learning environment. Highly skilled, experienced, and passionate, they dedicate themselves to nurturing students of all ages and skill levels. Our team is committed to ensuring you feel welcomed, motivated, and confident, as they guide you along your martial arts journey. Their expertise spans traditional martial arts, self-defense techniques, and fitness training, ensuring a well-rounded approach to your learning experience. From the first class to achieving your black belt and beyond, our instructors are there every step of the way, fostering your growth in martial arts and life skills. Come meet our dedicated team and experience the Vigilance Martial Arts difference for yourself.

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Vigilance has been amazing for our five year old! She has learned so much in a short amount of time. Most importantly she has gained a tremendous amount of confidence. Master Jorgenson is spectacular and the owners and everyone treat us like family! Highly recommend!!!!Like

Dan Stiers

My son has been a part of the team since August of 2018 and is now a second degree black belt! He has loved every second of his time there. My daughter now attends as well and is equally as excited about her classes. Wonderful people there! Master Jorgensen is the absolute best, we love him!!!

Tim P

My 6 year old son just finished his free lessons, and before we left we made sure to sign him up. All of the coaches are so friendly and welcoming. The other students are super respectful and make sure that they let the newer kids learn. Just a great atmosphere all around. My son has been super excited to go, and can't wait for the next class. 100% recommend

Mark Mount

Vigilance is fantastic. They’re knowledgeable and care about their craft. I started here for bonding with my child, but also found a place that has bettered me both physically and mentally.

m harris

I love Vigilance Martial Arts! We learned about them through our town’s yearly giant flea market. I signed my then 4 year old son up for classes. After about a month of watching him, I knew I wanted to join!

The instructors are wonderful. Every month we work on a new life skill- how it applies to both our life and taekwondo. I feel stronger with every class! My son has learned discipline and control. I would 100% recommend Vigilance!

Angela Bradley

What age groups does Vigilance Martial Arts cater to?

Vigilance Martial Arts has programs for all ages, starting with our Little Dragons program for children aged 3-6, our Karate Kids program for children aged 7-12, and programs for teens and adults aged 13 and up. We also offer a high-intensity Combat Fit workout program for individuals aged 12 and up.

Are beginners welcome at Vigilance Martial Arts?

Absolutely! We welcome students of all levels, from complete beginners to advanced martial artists. Our skilled instructors are experienced in teaching and guiding students of all skill levels.

What type of martial arts do you teach?

We primarily teach Taekwondo, a dynamic and powerful martial art known for its kicking and hand techniques. Our programs also incorporate aspects of self-defense and fitness training.

What are the benefits of joining Vigilance Martial Arts?

Joining our martial arts programs can bring numerous benefits. It can improve your fitness, discipline, self-confidence, and self-defense skills. It also provides an opportunity to be part of a supportive and positive community.

How often should I attend classes?

The frequency of attendance may depend on your personal goals and schedule. However, we recommend attending classes at least two to three times a week for steady progress.

Do you offer trial classes?

Yes, we offer a free trial for new students. It's a great way to experience our training environment and teaching style before committing to a program.

Are your instructors certified?

Yes, all our instructors are certified and experienced in martial arts training. They are dedicated to providing quality instruction and helping students achieve their personal goals.

What safety measures do you follow during training?

Safety is our top priority at Vigilance Martial Arts. Our instructors closely supervise all training sessions, and we teach techniques in a controlled, safe manner. We also encourage students to communicate any discomfort or injuries they may have.

Do I need any special equipment to start?

Initially, you won't need any special equipment. As you progress and start sparring, you'll need protective gear, which can be purchased at our school or any sporting goods store.

How can I get started?

You can get started by contacting us through our website or phone to schedule your free trial class. We look forward to welcoming you to the Vigilance Martial Arts community!

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1801 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66604

Located In West Ridge Mall

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Mon - Fri 3pm – 9pm

Sat - 9am – 1pm


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(785) 450-8111

1801 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66604, USA

1801 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66604

Located In West Ridge Mall

(785) 450-8111