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Welcome to Cheney’s Zen Karate and Kickboxing, Central Alberta’s largest and best equipped martial arts training facility.

Available Classes

Cheney’s Zen Karate & Kickboxing has been on the cutting edge of all Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Traditional martial arts competition in Canada and around the world since the mid 80’s. Our school has produced virtually all of the Kickboxing and Muay Thai Champions that have come out of  Red Deer and the central Alberta area for the past 30 years. This is why our school has become known as the “House Of Champions”. We have produced more Regional, National and World champions in both Kickboxing and Karate than any other school in the area both past and present and continue to honor this tradition by providing the same level of instruction to every student from beginner to world class level. Everyone from beginner to Black Belt can become a champion or just train like one!

Zen Karate Do

Class InstructionA great way to get in shape as well as a devastating form of self defense. Traditional and modern Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Akijutsu, and Jiu Jitsu techniques combine with advanced Olympic training methods to promote self confidence, coordination and weight control. This class offers tournament oriented training as well as realistic street defense techniques.

Kickboxing and Muay Thai

Adult Kickboxing Training Combining traditional Muay Thai, Martial Arts and boxing techniques along with an intense cardiovascular workout make this class the ultimate in conditioning and challenge. Cheney Karate Studios is the only school in the area certified to teach kickboxing by the World Kickboxing Association and the Canadian Muay Thai Council. Become a fighter or just get in fighting shape.

Fighter Specific Training

Self-Defense and personal protection are also available at Cheney Zen Karate and Kickboxing.This training will currently only be available for students enrolled in one of our programs looking to take their training to the next level. Enrollment will start in October. We will consider fighters from other studios that will be entering competition within the year. Please contact us for more information. 

Deciding to train in Martial Arts is an important and life changing decision. Below are a few of the most common questions we are asked at Cheney’s Zen Karate & Kickboxing. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why Study Martial Arts?

The Martial Arts can be practiced by everyone. It is a tremendous way to get in shape and at the same time, learn a highly effective means of self defense. The reasons for studying Martial Arts will depend on an individual’s needs and interests:

• CONDITIONING – Martial Arts training utilizes beneficial exercises that increase stamina, strength, flexibility and endurance.

• SELF DEFENSE – Martial Arts correctly taught and learned is absolutely the ultimate in self defense.

• DISCIPLINE – Martial Arts is hard work, mentally and physically and strong moral character is emphasized in the training.• SELF CONFIDENCE – Achieved through improved skills and physical fitness. Gain mental peace with yourself and your body.

• SPORT – For those with enjoy competitive sports there are international competitions in which students may participate.

Will I Get Hurt?

Although injuries can occur from time to time, the likelihood of any serious injury is very low. Students are taught to be careful and controlled and all training is closely monitored by an instructor. Sports such as basketball and hockey tend to have a much higher rate of injury than martial arts.

Is It Expensive?

The cost for our martial arts programs is only slightly higher than the monthly fee at most gyms. At a gym you pay your fee and only use the facility. We offer the added benefit of professional world class instruction in addition to our state of the art facility.


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