Our Programs

What we offer

Martial Arts Classes

We are Red Deer and Central Alberta’s longest running and best equipped Martial Arts school. We have been teaching students since 1983 and continue to be the Martial Arts leader in Central Alberta. Whether you are looking to study Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, or Self Defense, we have the perfect class for you.

Children’s Karate Classes

What’s included

Expert Level Training in a Safe and Fun Environment

Children Learn Respect, Self Worth, and Discipline

Children Develop a Strong Mind and Body

Life Saving Self Defense Skills

Adult Karate Programs

Our Adult Karate classes are aimed at developing a persons fitness and self defense. Our Adult Karate classes are great for both recreational and competitive Martial Arts students.

Our Adult Karate classes are excellent for improving cardio, flexibility, fitness, and coordination, but also help reduce anxiety, stress, and increase confidence and self-worth. Our Adult Karate class provides one of the most comprehensive and physical workouts possible, while providing knowledge of self defense; knowledge which could prove to be life saving

What’s included

World Class Training from Certified Professionals

Life Saving Self Defense Skills

Increase your Fitness, Flexibility, Coordination, and More

Decrease Stress and Anxiety

Kickboxing & Muay Thai classes

What’s included

World Class Training from Certified Professionals

Expert Level Training for Recreational and Competitive Students

Increased Fitness, Coordination, and Defense

Opportunities for High Level Competitions and Titles

Self Defense classes & personal protection

At Cheney’s Zen Karate & Kickboxing, you do not need to train in a regular Martial Arts program to learn critical self defense skills. We operate our Self Defense classes on a private and semi-private basis. We have Self Defense classes for individuals, Self Defense classes for groups, and self defense classes for companies.

Master instructor Lyle Cheney teaches all Self Defense and Personal Protection classes. Mr. Cheney has over 47 years experience as a Martial Artist, 39 years instructing Martial Arts, and is a retired, 20 year veteran RCMP Auxiliary Police Constable. Mr. Cheney is knowledgeable in a wide variety of assault and crime prevention techniques.

What’s included

Expert Level Training from Certified Professionals

Life Saving Self Defense techniques

Real Life Situations, Examples, and How to Combat

Decrease in Anxiety and Stress, and Increase in Self Confidence


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We provide Karate classes, Kickboxing classes, Muay Thai classes, and Self Defense classes to Red Deer, Blackfalds, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, and all Central Alberta.

Have questions? Are you ready to begin your Martial Arts career? Contact us or book your FREE facility tour today!