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McClendon Martial Arts is Northern Kentucky's premier martial arts training facility. Led by Michael McClendon, a third generation martial arts enthusiast, McClendon Martial Arts blends traditional karate with modern techniques that empower students of all ages.

The McClendon Training System focuses on building strength and strategy through a modern martial arts discipline while incorporating real-world applications and values.

Members will learn the fundamentals of the discipline, mastering a fusion of self-defense moves and take-downs while learning healthy lifestyle habits, gaining confidence, building self-discipline, and understanding the importance of ethics and integrity on and off the mat. Teens and adults will practice effective techniques for punches, kicks, blocks, take-downs, and building cardio endurance, with classes designed for interests that range from staying generally fit to preparing for world-scale sparring and cage fighting competitions.

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We offer several options for children and teens. Children as young as 3 can join our Little Spartans program, and kids and teens ages 6 and up can earn their black belts, begin sparring, and learn to control a variety of weapons.


Our adult classes are designed for all skill levels, from those looking for basic self defense and strength/endurance training, to those who wish to compete at the international level in point or continuous sparring.

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No matter your goals, we can help you crush them. Private lessons are available for all ages, and are an invaluable enhancement to training for students preparing for competition or who desire individualized instruction.


Celebrate birthdays and other special occasions with a birthday party at McClendon Martial Arts. Child parties are consist of super cool martial arts instruction that includes fun games. Adult parties focus on self-defense skill building. All parties are 1.5 hours and the include a special surprise for the child/adult celebrating their birthday. Parties are $135 for up to 15 participants, and $5 for each participant. Bring your own food and drinks. Contact us for availability.

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Founder, 4th Degree

Michael began his martial arts journey at age 3. He is passionate about teaching others because he believes it prepares them to overcome all obstacles you face in life. He enjoys working every day to develop himself and his students to be their best versions of themselves.


Certified, 3rd Degree

Mike has been practicing martial arts since age 3, and sees the practice as not just a hobby or sport, but a lifestyle. that sharpens ones' mental and physical capabilities and empowers students to fight against evil. 

Angela McClendon

Assistant, 3rd Degree

Angie loves martial arts because it allows her to help others develop their own skills and it is a great way to make new friends. Angie has been practicing since she was 37, proving that every age is a great age to learn new skills.

Jacob Haas

Assistant, 3rd Degree

Jacob began his martial arts journey at age 7, quickly developing a passion for sparring. He most recently took first place in Continuous Sparring at the 2020 WKC regional tournament in Toledo!

Jamie McClendon

Assistant, 2nd Degree

Jamie loves using martial arts to contribute to something larger than herself. She began practicing at age 19, and her favorite part of instructing others is to help them become people of outstanding integrity.

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3rd Degree

Will began practicing martial arts when he was only three years old. He enjoys extreme weapons, and likes coordinating fight scenes. He loves to give back to the martial arts community by helping students improve their own skills.


2nd Degree

Addi only started martial arts at age 7, but has already made her mark by competing on Team USA in the WKC world championships in 2019. Her favorite part of martial arts is sparring.

Keira Webb

2nd Degree

Keira started martial arts when she was 8. She likes practicing martial arts because it gives her a good set of moral codes to follow and teaches respect and determination. Her favorite part about martial arts is board breaking and weapons.

Ethan Wilinsky

2nd Degree

At the age of 3 Ethan began practicing martial arts, and quickly developed his skills to earn third place in the WKC world championship during his first year of competition. He loves watching his peers learn forms and has a passion for sparring.

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8109  Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001


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