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Pride Martial Arts is a true community staple here in Sioux City, we have been the go to leaders in our area for martial arts, family based life skills, and self-defense training since 2003.

Pride Martial Arts Academy in Sioux City

What sets us apart from other activities?

As a parent or an adult looking for a Martial Arts Training, you’re probably looking for something that not only adds more value than features but gets you results as well. If that’s you, then you’ll probably love Pride Martial Arts.

Pride was founded under the beliefs that:
1. Real self-defense is critical
2. Martial Arts must be about more than punching and kicking, such as Discipline and Integrity.
3. Training should be fun.

In today’s world, your safety and security have never been more needed. And with recent events have added the needs of personal and environmental health as well. Coupled with the best cleaning and sanitizing processes, Pride also offers the largest, cleanest, and safest facilities, not to mention use of the leading industry technology, promotes personal safety and hands down the most professional instruction and staff anywhere.

Traditional martial arts practices such as discipline, respect, self-care and caring for others have never more needed in the modern world and are the driving force at Pride. We work best with families and individuals who hold the same values highly too.

Pride Martial Arts Academy

A Coaching Team That is Dedicated to Your Success

Master Johnson started his Taekwondo journey when he was 8 years old. He purchased a karate book at the local book fair and told his mom that he wanted to do Karate. He began his journey in Marshall, MN in July of 1987. He has been a member of the American Taekwondo Association ever since. He has been teaching martial arts for over 30 years and is currently a 6th Degree Master in Taekwondo. He has trained in several other styles, including Sanow Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Judo, Kendo and Krav Maga. He has been a successful tournament competitor, including several-times Iowa State Champion and a fourth-place finish at the ATA World Championships.

Master Johnson’s amazing wife, Katie, is a math professor at a local college. He has 5 awesome and all completely different kids. He originally went to Iowa State for Mechanical Engineering, but after 3 years realized his passion: teaching martial arts. He changed his major to Business and has been focused on making Pride Martial Arts (then Johnson’s ATA Black Belt Academy) an incredible place to train. In addition to spending time with his family, Master Johnson enjoys traveling, reading, science, math and video games (feel free to ask what he’s playing these days).

Ryan Johnson

Owner – Chief Instructor

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