The Academy

Self Defense Instructor

Qualified Instructors

All programs, classes and training were developed and is taught by The Academy’s Chief Instructor, Pierce Toomey. A 4th degree black belt, and Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Pierce brings over 25 years of experience and over a decade of proven, practical and professional experience to all his instruction.

Karate Belt

Modern Approach To Tradition

Through our combination of group and private instruction, The Academy offers a truly unique experience, bringing a traditional system into the modern world.

Anti Bully Seminar

Our Philosophy

Building tomorrow’s leaders today through fitness of mind, body and spirit.


Founded in 2012, The Academy is a unique martial arts facility offering instruction in Kempo Karate. Our program is designed to teach self-defense skills while focusing on fitness of mind, body and spirit.

The Dojo

Make an appointment today to take a tour of our facility!


Our clients enjoy a variety of amenities:


- Complimentary coffee and tea


- Free Wi-Fi


- Kids Corner: A play area for your little ninjas while they wait for older siblings to finish class.


- Homework Area: A dedicated homework area for students to manage their work and school responsibilities.


- Weight and Cardio Room: Enjoy a great lifting session or cardio workout while your child is learning the magic of Martial Arts. We also offer a heavy bag room with battle ropes.

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The Academy

780 Smithridge Dr Ste 200, Reno, NV 89502