Our History and Purpose

Our Purpose

To glorify God, reflect Christ, and lead our students to become the people they were created to be.

Our Mission

To provide the best experience for our students and parents through human connection, innovation, and a rich Taekwondo culture.

Our Core Values


Humbly Confident





Message from the Founder

We understand that there are important life lessons to learn in between kicking and punching. As a Kansas City born martial arts and self defense school, our most important role is to help each student find the best versions of themselves while learning skills to be successful in their future. This is the black belt way.

Ko Martial Arts (KOMA) was founded in 2006 and we have spent more than a decade as a leading martial arts school that places our students' positive experiences and personal growth at the center of our teaching approach. We help our students set goals, overcome challenges, and develop positive relationships. We have become a thriving community that is more than just a martial arts school; we are a family.

We serve families in Johnson County at our South Overland Park martial arts school and our North Olathe martial arts school locations. At Ko Martial Arts, it is important to give back to the community and ensure community service is a core part of our curriculum. We are proud that our Kansas City students consistently use the skills they develop at Ko Martial Arts to become leaders throughout their lives.

We invite you to join the Ko Martial Arts tribe and learn how to lead life the black belt way.


Master Bronson Ko and the KOMA Team


Meet Our Team

Master Ko
Founder & CEO
Ms. Becky
Studio Manager - South OP
Ms. Cole
Asst. Studio Manager - South OP
Mr. Gilroy
Lead Instructor - South OP
Ms. Long
Studio Manager - North Olathe
Mr. Eisma
Lead Instructor - North Olathe
Mr. Burnett
Marketing Specialist
Ms. Galate
Ms. Glagola
Mr. Barker
Ms. Stephanie
Ms. Freeman
Mr. Brayden
Ms. Kaldahl