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4233 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

About Valor Martial Arts
in Kalamazoo, MI

Meet Nicholas Intgroen

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Valor Martial Arts in Kalamazoo
3rd Degree Black Belt

Hello from everyone here at Valor Martial Arts!

Our world-class staff has dedicated their professional lives to providing you with the most practical, effective and fun self-defense and fitness training possible… and they’ve have built an outstanding reputation as a result.

Valor Martial Arts specializes in a variety of challenging martial arts including: Karate, Fitness Kickboxing, Competitive Boxing/Muay Thai and BJJ so rest assured, there’s something your WHOLE family can get involved in.

Our mission is to create an inspiring training environment where you can learn the true essence of martial arts, its valuable philosophy and effective self-defense techniques for our modern times. 

If you’re looking for a fitness center where you can exercise your body and mind, get incredibly fit and make healthy living a lifestyle now and forever, look no further because we’ve got you covered here at Valor.

Our dojo is all-inclusive, and our vibe is that of “we are family” here. We encourage everyone to be friendly, helpful and supportive, so you’ll never feel out of place and you’ll create true and lasting friendships with your fellow students here.

And, of course, our school is incredibly FUN and EXCITING! Yes, you’ll work your butt off in every class, but you’ll also have a blast in every class. 

Our awesome instructors will not only teach you epic kicks, punches, strikes and grappling, but our programs will also EMPOWER you with important values such as truth, respect and goal-setting.

Beginners Encouraged & Welcome! Our outstanding instructors take a well-planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the basics of martial arts, physical fitness and, most importantly, having FUN while learning. After all…

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination

We want everyone, especially beginners, to be able to relax and learn martial arts with ZERO nervousness or any pressure to compete. No matter what age or fitness level you are right now, we have a program that will fit your needs, and we are dedicated to helping your reach your goals. So, you bring the goals list and we’ll handle the details… it’s as simple as that. 

Whatever your reason is for being on our site right now, you are in the right place at the right time. You are entering the world of martial arts that will change your life in so many AMAZING ways as you get…

  • Highly focused, longer attention span and a clear mind
  • Incredibly fit, strong and lean
  • Motivated to want more, follow-through skills and success
  • Self-defense skills for protection and peace of mind

If you’re looking for a top-rated Kid’s Karate program that emphasizes important life skills for life success, exceptional social skills and fantastic fitness habits, Valor Martial Arts is second to none!

Your child will be taught that parents and teachers are in charge and they’ll learn the importance of correct behavior, a positive attitude and never misusing Karate. We will also encourage your child to do their best in every class, at school and in every endeavor they take on. Cooperating at home is expected and taught as part of becoming a Black Belt. Those are all PRICELESS life skills that will help make your child’s dreams come true!

Hey, be sure to check out our CRAZY-LOW Web Special going on right now… but for a Limited Time Only! Classes fill up fast because it’s such an Amazing Deal, so reserve your spot today!

You’ll find the best prices… the most awesome instructors…and the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit here at Valor! We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small. See you soon! 

Our Instructors

Nick Intgroen is the Owner and Karate Instructor. He’s been active in martial arts for almost 25 years, has been on the USA national team for 16 years straight and has earned over 25 Gold medals at the World and International Championships in Traditional Shotokan Karate.

?Sensei Nick has traveled across the USA and much of the world to gather knowledge from many of the highest ranking and most respected instructors in the world including three different 10th degree black belts.

Kelly Duncheskie is the Co-Owner and Fitness Instructor. She began training in Shotokan Karate in college and currently holds the rank of brown belt (3rd kyu).

Kelly earned multiple World Cup titles in Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring). She has also earned three AAU National Championship titles and numerous state, regional and local titles in both Kata and Kumite.

Kelly was a GLHS cheer alumni and a 10-year veteran cheer coach at Gull Lake High School and Middle School (2006-2016). For that reason alone, she is well-suited to teach the Fitness Kickboxing Program at Valor.

How to Get Started

Come join our Kalamazoo, MI Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kickboxing, Birthday Parties, Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (269) 888-2282 if you have any further questions. Valor Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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