Self-defense isn’t just about punching and kicking through deadly situations. It has more to do with being confident, alert, and aware in all kinds of situations and surroundings.

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Yi's Martial Arts Fitness Academy gives you the skills to defend yourself and walk with confidence!

Self-Defense in Wood River, IL is the perfect fit each and every student.


Martial arts training helps to increase your overall fitness level and control your weight. The benefits of a cardio workout that builds muscle are invaluable.


Your self-confidence will grow as you achieve each skill and progress through the ranks. Plus you will bond with your fellow students.


Our martial arts training is designed to accommodate even the busiest schedule. Come in and find your perfect training time.

Our Martial Arts Team Takes Great Pride In The Reviews We Receive

See What Our Community Members in Wood River, IL Say About Our Programs

Nanci Beth Mott

Master Chris is very good with the students I would recommend this academy to all my friends and family members

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Did You Know?

Many People Are Attending Yi's Martial Arts Fitness Academy in Wood River, IL So They Don't Become A Statistic

Violent Crime


3.4% RISE


An estimated 1,248,185 violent crimes occurred in 2016 according to FBI Crime Statistics. We are faced with a world that needs martial arts training to give community members the confidence to defend themselves.

Adult Stress


8 in 10


At Yi's Martial Arts Fitness Academy we believe in helping our community members manage their stress through physical and mental martial arts training. Our instructors help each student one-on-one to achieve their personal goals.

Adult Obesity


1 in 5


Adults need our support. We work hand in hand with students to assure that they make the right choices. At Yi's Martial Arts Fitness Academy we will help you to raise your fitness level and self-confidence while teaching you to defend yourself.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Our Self-Defense Classes in Wood River, IL give you a set of practical skills that could save your life one day. Our classes can help men and women of all skill levels get the training they need to stay safe. In no time, you can learn:

  • How to react at a moment’s notice
  • Effective and efficient striking techniques
  • Close-combat and disarming strategies
  • The best ways to keep a clear mind and stay calm

Our Self-Defense Program Grows Your Self-Confidence

Our instructors will teach you how to defend yourself by practicing natural body movements designed to give you an advantage when you are facing a larger and stronger opponent. Once students have become proficient with the basic movements, we begin to train with more advanced techniques. As you grow more comfortable in the self-defense program, you will discover:

  • No one will try to intimidate or overpower you
  • Everyone cooperates to help you improve your techniques
  • You quickly learn that natural body movements can overcome muscle strength
  • You will have fun!

All Are Welcome to Join

Whether you’re a Beginner or an Experienced Martial Artist, Yi's Martial Arts Fitness Academy in Wood River, IL has an Instructor with many years of experience teaching sself-defense classes. Our school has friendly cooperative members, and the training equipment to help you learn practical, proven effective self-defense to reduce your fears, increase your self-control and allow you to once again walk with confidence.

We’re here to help you Learn the Effective Art of Self-Defense.

This is a GIFT that will last a lifetime through school, college and into the work world.

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