Our Mission Statement

Welcome to Apex Martial Arts Academy! Whether you are a beginner seeking to explore all that the martial arts has to offer, a long-term martial artist looking to experience a new art, or someone wanting to cross train to enhance your skills, then the Apex program was established to suit your needs.

A great deal of time and effort has been spent creating a serious yet fun and open minded training environment. Our facility was founded more than 25 years ago with one goal in mind: To provide the St. Louis metropolitan area with the opportunity to be exposed to and train in a variety of martial arts styles. This process has been laid out so that you the individual determine the best training methodology to suit your needs. Apex Martial Arts Academy offers authentic instruction in a full range of indigenous martial arts of the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, China, Japan, Brazil and Thailand. Apex Martial Arts Academy is proudly affiliated with a stellar group of renowned instructors and lineages, including the World Famous Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts in Los Angeles California.

At Apex Martial Arts Academy, we are dedicated to developing each student’s innate abilities and personal attributes. Through the process, we hope that you will experience a variety of paths that ultimately lead to your own self-expression in the Arts.

There are many different ways to accomplish this growth, yet it is your own goals that will guide the journey. You may choose a single art or through cross training, develop an individual method that suits your personality.

We are not here to give you THE way, but to share A way, which fits your needs both meaningfully and personally. This level of personalized training provides each student the best that the martial arts has to offer in a challenging, safe and energetic atmosphere.

Thank you,

The Apex Staff


Our teaching methods and curriculum are based on the world famous Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles, CA. Apex is proudly affiliated with both the Inosanto Academy, as well as the Thai Boxing Association of the USA in Carson, CA.

History and Curriculum

We offer certified instruction in:

1. Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do (the art and philosophy of the late Bruce Lee)-Inosanto Lineage

2. The Filipino Martial Arts (Kali/Escrima/Arnis)-LaCosta-Inosanto Method

3. Mande Muda Pencak Silat (Suwanda Lineage)

4. Maphilindo Silat/Kali-Silat (Inosanto Lineage)

5. Muay Thai/Thai Boxing (Sirisute Method)

6. Cabales Serrada Eskrima (Cadell Lineage)

7. Teovel’s Balintawak Arnis

8. Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT)-law enforcement and licensed security personnel only