Welcome Mat has a 50 year history of teaching martial arts in Kansas City. We have produced national, international, and world champions in Judo, Sambo, and Jujitsu.
Welcome Mat is one of the premier Mixed Martial Arts teams in KC. We have produced multiple UFC, Bellator, and PFL veteran fighters.
Regardless of whether you want to lose a few pounds, learn to defend yourself, or become the next world champion; we have the coaching and expertise to meet your goals!
“Fantastic martial arts gym! Great coaches, tough workouts tailored for people of all skill levels. The name truly says it all, everyone is welcomed with open arms. Highly recommend this gym if you are looking to train in the KC metro area!”
“Great gym. Derrick is very knowledgeable about his craft. All the coaches are amazing. Prices are outstanding compared to some of the other gyms around town.”
“Dropped in to this gem of a gym from California. The team here was extremely friendly, informative and inviting. I had no problem plugging right in with the team. The training was very thorough. From start to finish coach Steven was involved with everyone checking technique, giving instructions, pushing us with encouragement. I noticed he was very involved with the entire class. From phone call to the completion of training Welcome Mat is a great team of individuals, if I lived in KC I’d need to look no further. Thank you Steven for your hospitality and an exceptional experience, Gracias!”
“I've been attending Welcome Mat since they opened in Lenexa, and I am so happy with my training. It's a great martial arts studio that covers all the necessities to be successful. I always get a great workout in a fun and stress free environment.”
“The staff are simply amazing. You're guaranteed to sweat a bunch, hurt, but afterwards feel like you've not only gotten a great workout in, but also learned a thing or 2. Seems more like a giant family than a mma gym.”
“It's hard to find the level of experience and commitment found here. The coaches and teachers here, have an obvious passion and commitment to the art and their students.”