9534 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212
Questions? Call Us: (913) 432-2787

Who We Are

About AmeriKick Martial Arts in Overland Park, KS

Bob Leiker

Owner and Chief Instructor at AmeriKick Martial Arts in Overland Park, 9th Degree Black Belt

Jarrett Leiker

Head Instructor at AmeriKick Martial Arts in Overland Park, 5th Degree Black Belt

At AmeriKick Martial Arts we focus on lessons for life! We're also the area's top training center for kids karate classes, adult martial arts and fat-burning fitness kickboxing. Whether you are looking to get in shape, learn practical self defense, watch your child's confidence skyrocket or looking for an amazing workout, AmeriKick in Overland Park, Kansas is the school for you!

Sleek, modern, affordable. From our lobby decor and furniture to our training floor. The focus of our school is largely on kids and families and you'll feel welcomed and cared for from the moment you walk through our doors. We are a full service school, offering classes from ages 3 up through adults.

Many parents of our students are professionals and feel confident in the fact that we are a safe, positive outlet for their child's wonderful energy. Respect, positive motivation, confidence - it's what we teach the kids and it's what we strive to live a life full of as instructors as well.

Awesome classes for the entire family! Our unique mix of martial arts combines fun, fast paced workouts with the most effective and cutting edge self defense technologies, perfect for all ages and skill levels.

We teach traditional martial arts but also offer programs like Hyper - a fast paced combo class bringing the dynamic worlds of martial arts, gymnastics, and acrobatics together! Kids absolutely love the freedom of movement and mesmerizing tricks they learn how to combine with time honored, life-saving self-defense movements.

Get ready for some high fives to be coming your way as you tell you kids all about the unique, one-of-a kind experience they'll have in our martial arts based:

  • Out of School Day Camps
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Full 10-week summer camp
  • And so much more!

Even if you have never done a push up in your life, you can have a BLAST in class! Both kids and adults make HUGE strides in their physical fitness efforts with us in a very short amount of time. We love to work with everyone from total beginners all the way up to elite athletes. You'll get a great cardio workout, get lean & fit, and learn amazing martial arts drills using striking and body weight moves.

As you train, make new friends in class, and push through challenges you'll become stronger than you ever thought possible! Imagine yourself in a super-cool training montage just like in the karate movies! Punching drills, cardio circuits, kicks to save your life, and super slick evasive maneuvers.

Within just two short weeks, our students notice:

  • Dramatic Increases in Flexibility
  • Burst of Power & Energy
  • True Strength & Wellness
  • Your family at their Greatest Potential

Since AmeriKick was founded in 1967, the organization has grown to over 26 locations nationwide. Our mission has been and will always be combining world-class instruction with a dynamic martial arts and fitness curriculum!

For more details on our unique ways to get fit, have the most fun you've EVER had working out, and how to become part of an elite martial arts community be sure to visit our classes page!

The class pages are where you can find our super low web-special going on too! Wouldn't want you to miss out. Feel free to read our instructor bios below so you can get a feel for the leadership at AmeriKick Martial Arts.

Sensei Bob Leiker, M.S. 9th Degree Black Belt, Chief Instructor & Owner

Sensei Bob Began his martial arts studies at the age of ten in Hays, KS under the instruction of Mr. Terry Barlow in the style of Jiu Jitsu as well as being a successful Golden Gloves/Amateur boxer. Since his humble beginnings in a small town, Sensei Bob has emerged as one of the most sought after martial arts coaches and instructors in the country.

Sensei Bob has received numerous Hall of Fame inductions, countless awards, and recognitions nationally and internationally. However, Sensei Bob's true passion is his students and their successes and accomplishments. Whether it be in competition, in the classroom or in community involvement, Sensei Bob's greatest joy in life is helping other reach their goals and succeed.

Sensei Bob has a diverse educational background with an M.S. in Public Administration and Guidance and Counseling. He served as a Governor's Appointee to the Kansas Sentencing Commission (2 terms) an Executive Director for Community Corrections and the Official Martial Arts Instructor for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas University and several other universities in the country.

Sensei Bob holds rank and has trained in many styles of martial arts including Jiu Jitsu, Karate-Do, Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Goju Ryu, American Goju Ryu, American Kickboxing, & Okinawan Kobudo. These styles have been blended together and instructed in our system to form Sen Shu Do Ryu, Sensei Bob's own unique style. He has traveled the globe training, competing, and studying the martial arts. He is a 6-time former World Champion in kata, point sparring, continuous sparring and creative forms. Over his career, Sensei Bob has trained with martial arts legends like Mike Stone, and coached dozens of world champions.

Sensei Bob is a self defense and tactical defensive expert. He has trained law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, SCAT and SWAT team members, future FBI agents, military personnel and of course hundreds of school safety programs. He and his wife Jill developed and wrote the TAKE Defense program through the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation which teaches thousands of females nationwide.

In 2011, the Sensei had the pleasure of meeting the President of the United States for joint work with Roger Kemp as he received the Presidential Citizenship Award for the work with TAKE Defense.

Sensei Bob is the Co-Promoter with Mark Russo of the AmeriKick Internationals World Karate Championships in Philadelphia, Pa., the largest sport karate event on the East Coast.

Sensei Jarrett Leiker, Esq. 5th Degree Black Belt, Head Instructor, Competition Team Coach

Sensei Jarrett Leiker is the Head Instructor of AmeriKick Martial Arts in Overland Park and has been a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, starting at the age of three.

Throughout his career, Sensei Jarrett has competed in hundreds of tournaments around the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He is a 31-time NASKA, ISKA, WKA, WSKF and NBL professional world champion and a 3-time SKIL amateur world champion. He holds world titles in point sparring, traditional weapons, creative weapons, musical weapons and traditional forms, making him one of the most well rounded martial artists in the world today.

Sensei Jarrett has been featured on ESPN numerous times as well as on the cover of the Century Martial Arts product catalog, the largest martial arts supplier in the world. Sensei Jarrett is the Co-Director of the World Association of Karate and Kickboxing Association (WAKO) for the United States and Head Coach for the United States National Sport Karate and Kickboxing Team. In addition, Sensei Jarrett is the captain of the AmeriKick World Competition Team, the world's top sport karate team.

Sensei Jarrett graduated in 2009 from Rockhurst University with the highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) earning degrees in History, Political Science and Business Administration. Jarrett subsequently graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2013. Sensei Jarrett is also a practicing attorney at the law firm of Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC in Kansas City.

How to Get Started

Come join our Overland Park, KS Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, Birthday Parties, and Camp. 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 (913) 432-2787 if you have any further questions. AmeriKick Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!