Hartland and Waukesha Martial Arts Studio

American Dojo was founded by Dean Konley in 1994, out of his desire to share the life- changing power of martial arts with families and individuals in the Waukesha county & metro Milwaukee area.

As a troubled youth of 14, Dean sought out martial arts as a means of gaining the type of success & accomplishment he had failed to achieve in so many other areas of life. As a child, he struggled with dyslexia, and possibly hyperactivity as well. He was ridiculed by his peers for his inability to read, and Master Konley and his familymisunderstood by his teachers. A turning point came for him when he enrolled in a local Taekwondo academy. Dean's life began to change. Not only had he found something he could truly excel at, he had found mentors who were imparting to him the discipline, self-confidence, and respect for himself & others that he so desperately needed.

Dean earned his first Black Belt in 1986, and began teaching classes at his instructor's Waukesha academy. He graduated from high school and continued his Taekwondo training into early adulthood. It was at this time that he began exploring other styles of martial arts and karate classes as well. His passion for sharing martial arts with others became so strong that in 1994 he founded American Dojo in Waukesha with virtually no capital, but loads of sweat equity. His martial arts experience had taught him well the value of resolve, perseverance, and hard work.

In 1996 Master Konley married Virginia, and since then they have worked together to develop the successful academy, highly qualified staff, and dedicated student body that they enjoy today. A milestone was reached when in October of 2010, the Konleys opened their second American Dojo location in Hartland, WI where the are now pleased to be training martial artists in the Lake Country area. They have established the mission for American Dojo of "Empowering students and their families through martial arts". This mission is central to all that the Konleys and their team of martial arts instructors do. It is driven by Master Konley's personal experience, and the experiences of countless others whose lives have been enhanced and empowered in the pursuit of Black Belt excellence.

American Dojo is building leaders........ One Black Belt at a time.

Parents interested in kids karate in Brookfield, Sussex, Waterville, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc and Genesee Depot should contact American Dojo Family Martial Arts Academy today at 262-542-2888 for your free Waukesha or Hartland martial arts lesson.

Martial Art Articles:

American Dojo is the premier New Berlin Karate and martial arts training center for kids and families.

3/21/2013 Martial Arts for Brookfield Kids 3/21/2013
Now offering karate classes and martial arts lessons to Brookfield families!
9/14/2011 Family Fitness 9/14/2011

If your waistband is a little tight, try a slimming new black belt--a martial-arts belt. And bring the kids.

7/29/2010 A REAL Karate Kid 7/29/2010
This real- life Karate Kid puts both the eighties version (Ralph Macchio), and the 2010 version (Jaden Smith) to shame. Meet Adam Stone, black belt.... Some would say that fate tried to stack the deck against Adam from the very start. The now 15-year-old was born with Down syndrome, and doctors found four holes in his heart that necessitated open-heart surgery on the infant.....

Child obesity is becoming a world wide epidemic. Children are becoming overweight at young ages due to lack of exercise and unhealthy eating.

2/15/2009 Powerful Parenting 2/15/2009

...Today, Pam, her husband, Frank, and their children, Mason, 13, Jake, 10, and Zaiah, 8, spend 3 days a week at the martial arts training hall...

"With proper instruction and a program that is grounded in Eastern traditions, martial arts offer many benefits in the development of a child's physical, mental and spiritual well being..."