Clyde Stanley's Martial Arts is located in the historic downtown of Minden, Louisiana. With one visit, you will see why we're voted one of the top 100 schools in North America! We have classes for any age and ability from adults to kids. Our classes are taught by highly trained instructors committed to excellence and continued learning. We are certified to promote our students "in house". Our belt promotions are recognized worldwide!
Our mission is to provide authentic martial arts training in a safe, controlled, and fun environment. Provide training on the most effective and practical self-defense skills, promote character development, and personal growth.
We offer classes to everyone despite fitness and training background. The classes are always evolving to include the most effective techniques and training methods in the world. We provide the best equipped and most upscale facility in the area.
"My son and I started taking classes in February of 2019 and we both have seen massive improvements. My son was 6 when he started, and he has definitely improved with his respect for others and himself, and he has become much more disciplined with tasks at home. He is learning ways to defend himself against any attackers and learning how to deal with bullies at the same time. The martial arts classes not only help physically, but mentally too. As for myself, I have lost 30 lbs and have learned new techniques to keep myself and son safe when my husband isn't with us. I feel better physically, and my self confidence is definitely improving at the same time. From day one, I felt like we gained a new family. My son and I have made lifelong friendships in the classes we take, We are so lucky to have Clyde Stanley's, since Sensei Stanley has traveled extensively to gain more knowledge to pass on to his students. All of the Senseis he has trained are extremely proficient in martial arts. Everyone is treated like family, and I look forward to gaining more knowledge over the years we will train!"
- Beth Richie, Student and Parent, December 31, 2019
"5 stars! The respect and confidence they learn is worth every class"
- Samantha Saisburg, April 2018
"My son is very weary of new people. I signed him up last week, and at his fourth class last night, I got to see my baby come out of his shell. It was such a blessing I'll never forget.."
- Leslie Smith, November 2017
"Paul is a changed boy. He is confident, tolerant, and happy. He has learned how to deal with bullies and encourage weaker kids"
- Ted, Parent
"I don't know where I'd be without Clyde Stanley's Martial Arts. I know I can speak confidently in front of people now. I don't enjoy it, but I can still do it. My confidence has been raised to a point that wouldn't be possible without artial arts. I'm confident enough to stand up for myself, but not cocky enough to try to start fights with people."
"Throughout the years, many things changed for me; my friends, styles, music and so on. There has only been one constant in my life, martial arts. It's nice to have martal arts there as my foundation in lfe. I've practically grown up in Clyde Stanley's dojo and no matter what's happening in my life, I will always have a home away from home."
- Colin Clark, student