Palm Coast Martial Arts
Palm Coast Martial Arts

The Dragon Institute - Palm Coast Martial Arts

When it comes to martial arts in Palm Coast, The Dragon Institute has quickly established itself for its high quality training and its dedication to efficient and effective martial arts training. Founded in 2010 and led by the world-renowned martial arts teacher Adam Williss, The Dragon Institute relocated its headquarters to Palm Coast last year. He believes in helping others to use martial arts a a vehicle for positive transformation of the mind, body and soul. Sifu Adam aims to cultivate mental resilience, enhance physical strength, and foster a deep sense of community among his students of all ages.

"If you want to embark on a transformative journey of growth and self-discovery, I can think of no one more capable of helping people of ALL AGES than Sifu Adam Williss. The dude is incredible!" -Scott Stinson

Kids Martial Arts

Kids Martial Arts in Palm Coast

Confident Kung Fu Kids

We believe Kung Fu lives in everything we do. Our Palm Coast martial arts classes for kids teach kids Kung Fu for several reasons... practical self-defense, anti-bullying, confidence, focus, respect and discipline! We teach that Kung Fu is a deeper approach to martial arts. It's time-tested philosophy instills in kids traditional values of integrity and respect. Kids learn lessons of hard work, earning what they achieve, patience and appreciating the simple things.

Martial Arts Classes in Palm Coast for Adults

Effective Combat-PROVEN Art for Adults

Specializing in the devastatingly effective martial art of Wing Chun, Sifu Adam Williss' teachings bring a fearless new sense of calm to self-defense in Palm Coast.

...and an enormous boost in self-confidence that infuses into every part of your life.

"If you want to know the most efficient way to fight, then learn from Sifu Adam." -Mark Allen, Self-Defense Instructor

Adult Martial Arts

Wing Chun Kung Fu?

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a devastatingly effective martial art known for its close-quarters fighting ability. Its rooted in the concept that allows a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage, being more efficient and direct, and focusing on practical, realistic self-defense fighting concepts. Wing Chun uses  simultaneous attack and defense, close-range combat, and centerline control, ensuring quick reflexes and instinctive responses. Unlike many martial arts today, Wing Chun refusing to allow its real-world effectiveness to be watered-down by participating in sports competition. Instead it remains true to is original purpose... maintaining its simplicity and real-world applicability. 

A Life Philosophy Beyond Self-Defense

Wing Chun's mental and philosophical applications to everyday life, and journey of self-improvement, are truly endless. Within each of Wing Chun concepts, are life-changing principles that have the ability to revolutionize the way you look at things. Through the lens of Wing Chun, you learn to look at everything in whole new way... more balanced, simplifying issues, clarifying opportunities, prioritizing tasks, operating in the present, becoming more efficient, confident and self assured, relaxed and calm, focused and aware, and much, much more!

Health and Wellness for the Mind, Body & Spirit

Wing Chun Kung Fu is in complete harmony with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its movements include powerful healing postures and exercises. Wing Chun uses deep breathing, moving meditation, postural healing and energy sensitivity drills to cleanse, balance, and circulate Chi (the life energy of the body). What's more, Wing Chun also builds flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, core, arms, hips and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, a rooted connection to the ground, healthy movement habits, developing a strong core and improving coordination and balance. Make no mistake, Wing Chun has proven to enhance the health and vitality of your mind and body!

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Palm Coast Martial Arts Class Schedule

Our school offers classes for those looking for adult martial arts, teens martial arts and kids martial arts in Palm Coast. Below is our class schedule for kids, teens and adults.

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About Our Palm Coast Martial Arts Classes

Kids Martial Arts Classes (For Palm Coast Kids ages 5 and up) We prepare kids to overcome life's obstacles, by help you transform your child into a focused and confident young leader. In our safe and nurturing school, your child will learn life values of respect, integrity and discipline as well as essential self-defense skills to stand strong against bullying.

Teens Martial Arts Classes (For Palm Coast Teens ages 12 and up). An OUTSTANDING journey for teens to start at a time in their life when they need it the most! Help them invest their time and energy in striving to becoming fearless warriors. That's why this is one of the best things a teen can do. Builds self-control, self-respect, focus, their own identity, toughness, grit, self-descipline.. the list goes on!

Adult Martial Arts Classes Our martial arts classes for adults teach practical martial arts for self-defense in Palm Coast. A lifestyle that transforms the mind, body and spirit into a an efficient warrior. Expect a cooperative learning environment filled with people from all walks of life (seniors, young adults, men, women) where everyone helps each other. Our focus is on both practical application of the art for self-defense as well as long term development for life improvement.

Attire: Wear socks for the mat and remove all jewelry prior to class.

All classes taught by

Sifu Adam Williss

Founder of The Dragon Institute - A school known for its dedication to high quality Wing Chun

Expert instructor with 29-years of Wing Chun experience

US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

"One of the most sought-after Wing Chun Sifus today" (Blackbelt Magazine)

"Sifu Adam Williss' system is insanely efficient" (World of Martial Arts TV)

Followed by over 117K on his Wing Chun Lessons Facebook page

Followed by over 55K Subscribers on the Sifu Adam Williss YouTube Channel

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Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

Best Kung Fu

"The Dragon Institute is absolutely incredible.  If you're serious about martial arts, about self-defense, about building confidence and discipline, there's no better place in Palm Coast. No one else even comes close." - Tom Jimenez

Best Kung Fu

"I've been in martial arts my whole life and I've never seen anything like what Sifu Adam Williss teaches. Its on another level. I feel very fortunate to have found this school." -James Marshall

Best Kung Fu

"There's a reason so many people call this the finest self defense school anywhere. Even if you are a far drive away, trust me it's worth it." -Mark Allen

Best Kung Fu

"Sifu Adam Williss is the REAL deal. Palm Coast is very lucky to have a martial artist of his caliber. " -Jerry Emerson

Best Kung Fu

"If you haven't trained with Sifu Adam Williss yet, you're missing out on an extraordinary experience. He is a rare gem in the martial arts world, and you'd be foolish to pass it up." -Jason Pugliano

Best Kung Fu

"The Dragon Institute has been the best decision we've made for our child's development. He was shy, distracted, and not very motivated prior to training with Sifu Adam and the other kids. The classes are amazing! Sifu treats them like kids but gives them a strong philosophy of discipline, confidence. respect and accountability." -Seth A., (Brady's dad)

Best Kung Fu

"I have been a student of Sifu Adam Williss for over 10 years. His knowledge and expertise of Wing Chun Kung Fu is exceptional. If you are looking for the best martial arts in Palm Coast, check out The Dragon Institute."
-Allan Gomez

Best Kung Fu

"This place is worth more than their weight in gold! Bring your kid, and bring them soon. My seven year old was struggling, not with bullies but with his age. He is struggling to figure out who he is and who he wants to be, but The Dragon Institute inspires him every day. Sifu Adam is amazing with children! He’s teaching them so much pride, and confidence! He teaches them in a way that makes it exciting to return every class! Now my son is focusing on school more than ever and his grades and work are improving dramatically. He is taking on more responsibility at home and is proud to do so. His level of respect for others is increasing exponentially. I can’t sing praise enough! If you want to see near immediate positive change in your child and their lives…enroll them in the Dragon Institute! I will never regret the decision to walk into those doors!." -Kimberly Rosania, Palm Coast, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect in my first martial arts class?

For Adult Students

  • A safe, friendly learning environment without judgement
  • A seasoned, profession, expert instructor who will welcome you and guide you through your first class with encouragement and respect
  • A positive place where other students try to help newer students learn and feel comfortable
  • A class with no judgement and no criticism where everyone is welcome 

For Parents of Youth Students

  • A safe, friendly, inclusive learning environment for your kids
  • A highly experienced, professional instructor who will immediately include your child while also holding them accountable for doing the right thing
  • A positive place where other students will help newer students learn
  • A class where everyone feels welcome yet challenge to give their all

Are your martial arts classes safe?

Yes, our whether its you are your kids, our martial arts classes in Palm Coast are very safe. In fact, we pride ourselves on being able to teach highly practical martial arts for kids and adults in a very profressional facility and safe environment. 

Are adult classes suitable for seniors?

Seniors are often a good fit for our martial arts classes. Our exercises are low impact with no high kicks. Additionally, they are often much safer than other martial arts due to the softer nature of the art we practice. 

How old do my children need to be to take your martial arts classes in Palm Coast?

Children need to be at least 5 years old to take our martial arts classes here at our Palm Coast, FL location.

Can I come watch a class?

Although exceptions are made based upon individual circumstances, we prefer potential new students join in to try a class instead of watching. Just give us a heads up prior to showing up.

And no you don't have to worry about slowing down others that have been training for a while. This is a different kind of school where we all love sharing and helping others, especially potential new students.  

Do I need to be in shape to join?

Wing Chun is a soft, internal type of martial art. Unlike most other martial arts, Wing Chun uses good posture, position and leverage instead of putting strain on body. We say, 'train smarter. not harder.' This is why people can train Wing Chun well into old age or even with physical limitations. 

What kind of payment you accept?

Our school accept cash, check, debit cards, credit cards and direct bank transfer.

How much is your Palm Coast martial arts class tuition?

$139/mo is our most popular tuition option. However, we have a few other options for group classes, private lessons and workshops. 

How many people are in your Palm Coast martial arts class?

We are a new school (our Grand Opening was in Aug 2023). As of Jan 2024, our kids classes have about 6-8 kids in them. Our teens have 3-6 teens and our adults classes have 10-14 adults. 

What should I wear to my first martial arts class?

Just wear something you feel comfortable moving around in. Wear socks for the mat for pivoting and remove any jewelry you may wear.  

Do I need any prior experience to start practicing martial arts in Palm Coast?

No, our martial arts school in Palm Coast is are open to students of all levels, including beginners.

How do I choose a martial arts school in Palm Coast?

When choosing a martial arts school in Palm Coast, consider what you want. Do you want to do tournaments/competitions or would you rather focus on self-defense? If it's a practical martial art for self-defense in Palm Coast, it's difficult not to choose The Dragon Institute. 

What are the benefits of practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu?

Practicing martial arts can have a variety of benefits, like improved physical fitness, increased self-confidence, stress relief, and improved discipline and focus. But training Wing Chun goes further by teaching you how to use an opponent's energy against them. This means that even smaller, weaker people can defend themselves against stronger opponents.