WELCOME MAT TRAINING CENTER LOCATIONS
WELCOME MAT JUDO JUJITSU SAMBO
WELCOME MAT TRAINING CENTER
Kansas City, Missouri
The Main Welcome Mat Training Center
Located at the Kansas City North Community Center    
3930 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, Missouri  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SAMBO
 Learn Sambo from Kansas City's original and authentic source.
 
Welcome Mat brought Russian Sambo to Kansas City in 1977 and has been the leading authority since. If you want to learn realistic sambo from coaches who have competed and coached at the national and international levels, Welcome Mat is your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 TRAINING  WITH
STEVE SCOTT
WELCOME MAT'S FOUNDER AND HEAD COACH
JUJITSU, JUDO, SAMBO
SELF-DEFENSE
 
MONDAYS AT KANSAS CITY NORTH COMMUNITY CENTER, 3930 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, Missouri
6:30-7:45 p.m. SHINGITAI JUJITSU SELF-DEFENSE
7:45-8:45 p.m. SPORT JUDO, SAMBO, GRAPPLING WORKOUT
 
THURSDAYS AT WELCOME MAT ELITE, 4621 W. 90 Street, Prairie Village, Kansas
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
Shingitai Jujitsu, Grappling, Sambo, Submission Grappling, Judo
Adults and Teens
 
Steve Scott, 7th Grade Black Belt, Coach
For more information, call Steve Scott at (816) 210-4484.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOZANO'S WELCOME MAT  
MISSION, KANSAS
Judo for Adults and Teens on Sundays
Mark Lozano, 5th Grade Black Belt,
Welcome Mat Endorsed Coach
Located Sylvester Powell Community Center
6200 Martway, Mission, Kansas
Call Mark at (816) 405-2787. 
Sundays, 12:30-Kids and 1:30 Adults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WELCOME MAT ELITE TRAINING CENTER
Johnson County, Kansas Welcome Mat Training Center
4621 W. 90 Street (90th and Roe)
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANSAS
(816) 456-5735
 
Derrick Darling, Head Coach
3rd Grade Black Belt in Shingitai Jujitsu and
Kodokan Judo, Graduate-Shingitai College
and Renjuku Leadership Program
 
Shingitai Jujitsu, Freestyle Judo
Sport Jujitsu, Submission Grappling
Russian Sambo
Catch Wrestling
Kid-Jitsu (jujitsu for kids)
MMA Training
Muay Thai and Fitness Training
JUDO-JUJITSU SCHEDULE
Call for workout times. We are on the mat
every day.
Judo/Jujitsu Coaches-Derrick Darling, Jake Pursley
and JT Thomas (Kids' Coach)
 
E-Mail info@welcomematelite.com for more information.
Call (816) 456-5735 for information. 
Visit the web site at http://www.welcomematelite.com/.
 
 
 
 
SHINGITAI OF KANSAS
Gardner, Kansas
Shingitai Jujitsu and Serious Self-Defense
Welcome Mat Training Center in South Johnson County
LOCATED AT GARDNER MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
510 W. MAIN STREET, GARDNER, KANSAS
 
Jeff Owens, Head Coach
1st Grade Black Belt in Shingitai Jujitsu
Graduate-Shingitai College 
 
Call Jeff at (913) 579-8251
for more information.
 
Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays
starting at 8:00 p.m.
 
KC TACTICAL DEFENSE
KANSAS CITY NORTH, MISSOURI
152 Highway and North Oak
Jake Phillips, 3rd Grade Black Belt in Shingitai Jujitsu Graduate-Shingitai College and Renjuku Leadership Program
 
Shingitai Jujitsu for adults and older teens
Women's Self-Defense
Children's Self-Defense
CCW Classes
Handgun and Rifle Training
Active Shooter Unarmed Response Training
Tactical Training
Home Defense Training
 
Visit our web site at http://www.kctacticaldefense.com/ to learn more about all of our programs.
 
Contact Jake at (816) 394-3957 or e-mail him at judojake26@yahoo.com  for more information.
 
  "Jake Phillips is one of the best self-defense trainers in the United States." John Saylor, Director of Shingitai Jujitsu Association
 
  "Jake Phillips offers some of the most innovative and effective training programs I have ever seen." Steve Scott, Welcome Mat Founder
 
 
 
SANDI'S WELCOME MAT  
DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Sandi Harrelson, 5th Grade Black Belt, Renjuku Leadership Program Graduate, AAU Judo Referee
Judo, Sambo and Shingitai Jujitsu for adults and kids.
2101 Truman Road, Kansas City, MO
Workout times vary.
Contact Sandi at senseisami@sbcglobal.net for more information.
ODESSA JUDO AND JUJITSU CLUB 
ODESSA, MISSOURI
Charlie Jones, 4th Grade Black Belt 
Judo, Freestyle Judo and Shingitai Jujitsu for kids and adults. 
Located at Ultimate Image Fitness, 40 Highway and Johnson Drive, Odessa, Missouri
Call (816) 522-6508 for more information.
 
 
NORTHLAND JUJITSU
Gladstone, Missouri 
Located at Northland Fitness Boxing
7319 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, Missouri  (816) 718-9902
Alan Johnson, 3rd Grade Black Belt in Shingitai Jujitsu, Endorsed Welcome Mat Coach
Tuesdays
7:35 p.m.
Judo and Shingitai Jujitsu
Thursdays
7:35 p.m.
MMA Conditioning
Saturdays
12:30 p.m.
Judo and Shingitai Jujitsu
 
 
 
 
 
Visit www.northlandjujitsu.info  or e-mail Alan at alan@northlandjujitsu.info for more information.
 
POTTER'S WELCOME MAT
Northern Missouri Welcome Mat Training Center,
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI
Steve Potter, 2nd Grade Black Belt, Endorsed Welcome Mat Coach, Graduate-Shingitai College and Renjuku Leadership Program
Shingitai Jujitsu and Judo for adults and older teens. 
Located at St. Joseph REC Center, 2701 S.W. Parkway, St. Joseph, Missouri.  Center telephone # is (816) 271-5512.
Classes on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Contact Steve at (816) 262-1660 for more information.
This location is the "home" of Welcome Mat and has served this purpose since we moved our program here in 1981. Kansas City North Community Center is a modern, clean facility and we have a large mat space that can accomodate many people working out. The community center also has a modern weight and fitness room, showers and lockers.  Class fees are inexpensive, especially considering what many other martial arts and jujitsu clubs charge. Call the community center at (816) 784-6100 for cost information or call Steve Scott at (816) 210-4484 for more information or if you have any questions about our program.
JUDO PROGRAM WORKOUT SCHEDULE 
 
KIDS' JUDO Ages 5 and older
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 
ADULT AND TEEN JUDO
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
 
SATURDAY JUDO WORKOUTS
Every Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Shingitai Jujitsu emphasizes serious, effective groundfighting with the emphasis on submission techniques along with throws and takedowns for a well-rounded approach to sport combat and self-defense. We also feature Kodokan Judo and Russian Sambo. 
WELCOME MAT SUMO CLUB
Located at Kansas City North Community Center
3930 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, Missouri
The Midwest's premier sumo club, teaching authentic Japanese sumo.
Coach
Andre Coleman (816) 665-5350
2013 National Rookie Gold Medal Winner
and Open Class and Team Bronze Medal Winner
Renjuku Leadership Program Graduate
 
 
Workouts every Wednesday, 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Ages 17 and older
$5.00 drop-in fee (pay at the community center office)
 
 
 
For more information on our JUDO program for kids, teens and adults, call Ken Brink at (816) 969-9019 or visit www.WelcomeMatJudoClub.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WELCOME MAT IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AND RESPECTED AS A LEADER IN JUDO
 
Welcome Mat has developed over 350 national and international gold medal winners in judo and hundreds more who have won silver and bronze medals since 1969.  Welcome Mat is a respected leader in the United States in the sport of judo. Our coaching staff offers the best instruction and training available in the Kansas City area. Many judo and jujitsu coaches have been developed at Welcome Mat who now have their own clubs. We are the only judo club in the entire Kansas City area to produce a member of the U.S. Olympic Judo Team. We are honored to be a leader in the development of judo in the Kansas City area since 1969 and continue to offer the best coaching available.
WELCOME MAT OFFERS JUDO, SHINGITAI JUJITSU AND SAMBO
Welcome Mat teaches Kodokan Judo, Shingitai Jujitsu, submission grappling and sambo. Many of our athletes compete in freestyle judo and we offer this as part of our training as well. 
 
WELCOME MAT INTRODUCED SAMBO TO THE KANSAS CITY AREA IN 1977. We are the authority in Kansas City on authentic Russian Sambo.
 
 
COLORADO SHINGITAI JUJITSU 
LITTLETON, COLORADO
Located in
Littleton, Colorado
 
Visit our web site at
http://welcomematmartialarts.com/
 
SHINGITAI JUJITSU, SAMBO, 
Jarrod Fobes, 3rd Grade Black Belt in Shingitai Jujitsu
Graduate-Shingitai College and Renjuku Leadership Program
WOMAA World Games MMA Champion
National AAU Freestyle Judo Champion
Call Jarrod at (720) 202-7857 for information on
sambo, san shou kickboxing, Shingitai jujitsu
or grappling.
 
 
 
 
 
  Welcome Mat has affiliatied training centers and clubs located across the entire Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas metropolitan areas as well as in Littleton, Colorado. The atmosphere at all of our Welcome Mat locations is friendly and open.  There is no macho or bullying attitude tolerated on our mats and all of our coaching staff places emphasis on the development of excellent technical skills, sportsmanship, physical fitness and making sure that everyone on the mat enjoys his or her training and learning experience.  Our coaches are on the mat to teach, not show off. If you are successful, then we are successful!
 
Success is an on-going process.
Judo is a great activity for both kids and adults. More than simply a sport, judo is an excellent method of physical education and recreation teaching discipline, self-confidence and maturity. 
We have a modern, clean and large training facility located in the Kansas City North Community Center. Our mats are modern tatami judo mats on a wooden floor for the best possible safety. Our judo dojo is located adjacent to the well-equiped and modern weight-training room.
The emphasis at Welcome Mat is on functional, realistic training based on solid fundamentals. Elite-level skill is fundamentals performed to their potential.
The Welcome Mat training philosophy is based on 3 factors: Shin-Mental Altertness, Fighting Heart and Sportsmanship  Gi-Functional, Realistic Technical Skill  Tai-Physical Fitness and Healthy Life Habits.
Mark Lozano with Jim Bregman at 2011 Shingitai Training Camp
Welcome Mat Elite named as Outstanding Jujitsu Club in the United States by the Shingitai Jujitsu Association. John Saylor presents award to Coach Derrick Darling.
 
 
 
 
Coach Derrick Darling on the victory podium with his Gold Medal at the 2013 German Open Judo Championships, Essen, Germany.
WELCOME MAT FREESTYLE JUDO AT IMPACT ELITE GYM
Kansas City, Missouri
Located at 7932 N. Oak, Kansas City, Missouri
Call (816) 468-5588
Call for workout schedule.
Drop-in fee of $15.00 covers both the judo workout and use of the gym equiment for the day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jake Pursley, Coach
National AAU Freestyle Judo Champion
2nd Grade Black Belt, Graduate-Shingitai College
and Renjuku Leadership Program
WELCOME MAT JUJITSU
KANSAS CITY NORTH COMMUNITY CENTER
3930 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, Missouri 
Eric Millsap, Head Coach, 3rd Grade Black Belt
Graduate-Shingitai College
Renjuku Leadership Program Graduate
 
 
SATURDAY CLASSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
9:30-11:00 a.m.
 
Call Eric Millsap at (816) 590-8426.  Eric is a specialist in women's self-defense and personal protection. Call him if you have a group that wants specialized self-defense training.
 
 
Eric Millsap has been named as the National Shingitai Jujitsu Association Outstanding Coach and his program has received numerous national awards for excellence including the Shingitai Jujitsu Club of the Year. This photo shows Eric with John Saylor, Shingitai Jujitsu Association Director.
Head Coach Derrick Darling (left) and Coach Jake Pursley (right)
 
Welcome Mat Elite offers Shingitai Jujitsu, freestyle judo, sambo, submission grappling, Muay Thai, boxing and FitJitsu in a clean, modern facility.
We offer training in jujitsu, judo, sambo, submission grappling, catch wrestling and MMA for all levels from novice to elite.
Welcome Mat Head Coach Steve Scott teaches Shingitai Jujitsu and Sambo on Thursday nights at Welcome Mat Elite. 
Our mission at Shingitai of Kansas is to provide core functional grappling, self-defense and fighting arts. We are proud to be a member of the Shingitai Jujitsu Association.
Jeff Owens
Head Coach
The photo at left shows Jeff Owens training with Shingitai Jujitsu Association Director John Saylor in John's Barn of Truth in Perrysville, Ohio.
Coach Jim Schneweis, Coach Steve Scott, Coach Gregg Humphreys
World FIAS Sambo Champion Becky Scott
World FIAS Open Sambo Champion Chris Heckadon
World FIAS Sambo Champion Jan Trussell
Welcome Mat is the only area sambo program to develop World Sambo Champions, Pan American Sambo Champions and U.S. National Sambo Champions. 
Sambo Workouts on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Learn authentic and technically skillful sambo.
Ken Brink
Head Judo Coach
5th Grade Black Belt
National and International Medal Winner
Accredited Judo Coach 
Head Coach Ken Brink offers a wealth of judo knowledge and experience to every Welcome Mat member. Coach Brink lived and trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center as a member of the U.S. National Judo Squad and has won gold, silver and bronze medals in national and international judo tournaments. More important, Coach Brink takes a personal interest in the development of every child or adult who steps on the mat. You are welcome to join Coach Brink and his coaching staff on our mats. The emphasis is on sportsmanship, good physical education, enjoyment and teaching solid fundamentals that translate into success at all levels of competition.
Welcome Mat is the oldest and most successful judo club in the entire Kansas City area. Welcome Mat athletes have competed in over 30 different countries.  We have hosted numerous world-class coaches and athletes for clinics and seminars for many years and continue to do so. And the important thing is that every child or adult who trains at Welcome Mat is important to us.
 
"If you are successful, then we are successful."
World Judo Champion AnnMaria DeMars coaching kids at one of the many clinics held at Welcome Mat. 
Welcome Mat coaches go through comprehensive and up-to-date coach education and training. Be assured that if a coach or instructor is wearing one of these patches, he or she has completed some of the most rigorous coaching training available. 
Shingitai Jujitsu Association Coaching College
Welcome Mat's Coach Education program is one of the nation's most comprehensive and rigorous coach training programs, with standards exceeding every national judo or martial arts coach training program.
Jake is one of the leading self-defense and defensive tactics coaches in the Kansas City area. Call for more information.
Professional and serious jujitsu, self-defense and weapons training