“When my 7-year-old son came home from school saying he wanted to take Tae Kwon Do I wasn’t sure what to think. Having never taken martial arts training I needed to do a little research.  So I visited almost a dozen schools to observe the training and talk to the instructors. I learned that there are probably as many ways to teach martial arts as there are schools.  One thing that really separates American Legacy Martial Arts from the rest is how well Ms. Bushey and Mr. Smail know their students.... >learn more

““Really great instruction from a solid Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor. Whether it’s your first time doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’re getting back into your game for competition, or trying to find a way to up your game Legacy AMA is the place to roll.... >learn more


Karate Kubs (Ages 4-6)

Taekwondo FUN-damentals!  This program offers a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline.  Your child will see gains in agility, coordination, and enhanced ability to pay attention and follow directions. Karate Kubs also learn practical abuse and abduction prevention with our Safety N.E.T. Kids curriculum.  

“I’ve always been heavy, not terribly out of shape, but there was a lot of room for improvement. I’d tried a diet or two, joined a fitness center, but nothing really changed. I knew something had to be done, but my specialty happens to be avoidance.Then in December of 2017, I had a moderate heart attack. Cardiac Rehab had a lot of suggestions, but one thing I had heard from a friend (now deceased) was how she had started Tai Chi...>learn more

Youth & Family

Tai Chi


Karate Kubs

Teen and Adult Taekwondo - (Ages 12 to Adult)

Taekwondo is a high energy way to burn calories and tone muscle. It is also a great stress reliever!  Students who wish to focus on personal protection skills will not only learn the powerful striking and kicking techniques of Taekwondo, but also other tools and information that is vital to keeping yourself and loved ones safe. Topics such as legal use of force, home invasions, verbal de-escalation techniques, and others are discussed to give students a well-rounded self-defense education.

Our Programs

“I have two sons involved in Tae Kwon Do. My oldest son started out as a Karate Kub and is now a 1st degree black belt. After watching his brother for many years, my youngest son couldn’t wait to become a Karate Kub and is currently an orange stripe belt in the class.  Both my boys love Taekwondo!  They have gained so much from the experience - self-confidence, responsibility, focus, and new friends.... >learn more

“I decided to look into Martial Arts so that my son and I could do something together and I really wanted to get in better shape. I never thought that 2 years later I would be a 1st degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.  I had looked into other schools and just never really got "excited" about them. Mr. Smail and Ms. Bushey have this amazing partnership and that really creates a positive and fun atmosphere no matter your age or reason for coming.... >learn more

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Legacy American Martial Arts
1911 South Robert Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118

Adult & Teen Classes


Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 6 and up)

Our Family BJJ program is centered around themes such as respect, self-control, and courtesy. This allows students to learn the techniques safely while exploring and enjoying this dynamic martial art with their training partners.


Teen and Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 13 to Adult)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art that focuses on the principles of leverage, timing, and efficiency of movement rather than strength and size to defeat opponents.


Junior Taekwondo (Ages 6-12)

Children who study a martial art often become more confident, disciplined, and focused students and citizens.
Beginner students learn the basic techniques associated with taekwondo.  Advanced students are further motivated with the addition of advanced movement and free sparring.  Junior students also learn practical abuse and abduction prevention with our Safety N.E.T. Kids curriculum.

Junior & Adult Taekwondo


Leadership Team (Juniors, Teens and Adults)

Leaders are not born - they are made! Leadership students learn and practice the skills it takes to be an effective leader and coach on and off the training mats. Effective communication, interpersonal skills, how to direct a group, and many other lessons are taught and put into practice on the training floor.

Our Leadership Program is by invite only.


Tai Chi Program (Ages 12 to Adult)

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art focusing on slow movement and meditation with minimal impact, perfect for the overly stressed or for those who cannot do other high intensity martial arts due to physical limitations.  Try a martial art that has been practiced for centuries by people well into their hundreds!