Weapons, standup, and ground fighting.

Omaha Kali Academy trains you in all areas of combat

JKD & Filipino Martial Arts

Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 8pm

The arts taught by the famous Bruce Lee and his protege Dan Inosanto. Weapons, entries, misdirection, and takedowns.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Sunday 10am to 11:45am / Monday and Wednesday 4:30pm to 6pm

The most effective form of ground fighting. Use chokes and joint manipulation to subdue your opponent.


Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 8pm

The base for standup combat. Uses combinations of hand and leg strikes.

About Dean Truax

Senior Associate Instructor under Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s protege) in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts

Certified instructor under Progressive Fighting Systems founder Paul Vunak and Thomas Cruse

American Top team Certified MMA Instructor

Apprentice Instructor under John R. Malmo in Kuntao Silat/Filipino Martial Arts

Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

4th degree and 2nd degree black belt in Karate and Tae Kwon Do

Student Testimonials

Nick Tang

Nick Tang


Dean Truax is Nebraska's hidden martial arts secret. If you desire to be proficient in all areas of combat, from weapons to ground fighting, this is the place to train.

Natalie Watterson

Natalie Watterson


Omaha Kali Academy is the perfect place to be your badass self after a long day in the office.

Dan Goossen

Dan Goossen

Systems Engineer

I have known Dean for over 9 years and he is one of the greatest instructors I have ever trained with. If you want an extremely well rounded and focused training experience, then Omaha Kali Academy is place to go.

Get in Touch

Find us on the mats

7328 Maple St.
Omaha, NE 68134

Give us a ring

Dean Truax
(402) 218-6067

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