Karate Studio Champaign, IL - Martial Arts School Champaign, ILDragon Claw Academy

About Us

Shifu Chen moved here to Champaign with his family back in April of 2012. He began this school in September of 2012. With the help of his wife, Abigail, Shifu taught afterschool classes in Unit 4 schools that started with 4 students and also began a main location with 3 students consisting of his two children and a next door neighbor’s son.

These classes were held in a 12’x20’ boardroom in the old McKinley Aquatic Center. The school grew from 3 to 10 in a month. And by March of 2013 DCA had to move. The Refinery Fitness Center graciously opened their doors where DCA continued to grow.

By December of 2013 DCA had to find another home, which is where we currently are housed. And now, DCA is going to be moving again, this time to a space that is 4x the size of our current location!

Our DCA family is made up of incredible families who desire great things for their kids and for our Champaign/Urbana communities. All of this is only possible by the continued participation of our incredible student body. Come be a part of the movement!