Our qualified instructors have many years of experience in teaching and focusing on not only providing students with techniques, but with strategy and character development.  Our instructors are also students, in that they are constantly striving to improve and expand their skill sets through competitions and attending seminars.

Chief Instructor/Owner:     Gary Meek
Mr. Gary Meek has been in martial arts for more than 35 years and currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and a Black Belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Master Eddie Bravo.  Mr. Meek has been a combat tactics and Certified Krav Maga instructor for law enforcement/military and has led many protective service operations for senior military and political leaders.  He competed at the International Trials Competition and made it on the 2003 USTF USA Team to compete in the 2003 World Taekwon-Do Open in Brisbane, Australia where he helped take his team to 2nd place.  Mr. Meek is currently affiliated with the Science of Integrated Martial Systems (S.I.M.S.), a certified instructor with the American Taekwon-Do Federation International (ATFI), International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), and Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu.

MISSION STATEMENT:

 

The purpose of S.I.M.S. Martial Arts and Fitness Academy is to provide students, regardless of ability, and staff with a clean, safe environment for quality instruction and professional services that will promote martial arts, self defense, self esteem, and health and wellness within the community with unparalleled esprit de corp.

 

VISION STATEMENT:

 

S.I.M.S. Martial Arts and Fitness Academy will be the premier provider of martial arts training in the St Clair County Illinois area. We will develop the community's leading martial arts and fitness programs that embody the most effective and innovative techniques.

 

CORE VALUES:

 

Our most valuable assets are our core values and the people in our Academy that represent them.  Through these core values, people, and loyalty built we will accomplish everything we set our minds to.  Through the promotion of community involvement in establishing a positive family environment for the instruction of martial arts and wellness, S.I.M.S. Martial Arts and Fitness Academy looks for opportunities to develop its mission and purpose while continually seeking out new methods, operational standards, and growth.  With a large training center that features multiple training areas, we will provide multiple services simultaneously and appeal to the entire St. Clair community.

 

These Core Values include the following:

 

Courtesy - In a broader sense all associates will be kind, humble, good mannered, polite, and respectful.  Students and instructors should attempt to be polite to one another and respect others.

 

Integrity - Generally speaking, integrity means honesty, straight dealing, purity, moral soundness, and uprightness.  To have integrity means to be honest with everyone and with yourself at all times.

 

Perseverance - Persistence refers to the steadfast pursuit of and an understanding of the aim, continuation in the practice of your craft regardless of the amount of obstacles, hindering circumstances, difficulties, or occasional "let downs" which are all only temporary situations.  One of the most important secrets of becoming a leader is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance.

 

Self Control - Includes self control over mind (psychological and emotions should be governed by a strong and conscious reason and aided by experience in principle), body (the physical control over action in regard to precision of execution and prevention of injury), and spirit (the success of application of this tenet in practical everyday life should result in creating the indomitable spirit).

 

Indomitable Spirit - To put it simply, this means that one has such strong unshakeable beliefs and principles that even sacrificing the most precious possession one has, one's own life, is not too high a price to pay in defending them.  To never give up, not even when faced with insurmountable odds. The most difficult goals can be achieved with indomitable spirit.

 

S.I.M.S. Martial Arts and Fitness Academy offers instruction in various forms of martial arts, self defense, and fitness for all ages in one central location. These include:

 

  • ITF/ATFI Taekwon-Do

  • Science of Integrated Martial Systems (SIMS)

  • 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

Our qualified instructors have many years of experience in teaching and focusing on not only providing students with techniques, but with strategy and character development.  Our instructors are also students, in that they are constantly striving to improve and expand their skill sets through competitions and attending seminars.

675 W Hwy 50  O'Fallon, IL 62269  |  sims.instructors@gmail.com  |  618-559-7557

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