Class Information


Muay Thai

Muay Thai or Thai boxing is known as the science of eight limbs. It gets this name because of its efficient use of the fists, feet, elbows and knees s its weapons. Thai Boxing is the national sport of Thailand. Muay Thai fighters are known throughout the world as the “kings of the ring”. This is due to their dominance in the ring throughout history. Thai boxers have a reputation of being among the best conditioned fighters in the world. This is all because of their training methods, which develop superior speed, power, and endurance. An amazing aspect of this art is that although their matches can be dangerous, training in Muay Thai is virtually injury free. At the Dubuque Martial Arts Group you will train in the same ways as these warriors. You will hone your skills to a razor’s edge and get in tip top shape.


Whether you are aspiring to compete in the ring or are looking for an extreme workout, Muay Thai training at D.M.A.G. can help you reach your goals. Not only will you experience training in Muay Thai, but you will also be exposed to other kickboxing methods and western boxing as well. The training methods we offer will help you reach your goal of ring preparedness or personal fitness.


Likewise, Boxing has been an integral part of the curriculum at D.M.A.G. for over twelve years. At the Dubuque Martial Arts Group the boxing program runs in conjunction with the Muay Thai / Kickboxing class. We implement the training methods that have stood the test of time as well as incorporating the latest advances. You will learn how to use all the equipment from heavy bags, speed bags, and focus mitts to actual sparring. You will be taught how to put hand combinations together with lightening speed and develop an elusive defense.


The boxing curriculum we teach is a great compliment to the Muay Thai program. We are proud of the success that our students have achieved in the ring and in their personal fitness goals as well. Join us and you to can reap these same rewards.



The Dubuque Martial Arts Group Grappling Program offers a unique blend of various grappling arts. In the Grappling Program you will learn all of the components to become proficient in the grappling arts. In our program we incorporate the theories and concepts from Judo, JiuJitsu,Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do Grappling, Filipino Dumog, Submission Wrestling and more. Instruction includes training in ukemi (break falling), throws, takedowns, pins or time holds, joint locks and choking techniques. In addition you will learn various self defense concepts and principles.


The D.M.A.G. Grappling program offers this training in a safe, relaxed and fun environment. At D.M.A.G. our goal is to help you achieve your goals. Whether it is self defense, competition or physical fitness we can help you get there.

Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee and his partner Dan Inosanto electrified the martial arts world in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Comprised of 26 elemental arts, Bruce's system, the Jun Fan Martial Arts, is known for it economy of motion and integration of arts.


The Jun Fan Gang Fu and Jun Fan Kickboxing curriculum integrates the close range fighting ability of Wing Chun, the stamina and striking ability from Muay Thai, Boxing and Savate as well as the attributes and tools from close range ground studies from Silat, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Catch wrestling and other arts.


Kali is an ancient word that serves as an umbrella term for all the Filipino martial arts.  The word itself translates as the study of body motion. There are many other names for these arts such as Escrima, Arnis or Arnis Demano.


Although the base of the system is weaponry, it's empty hand systems feature some of the most sophisticates techniques and training methods in existence. The weaponry training covers a wide spectrum featuring stick, blade and knife as well as flexible weapons and weapons of opportunity.


Weaponry training in our Kali classes emphasize safety first. Movements are broken down into easily learned segments. You will be given the ability to perform techniques such as counters, disarms, sweeps and locks in flow.

Little Dragons

The Dubuque Martial Arts Group Lil' Dragons program is designed to develop and strengthen your child by building character, confidence, and self control. Our program will also help your child improve their concentration, coordination, balance and help them develop self defense skills. These qualities go a long way in helping our young people face the many challenges of life today.


The class consists of a warm up, basic technique, skill development, physical fitness, self defense training, and most of all fun. In the Dubuque Martial Arts Group Lil' Dragons program we emphasize the three D's, desire discipline and dedication dedication

  • 6:30pm to 7:20pm
    • Kid’s Class (Ajarn Dean Lessei, Khun Kru Luke Lessei Instructors)


  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm
    •  Adult J.K.D. / Kali Class (Ajarn Dean Lessei Instructor & Matt Bockenstedt Assistant Instructor )
  • 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Grappling Basic & Drills (Brandon Lynch Instructor)
    • Team Singto Fighter Workout (Khun Kru Luke Lessei Instructor)


  •  6:15pm to 7:45pm
    •  Level 1 Muay Thai Class (Khun Kru Luke Lessei Instructor)
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Muay Thai Workout Class (Khun Kru Luke Lessei Instructor)


  • 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Grappling Class (Ajarn Dean Lessei Instructor, Brandon Lynch & Matt Bockenstedt Assistant Instructors)
  • 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Muay Thai / Kickboxing Class (Ajarn Dean Lessei Instructor)
  • 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Grappling Class (Ajarn Dean Lessei Instructor, Brandon Lynch & Matt Bockenstedt Assistant Instructors)
  •  7:30am to 10:00am
    • Team Singto Training (Ajarn Dean Lessei, Kevin Drake, Pat Hayes, Roberto Dominguez & Henry Bierman Instructors)


3430 Dodge St.   •   Dubuque, IA 52003 (lower level of Inn Plaza)   •   563-588-1012