What our members say…


The best facility to train in and the best people to train with. Cant say enough good things about Mr. Brad Peplow and his endless knowledge in BJJ!

Jared Klapp


The Peoria Athletic Club is an awesome place to learn martial arts. The coaches are very knowledgeable and friendly as well. I have learned a lot during the seven years that I have been training and I’m sure to learn much more as I continue to train.

Nick DeTrempe


Stop considering other martial arts schools – this is the best academy in the area.

I am incredibly impressed with the instruction at Peoria Athletic Club, and have made incredible advancements in skill level, confidence and physical fitness over the past two years. While I get the opportunity to share the mats with Pan Am champions, Gold Gloves contenders, professional fighters and the best instructors in Central Illinois, I am continually amazed by the personal attention that all members receive – despite their age or experience level.

If you want to prepare for competition, get into shape or learn to defend yourself – and do it in a place where you feel like a part of the team/family – make Peoria Athletic Club is absolutely your best choice.

Chris Malone