Site Navigation


Martial Arts Academy

About Us

Martial Arts Academy Head instructor Bernie Gorak II currently runs a dojo/training center located at 236 w Broadway Bradley Illinois. He started martial arts training age the age of 10 and has been training now for 45 years, and teaching for 30 years.

Current Rank:
9th degree black belt - kenpo (6/5/23) under Grandmaster Ted Tomeski
3rd degree black belt - kenpo under Grandmaster Larry Tatum
2nd degree black belt- Renzoku Jiu Jitsu under Grandmaster John Cozatt
9th degree kan shu kenpo black belt under John cozatt

Former Professional Lic. Boxer in the State of Illinois
Former Kick Boxer 6-3 record.
Sport Karate Point Sparring record 112 wins 28 losses.

Holds other rank in, Shoeri-Ryu Karate, Soo Bak Do Karate, and Tae Kwon Do.

Sensei to PKC region 1 sparring champion 2006- Katelyn Gorak, 2016 Cody Beland , 2016 Collin Beland. 2019 Brooklynn Gorak, Brynlee Lochner, and Collin Beland,

Sensei to PKC region up sparring 2006- Bernie Gorak III
Sensei to PKC region 1 Champion Self Defense 2016 Zachary Gorak, Collin Beland, and Cody Beland, 2019 Brynlee Lochner, Emmalin Jacob, Aidan Jacob, Brooklynn Gorak, Collin Beland. 2020, Zachary Gorak, Emmalin Jacob, Tucker Jacob, Brynlee Lochner.

Sensei Bernie Gorak II- PKC Self Defense Champion 2016, 2017, (2nd place) 2018, Champion in 2019 and 2020.
PKC National Rank 7th in Self Defense in 2016, 6th in 2018, 8th in 2019.

PKC Region-1, 7th Place sparring 2018.

Areas Served

Will County, IL | Kankakee County, IL | Bradley, IL | Grant Park, IL

Our Professional Associations

What We Offer

Our Specialties include:

Our Services include:


On 2/1/2024 Tim Corsaro had this to say:
Great place Testimonial written by Tim Corsaro on this site.

On 1/17/2024 Rick w had this to say:
Has knowledge of what is being taught breaks it down so you can understand it Top Martial arts school hands down Testimonial written by Rick w on this site.

On 12/16/2023 Grand parent had this to say:
I bring my grandson most of the time to class and he has been going for one year now, and his confidence level has never been higher! Great place !! Testimonial written by Grand parent on this site.

On 12/15/2023 Anonymous had this to say:
My son has gone to this Kenpo academy for a little over 2 years and he has been learning and growing so much since he started. I’m excited to see how far he can take the life lessons he gains from this experience. Testimonial submitted anonymously directly to this site.

On 12/15/2023 Anonymous had this to say:
Instructor is great with kids of all ages. Can’t imagine them learning from anyone else. Lots of knowledge. Testimonial submitted anonymously directly to this site.

Contact Us

Martial Arts Academy
236 W Broadway St Bradley, IL 60915
Phone: (815) 690-7649

Where To Find Us

Follow us on Google
Follow us on Facebook

Payment Types Accepted

Cash, Personal Checks, MasterCard, Visa

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday: By Appointment Only


Terms of Use
Privacy Policy