New Wave Kicks has been named the best Martial Arts School in the St. Joseph area

PKA WORLDWIDE today announced that New Wave Kicks has been named the best Martial Arts School in the St. Joseph area.  Tae Kwon Do Instructor, Dalia Vitkus said, “This is a great honor for me. For the past seven years, we have been proud to share the best of martial arts with our students here in St. Joseph. We have been honored to share the focus, confidence and leadership skills with more than 500 students, ranging in age from 5 to 74.  Watching the progress of our students has brought us much pride and has earned our studio a reputation for building leadership skills. We are pleased that reputation was acknowledged by PKA WORLDWIDE, an organization that has spread positive martial arts competition and information all over the globe for more than 4 decades”.

Sah Bum Nim (Instructor) Vitkus started her martial arts training in 2006 and she worked hard to earn her first Black belt when she was 48. As she progressed through the ranks, she realized that the sharing of the knowledge and confidence she had gained in martial arts had very much helped shape her life.  She was inspired then to teach and share those principles and values with students of all ages, which led to the establishment of New Wave Kicks.

Recently, with the approval of Bill Wallace, Dalia was bestowed the prestigious awards and certificates recognizing her in the National Sport Karate Museum as “Bill Superfoot Wallace Natural Fighter”, as well as an Ambassador. In 2021, Vitkus tested and was promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in the Superfoot System. She is certified as an Instructor in the Superfoot System and with the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association (USCDKA) also as 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and the PKA Worldwide. (I wasn’t sure what I am recognized as with PKA; if just a member or Instructor as well?) In 2016, Dalia was nominated and Inducted into the Alliance Black Belt Hall of Fame and awarded “Leading Female Black Belt of the Year”.  Dalia will be featured in the new AMAA,  2022 Bill "Superfoot" Wallace Changing Lives Bio Book...also that I am in the  AMAA Special Tribute to Chuck Norris, Giving Back for a Lifetime Book of 2020.

For More Information concerning Interviews, Seminars, or Demonstrations, contact Ms. Vitkus at 269-930-1516, Visit her website at