Our History

The Wheeler Academy (formerly Wheeler’s School of Karate) was founded by the late Allen Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was one of the first Martial Arts instructors to really show the importance of a family/Christian Martial Arts School. The academy has been an icon in the Powell community that has adopted the motto of “Changing lives, one student at a time”, since 1973. Now under the leadership of Chuck Reynolds, The Wheeler Academy continues the commitment to the community and to its students. Developing character is a foundation in our Martial Arts programs, we teach integrity, discipline, and courage with every lesson, and is repeated in the Wheeler Creed, which is recited prior to every class. There is a difference between a winner and a true champion, and that difference is attitude. Our approach encourages everyone and reinforces a great attitude. We truly care about each and every one of our students, which is why the Wheeler Academy has been around nearly 50 years and have taught thousands of students, and why many of those students stay with us from early childhood, right through adulthood.

Owner/Chief Instructor

Chuck Reynolds

Over 30 years of experience
7th Degree Black Belt
Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Read More

Chief Floor Instructor

Danny Potts

Over 20 year of experience
4th Degree Black Belt
Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Read More

Self -Defense Instructor

Chief William Purvis

Over 40 years of experience / Multiple Systems
Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Read More

Floor Instructor

Landon Reynolds

20 years of experience
2nd Degree Black Belt

Read More

Weapons Instructor

Chuck Edwards

15 years of experience
3rd Degree Black Belt
Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Read More

Floor Instructor

Garrett Nokes

14 years of experience
2nd Degree Black Belt

Read More

Are you interested more in what The Wheeler Academy has to offer you?

Special Offers

Want to learn more about our programs?

Learn more about our classes on our class page.

If you’re looking for a Martial Arts program to enrich you or a family member’s life, fill out our form and we’ll contact you shortly.