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ArtFit strives to provide personal enrichment as well as physical wellness to students through quality instruction in a supportive environment.

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ArtFit strives to provide personal enrichment as well as physical wellness to students through quality instruction in a supportive environment.


Fundamental Fitness, Flexibility, Personal Training, & Yoga.


Aerial, Belly Dance, Lyra, & Pole Dance


Karate, Kickboxing & MMA, Japanese Swordsmanship, & Defensive Tactics


Now offering a variety of classes through Zoom.


ArtFit is a new kind of facility that incorporates instruction in the physical arts of martial arts and dance with a family friendly workout facility. Our classes are designed to provide the highest quality instruction as well as a great workout. We offer classes for men, women and children as well as personal training. Our goal is to provide classes that are unique and interesting while offering an element of fitness for those who prefer not to go to a gym to exercise, as a supplement to a regular workout, or to provide families as a way to exercise together.


ArtFit is a family friendly fitness and training facility. It is locally owned by Walt and Cheryl Bushey, who have been providing cutting-edge fitness and personal enrichment classes in the Lubbock community for over 20 years.


It is our experience that motivation is the prime component for a health or fitness goal to be achieved or maintained. Most of us are only self-motivating until monotony sets in. Our classes continually give you the motivation you need by the nature of the skills and knowledge that you acquire. We believe that it is important and more motivating to have a purpose for training your body whether it be for sport, art, or self-defense.


Our classes are designed to provide the highest quality instruction through trained professionals and attainable and comprehensive curriculum. Our goal is to provide classes that are unique and interesting while offering inspiring fitness opportunities.


The safety of our students and proficiency of our instructors are of the utmost importance to us at ArtFit. All instructors have received years of instruction, completed instructor training programs, and have completed or currently working in a mentorship program.

First Class is FREE!

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The fitness classes at ArtFit can be the focus of a weekly workout or be supplemental to a workout routine that is based in martial arts, dance, or aerial classes. We have a Bootcamp class that improves strength, increases muscle, and burns calories. Flexibility is key to many athletic activities whether it be dance or martial arts related. Our Flexibility class is focused on improving flexibility, improving technique and athletic performance while helping to prevent injury.


Most of the fitness classes that we offer at ArtFit are designed to improve skill as well as physical fitness.


We also offer classes and personal training that target specific areas of fitness. These classes and training sessions can be used as a complete regime or as a supplement to a regular martial arts or dance training program. Cross training and training focused on a specific aspect of fitness is important to overall physical well-being, and we have provided these classes for this reason.

Martial Arts

Our martial arts training is based on the principles of tradition and efficacy. Whether it is a traditional class or a modern discipline, our goal is to provide training that is effective and stimulating. The focus of each class will vary with the needs and goals of the students , however, we ensure operative self-defense and skill through a variety of traditional and modern disciplines.


Katsujin Budokai is the Martial Arts part of ArtFit. The Katsujin Budokai dojo is the official branch head of the state of Texas for the Komei Jyuku and the Yamauchi-Ha Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu under Sekiguchi Komei Sensei.

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Although Iaijustu is Katsujin’s main focus, the dojo also offers training in kickboxing and mixed martial arts as well as Shotokan Karate. Classes are available for a wide range of ages and experience levels.

Dance and Aerial

Our dance and aerial classes are designed to offer the finest instruction and improved health and fitness while providing a community of friendship and support among the women in the classes. We have chosen to offer dance and aerial classes that are challenging but attainable for everyone, keeping student striving to meet their goals while enjoying the workout.


ArtFit’s dance instructors are dedicated to providing women of all ages, shapes, and sizes with not only the best dance instruction and fitness classes, but also with a tight knit female community full of fun and encouragement.

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Our focus is the health and fitness of the women that we serve along with the professionalism of training remarkable dancers.

Join us and accomplish an art form, get in shape, have fun, and de-stress!


ArtFit was founded January 2012 when Katsujin Budokai and Tribal Rhythm came together to form one business designed to provide exercise and physical arts forms for the entire family. Both busineses have a long history in Lubbock. Katsujin Budokai opened in 1997 and Tribal Rhythm has been in business since 2004. We have an extensive history of excellent fitness, dance, and martial arts classes in the Lubbock area.

For fun, for art, for fitness


Best martial arts in Lubbock and the dance instructors are fun and unique, can't get a better deal for any of the awesome activities at Artfit!!

Logan Smith

…I have now lost a total of 9.5lbs. Each week really does get easier. I enjoy the belly dancing class and the body shaker class, they are a lot of fun…The best part of all of this is seeing the changes in my body….Thanks for everything."
-- Theresa (after 6 weeks of classes)


When Cheryl dances, I think of a long wave of sparkling water. Her moves are so fluid. She is refreshingly different; a style of her own. It is unusual to see this kind of confidence and musical interpretation at any age, at any point in time. She is special.


I am so glad we started. I love learning the history of belly dancing and the different forms. This is a great dance studio!!!

Kimber Jama

I've been taking pole classes at ArtFit for a little over a year now and I love it! Any time I'm having a bad day or week, knowing I have a pole class later always gives me something to look forward to. Cheryl and Olivia keep the classes new, challenging, and fun. I'm constantly being pushed and motivated to work towards and achieve new goals. The strength and confidence I have gained over the last year even amazes me. I am so happy to have found this studio!!

Danielle Saavedra

I always wanted to try pole dancing for muscle building purposes, more so than for the "dancing" itself. After 8 weeks at it, I can tell that I am stronger physically and mentally to try poses that I never thought to be possible, for a beginner anyways... Olivia is an amazing instructor. She has great technique, teaching skills and is very helpful when students struggle. I am excited and looking forward to higher levels of pole!


My boys LOVE IT, 10 years+....... Best decision I have ever made, helped mold my boys into respectful and responsible young men.

Christy Edwards

Great place to train, they can even train someone who is not to sure which is their left and which is their right. Walt understands more than just Karate, so you also get an education. He never fails to answer questions.

Dr. Mike Oneill

My grandson has been taking karate at ArtFit for the past few years. We started him in Karate so he would have some structure, which he did get, but that is only the beginning. He has gained a level of confidence and skills far above his age. This summer he was jumped by a bully but stood his ground and defended himself. What he learned at ArtFit is at a level in which he can apply in his life. I have seen adult freeze in a similar situation. ArtFit is the only karate school I would use here in Lubbock.
Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

My daughter loves the karate class and I honestly look forward each week to my pole fitness classes!! Prices are awesome too!

Christina Holman

I am Rodney Stevens, I have been a police officer for 16 years and now a current police Chief. I have trained with Walt for the last 8 years. Do to his training and tactics, I have survived several work related situations with one and several suspects. Walt will teach you easy to use tactics that actually works on the streets. During my training in Law Enforcement I have taken several DT classes that teach you tactics that only works if you have trained it for years or the opponent is complying. You will walk out of Walt's with tactics that works right now with little training. The longer you spend with Walt the better you get!! I my option Walt is the best DT Instructor that I have ever trained with.

Chief Rodney Stevens, Lorenzo Police Department

After 10 years of service with the 5th Special Forces Group in Ft. Campbell KY I moved back to Texas and began seeking a career in Law Enforcement. I was fortunate enough to spend my entire military career in the Special Operations Community and was given the opportunities to train with the best instructors in the world for their chosen specialties; however it wasn’t until I meet, then trained under Walt Bushey that my empty hand skills were truly taken to the next level. I highly recommend Walt’s training, whether you are starting from the ground up or if you simply need to sharpen the skills you already possess. Walt’s training is to the point without the attitude associated with most instructors of his caliber and the skills I have learned are put to work every day on the streets as a patrol officer. I appreciate the knowledge he has shared with me and the confidence it has inspired.

Jim Dukatnik