The Martial Arts USA Difference
KIDS MARTIAL ARTS
From focusing, to goal setting, to self-discipline, to self-respect – kids emerge from this program changed for the better. And their parents couldn’t be happier.
adult martial arts
Often after just one class people tell us how they feel like they’ve known everyone for years. That’s because we place a big emphasis on creating not just a great martial arts environment – but a family environment.
We combine cardio, resistance, and interval training to give you the most fat-melting workout possible. Individually, each of these forms of exercise is powerful. Combine all three… and you’ve got one heck of an awesome, fat-burning workout.
The fun, enriching camp kids love so much… their parents have to drag them away just to get them home! But its not just fun games. Kids also walk away with powerful, life-improving lessons.
Jeff Cvitak owns and teaches at Martial Arts USA in Springfield, Missouri. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt under Kyoshi Dave Kovar being certified in Satori Ryu (blended martial arts) and a 7th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo under Chief Master Brice Bishop through the North American TaeKwonDo Association. Jeff has been training in the martial arts for 33 years and has trained in many styles. TaeKwonDo, Krav Maga, Boxing, Brazilain Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Kenpo Karate, Hapkido and Aikido. He is also the creator of the Person Protection Program (P3) which is his own blend of self-defense for home and personal safety training, weapon (gun and knife) defense training and adrenal response conditioning.
Kyoshi Jeff Cvitak
Recent Blog Posts
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