Academy of Martial Arts News

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Black Belt Info: Time in Grade.

By Kevin Deaver | January 20, 2020

Hello Everyone and Thank you for your support at the Academy  We have had some questions recently about “Time in Grade”. So let’s discuss this. I have previously had this discussion with several senior masters and Grandmasters. What is time in grade? Well it actually differs to Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido as established by…

January 2020 Newsletter

By Bret Agard | January 7, 2020

Happy New Year to everyone. It is an exciting time for our school. Check out our January newsletter for some of the great things we have going on. If you have any questions, please contact Master Deaver.

Tournament Information:

By Kevin Deaver | December 4, 2019

Please check below for all the new Tournament information. If you have questions please email Master Harp or speak with him in person. Please click on the links to download the PDF files for more information.

Master Deaver Receives Munio Instructor Certification

By Bret Agard | April 24, 2019

Congratulations to Master Deaver for receiving his Munio instructor’s certification. The MUNIO Designer Self Defense Keychain is a stylish evolution of self defense tools that have been used successfully throughout history for protection, and can easily empower you to fight off an attacker and escape safely. The name MUNIO (moon-yo) comes from a Latin word meaning…

November Newsletter

By Bret Agard | April 3, 2019

Here is the November newsletter from The Academy of Martial Arts.

Iowa Governor’s Cup Results

By Bret Agard | March 20, 2019

Anika Thatte, Mason Inman, and Oscar Anderson recently competed in Poomsae at the Iowa Governor’s Cup. Mason won gold, Anika silver, and Oscar finished a strong fourth in his division. Anika and Mason also competed as a pair and scored well against older and more experienced pairs. All three of these students have a promising…

Iowa State Championship Tae Kwon Do Competition

By Bret Agard | March 20, 2019

The 2019 Taekwondo competition season is underway and AMA students are off to a great start! Anika Thatte (right) and Mason Inman (left) competed in Poomsae at the Iowa State Championships. Anika captured a bronze medal and Mason advanced to the finals in a tough division. Both qualified for the National Championships this summer in…

New Class Added – Taegeuk Forms

By Bret Agard | February 21, 2019

The Academy of Martial Arts has added a new class on Saturday mornings at 9:30. This class will be specifically for working on Taegeuk forms. All students beginning with the rank of Junior Yellow belt are able to attend the class. This class will meet in the conference room.

Academy Phone & Tablet App

By Bret Agard | January 3, 2019

As many of you know we have moved from our previous mobile app to the new app by MyStudio. We have a custom app specifically for our school. You can search the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for “Academy of Martial Arts” to find and install the app on your phone or…

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