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Indiana Academy of Martial Arts is a full time martial arts school open Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment only.

We offer a variety of programs to fit everyone’s self-defense, fitness and scheduling needs. IAMA is dedicated to helping you reach your martial arts goals and achieve your personal best.

Indiana Academy of Martial Arts

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A Word From Our Master Instructor
“We look forward to serving our community and providing a positive and encouraging atmosphere, where our students can learn morals, discipline, dedication, and a love of martial arts that will follow them throughout their lives.”

Welcome

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IAMA is committed to developing the youth in our community. IAMA supports education programs to award students who produce exceptional grades in their schoolwork. IAMA also sponsors a scholarship to promote higher education.


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Credentials

Indiana Academy of Martial Arts is an AMAA (American Martial Arts Alliance) chartered school, and is also affiliated with the AAU (Amateur Athletics Union).

Master Sylvia Hite-Thompson is a 5th degree Black Belt and master instructor through the AMAA. Master Hite has been an avid competitor for many years, holding multiple State champion titles in Forms, Breaking, Sparring and Weapons, as well as National titles in Forms and Sparring.

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Why are credentials so important?

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Indiana Academy of Martial Arts is an AMAA (American Martial Arts Alliance) chartered school, and is also affiliated with the AAU (Amateur Athletics Union).

Master Sylvia Hite-Thompson is a 5th degree Black Belt and master instructor through the AMAA. Master Hite has been an avid competitor for many years, holding multiple State champion titles in Forms, Breaking, Sparring and Weapons, as well as National titles in Forms and Sparring.

IAMA is committed to developing the youth in our community. IAMA supports education programs to award students who produce exceptional grades in their schoolwork. IAMA also sponsors a scholarship to promote higher education.

Just as it's important to have your high school diploma or your college degree, credentials in the martial arts should be valued the same way. Indiana Academy of Martial Arts is a chartered school with the American Martial Arts Alliance. The AMAA provides certifications for the Gup (colored belt) ranks as well as all the Black Belts (Dans).

In 1990, Grandmaster Daniel Coblentz established the AMAA incorporating the principles and teachings of Chung Do Kwan, one of the strongest and largest Tae Kwon Do institutions in Korea.

What Makes IAMA So Special?

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With so many martial arts schools available, most people want to pick a school that stands on it's credentials and lives by the morals and ethics it teaches. IAMA was founded on the principles of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and an Indomitable Spirit - the five tenents of Tae Kwon Do.

What Value Can Martial Arts Be To Children?

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To respect other people, as well as themselves.
To use self-control whether in or out of Indiana Academy of Martial Arts.
To develop self-confidence in the taks they attempt.
To set goals and remain focused on these goals.
Learn to correctly deal with bully's.
To instill the character qualities of patience, perseverence, and integrity.

How Do Men And Women Benefit From Martial Arts?

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Noticeable improvment both physically and mentally
Training in self protection
Build self confidence
Increase self-esteem, endurance, and strength
Instill character qualities of perseverance and patience
Work at your own pace and set your own goals

The American Martial Arts Alliance

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The American Martial Arts Alliance Established in 1990 as the American Martial Arts Association, this Indiana based organization is headquartered in Greensburg, IN. The organization's founder is Grandmaster Daniel Coblentz, a 7th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and 4th Dan Master in Kali and Silat. In 2000, the AMAA board voted to change the name to the American Martial Arts Alliance. The emblem for the AMAA was re-designed in 2005 by Grandmaster Coblentz. Currently, the AMAA offers Gup, Black Belt and Instructor credentials and organization memberships. Schools may become chartered with the AMAA, which qualifies each student to participate in the AMAA sanctioned tournaments. The AMAA sponsors three tournaments a year and an annual State Championship. Indiana Academy of Martial Arts is proud to be a part of this organization that promotes an atmosphere of fair competition for its students. Visit amaatkd.org for more information.