“Joining is the best decision I have ever made.”

“I was introduced to Master Art’s school by a friend. Joining is the best decision I have ever made. This system will transform your life in ways you will never understand until you walk in the door. Master Art is a truly dedicated mentor and instructor whose top priority is the success and well-being of his students.”  –Dan Lockward


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Our Academy is Family Owned and Operated

Grandmaster Art and Master Melissa Hinkelbein are a husband and wife team in the business of changing lives. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal best whatever your age or goals for training may be. When you become a student of ours, you will be exactly that. We do not source our classes to outside instructors. You’ll find us on the mat teaching every day because it’s what we love to do. There is no greater reward than watching a person’s life transform, knowing we are part of the process. When you train with us you’re more than a student, you’re family.

Receive Personalized Instruction from Elite Martial Artists

We pride ourselves in our personalized instruction and dedication to each student’s indivual needs. Taking the time to really know each student is the key to their success. With our many combined years of experience, we believe strongly in our “if you want it, earn it” style of teaching. We feed off each other and it brings a unique balance into the school and onto the mat. What we do goes way beyond martial arts, it’s about life. It’s about creating character, helping others find themselves and setting them up for success. Teaching from the heart is the only way we know and the only way we’ll ever do it.

Learn a Practical, Well-Rounded Self Defense System

We are known for our success in developing students who are proficient in multiple areas of self defense including blocking, striking, takedowns and submission whatever their age, size or skill level may be. Our versatile mixed martial arts curriculum is designed to be effective in real life situations. Students are taught the most practical and effective elements of various martial arts disciplines including Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Karate, Muay Thai, Boxing and Kickboxing, along with our own concepts and ideas, in one complete program.

Train in a Safe, Friendly Environment

We maintain a positive learning environment where students help each other reach their goals. We train hard but train with control. Our students have a strong camaraderie and share mutual respect for one another. We are a family school.


“AHMA is a rare find among the world of martial arts!”

“Who would have known 6 years later we’d still be traveling from Manhattan each week to be with Masters Art & Melissa!  Not only do they provide practical life skills and excellent instruction, they are also two of the most dedicated and kindest people who love their craft.  AHMA is a rare find among the world of martial arts!  They encourage their students to be their personal best, at their own pace.  Their philosophy of respect and hard work trickles down from them to their students making it a wonderful place to be part of.” –Lorin Schneider, Parent