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Our Academy is Family Owned and Operatedhinks2

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 individual 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, grappling 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.

Based on 95 reviews.
Erin Chibbaro
Erin Chibbaro
September 8, 2022.
The best place to go for Martial Arts. We've had an absolutely wonderful experience this past year at Art Hinkelbein Martial Arts Academy! Master Melissa and staff have an excellent teaching style that is great for children, teens and adults. We are looking forward to enrolling our other daughter.
Danielle Saranczak
Danielle Saranczak
September 8, 2022.
AHMA has been an important part of my family for many years. 2 of my children have learned discipline, respect, and a love for Mixed Martial Arts being taught by Master Art and Master Melissa. They teach the children with a perfect combination of tough love and nurturing. They not only teach MMA, but self-defense to prepare them for what could be a dangerous world. My children love coming here and have found a forever love for MMA. I could not recommend them more.
Renee Risden
Renee Risden
September 8, 2022.
I’m not sure if this is a “thank you” post or a review, but here goes: Staff: Grandmaster Art and Master Melissa have the upmost professionalism, patience, and heart when it comes to educating children in the martial arts. They have worked with my son for 4 years, never once giving up on him when he was struggling and never once made me feel like they “just wanted the enrollment”. They truly care about what they do and their pupils. The assistants who work in the classes also give my son more role models to look up to. Facility: Clean, spacious, and good temp control. Huge viewing window for parents. Schedule: Very flexible with multiple class times to pick from. Owners and staff also easily available for questions and needs. Cost: No class time is wasted, your child will be learning and practicing every minute, making the cost well worth it. Uniforms are sharp and quality material. Overall: Give your child the gift of confidence, discipline, friends, and fitness with AHMA.
Jennifer Sastrowardoyo
Jennifer Sastrowardoyo
September 8, 2022.
My daughter has been going to Art Hinkelbein for 2 yrs now and I have never regretted that decision. They are absolutely fantastic. They really care about there students and the families. If you are looking for a place for your kids to learn Martial Arts. Look no further. My daughter has learned so much from Master Melissa.
Valerie Bellis
Valerie Bellis
September 8, 2022.
So much more than Martial Arts! Master Melissa incorporates life lessons, kindness, respect, and personal responsibility. Her well chosen aides are friendly but firm. This class has proven to be invaluable to my grandson.
Christine Parker
Christine Parker
September 8, 2022.
I signed my son up for martial arts when he turned 5. He was just starting kindergarten and felt he needed an outlet. I had no idea the discipline, respect, focus and self-esteem Master Melissa and the team would teach him. If you’re looking for a place to send your child, look no further. Highly recommend AHMA, they’re amazing people and treat you like family!
Misty McCombie
Misty McCombie
September 7, 2022.
By far the best martial arts studio around. You can tell they truly care about the kids that go there, not only with what they are teaching them but also with how they encourage them to believe in themselves. They don’t just hand out belts and promotions, the kids have to work for it and earn it, which is a very valuable lesson in life. My son looks forward to going to class!
Kelly Martinez
Kelly Martinez
September 7, 2022.
Master Melissa is fantastic. She enriches the entire child, mind, body and spirit. In a society where everyone gets a trophy and there are not realistic expectations around winning and losing, kids in this studio are learning real life, discipline, focus, accountability, how to be gracious when winning and losing, all served up with a lot of love. I feel safe with my child there and know he is being taught valuable skills and life lessons in a safe environment. They take doing it right, the students well being and safety very seriously. Can't say enough about Grand Master Art and Master Melissa!
Dan Marsh
Dan Marsh
September 7, 2022.
Very clean and well maintained studio. Master Art and Master Melissa run great classes, my son loves to go. Would highly recommend you check them out!
Siobhan B
Siobhan B
September 7, 2022.
My son has been in Master Melissa's Little Ninja's class since just before he turned 4. We enrolled to support his listening skills and promote self-control. Master Melissa instills important lessons such as discipline, respect, and patience into each fun lesson of high kicking and combinations. He loves Little Ninja class and we love watching him grow under Master Melissa's guidance.

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