Youth (Ages 9-12) & Teen Martial Arts


Building Confidence. Creating Leaders. Developing the Future.

Our Award-Winning Youth & Teen Program is carefully structured to help young men and women succeed in our academy and more importantly, in life. Our classes are fast-paced, fun, educational and motivational with personalized instruction from teachers who truly care about your child’s success.  Everyday we are eager to get on the mat with our students and help them achieve milestones they never thought possible, help them create themselves, better themselves and watch their confidence soar. We pride ourselves in our personalized instruction. No two students are the same, therefore no two students should be taught the same.  Knowing each student to their core and understanding the perfect balance for them as individuals is the key to their success. Teaching from the heart is the only way we know and the only way we’ll ever do it.

Our Unique Curriculum Keeps Students Motivated

Our students are taught the most practical and effective elements of various martial arts disciplines, along with our own concepts and ideas, in one complete program.  We are known for our success in developing students who are proficient in multiple areas of self defense including blocking, striking, takedowns and submission.  Classes are filled with drills and exercises to develop your child both mentally and physically.  In a short time you will begin to see improvement in their self esteem, attitude, attention span, balance, flexibility, coordination and so much more.  Our diverse curriculum keeps students excited about what they are doing so they will be able to stay committed to achieving their goals.  When they begin to feel their progress they will beam with pride and start to see that hard work can be fun!

Our Students Gain Important Life Skills

  • Rock solid confidence 
  • Ability to set both short and long term goals without the fear of failure
  • A positive, “Yes I Can” attitude
  • Understanding the importance of hard work and dedication in all aspects of life
  • Patience and discipline
  • Focus to help them succeed in school and other activities
  • Respect and compassion for others
  • Self defense, awareness and ability to control bullying
  • Self control to help them avoid peer pressure

Together We Will Achieve Success

We recognize that in a child’s life, their parents are the greatest teachers they could have.  We are fully committed to and are highly successful in supporting our parents’ efforts to develop extraordinary young men and women.  When we work as a team, dedicated to your child’s individual needs, your son or daughter will achieve their personal best and success in every area of life.


For information about our current trial program, please submit the form below.


Based on 102 reviews.
Gina Downing
Gina Downing
September 30, 2022.
We are so thankful for Master Art, Master Melissa & Staff! We knew from the moment we met them that AHMA was the right school for our child. Not only do they teach self defense but also life skills, respect and integrity. The positive influence they have had on her is invaluable.
William Ball
William Ball
September 26, 2022.
Great place for your son or daughter to be taught not only how to defend themselves and others, but taught valuable life lessons in self respect and respecting others! I’m sure it’s just as great for adults. I would recommend this place to everyone and anyone!
Jolanta Sienkiewicz
Jolanta Sienkiewicz
September 24, 2022.
Master Melissa and Master Art have created a truly unique space that positions kids for success. While the Martial Arts instruction is absolutely 5-star, including basics, self-defense, and sparring, the true gems are the core lessons in discipline, respect, self-confidence and leadership that allows kids to shine. Our son has been with the Academy for almost 2 years, and each moment spent here has been well worth the hour round-trip. He’s grown as an individual, and has applied the core values he’s learned at AHMA to his home life, academics and extracurricular sports, and has received numerous accolades in all areas. Thank you Master Melissa and Master Art for all you do - we are certain that AHMA has been an invaluable part of his life, and are so grateful to be a part of the AHMA family! 🥷
Jennifer Staples
Jennifer Staples
September 23, 2022.
My son has been going to this martial arts studio for almost 3 years now, and it has truly been a great experience for him and our family. My son started in the little ninja program, and is now a one stripe orange belt, and he is looking forward to continuing his skills with martial arts. Grandmaster Art and Master Melissa are wonderful instructors and take the time to explain new skills and lessons to the kids while teaching the children discipline and respect. They also take the time to talk to all the kids in attendance and make them believe they are all valued and important. They also take time to say hi to my daughter who just comes to watch her big brother. The students going through this program have to work hard for every belt promotion, and you can see that every child who earns their next stripe or belt is proud of their accomplishments, but so are Grandmaster Art and Master Melissa. My son loves to go to martial arts, and I look forward to him moving forward at the studio and all the skills he will earn.
Nicole Bayard
Nicole Bayard
September 22, 2022.
It's clear that every instructor has a passion for their craft...and Grandmaster Art and Master Melissa take time and care with every individual child. They are shaping and enriching their minds as well as their Martial Art skills.
Angelique Facciolli
Angelique Facciolli
September 21, 2022.
Our son started attending AHMA almost 2 years ago and quickly fell in love with Master Art and Master Melissa. They not only teach a artful sport but life lessons, encouraging respect, honesty and discipline. After watching our son excel, our daughter decided to join and has been loving every minute of her time at AHMA! It is a lot of fun to watch the interaction between our children and the instructors. We highly recommend AHMA!
Megan Miller
Megan Miller
September 18, 2022.
Our son has been going to AHMA for almost a year and it has been a wonderful experience. I appreciate that Master Melissa spends a lot of individual time with each student to make sure they are doing skills correctly and hold them accountable. They do not just go through the motions and send them to the back of the line. Students have to put in a lot of time to earn each new stripe or belt which helps them understand the importance of commitment and perseverance rather than instant gratification. Both Masters Art and Melissa make the effort to get to know each student as an individual. They have helped our son recognize his personal strengths and continue to encourage him in the areas he needs to improve.
Briana Ridgway
Briana Ridgway
September 13, 2022.
My son absolutely loves coming to his classes every week! We started attending with a free class special they had going on and the smile and enjoyment my son had when he walked out of the building I knew instantly, he said can I please go here mom and we haven’t stopped learning and thriving since. The instructors are so friendly and absolutely fantastic with the kids!! They keep him focused and teach him how he should be respectful and responsible, how things are earned and not just given to you. Also, everytime a holiday comes near they always have some fun game or activity that involves basic skills and techniques while still enjoying the holiday fun which I think is an added bonus. All around awesome martial arts school to send your kids to, strongly vouch for them!!!
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.

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