Understand how to defend yourself in a situation and greatly improve confidence and self-esteem. Learn appropriate countermeasures to keep you or someone else from harm.


We teach the importance of teamwork using goal oriented dynamics and motivational techniques. Learn cooperation through individual skill as we provide constructive feedback.

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We specialize in empowering individuals of all ages to reach their full potential and will give you the tools for real world practical application. Our mission is to provide an impeccable attention to detail that will fit your needs.

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What our clients say

We’re thankful to empower so many lives

Our son Dawud Jr. who has cerebral palsy came to Vanyo Martial Arts approximately two years ago to receive adaptive Taekwondo training. From day one Master Vanyo and our son Dawud Jr. connected and the results of his training have been outstanding. Dawud's self esteem has went through the roof as a result of his martial arts training at Vanyo Martial Arts. As well as his abilities in balance, coordination, endurance, and overall strength. Dawud Jr. Has also learned how to do things that because of his disability he could never do before, such as jumping and tuck and rolling. Master Vanyo has helped to instill in Dawud that the only limitations he has are the ones he put on himself, meaning there are no limits. Vanyo Martial Arts have truly taken our son Dawud Jr. to his next level by truly setting goals and no limits! Dawud Sr.
I started at Vanyo Martial Arts years ago in the Tae Kwon Do program. Now, 11+ years later, I participate in both Tae Kwon Do and the Muay Thai Mixed MMA class. With my personal experience, the Army often relocates me, and I have trained with different schools all over the US as well as conducted certifications within the Army Combatives Program. I have not found a school that is able to match the expertise and wealth of knowledge that Master Vanyo has. No other class leaves me physically drained, and mentally invigorated like his classes do. Every day I watch myself and those students around me grow, and it is an awesome sight. Another thing, belts here are not handed out like a factory. Master Vanyo ensures that we know our stuff before each test, and every belt is hard-earned. He, and his black belts, take the time to cultivate the new students, growing them into disciplined and hard working martial artists. I know that I feel a real sense of accomplishment every time I am handed a new rank. Hi highly suggest this school to anyone looking for a martial arts home. The Vanyo's will treat you like family. They also have special programs for students with special needs. It is a loving school that truly cares for each student and their personal progression. I look forward to seeing you there! John W
Great facility. Very knowledgable head instructor (Mark Vanyo). As former pro-athlete at Vanyo MMA I am meeting my needs, and learn proper techniques to stay in shape. Vitaly Potapenko - Cleveland Cavaliers
Master Vanyo is an excellent coach, and he is an encyclopedia of the martial arts. My confidence boosted after my first session, and my skills improved a lot faster than I thought. Thanks to the wisdom and tutelage of Vanyo Martial Arts I am in the best shape of my life." Mark Hunter - Chimaira