Martial Arts Academy Family Training Center

Shaping Leaders Through Discipline and Respect

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2024

Chris Velez, owner and chief instructor. Values, Inc. & Value News photos, April 2024.

Chris Velez, owner and chief instructor. Values, Inc. & Value News photos, April 2024.

Martial Arts Academy in Owasso has been nurturing leaders through the disciplined art of martial arts since 2003. With a primary focus on building leaders, the academy provides an environment where every punch, kick, and stance transcends physical boundaries to instill life-changing virtues.

The academy operates on a consistently structured regimen that ensures all who walk through its doors, regardless of age, are met with a respectful and disciplined atmosphere. This is a place where families come together, not just to train but to grow as units of society that value and practice patience, perseverance, and respect for one another.

Promoting Confidence and Respect

“It is a privilege to speak into these young minds in a meaningful way to promote confidence and success,” owner and chief instructor of Martial Arts Academy, Chris Velez, said.
Established as a full-time professional academy, it has been dedicated to the personal development of its members for over two decades. The instructors are more than teachers, they are mentors who are fully immersed in the moment with each student, guiding them through their journey with unwavering support and encouragement. The expectation is clear from day one: maturity, regardless of age. This mature atmosphere fosters a sense of responsibility and self-awareness among students, making them more receptive to learning not only martial arts but also essential life skills.

A Success-Oriented Mindset

“Discipline is not always restraint. Self control is not always inaction,” Velez said. “We teach our young persons not to be held captive by the opinions of others so they can grow the courage and confidence to be leaders.”

Students learning new moves and improving their confidence, discipline, and respect. Values, Inc. & Value News photos, April 2024.

Students learning new moves and improving their confidence, discipline, and respect. Values, Inc. & Value News photos, April 2024.

Those who doubt their abilities are often the ones who stand to gain the most. This philosophy opens the doors to many who might have never considered martial arts as a path for personal growth. It’s an invitation to challenge oneself, to step out of comfort zones, and to discover untapped potential. The transformation witnessed in such individuals is profound, as they often emerge more confident, focused, and disciplined. “We cultivate a success-oriented mindset and focus from day one,” he said.

For Velez, one of the most rewarding aspects of his role is witnessing a breakthrough in his students’ martial arts journey, which often doubles as a significant personal victory.
“Watching a student rise to the occasion, which usually is them taking a step beyond what they thought their limits were, is the best part,” he said.

How to Get Started In Martial Arts

Prospective members are encouraged to schedule a time to meet and explore the facility. This initial step is an integral part of the journey, offering a glimpse into the world of martial arts and the life-changing benefits it holds. It’s an opportunity to witness firsthand the structured training sessions, the respectful interactions among students and instructors, and the overall positive atmosphere that defines the academy.

Through a disciplined and respectful training regimen, Martial Arts Academy instills virtues that extend far beyond the dojo. If you’re seeking a transformative experience that will challenge and inspire you, look no further than this esteemed academy.

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(918) 376-9080
9100 North Garnett Road, Next to Ron's Hamburgers
Owasso, OK 74055

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