Martial Arts America - Independence



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We Have Something for Everyone!

The Maududo Federation and Martial Arts America has been providing the finest martial art instruction in the Cincinnati area for over twenty five years.

Since 1983, Martial Arts America has been providing instruction in the martial arts.

We offer several exciting programs designed to meet the needs of both children and adults that wants to learn a wide range of practical self defense skills.

  • Lil Dragon classes are for children ages 3 - 4
  • Karate for Kids program is for children ages 5 – 12
  • Street Smart Martial Arts is for anyone age 13 and up

Conveniently located in the Ohio & Kentucky area. We currently have 9 locations:

We know that one of our programs or locations will be the perfect fit for you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Benefits of Martial Arts

A Martial Art can be defined as a system of techniques - physical and mental exercises developed as a successful means for self-defense, both armed and unarmed.

Techniques, skills and abilities that are martial in nature but do not benefit the practitioner and their community are generally not considered martial arts. Mutual benefit must be a component. Martial arts utilize a variety of combat methods. Some fighting styles emphasize weaponless techniques while others teach the use of weapons. Some styles focus on grappling while others put their emphasis on striking. Weaponless systems use hand, arm, foot, shin, and knee striking and blocking techniques. Some weapons that may be used are the staff, sword, knife, dagger and nunchaku.

Not all forms of self-defense are actually considered to be martial arts. Some argue that unless warriors were using a fighting system in actual combat, it was not truly a martial art. Additionally, there is a difference between martial art and martial sport; the sport application of a combat system is not a martial art. Not all activities designated as martial arts are martial or artistic.

While some developed from warrior combat, other martial arts developed as a means for spiritual and physical development. Strictly defined, martial arts are combat arts, methods for killing an opponent in battle. Martial ways, or, those arts that have a spiritual component, go beyond combat effectiveness.

Today, the martial arts are practiced for health and fitness, sport, law enforcement, spiritual benefits as well as for self-defense.

If you are a visitor, this site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts and our staff. If you would like additional information, please click on "Contact Us".

If you are currently a member, we hope you will check in often as we will frequently post updates, events and information for the Independence school.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area!

You can also visit us at:

Apple Valley Dr. Independence, KY 41051

Our Location

9590 Apple Valley Dr. Independence, KY 41051

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