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Family Martial Arts Center

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1991, Family Martial Arts Center has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

610-324-0805

137 Wallace Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335

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Family Martial Arts Center Owner

Hi, I’m Master Jim Saemann.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 1991, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Downingtown by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Family Martial Arts Center are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• 3500 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 12 Foot Ceilings
• Zebra Mats for Maximum Safety
• Heated Training Room & Observation Area with playroom for siblings
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Dressing Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Family Martial Arts Center Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Family Martial Arts Center:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by Family Martial Arts Center students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Family Martial Arts Center!

  • Family Martial Arts Center director

    Grandmaster Soon Ho Chang

    Executive Director

    8th Dan

  • Family Martial Arts Center owner

    Master James W. Saemann

    Director & Owner

    4th Dan

  • Family Martial Arts Center instructor

    Master George Forczek

    Staff Instructor

    4th Dan

  • Family Martial Arts Center instructor

    Assistant Master Will Findley

    Staff Instructor

    3rd Dan

  • Family Martial Arts Center instructor

    Steve Laws

    Staff Instructor

    1st Dan

  • Family Martial Arts Center instructor

    Jen Saemann

    Little Dragons Instructor

    2nd Dan

  • Family Martial Arts Center instructor

    Steve Findley

    Assistant Instructor