USA Martial Arts & Fitness - "Attitude is Everything"      118 E. Broad St. Tamaqua  668-0565

   "Attitude is Everything" 

Training with 

Respect....Discipline....& Hard Work 

"If it doesn't challenge you, doesn't change you."



USA Martial Arts & Fitness is located at 118 E. Broad Street in Tamaqua, PA. and specializes in self defense instruction for all ages, starting at age four. USA-MA also offers Fitness Kickboxing, a high energy fitness program, designed to get you in the best shape ever! Fitness Boot Camps are also scheduled throughout the year and present an intense, challenging workout.
Shihan Jon Bonner, Director of Training and eighth degree black belt, is also a nationally certified Personal Trainer through SCW Fitness, and holds certifications in Fitness Kickboxing, Group Fitness, Strength Training, Body Toning, Kid Fitness, and Aqua Fitness.
USA Martial Arts & Fitness offers a practical, effective, martial arts program geared towards street survival. It incorporates Ju Jitsu and Karate, and effectively trains students against street attacks, including defenses against a multitude of attacks from punches, grabs, chokes, and weapons. Our highly qualified staff of Black Belts will take you through a process of learning to defend oneself against individuals as well as multiple opponents, including attackers with knives, clubs, and guns.
Our program also emphasizes respect, self discipline, and increases confidence and self esteem. From our "bully-proof" program to our "street combat" approach, our goal is to train you to defend yourself in a completely safe you the skills, ability, and confidence to handle any situation........WE BUILD CHARACTER!!!
Monday:     4:00PM Children's Class (Ages 6-8)
                4:45PM Children's Class (Ages 6-8)
                5:30PM Junior Beginner & Intermediate (Ages 9-12)
                6:15PM Brown Belt w/ 3 stripes Class (Black Belt Prep)
                7:00PM Black Belt Class
Tuesday:    4:45PM Little Dragons Class (Ages 4-5) (off for Summer)
                5:15PM Little Dragons Class (Ages 4-5) (off for Summer)
                6:00PM Fitness Kickboxing
                7:00PM Brown Belts (ages 9-12) w/ 0, 1 & 2 stripes
                7:45PM Adult Martial Arts Class (ages 13 & up)

Wednesday: Special Seminars / Boot Camps / Belt Tests
Thursday:    6:00PM Fitness Kickboxing
Friday:        Boot Camps (when scheduled)

Saturday:    9:00AM Kickboxing  

Fitness Kickboxing
Join in on our Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Fitness Kickboxing's fun, ....intense,......and guaranteed to get you RESULTS!!!!
Fitness Kickboxing is a non stop, high energy, total body workout all done to upbeat, motivating music. The class is a combination of cardio and toning designed to get you and keep you in the best shape ever!!! Classes meet at 6PM on Tuesday and Thursday, another class at 7PM on Thursday, and Saturday morning at 9AM.


                        UPCOMING EVENTS...

"A look back at the past six months as well as upcoming future events and activities" 

Also, click on the page tabs (top-left) for more information, photos, program descriptions, staff profiles, and prices on all of our classes.

......and now the NEWS!!!!



USA Martial Arts & Fitness Now Hosting Birthday Parties!!!!
All Info Below......Call 570-778-6970 For More Details!!!


Congratulations to our newest Black Belts!!

Breanna Moyer, Brandon Long, and Lucy Greco ........all tested and promoted to Shodan on December 13, 2017

Anthoney Fairchild and Lukas Andrews promoted to Shodan in March 2017, pictured with Master Instructor Shihan Jon Bonner and USA-MA Chief Instructor Chris Chinnici


Some pics from testing archives!!


Successful Toys for Tots Drive at
USA Martial Arts & Fitness

USA Martial Arts & Fitness held it's Annual "Toys for Tots" drive Saturday morning, December 9, 2017. All of the Martial Arts students donated toys over a two week period with the drive culminating on Saturday morning with a Kickboxing Class led by Instructors KARISSA BREINER and JENNA RASCAVAGE..........A BIG "THANK YOU" TO ALL THE MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS THAT DONATED ALONG WITH THE KICKBOXERS.......AND OF COURSE TO INSTRUCTOR BJ RAMER FOR ORGANIZING THE EVENT NOW IN IT'S THIRD YEAR!!!



& Ice Cream Party
Wednesday August 17th at 6PM

USA-MA held it's annual Outdoor Seminar & Ice Cream Party Wednesday evening August 16, 2017. Every summer, USA-MA holds it's annual outdoor which includes seminar included a Drills Session, a Challenge Run, a Weapon's Session, and an Advanced Self Defense Session, along with an "all you can eat", "make your own sundae" time. The weather was great and the seminar was awesome! Here are a few pics!! 

The seminar was taught by Grandmaster Jon Bonner and.......Special "THANKS" to the USA-MA Black Belt Instructors that assisted with the seminar....Chris Chinnici, BJ Ramer, Alexa Stianche, Nadiya Sieger, Connor Knowlan, Dan Henninger, and Carol Stein. 

Photos are from the 2016 and 2017 seminars!

Nicholas working his baton techniques with Black Belt Instructor Chris Chinnici. 

Nicholas demonstrating striking technique with the Baton...... and a group of students going through drills! 

Nico practicing with the Bo Staff and Shihan Jon Bonner demonstrating / teaching blocking technique with Baton.


It's back!!!!

Saturday Morning
Every Saturday at 9AM
with Instructors BJ Ramer and Karissa Breiner!!!

$5.00 per class
Pay as you go!!

"Come and experience a REAL Saturday morning!"


Advanced Black Belt Promotions at USA-MA

Promoted to Third Degree Black Belt
Full Instructor Rank

Chris Chinnici


Promoted to Second Degree Black Belt

Alexa Stianche


Promoted to Second Degree Black Belt

Nadiya Sieger


Promoted to Second Degree Black Belt

Connor Knowlan


Promoted to Third Degree Black Belt

Carol Stein


 to USA-MA's newest 
Kickboxing Instructor 

Sarah Allesch


Board Breaking Seminar Held at USA-MA

Feb. 8 & Feb. 15  2017

A "Board Breaking" seminar was held at USA Martial Arts & Fitness on two consecutive Wednesday evenings. The first night included instruction, with members of the Beginner Class making their first break. During the second night, the classes were given the opportunity to make multiple breaks, all done to music, while "showing off" to the audience! Both evenings included a Beginner Class and an Intermediate Class Class, with each class learning new and more challenging breaks. The seminar was conducted by Shihan Jon Bonner with the assistance of USA-MA black belt instructors Chris Chinnici and Connor Knowlan 

And now for some pics from the seminar!!!

                     First Board Break.....SUCCESS!!!!

Mr. Chris helping Nico set        Ceanna completing 
up her boards!                           her three board break!!


Brock with a three board break!!


Getting set.......and Break!!

Instructor Chris Chinnici with a fire break.....APPROACH ....&..... BREAK!!



...and Jakob breaking at a school talent show!!!!

Nico with Shihan Bonner after an evening of Power & Focus!!!

Addison,....proud of her first board break!!!


DECEMBER 2017 Belt Test

The week of August 7th was Test Week at USA-MA.Everyone did an AWESOME job with a great display of SKILL, CONFIDENCE, and SPIRIT!!!  Here are the successful results!!! .....Check out more pics on the Martial Arts Page!!

Also, a BIG THANK YOU to All Black Belt Instructors for assisting with the test sessions!!

Children's 4:00PM Class

Children's 4:45PM Class

Junior & Adult Class Members up to brown belt!!!

New Brown Belts & Brown Belts earning stripes!!!


Senior Self Defense & Awareness Program 

A Senior Self Defense & Awareness Program was presented at the Tamaqua Salvation Army by USA-MA Director of Training Jon Bonner. About 20 seniors attended the hour long program which covered home, driving, and walking safety. The presentation focused on the types of crimes that people, specifically seniors, would be most vulnerable to in today's society, along with preventative measures. The presentation featured tips on how to avoid danger and ways to handle serious situations. Confidence, awareness, being prepared, and the use of common sense were areas of heavy focus. The program concluded with a ten minute exercise routine designed for seniors, including the use of canes, umbrellas, keys, and pens as weapons.    


USA-MA Kickboxing Staff
    .....showing off the "new" staff shirts......

Where's BJ???


Kickboxing Instructors Karissa & BJ "showing of their abs"!


Women's Assault Prevention

USA-MA offers a Women's Assault Prevention Program each year at the USA Martial Arts School. The one night seminar teaches quick, easy self defense techniques and strategies that you can use immediately after completing the seminar. It features defenses against assault, rape, and abduction, along with home and car safety. Twenty women can participate in the seminar with ten USA-MA Black Belts assisting with the techniques. At the conclusion of the class, each participant has the opportunity to defend against two random attacks giving them the chance to demonstrate the skills that they learned during the course of the evening.  

Pics from past seminars!

Jenny Beck takes Black Belt BJ Ramer down and prepares to deliver the final punch during the Women's Assault Prevention Program at USA-MA

Michelle Sitkoski applies an arm bar takedown on Black Belt BJ Ramer........participants were taught to immobilize the assailant, control the weapon, and disarm.



Little Dragons
Martial Art Classes for Ages 4 and 5 years old
Our Little Dragon classes meet on Tuesdays, with classes at 4:45PM and 5:15PM. 
Along with learning all of their self defense basics, the Dragon Classes also complete other units on fire safety, bully prevention, water safety, teamwork, balance, coordination, survival skills, along wth character building skills such as self discipline, attitude, focus, and respect, just to name a few. 
Call to register....668-0565


Octoberl 2017 Little Dragon 
Belt Stripe Test Night


May 2017 Little Dragon Graduation
Belt Test Night

The Little Dragons completed their requirements for Yellow Belt and Yellow Belt with Stripe on Tuesday May 23, 2017. Their test included a demonstration of their martial art skills along with an obstacle climb. All of our Little Dragons successfully completed the requirements! Congratulations!!!


"Smok'in Hot Workout"
               "full house and turn'in up the heat..."

Working the squats.......

Energized with the light show........

Kickboxing staff leading class.....

                                                                                                           Kickboxing Classes every Tuesday & Thursday at 6PM!!!!!!!  Everyone Welcome!!!
Give us 3 months and we'll give you your best body ever!!!
(See Kickboxing page for details!!!)


 Classes for Men and Women
Join in on our Tuesday & Thursday Fitness Kickboxing's fun,....intense,......and guaranteed to get you RESULTS!!!! Come in and work out with our energized, motivating staff of instructors, Karissa, Shellie, Rachelle, Jon, BJ, Sheryl, and Ben. You'll be in the best shape of your life........"If you want results....then train like it."  Call us for your FREE trial class!!!  668-0565
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