Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts

Our MISSION is to encourage and motivate our students and to provide the skills needed to help them succeed in life. Building Champions in Life since 1993

Offering Live classes.

Operating as usual

01/22/2022

Albuquerque Parents!

Are you ready to get your kids started in Martial Arts?

Register NOW for our FREE Community Event Goal Setting through Board Breaking.

Everyone is Invited! 😁

Join us as we use Martial Arts to encourage your kids to set goals and build self-discipline to achieve them!
This session will:

- Grow their confidence 💪
- Improve self-discipline 🥋
- Encourage goal setting 📈
- BE A LOT OF FUN! 😎

Participants will also get to break real boards to earn their white belts!!
Saturday, January 29th
1:30p-2:30pm

Space is limited - so reserve your spot NOW for this FREE event by clicking here: https://cp.mystudio.io/e/?=5058565616/3262/319240//1642888445

Albuquerque Parents!

Are you ready to get your kids started in Martial Arts?

Register NOW for our FREE Community Event Goal Setting through Board Breaking.

Everyone is Invited! 😁

Join us as we use Martial Arts to encourage your kids to set goals and build self-discipline to achieve them!
This session will:

- Grow their confidence 💪
- Improve self-discipline 🥋
- Encourage goal setting 📈
- BE A LOT OF FUN! 😎

Participants will also get to break real boards to earn their white belts!!
Saturday, January 29th
1:30p-2:30pm

Space is limited - so reserve your spot NOW for this FREE event by clicking here: https://cp.mystudio.io/e/?=5058565616/3262/319240//1642888445

Photos from Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts's post 01/22/2022

Nuclear Dodgeball
Pizza
And Glow games!!

Parent’s Night Out was a blast!

01/17/2022

In observance of MLK Day, we will be closed Monday 1/17/2022 with classes resuming Tuesday 1/18/2022.

In observance of MLK Day, we will be closed Monday 1/17/2022 with classes resuming Tuesday 1/18/2022.

01/16/2022

CAFFEINE TO THE RESCUE

Not only teaching life skills through martial arts, but providing coffee and hot chocolate to our families

01/14/2022

A huge shout out to Mrs. Master Blackman. She was interviewed by one of our industries leaders. BCMA, without her work ethic, focus on the details and her leadership on and off the mat, we would not be what we are today.

“Always have the confidence to believe in yourself, stand up for yourself and demand respect from others. Even though times have changed we are still in a male dominated business. I still occasionally get a surprised look from parents/students when they realize I am a 4th Dan Black Belt - as I am not always in my dobok at the school. They are always pleasantly surprised. I love being a role model for all the women and little girls that are a part of our program. I still train consistently - am currently in training for my 5th Dan Black Belt and love to represent the female contingency on the mat! It’s a wonderful career path that we female Warriors have chosen and I am very proud to be a part of this group of trailblazing women!!” - Kristine Daunt Blackman

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Mrs. Blackman through MAIA and as one of our top performing Grow Pro Clients.

The Blackman’s are truly living the dream imo: doing what they want, when they want, where they want, with whom they want. But it hasn’t always been that way.

Let’s check out her journey…

Question 1: Can you give us a short history of Blackman’s CMA, where you started, and where you’re at now?

1993- My husband, Phillip Blackman, and I moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque to start our Martial Arts school. We came to ABQ in debt, with no business advice, except our own common sense and business acumen from working in Commercial Real Estate (Kristine) and the Meat Packing Industry (Phillip). We supported our dream by working multiple jobs for many years until the Dojang could support both of us. The first Dojang was an aerobics floor in a gym, 2nd dojang was our own 600 sq ft space, to a 2,400 sq ft. space. In 2002 we moved into a 7,400 sq ft space and were there for 16 years! We grew tremendously in that space. In 2018 we moved our school into a 9,000 sq ft space.

Question 2: Can you break down how your days look now compared to when you first started?

When we first started I would wake at 3:00 am to work at the ABQ airport for a long shift as a Ticket Agent, then drive straight to the Dojang in my airline uniform, change into my Taekwondo dobok to teach classes and assist with sales, phone calls and more. I had very very long days for many years and worked almost all the time! It was only myself and my husband doing everything at the school - we had very limited staff who covered for us if we were out of town, which was infrequent. We now have a staff of 15! Our staff have been trained to not only run our business, but on how to grow our business as well. They are all fairly new - post covid - as we had to rebuild our staff due to attrition - so we have been spending alot of time training them. I still start my days early - but go to the gym and work out! Then I prepare myself to get into the office. When I am in the office, I still handle the accounting, occasionally meet with parents and prospective students, as I do really love the “people” aspect of our business, attending and coordinating our twice weekly core Team meetings, My days of Instructing and Sales now fall to our Lead Instructors and Program Director. I now finally have the freedom to take some time off when needed - which is a true luxury.

Question 3: What are your current roles/responsibilities in your academy?

Accounting, Meetings with our Team of Advisors and Mentors, occasional meetings with parents/prospective students, attending and coordinating our twice weekly core Team meetings, some marketing, liaison with our community partners (ie schools and other groups/organizations), and Coordinating staff scheduling.

Question 4: Is there anything else you would like to share? Any advice for other female school owners?

When we first opened our Dojang, there were very few female school owners - so when I did attend seminars (which were rarely offered in the early to mid 90's) there wasn’t a level of respect towards female school owners. That has changed dramatically in these 29 years! Always have the confidence to believe in yourself, stand up for yourself and demand respect from others. Even though times have changed we are still in a male dominated business. I still occasionally get a surprised look from parents/students when they realize I am a 4th Dan Black Belt - as I am not always in my dobok at the school. They are always pleasantly surprised. I love being a role model for all the women and little girls that are a part of our program. I still train consistently - am currently in training for my 5th Dan Black Belt and love to represent the female contingency on the mat! It’s a wonderful career path that we female Warriors have chosen and I am very proud to be a part of this group of trailblazing women!!

A huge shout out to Mrs. Master Blackman. She was interviewed by one of our industries leaders. BCMA, without her work ethic, focus on the details and her leadership on and off the mat, we would not be what we are today.

“Always have the confidence to believe in yourself, stand up for yourself and demand respect from others. Even though times have changed we are still in a male dominated business. I still occasionally get a surprised look from parents/students when they realize I am a 4th Dan Black Belt - as I am not always in my dobok at the school. They are always pleasantly surprised. I love being a role model for all the women and little girls that are a part of our program. I still train consistently - am currently in training for my 5th Dan Black Belt and love to represent the female contingency on the mat! It’s a wonderful career path that we female Warriors have chosen and I am very proud to be a part of this group of trailblazing women!!” - Kristine Daunt Blackman

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Mrs. Blackman through MAIA and as one of our top performing Grow Pro Clients.

The Blackman’s are truly living the dream imo: doing what they want, when they want, where they want, with whom they want. But it hasn’t always been that way.

Let’s check out her journey…

Question 1: Can you give us a short history of Blackman’s CMA, where you started, and where you’re at now?

1993- My husband, Phillip Blackman, and I moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque to start our Martial Arts school. We came to ABQ in debt, with no business advice, except our own common sense and business acumen from working in Commercial Real Estate (Kristine) and the Meat Packing Industry (Phillip). We supported our dream by working multiple jobs for many years until the Dojang could support both of us. The first Dojang was an aerobics floor in a gym, 2nd dojang was our own 600 sq ft space, to a 2,400 sq ft. space. In 2002 we moved into a 7,400 sq ft space and were there for 16 years! We grew tremendously in that space. In 2018 we moved our school into a 9,000 sq ft space.

Question 2: Can you break down how your days look now compared to when you first started?

When we first started I would wake at 3:00 am to work at the ABQ airport for a long shift as a Ticket Agent, then drive straight to the Dojang in my airline uniform, change into my Taekwondo dobok to teach classes and assist with sales, phone calls and more. I had very very long days for many years and worked almost all the time! It was only myself and my husband doing everything at the school - we had very limited staff who covered for us if we were out of town, which was infrequent. We now have a staff of 15! Our staff have been trained to not only run our business, but on how to grow our business as well. They are all fairly new - post covid - as we had to rebuild our staff due to attrition - so we have been spending alot of time training them. I still start my days early - but go to the gym and work out! Then I prepare myself to get into the office. When I am in the office, I still handle the accounting, occasionally meet with parents and prospective students, as I do really love the “people” aspect of our business, attending and coordinating our twice weekly core Team meetings, My days of Instructing and Sales now fall to our Lead Instructors and Program Director. I now finally have the freedom to take some time off when needed - which is a true luxury.

Question 3: What are your current roles/responsibilities in your academy?

Accounting, Meetings with our Team of Advisors and Mentors, occasional meetings with parents/prospective students, attending and coordinating our twice weekly core Team meetings, some marketing, liaison with our community partners (ie schools and other groups/organizations), and Coordinating staff scheduling.

Question 4: Is there anything else you would like to share? Any advice for other female school owners?

When we first opened our Dojang, there were very few female school owners - so when I did attend seminars (which were rarely offered in the early to mid 90's) there wasn’t a level of respect towards female school owners. That has changed dramatically in these 29 years! Always have the confidence to believe in yourself, stand up for yourself and demand respect from others. Even though times have changed we are still in a male dominated business. I still occasionally get a surprised look from parents/students when they realize I am a 4th Dan Black Belt - as I am not always in my dobok at the school. They are always pleasantly surprised. I love being a role model for all the women and little girls that are a part of our program. I still train consistently - am currently in training for my 5th Dan Black Belt and love to represent the female contingency on the mat! It’s a wonderful career path that we female Warriors have chosen and I am very proud to be a part of this group of trailblazing women!!

01/07/2022

Teens & Adults!
Join us at Blackman's Championship Martial Arts 🥋
for a FREE Self-Defense + Fitness Community Event.

This is a great opportunity to gain confidence😎, self-discipline, focus, and defense while working towards your life and fitness goals 🏆

You can look forward to:

- Learning Practical Self Defense
- Recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations
- Improving confidence and discipline
- Obtaining power and precision fitness 💪
- Gaining an Introduction to Martial Arts 🥋

Bring a friend and join us for this FREE Event:

Saturday, January 15th
1:30p-3:30pm

Click Here to Register: https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=5058565616/3262/318861//1641523381

*Free
*non-members, ages 13+

Teens & Adults!
Join us at Blackman's Championship Martial Arts 🥋
for a FREE Self-Defense + Fitness Community Event.

This is a great opportunity to gain confidence😎, self-discipline, focus, and defense while working towards your life and fitness goals 🏆

You can look forward to:

- Learning Practical Self Defense
- Recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations
- Improving confidence and discipline
- Obtaining power and precision fitness 💪
- Gaining an Introduction to Martial Arts 🥋

Bring a friend and join us for this FREE Event:

Saturday, January 15th
1:30p-3:30pm

Click Here to Register: https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=5058565616/3262/318861//1641523381

*Free
*non-members, ages 13+

01/06/2022

January SPECIAL🥋

👋Start New in 2022 only $22👋
At Blackman's Championship Martial Arts, we're offering an amazing New Year Offer which includes:

✅ 4 Weeks of Classes!
✅ 1 Private Martial Arts lesson!
✅ FREE Official Martial Arts uniform!

We are dedicated to helping our students succeed and accomplish their New Year's goals 🌱

⏱️This offer ends soon, so click "Get Offer"!⏱️

https://www.mystudio.academy/t/?=5058565616/3262/17498//1641507020

Start New in 2022 only $22  to grab your spot 👉 01/06/2022

Start New in 2022 only $22 to grab your spot 👉

Start New in 2022 only $22 to grab your spot 👉

01/06/2022
01/04/2022
01/03/2022
01/02/2022

Out with the old.

Oh how things evolved.

12/31/2021

Classes resume Monday 1/3/2022

12/24/2021

TRAIN THROUGH JANUARY 2022 only $99

https://fb.watch/a5CHnfVVg9/

12/23/2021

Happy Holidays🎄🎉🎁🎅🏼

As 2021 comes to an end and we bring in the New Year, 2022, with cheer, 📣 all of us @ Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts 🥋 wish 😘 you and your loved ones a Happy, Merry 😁 Holidays and a Healthy and Prosperous New Years.
We will be closed 12/23-12/26
and 12/31-1/2.

Photos from Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts's post 12/18/2021

Our last Parent’s Night Out of 2021 was a hit! Kids had a blast and we look forward to many more next year!

🍕 Some good pizza!
❄️ Winter Crafts!
⛄️Indoor snowball Fight!
🎥 Abominable Movie!

12/16/2021

4th Dan Bo Staff and Escrima requirements.

4th Dan Bo Staff and Escrima requirements.

12/15/2021

2nd Degree Blackbelt Forms.

This past weekend these 3 young ladies 14,15 and 19 yo demonstrated their 2nd degree form requirement amazingly.

Photos from Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts's post 12/12/2021

Congratulations to our 1st 🥋Dan Black Belts: Sarah Friedman, Paulette Harris and Sophia Peffer; 2nd 🥋🥋Dan Black Belts: Alyssa Aday, Emily Maethner and Amayah Sessions and 4th 🥋🥋🥋🥋Dan Black Belt Master Dylan Ferrell!! Testing was very long today - 6 hours - but what a show it was!! Congratulations to all testing candidates - we are very proud of all of you! 🥋🌟🔥🎉🦾💥🥊👊🏻

12/11/2021

Today is a very big day for our Dojang as we have Advanced Belt Testing starting at 8:00 am. The following students will be testing for 1st Dan Black Belt 🥋: Sarah Friedman, Paulette Harris and Sophia Peffer. Testing for 2nd Dan Black Belt 🥋🥋: Alyssa Aday, our Instructor Emily Maethner and our Instructor Amayah Sessions. Testing for 4th Dan Black Belt (Master level) 🥋🥋🥋🥋: our Instructor Dylan Ferrell. It will be an amazing test - so stop by to see the show!! Good luck to all testing candidates. Graduation Belt Ceremony will be at 2:00 pm. 🥋🎉🌟👊🏻🦾🔥💥🥊

Today is a very big day for our Dojang as we have Advanced Belt Testing starting at 8:00 am. The following students will be testing for 1st Dan Black Belt 🥋: Sarah Friedman, Paulette Harris and Sophia Peffer. Testing for 2nd Dan Black Belt 🥋🥋: Alyssa Aday, our Instructor Emily Maethner and our Instructor Amayah Sessions. Testing for 4th Dan Black Belt (Master level) 🥋🥋🥋🥋: our Instructor Dylan Ferrell. It will be an amazing test - so stop by to see the show!! Good luck to all testing candidates. Graduation Belt Ceremony will be at 2:00 pm. 🥋🎉🌟👊🏻🦾🔥💥🥊

12/11/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Adult Test

Congratulations to our Adult class, that is mostly comprised of parents, on their test. Demonstrating not only to themselves, but to their children, that starting something new at an age that most don’t start something new, can be achieved while having fun. The camaraderie and lifetime friendships that are being developed are forever.

12/07/2021

Train through January and receive a $75 gift card

Hey Albuquerque families 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦! The Holidays 🎄 are upon us as well as the new year🥳. Now is a great opportunity to get involved with martial arts 🥋 and take advantage of our holiday special. Train through January. Receive an introductory private lesson, uniform and a $75 gift card to use during the holidays for only $99. Click the link below ⬇️ to register.

https://cp.mystudio.io/t/?=5058565616/3262/18404//1638841916

Albuquerque Martial Arts

Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts, with over 500 students, is the finest school in the Albuquerque area, dedicated to making your Martial Arts experience enjoyable and satisfying. Our instructors are the best! They have studied and trained for years to qualify as part of the Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts Team, and their primary goal is to assist you in being the best you can be. Our carefully structured programs go far beyond punching, blocking and kicking. We will help you acquire effective self-defense skills and provide you with a comprehensive, personal development & Life Skills program. It is our goal to raise the quality of life for all our students in every way possible. Although we honor Martial Arts traditions that go back centuries, we are dynamic and are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to enthuse and excite our students. At our Academy we also host various activities and events for everyone’s convenience and enjoyment. We have Graduation Parties to celebrate belt promotions, “Make-Up Camps”, In-House Tournaments to build camaraderie amongst our students, “Buddy Days”, special seminars with featured guest Masters and Grandmasters, an annual Holiday Party, and many more exciting events. We also offer Birthday Parties filled with exciting Martial Arts Games and Black Belt instructors ready to teach awesome techniques to all our birthday guests. We pledge to make each student’s journey as fun, exciting, and educating as possible. We monitor progress closely and walk with students every step of the way. We believe that being a Martial Artist is not jut learning to kick and punch, it is about becoming the best that you can be in every way - Building Champions in Life Since 1993.

In 2016 Blackman Martial Arts Academy has partnered up with Championship Martial Arts, not only very good friends, but very successful multi school owners, Frank Silverman & Mike Metzger, who own 9 schools in Orlando, Florida, and 60 affiliates Nation wide. Together, this allows our instructors to not only network with other instructors but also have more training and education which is passed onto our students. In 2019, we joined the Hyper Training System from Roland Osborne, to incorporate additional Martial Arts Athlete Systems, including Tricking, Weapons, and additional curriculum for Kamas, Nunchakus, and Bo Staff, and Demo Team forms and techniques. We also have top Martial Arts contacts across the country to support our school and program. Our owners and staff attend conferences 3-4 times per year to continue to improve and grow in the value of our program and effectiveness of instruction. Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts is a part of this National network of highly rated schools to bring the best possible experience to our Albuquerque families!

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CAFFEINE TO THE RESCUE
January SPECIAL🥋
Out with the old.
Happy Holidays🎄🎉🎁🎅🏼
4th Dan Bo Staff and Escrima requirements.
2nd Degree Blackbelt Forms.
Beginning and Intermediate Adult Test
Train through January and receive a $75 gift card
Judo/ Jiujitsu Seminar w/ Sensi Paul Chollet

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5812 Signal Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
87113

Opening Hours

Monday 2pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 2pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 2pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 7:30am - 1:30pm
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