St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy

St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy


When one of your favorite teachers is home from spring break and you find her! We miss you Miranda!
Any chance the Pujols classes will return some day???
Time to practice your skills! 🥋Thanks to St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy for making this possible!
Martial Arts Students, virtual class is in session! Join St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy on Zoom for tonight's class! The theme for the night is POWER 💪 Be prepared to share your SUPER POWER! Class information is below. 🥋

Dwight Trower is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Pujols Family Foundation Class
Time: Apr 16, 2020 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 936 8980 1640
Even though our Thursday night martial arts classes are suspended, you can still have class at home thanks to Dwight and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy team!!🥋 ❤️
Working on all the kicks
Working on her kicks!
I just found these pics from our BB test on December 7th, 1996
Thank you to everyone that made the 9th annual Albert’s All-Star basketball game a GREAT success!

🏀Title sponsor: Crushed Red
🏀VIP Sponsor: State Farm - Dennis Ford
🏀Game Day Sponsor: Regions Bank
🏀Coaching Staff: Jim Hammond, Justin Horace, Scott Horace, Kevin Mantle, Ryan Mantle, Jessica Wallace, and Reece Rothsfuss

❤️Special thanks to Missouri Baptist University, Marucci, Cold Stone Creamery, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Co., Sugarfire, Longhorn Steakhouse, Kirkwood Pop Co., St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Basketball Academy, Smash, Randy Karraker, St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy, TAGG, our volunteers, players and families, and photographers.
Our Martial Arts Black Belts from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy!🥋
Several people wanted an update after surgery. Knee replacement surgery went extremely well, surgeon said he could not get the leg completely straight because of how badly damaged the bones were, but he is happy with the results as am I. Pain is manageable and I am home walking with a walker. When I graduate to the cane and am able to drive, I will stop by on Saturday for a visit. This will probably be 2-3 weeks. Of course I will see Dr. Amanda Freedland Nesselbush a little sooner.😀
Would you please post a schedule of training sessions for Thursday evening classes when you have them scheduled. I know they are being changed to prepare for Pujols Foundation event.
Thank you.

St Louis Family Martial Arts Academy Age specific Martial Arts Instruction for Children age 4 to Adult.

Operating as usual


We will Be sparring during tonight’s 7:40 class!


Most of our students are back in school this week. Getting back to the structure and routine of the school day is always good for our children but we also know they’ll need a little physical activity as they adjust back into their normal routine.

Experience also tells us that the confidence that comes from our martial arts program Carrie’s over into both their school work and social activities.

All this week we’ll be focusing on fundamentals for student progress and of course we’ll be mixing in plenty of fun drills this week.

We won’t be doing a lot of high repetition this week due to the heat and instead we’ll be focusing on quality technique and a little fun stress relief too!


More CFC!




Two great role models - Lindsey and Olivia doing some teaching!


Annie and Ryah being themselves.

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/19/2023

CFC at work!

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/19/2023

More CFC

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/19/2023

Last nights Chick fight club event was a huge hit. There were 37 participants last night working on focus pad drills and learning about leadership.

While the focus was on our teenage and young leaders it’s important to note that none of that happens without our terrific adult instructors and role models.

Amanda Nesselbush was one of our teenage leaders over twenty years ago and is such a great teacher.

Jane Lingafelter is such a positive force and has so much wisdom to share with our students.

Sarah Self is one of our best teachers who works with all of our black belt candidates preparing them for their exams and the responsibilities of being a good black belt.

Sarah Wylder wasn’t present last night but she too is a huge part of the development of all of our students.

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/18/2023

Chick Fight Club tonight! 6:00-7:30

Tonight is a special event with our teen and youth leaders sharing some of their favorite drills. Come join us and have a good time training and maybe enjoy a sweet treat at the end of the workout!


CFC - coming Friday!


Chick Fight Club tomorrow night, Friday, August 18th, 6:00-7:30!


We will be sparring in every class this evening beginning with the 5:15 children’s class.

Brown and black belt leaders are welcome to come help us run rings tonight in every class.


We will be sparring in all classes on Thursday this week beginning with the 5:15 class.

CHICK FIGHT CLUB FRIDAY! 6:00-7:30. Our teenage and young leaders will be sharing their favorite combinations and drills under the supervision of our adult leaders. This will Be a really fun event. Sign up at the front desk!

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/13/2023

And finally, a couple pictures of important friends who came to support the students on their exams.


I don’t know if this one will load very well on Facebook but it’s a great slo-mo of Peyton’s jump/spin.


This was a fun (and funny) exchange between Bailey and his dad. If you turn the volume up it’s Even more fun. Bailey has quite the sense of humor.

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/13/2023

Our new second degree black belts!

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/13/2023

Every black belt exam is special and memorable in its own way. This weekend’s exam was no exception. Sarah, Simon, and Luke Self all earned their second degree black belts together. The three oldest Dresser children also earned second degree black belts (Joseph, Olivia, and Andrew). Bailey Nardoni earned his second degree black belt with his dad sitting on the board and Noah Schweitzer, one of terrific teenage role models, also was promoted to second degree black belt.

The new first degree black belts were so well prepared that they put on an outstanding performance and display of what it really means to earn a black belt. Ryah, Logan, Evan, Landon, Shane, and Peyton all had a special day. We’re so proud of them.


Black Belt Exams tomorrow morning - August 12th!

Doors open at 9 a.m. Exams begin at 9:30 a.m.

Guests are welcome to attend. Seating will
Be limited so please bring your own chairs. We expect the exams to last up to 5 hours. If you’re looking for a good time to come watch where you’ll see a little bit of everything you might want to plan on coming around 11:30 - but feel free to spend the whole day if you like.

A black belt exam is a special event. Students have prepared for this day for several years. This group testing on Saturday includes some of our hardest working young students and there will be lots of kicking and forms talent on display tomorrow. We’re really excited to see them perform!


We had a very fun group for our final camp this summer. Our leaders (Henry, Adelyn, Olivia, and Owen) did a great job organizing their teams and making everything fun.


We’ve got a really fun group in our camp
This week. It’s not all fun and games though. We also have some great discussion time after lunch every day talking about attitude, behavior, courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance, indomitable spirit, making friends, and being good role models. Our leaders this week or doing a great job leading their groups!

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/08/2023

Day one of samurai camp was a blast!


Our final Samurai summer camp of the year is this week. Class is from 10:00 - 2:00 Monday through Thursday.

Remember to bring your lunch and a couple drinks.

You DO NOT need your uniform. Shorts and a t-shirt is fine.

If you’d like to join us for camp there are still some openings. You can register minday prior to the camp if you feel like joining in the fun.


We had a great time with Landon, Zoe, and friends at Landon’s birthday party this weekend. They were a great group to work with - and of course Landon and Zoe were the great role models and examples we already know they are. It was great to see Khloe again too!

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 08/05/2023

We promoted over 50 students to new belt levels tonight. All of the students did really well. Our new yellow and orange belts displayed a lot of kicking talent. Our new green belts all had really strong stances and basics, and the intermediate green, blue, and brown belt students all performed at a very high level. Congratulations To everyone!

A special thank you and shout out to Collin, Brady, Gavin, and Jacob. They’ve done such a great job teaching and preparing the students. We’re blessed to have them play such a huge role in the student’s development.

As always thanks to the parents and families for their support. It’s a great thing to see so many people supporting and encouraging each other. It’s all of you that make our school such a special place


Exams tonight.

Students testing for yellow, orange, green, and 7 green (green belt with black stripe) - 6:00 p.m.

Students testing for blue and brown belt ranks - 7:15 p.m.

Tonight’s exams or very large groups. Seating will be limited so please bring your own chairs.

Students should wear their full uniform and bring something to drink.

Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to exam start times.


Sparring this evening during the 7:40 class. All other classes will be working on basics and exam material.




It has turned out to be an even larger exam group for Friday than anticipated. While it’s exciting to finally be back to our pre Covid exam numbers I don’t want this week’s exam to be overly crowded.


STUDENTS TESTING FOR ALL BLUE AND BROWN BELT LEVELS WILL BE TESTING AT 7:15 p.m. Please arrive at 7:00 for these exams.

I apologize for the late schedule change but this will allow us to run a more efficient exam and provide a better rank promotion experince for everyone. I still expect to have all exams completed by no later than 9:30.

If this schedule change is inconvenient for anyone please see me and we’ll make special arrangements to accommodate you.

Mr. Trower


All classes this week will work on student progress working towards new belts. Exams this Friday, August 4th, at 6:00 p.m.


Sparring tonight at 7:40. Remember to bring your gear!


All this week we’ll be working on exam material in preparation for next week’s exams.

Exams are Friday, August 4th @ 6:00 p.m.

Black Belt Exams are Saturday, August 12th @ 9:30 a.m.

Sparring this Thursday is at 7:40.


Sparring class tonight at 7:40. Remember your gear!


Summer Day Camp classes this week Monday through Thursday from 10:00-2:00.

No uniforms required. Shorts and a t-shirt are fine

Remember your lunch and drinks.

Parents are invited to watch the students perform at 1:00 on Thursday.

All other classes this week will follow our normal class schedule. We’ll be working in exam material all this week. Sparring will be at 7:40 on Thursday.

Photos from St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy's post 07/14/2023

Our Pujols Family Foundation classes all broke boards this week too! Wednesday’s Day class and both of the evening advanced beginner and advanced class participated this week.


Board breaking week is always a fun week on the calendar. My favorite moment this week was this one. Mrs. Matt earned her black belt over three years ago. Last December she had surgery to remove a brain tumor. Due to unfortunate complications both during and after surgery she’s experienced an extremely long and challenging recovery. Her days are spent in a wheel chair and exhaustive physical therapy. Tuesday night she wanted to break a board. I grabbed one of my old fighting sticks and after well over fifty attempts the board finall broke. You can’t hear it in the video but immediately after the board broke she looked at the students and said “Kids, Don’t ever give up!” What an inspiring example and what an amazing woman!


We had a great first night of board breaking last night. While quite a few students successfully broke boards there were just as many or more who realized it’s also a very challenging thing to do. I want to compliment all of our students for giving it a try. Our white belt group in particular showed some great kicks. Thanks to Collin, Jacob, Brady, and Gavin for doing such a great job teaching our beginner students.

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We had so much positive energy in the school sparring class tonight. The students were awesome and worked on the combina...
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Another fun night of board breaking this week...and Bailey Nardoni can FLY!
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Great exams tonight led by a magnificent group of young brown belts!  Our adult students were just as awesome. Thanks to...
Go Bailey!




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