SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts

SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts


Saturday is the the big day. It's tournament time! Register online or at the door. It is going to be a great day.

No classes on April 23rd.
Big Congratulations to Tyler Pulec on his 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Great job!
The 2022 Capitol City Championships Tournament hosted by SMA is this Saturday! Divisions are available for ages 7 and up and white belt through black belt.

We will not have any of our regularly scheduled classes on Saturday April 23rd. If you normally attend on Saturdays, please plan to attend another day.

You still have time to pre-register online on the MyStudio App at this link:

Registrations will also be taken the morning of the tournament at the door.

Standard sparring gear and mouth guards are required for all participants, additionally protective groin cups are required for males. Mouth guards and protective cups can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Target or Scheels.

We encourage all students to participate in the tournament. It is never too early for the first time to compete. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting day!
Congratulations to these two awesome black belts. Mr. Earhart, 2nd Degree and Mr. Koepke 3rd Degree in Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido. Both have black belts in Taekwondo too. Always learning and improving!
Little Dragons learning side kick.
Congratulations to all of our awesome warriors on their new ranks!
Taekwondo America Tournament in Bellevue today.
Devin - 3rd in Forms and Sparring
Carlee - 3rd in Forms, 1st in Sparring
Esme - 2nd in Forms, 1st in Sparring
Reminder: Taekwondo Black Belt Class is this Sunday, April 3, from 4-5 pm.
Promotions this week!
Omaha National Martial Arts Championship.

Our four competitors did awesome!

Devin - 2nd in Forms
Sasha - 2nd in Sparring
Taylor -1st in Sparring
Cadence - 1st in Sparring
We build confidence to get you over and through any obstacle.

SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts, located in Lincoln, is a family oriented facility for martial arts. We believe in constant growth and improvement.

SMA's purpose is to serve our students, members, and families at the highest level. To fulfill this goal, we constantly improve upon everything we do to better the experience we offer. From curriculum development and life-skills education, to staff training and constantly updating our facilities, you can be confident we are always investing in ways to better serve you. SMA is focused on creating a

Operating as usual


Ready for Class in the Grass 2023. Grass is a little soggy, but the temperature is great.


It’s Class in the Grass day!! Tierra park, 9:30 brown and above TKD students plus PMAA and HKD students. 10:30 all other students. Potluck lunch at noon.

Rain or shine we will work out, battle it out and share a great meal.

No regular classes at the school today.


Next Taekwondo Color Belt Testing is September 17th.

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 08/20/2023

Great seminars in Omaha over the weekend. SMA was represented by several students and instructors. Topics covered included Combat Hapkido, Philippine Combatives, Tactical Pressure Points, and Cane.


Family is so important. It was great having all of these families on the mats together last night.


Our next quarterly women only self defense class is Sunday September 10, 1 - 3 pm. Self Defense by women for women.

Be a Hard Target ✔️
Situational Awareness ✔️
De-Escalation ✔️
Being Ready ✔️
Striking ✔️
Kicking ✔️
Joint Locks ✔️
Force Multiplier ✔️

Registration at:


Little Dragons working on high blocks and front stances today!


Class in the Grass 2023!

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 08/07/2023

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the open house today!

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 07/28/2023

What an awesome week of summer camp!

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Philippine Combatives training in Bellevue over the weekend.

Photos from Cornhusker State Games's post 07/22/2023
Swanson's Martial Arts | Lincoln Martial Arts & Fitness 07/17/2023

Open House August 6th! Come try a class and join us for treats after. Reserve your spot here:

Swanson's Martial Arts | Lincoln Martial Arts & Fitness Conveniently located in Lincoln, our martial arts classes are excellent choices for self-defense, discipline, and fitness for all ages & fitness levels.


Little Dragons learning round kick!

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 07/12/2023

Great training opportunity coming up in Omaha, August 18th to 20th.

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 07/10/2023

A few pictures from the June testing. Lot's more on the SMA Community Group page.

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 07/08/2023

Congratulations to Sasha and Devin. They both did awesome at the AAU Nationals.
Sasha - 1st in Point Sparring (National Champion)
Devin - 2nd in Point Sparring, 2nd in Continous Point Sparring, 3rd in ITF Forms, 3rd in Weapons Forms


Target practice!


No Classes Monday, July 3rd or Tuesday July 4th in Observance of Independence Day!

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 06/24/2023

Summer Camp Day 5! Board breaking, Super Hero Masks, Urban Air!

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 06/23/2023

Summer Camp Day 3 and 4! Park, library, obstacle course, and the return of taekwondo baseball.

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 06/21/2023

Summer Camp Day 2, origami, kali, pool day!

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Some photos from day one of summer camp!

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Happy Father's Day! We had a great time at the Dad and Me class today!


Check out all of this cool stuff we picked up at HobbyTown for our summer camp. We are going to have an amazingly fun camp.

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Here are a few pictures from the tournament.

Thank you to Ronald Kassmeier for taking pictures and sharing!

There are another couple thousand pictures (yes literally thousands of pictures) on the SMA Community FB Group page:


Wow! 🤩 What a great tournament yesterday! We had our biggest turn out ever. Congratulations to all competitors! And thanks to everyone to helped out. Can’t wait until next year. 👊🏅

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 06/10/2023

Tournament time!!


Schedule Info!

No Classes Saturday, June 10th. This is our annual tournament and all instructors will be at the event. If you normally attend on Saturday please plan to attend earlier in the week.

Reminder that the afternoon classes are also an option that may fit your schedule this summer. These classes are all ranks classes for Beginner and Advanced Taekwondo ( 7+ ) students.

2pm Monday / Wednesday
4pm Tuesday / Thursday


Reminder, Taekwondo Black Belt class today at 3:30. 👊

Photos from SMA - Swanson's Martial Arts's post 06/02/2023

A few of my favorite pictures from the May Black Belt Testing. This group was fire. 🔥🔥🔥


Less than two weeks away now. Looking forward to some great competition.



Join us for our next Women's Self Defense Course, taught by women for women. Cost is $40 and includes a Pro-Tec self defense tool.

Register at


We will be closed Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.


Celebrate with a special class just for Dad’s and their children.

All ages class, plus all Dad’s attending will earn their Camo Belt, photos and snacks at the end of the event.

Class size is limited, Our Mother's Day class filled up super fast, get signed up now:

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Our life skill this month is Teamwork. We are having fun working together.

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Happy Mother's Day! Awesome Mom and Me class today!


Great job by our competitors yesterday at the Andersen Taekwondo Tournament.

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Great time supporting the Mayor's Run today.

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We believe we can make the world a better place through martial arts practice with an emphasis on Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit. We offer classes in Taekwondo, Hapkido and Philippine Combatives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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4747 Old Cheney Road, Suite B
Lincoln, NE

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5:30pm - 9pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 9pm
Thursday 5:30pm - 8pm
Friday 6pm - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 12:30pm

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