About Family Martial Arts in Goshen, NY
About Family Martial Arts
Thank you for visiting our page and for taking the time to learn more about our programs. Family Martial Arts prides itself on being family first, and we are always welcoming of new students and families.
Family Martial Arts is different from many other martial arts schools in the country. We are dedicated to putting families first and it is with this idea in mind that we encourage, (but do not require) families to train together. Located in The Village of Goshen, we are a traditional style Tae Kwon Do school. We offer a well-rounded curriculum for ages two – adult in a family environment that emphasizes traditional martial arts discipline and values.
What makes Family Martial Arts different?
First and foremost…we are a Black Belt school. We encourage black belt excellence in all of our students to the best of their ability. We believe strongly that martial arts is a lifelong commitment and journey and we want to be able to support our students as they learn not only the physical discipline of this ancient art, but also as they move through their lives as students and as professionals. There are no before or after-school child sitting services offered. At Family Martial Arts our students earn their belts as our curriculum is designed to challenge what a student thinks they can’t do and show them that they can. Our training demands focus, discipline, fortitude, courage, and perseverance.
Our philosophy at Family Martial Arts is that martial arts belongs to everyone! Top athletes, special needs, people who want to get in better shape, those who want to have fun, and everyone in between are welcome to come train with us.
Family Martial Arts is proud to focus on character development when we teach our students. We believe that the following are important topics that will help every one of our students thrive in their lives:
- Goal Setting
- Self Esteem
- Self Control
It’s important to note that while everyone learns a bit differently, we believe that everyone can learn from motivation, being rewarded, making good choices, working hard, and providing healthy competition between students. We want our students to thrive in our martial arts environment. Family Martial Arts is a place where you can grow not only as a martial artist, but as a role model too.
There is no need to book an “appointment” and meet with a salesperson. Just come and try any one of our Family Beginner Classes. If your future martial artist is 4-5 years of age please bring them to the Early Skillz Classes.
We look forward to welcoming you into our family!
About Master Marmo
Master Marmo is the owner and head instructor of Family Martial Arts. She is a 5th Degree Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt and holds her M.A. in Comparative Education from NYU. Master Marmo has been training in Tae Kwon Do for 33 years, and has competed and taught all over the world. Currently, Master Marmo continues her training under Grandmaster Mark Lesly.
Master Marmo is an active Tae Kwon Do competitor and fights in both USA Tae Kwon Do events as well as AAU events. She is a 28-Time State Champion, 3-Time National Champion, and US Open winner. Master Marmo has had the honor of competing in the US, Mexico, and Europe. She is also a former collegiate All-Star. Most recently, Master Marmo took gold in both sparring and forms at the 2018 Nationals.
Master Marmo has dedicated her life to teaching martial arts and to making it accessible and enjoyable for all. She works closely with all students and every class is taught under her instruction.