Styles & Classes

Martial Arts/"Karate"

The Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy is a traditional martial arts school located right here in Madison Wisconsin that focuses on the self-defense applications of the martial arts. We offer classes in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (Gracie philosophy), and Weapons. Here at Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy we pride ourselves on being a giant martial arts family, enforcing the traditional principles of Honor and Loyalty. We are a school that encourages families and friends to come in and strengthen their bonds as well as making new ones with other students, all while learning morals that will last a lifetime. You will find some of the most talented and caring Martial Arts Instructors in the Country here at the Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy, and we are here with one goal. To make you the best that you can possibly be, inside and out.

Students that train at Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy also get to enjoy the fact that they are training in World MATA Tang Soo Do Federation's world headquarters, which provides some extremely rare opportunities.

Benefits of Training at Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy:

-Discipline
-Respect
-Self-Control
-Health & Fitness
-Humility
-Pride in yourself
-New friends
-Confidence in yourself for everyday life

For more information please contact the Academy.

Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial art developed by Grand Master Hwang Kee. It is an art known for it’s strong and dynamic kicks and strikes, as well as having extremely effective Self-Defense techniques that are still usable in  the modern day world. Tang Soo Do is a martial art that has been practiced by some of the most well known names in the martial arts, movies, and television. Such names as Chuck Norris, Billy Blanks, Hee Il Cho, etc. Tang Soo Do is a martial art that is built on respect and caring towards others, and is an art that is a great choice for Children and Adults. Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy is the only Tang Soo Do school in Madison.  GrandMaster Josh Trowbridge is an 8th Degree Blackbelt in Tang Soo Do under the World M.A.T.A. Tang Soo Do Federation, as well as being it's President and CEO. Madison enjoys being home to World MATA Tang Soo Do Federations world headquarters, which allows it's students some amazingly rare opportunities.

Tang Soo Do is a martial art that is built on respect and caring towards others, as well as teaching discipline, self-confidence, perseverance, integrity, and many other character traits. This martial art is a great choice for both kids and adults because of the character traits it instills in people of all ages.

Kids’ Program:  Class Times: Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm and Tuesday & Thursday 5-5:45pm. The Kids’ Tang Soo Do Program is very similar to the adult program. Kids will learn all kicks, punches, blocks, forms, and self-defense techniques associated with each rank. As they advance through the belt ranking system, there will be more techniques they will have to learn for their new rank.

In addition to doing their best, being respectful to themselves and others in class, children are also asked to do these things at home and at school as well. We love to see that kids are succeeding! Feel free to bring in your child’s report card so that we can recognize their great achievements outside of the dojang.

Kids/Adults Program:  On Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm, kids and parents/guardians may take a co-class together during the normal kid’s class time. This structure is set up for anyone who may be looking for something to do with their child in a fun and safe setting. For additional questions, please see Grandmaster Josh Trowbridge.

Adult Program:  Class Times: Monday & Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm and Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm.  The adult Tang Soo Do program ranges from beginners to advance ranking students in a class. On Thursday evenings, there are two adult classes offered. Beginners may join us for the 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm class. Advance students have the option to come to both adult classes, or choose which class they wish to attend.

Adults will learn all kicks, punches, blocks, forms, and self-defense techniques associated with each rank. As they advance through the belt ranking system, there will be more techniques they will have to learn for their new rank. Weapons, ground, grappling, and sparring will come with intermediate and advance ranks. Adults will have the opportunity to compete in tournaments, which are an excellent way to network, and develop confidence and self esteem.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gracie Philosophy)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Brazilian martial art developed by Grand Master Helio Gracie that is known for it’s simplicity and ease while defending larger attackers from standing or from the ground, but is better known for the ground techniques it offers. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses submissions and chokes to subdue your opponent while conserving energy, which is essential when facing larger attackers. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was made famous by Royce Gracie in the early U.F.C.’s and is practiced by such famous Hollywood actors as Ed O’Neil (A.K.A-Al Bundy), Michael Clarke Duncan, Nicholas Cage, and John Travolta.

Weapons Class

The weapons class is made up of Korean, Filipino, and Japanese weapons systems. Some of the styles that you will learn from are Arnis, Escrima, Kali, Iado, Barongan Kempo, and Iado. There is no need to have weapons or martial arts experience to participate in this class. While training you will enjoy an upbeat class structure that you are sure to enjoy.

Tai Chi (private lessons only)

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that has been around for thousands of years. It is known for it’s soft, fluid movements and is also considered a healing art while still having martial arts applications. It is most often practiced by people with physical ailments or injuries, as well as the elderly. Tai Chi however is suitable for people of all ages, young or old, who want to learn low impact form of exercise that will help increase health and flexibility while at the same time eliminating pain.

Fitness

Kickboxing (private lessons)

A blend of martial arts and conditioning is what you’ll find in our kickboxing class. Our classes are designed for all levels of fitness and all levels of experience. Come in and get rid of stress while getting a workout. Whether it’s kicking or punching our bags, working speed drills with a partner, or just shadow training, you will enjoy learning self-defense in a fun and up beat atmosphere.

Sports Conditioning

This is the same program the Academy teaches Mike Valley's Elite Goalies. We incorporate training aspects from multiple sports and martial arts disciplines. This includes MMA, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Cross Training, Jiu-Jitsu, Tai Chi, and various other Martial Arts. We take a unique approach in training with not just the body but also the mind. We believe your reflexes are just as important as your strength. You may have tried the rest, now come try the best here at the Trowbridge Martial Arts Academy.

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MARTIAL ARTS CLASS SCHEDULE as of September 2014

Tang Soo Do OR Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Adults: 1 Style Starting at $110 per month
2 Styles Add $40 per month
Children: 1 Style Starting at $85 per month
2 Styles Add $30 per month

UNLIMITED MARTIAL ARTS

Adults Only Starting at $190 per month

PRIVATE CLASSES $50 per hour, stop in or call for package pricing