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Learn from the best Martial Arts instructors in the area who are dedicated to providing a stable, family environment where you can excel in your personal goals and find a varied and supportive community. Whether your plan is to compete, lose weight, meet new like-minded people or increase your day-to-day life, we will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible while having fun doing it! The benefits of Marital Arts classes are endless. From confidence and self-esteem to discipline and empowerment, whether you're enjoying or Kids Marital Arts classes or our Adult programs, you'll start seeing improvement in mind, body and spirit in only a few short classes. GET STARTED TODAY by clicking the button below!

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"Hello hello!! It's late and I'm tired!! It's been a BUSY Saturday!! And I only have 2 kids asleep (Now 3 because I have been getting Summer down while this...multitasker) This morning I took my crew to free anti-abduction training that I saw advertised.

My expectations were low but I was seriously blown away by our experience. A BIG shout out to Master "C" he was extremely professional, polite, kind, respectful, responsive & really passionate about teaching our young people tricks & tips in case of someone attempting to kidnap your child.

 

I have been looking for something like this for YEARS!! Master "C" is active in District 11 schools and helping today's youth learn personal safety and protection!! AMAZING!!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND CFMAF martial arts & fitness"

6 Little Blessings

“Master C. I have a testimonial for you. Last night while at work I was giving an MP (Military Police) a hand with his baton or ASP because he disassembled it. Just as I put it together another MP was escorting a soldier to our interview room and was taking the handcuffs off but he exposed his weak side and the soldier took his ASP away from him. I heard the MP call for back up and with the baton still in my hand I ran in and the soldier attacked me with a high strike. Without hesitation I blocked it with my ASP, trapped his arm, hit him across the stomach under the arm and ripped the baton out of his hand. Then he was rushed by about 4 other officers. So thanks for the instruction on stick fighting last week. It is still fresh in my mind so all of the movements were smooth and without hesitation.”

Roosevelt C.

“Went to YMCA (by my house) since we had a delay with D20 to work out and as I was leaving – one of the managers stopped me and said how good I was looking and the workouts here (meaning the Y) were really paying off. I smiled and said – yes – I get in on occasion here but this body is by CFMA with very insistent instructors! He looked surprised and started laughing at the use of my word ‘insistent’ –

Anyway – when folks notice I’m getting into shape – I have ya’ll to thank.

See ya’ll Friday if we don’t have another snow day!”

Marie

“I have visited four different martial art schools in Colorado Springs. They all were good with that they taught, but The Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness has the total package. Master Isaac Costley and his staff are not just instructors but are friends who are really interested in motivating you into being the best you can be, physically, mentally and morally. The Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness physical fitness training is among the best in the United States. Their martial arts training is truly reality-based that comes from a traditional background. These techniques are also closely shared with the military bases in their area. Master Costley and his staff have world renowned certification that has stood the test of time. If you really want to be the best… I would definitely recommend this school and their training over anyone else.”

9th Dan Grandmaster, Founder & CEO Moo Hap Sool Hapkido Killeen, Texas

James McMurray

For the past year or so, I’ve been telling myself I’m going to write an awesome review for the folks at CFMAF. Each time I sit down and write something out, I find myself editing and re-editing because I just cant seem to find the words to express just how truly amazing CFMAF, their staff, the training, and the family really are! Let me start by saying that I have been training with Master Isaac Costley at CFMAF since April of 2014. Our paths crossed after I returned from my third combat deployment to Afghanistan. After perusing the interwebs in search of a quality martial arts experience, I had 3 simple requirements: The first, a practical self-defense style that focuses more on real world scenarios rather than the pretty jump kicks, forms, and katas that a majority of schools specialize in. After training in Karate in my youth, I was subjected and taught some forms and katas that I just didn’t understand. I merely memorized some movements and did punch-punch, kick-kick to earn my next rank. Knowing what I know now, I can see there is a purpose behind that, but I certainly didn’t understand it at the time. For real life, on the street, these forms and katas are very impractical. At CFMAF, they don’t focus on that but rather explaining and demonstrating what techniques are effective for the street, and which techniques are merely part of the Art. The second requirement for me was to find a school that didn’t focus on producing black belts. At 7 of the local schools that I checked out, they claimed that I could be a black belt in ‘X’ amount of years. Master C never mentioned the progression to get to black belt during our first visit. Instead, he equipped me with enough knowledge to do my own research. I found out that in Master C’s decades of teaching experience, he had only promoted 16 (at the time) people to the rank of first degree black belt – something he wears as a badge of honor. This told me right away that he cares more about developing a person as a whole, ensuring their techniques and fundamentals are on the level of a black belt, and engraining quality leadership skills more than giving people belts. At CFMAF, belt ranks are earned, never given. Too many people focus on what color belt they wear around their waist instead of what is truly important. I remember watching some demonstrations at other local schools and watching their black belts perform their forms. I wasn’t impressed. In fact, at CFMAF, we are taught at very junior levels not just techniques, but appropriate application of those techniques in given situations. Master C and the instructors at CFMAF do a great job of teaching concepts and allow their students to develop their own critical thinking skills that just might be the difference between life and death in the real world. The third requirement for me was flexibility and cost. Of the schools that checked out, there were certainly schools that were ‘cheaper,’ and some that were more expensive. My first reaction was of course to take the cheapest route; but, those were the schools that overcrowded, offered little to no personal attention from the instructors, and just simply didn’t care about their students. They were all about the bottom line and making money. The more expensive schools I explored clearly showed where the money was going. The owners were driving fancy cars, they had vacations written out on the school’s calendar, and they put their money into décor for the school. None of these schools had their own gym with free weights and machines, none of them had extra equipment for students to use, and only two of the schools even had bags and pads to use. CFMAF offers more than just self-defense instruction. They offer a full line of workout equipment, certified personal trainers on staff, quality morals and values, discipline and work ethic, and even friendly advice and guidance. The instructor staff there may only be paid for the time instructing, but they are so much more. They are mentors. I have witnessed children who lack discipline and direction come in to CFMAF and watch them turn in to respectable citizens who will be a positive contribution to society. That is something we don’t pay them to do, but something I have seen them do time and time again. I chose CFMAF because I saw the value of what I was paying for. Frankly, I’m surprised they don’t charge more than they do – they certainly deserve more. Additionally, they are constantly giving back to the community and their students. I remember them offering free training for an entire month to the local community; they periodically host free seminars for women’s self defense, anti-abduction clinics, summer safety classes, back to school classes, and the like – ABSOLUTELY FREE! Ladies and Gentlemen, I cant imagine putting myself through that kind of stress on a regular basis without being paid for it. They genuinely care about the safety of our community and continue to amaze even me. They even visit local elementary schools in district 11 on a regular basis to teach students the dangers of the real world and how to avoid nasty situations, but in the event they find themselves in one, they are equipped to defend themselves and attract attention to the situation. Simply amazing! For their students, CFMAF often has free give aways: trips to Las Vegas for free, bicycles, video game consoles, and even a back to school picnic every year completely free to the students. I did not find another school in the area that offered anything even remotely close to that. Finally, the students at CFMAF are more than just another face I see twice a week. Some have become great friends. We treat eachother with dignity and respect regardless of our different backgrounds. We have members from all walks of life, different races, ethnicities, and religions. We even have disabled students and students with certain limitations. No worries though, the staff is knowledgeable enough and willing to adapt our curriculum to what they are capable of doing. Don’t feel discouraged because you may half to walk with a cane, or stuck in a wheel chair. You can still prepare yourself for the real world and learn potentially life saving techniques regardless of your capabilities. To Master Costley and Mrs. Heather, I sincerely appreciate everything you have done not only for me and my family, but for the community and your students. You are an inspiration and exhibit qualities that I admire and will continue to strive to mimic. I have learned so much from both of you and your staff over the past few years and look forward to many many more.

Stephen M. Harano

“We have been taking classes from Calvary Martial Arts and Fitness for the past two years. We love being a part of such a wonderful family. Our two children ages 5 and 7 have learned so much from Master C and Ms. Heather. They have learned a lot about respect of others as well as self-respect. They have grown both mentally and physically and have become stronger people because of their training. We are so thankful to have found such a wonderful place to train with people who truly care about us.”

Marisa H.

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