Classes

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the world’s leading reality based self-defense and fighting system. Krav Maga was developed in the Israeli Defense Force and is the official self-defense system of the IDF …

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 Warrior Academy

Here at the Warrior Academy for kids, our goal is to make children Warriors in life as well as the Martial Arts. We have gone to great measures to develop our children’s curriculum …

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Fitness

[to-update]. Krav Maga was developed in the Israeli Defense Force and is the official self-defense system of the IDF. In it’s civilian form, Krav Maga is a no non-sense, easy to learn …

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Events

[to-update] Krav Maga was developed in the Israeli Defense Force and is the official self-defense system of the IDF. In it’s civilian form, Krav Maga is a no non-sense, easy to learn …

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Free karate classes in Roanoke

Instructors

Bryan Cochran, Owner

Roanoke Academy of Martial Arts

With over 20 years experience in teaching Martial Arts, Bryan has a passion for teaching students of all ages realistic self-defense skills that will prepare them for any real world threat. Bryan holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate, a Blue Belt in Brazilian …

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Shane Craighead

Shane began his training in Kempo Karate under Assistant Chief Instructor Bryan Cochran in February 2007. Shane earned the rank of 1st degree Black Belt in 2014. He earned his Krav Maga Instructor Certification under Atlas Affiliation. When Shane is not training …

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John Perez- Assistant Instructor

A native of upstate NY, John is a Krav Maga green belt under Dr. Michael Blitz. He is a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor as well as a USAF veteran. In his spare time John enjoys hiking with his dog, Chewie, fishing, watching movies, and flying his Piper …

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Happy Clients

At Roanoke Valley Academy of Martial Arts, we train with this philosophy in mind: If I help my fellow students to be better martial artists, then it’ll ultimately help me be a better martial artist as well as a better person in general.

There’s no room for egos here. We’re like family, looking out for each other and helping each other. I’m proud to call these guys and gals my family.

Frank Arriola
I have served as a Law Enforcement Officer for the past 7 years and Roanoke Valley Academy of Martial Arts has the “total package” of what I was looking for. The Kempo Karate and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu offered through RVAMA helps to keep me sharp in my self defense skills. I am constantly challenged to improve my level of physical fitness through the numerous fitness programs that they offer.
Stephen Swain