USA Martial Arts & Fitness

"Attitude is Everything" 238 E. Broad St. Tamaqua 570-778-6970



"Attitude is Everything"

Training with

Respect....Discipline....& Hard Work

"If it doesn't challenge you, doesn't change you."

                     ******SNOW CANCELLATION ALERT******

Due to the incoming winter storm, classes at USA Martial Arts & Fitness are cancelled for Wednesday December 16. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING MAKE UP TIME AND DAYS - THEY ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE REGULAR SCHEDULE:

                       Brown Belt Class will be made up on TUESDAY DECEMBER 22 AT 6PM

                      Adult Class will be made up on MONDAY DECEMBER 21 AT 6PM

                       Black Belt Class will be made up on TUESDAY DECEMBER 22 AT 6:45PM

Everyone stay safe tonight and enjoy the snow!


USA Martial Arts & Fitness is located at 238 E. Broad Street in Tamaqua, PA. and specializes in self defense instruction for all ages, starting at age four.

USA-MA also offers Fitness Kickboxing, a high energy fitness program, designed to get you in the best shape ever! Fitness Boot Camps are also scheduled throughout the year and present an intense, challenging workout.

Shihan Jon Bonner, Director of Training and eighth degree black belt, is also a nationally certified Personal Trainer through SCW Fitness, and holds certifications in Fitness Kickboxing, Group Fitness, Strength Training, Body Toning, Kid Fitness, and Aqua Fitness.


USA Martial Arts & Fitness offers a practical, effective, martial arts program geared towards street survival. It incorporates Ju Jitsu and Karate, and effectively trains students against street attacks, including defenses against a multitude of attacks from punches, grabs, chokes, and weapons.

Our highly qualified staff of Black Belts will take you through a process of learning to defend oneself against individuals as well as multiple opponents, including attackers with knives, clubs, and guns.

Our program also emphasizes respect, self discipline, and increases confidence and self esteem. 

From our "bully-proof" program to our "street combat" approach, our goal is to train you to defend yourself in a completely safe you the skills, ability, and confidence to handle any situation........WE BUILD CHARACTER!!!



4:00PM Children's Class (Ages 6-8)

5:00PM Children's Class (Ages 6-8)

6:00PM Junior Beginner & Intermediate (Ages 9-12)


4:30PM Little Dragons Class (Ages 4-5) (off for Summer)

5:15PM Little Dragons Class (Ages 4-5) (off for Summer)

6:00PM Fitness Kickboxing


5:00PM Junior Brown Belt Class

5:45PM Adult Martial Arts Class (ages 13 & up)

6:30Pm Black Belt Class


6:00PM Fitness Kickboxing


Boot Camps (when scheduled)


9:00AM Kickboxing

Fitness Kickboxing

Join in on our Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Fitness Kickboxing's fun, ....intense,......and guaranteed to get you RESULTS!!!!

Fitness Kickboxing is a non stop, high energy, total body workout all done to upbeat, motivating music.

The class is a combination of cardio and toning designed to get you and keep you in the best shape ever!!! Classes meet at 6PM on Tuesday and Thursday, another class at 7PM on Thursday, and Saturday morning at 9AM.






"A look back at the past six months as well as upcoming future events and activities"

Also, click on the page tabs (top-left) for more information, photos, program descriptions, staff profiles, and prices on all of our classes.

......and now the NEWS!!!!



Turkey Burn



USA-MA held it's annual "Turkey Burn" on Thanksgiving morning November 28 at 9AM. It was a totally AWESOME workout! Thanks to everyone that attended!


Recent USA-MA Belt Tests

Connor Knowlan and Alexa Stianche promoted to Sandan, Third Degree Black Belt and Full Instructor Certification

Lukas Andrews, Nyssa Calkins, and Randy Fetter promoted to Nidan, Second Degree Black Belt

Brock Roberts, Emily Schock, Ava Murray, Ceanna Gormley promoted to Shodan, First Degree Black Belt

                                Chris Malay, promoted to Shodan, First Degree Black Belt

Some pics from testing archives!!


Successful Toys for Tots Drive


USA Martial Arts & Fitness

2019 Drive Now Underway

USA Martial Arts & Fitness held it's Annual "Toys for Tots" drive Saturday morning, December 8, 2018. All of the Martial Arts students donated toys over a two week period with the drive culminating on Saturday morning with a Kickboxing Class led by Instructors KARISSA BREINER and JENNA RASCAVAGE..........A BIG "THANK YOU" TO ALL THE MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS THAT DONATED ALONG WITH THE KICKBOXERS.......AND OF COURSE TO INSTRUCTOR BJ RAMER FOR ORGANIZING THE EVENT NOW IN IT'S THIRD YEAR!!!



& Ice Cream Party


August 2019

USA-MA held it's annual Outdoor Seminar & Ice Cream Party. Every summer, USA-MA holds it's annual outdoor which includes seminar included a Drills Session, a Challenge Run, and a Weapon's Session, along with an "all you can eat", "make your own sundae" time. The weather was great and the seminar was awesome! Here are a few pics!!

The seminar was taught by Grandmaster Jon Bonner and.......Special "THANKS" to the USA-MA Black Belt Instructors that assisted with the seminar....Alexa Stianche, Connor Knowlan, Lukas Andrews, Dan Henninger, and Carol Stein.

Photos are from the 2016 and 2017 and 2018 and 2019 seminars!

Warm Ups

Obstacle Run

Sword Seminar: Summer of 2019

     Nunchaku Seminar:  2018

Pics from 2016 & 2017 Seminars

Nicholas working his baton techniques with Black Belt Instructor Chris Chinnici.

Nicholas demonstrating striking technique with the Baton...... and a group of students going through drills!

Nico practicing with the Bo Staff and Shihan Jon Bonner demonstrating / teaching blocking technique with Baton.


Saturday Morning


Every Saturday at 9AM

with Instructors Karissa Ramer

 and Staff!!!

$5.00 per class

Pay as you go!!

"Come and experience a REAL Saturday morning!"



Board Breaking Seminar

Held at USA-MA

A "Board Breaking" seminar was held at USA Martial Arts & Fitness on two consecutive Wednesday evenings. The first night included instruction, with members of the Beginner Class making their first break. During the second night, the classes were given the opportunity to make multiple breaks, all done to music, while "showing off" to the audience! Both evenings included a Beginner Class, an Intermediate Class and an Advanced Class, with each class learning new and more challenging breaks. The seminar was conducted by Shihan Jon Bonner with the assistance of USA-MA black belt instructors.

And now for some pics from the seminar!!!

     Pics from 2020 Seminar


First Board Break.....SUCCESS!!!!


Little Dragons

Martial Art Classes for Ages 4 and 5 years old


Our Little Dragon classes meet on Tuesdays, with classes at 4:30PM and 5:15PM.

Along with learning all of their self defense basics, the Dragon Classes also complete other units on fire safety, bully prevention, water safety, teamwork, balance, coordination, survival skills, along wth character building skills such as self discipline, attitude, focus, and respect, just to name a few.

Call to register....570-778-6970

February 2019 Little Dragon

Belt Stripe Test Night

The Little Dragons completed their requirements for their Belt Stripes on Tuesday February 25 . Their test included a demonstration of their martial art skills. All of our Little Dragons successfully completed the requirements! Congratulations!!!



"Smok'in Hot Workout"



"full house and turn'in up the heat..."

First Group Class at our NEW FACILITY!!

Energized with the light show........ 

Kickboxing Classes every Tuesday & Thursday at 6PM!!!!!!! Everyone Welcome!!! 

Give us 3 months and we'll give you your best body ever!!!


Free Trial Class!!


Enroll Now!!


Classes for Men and Women

Join in on our Tuesday & Thursday Fitness Kickboxing's fun,....intense,......and guaranteed to get you RESULTS!!!! Come in and work out with our energized, motivating staff of instructors, Amanda, Katryna, Sheryl, and Karissa. You'll be in the best shape of your life........"If you want results....then train like it." Call us for your FREE trial class!!! Call 570-778-6970

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