We Develop Leaders

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At East Coast Martial Arts, every class begins and ends with a bow. This simple act of respect is the foundation of our school.

From our humble beginnings in a garage over 25 years ago, to our current state of the art facility, we are still committed to developing leaders!

 

Programs

Little Leaders Karate®

Little Leaders Karate®

  Little Leaders Karate® is a fun, interactive program for children 3 to 5 years old.  Kids learn respect in one class! Our mission is to develop strong healthy children wit
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Martial Arts For All Ages

Martial Arts For All Ages

At East Coast Martial Arts, every class begins and ends with a bow.  This simple act of respect is the foundation of our school. From our humble beginnings in a garage over 25 y
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MMAFit®

MMAFit®

  Try an MMAFit® group class! Small group training and private sessions are also available. MMAFit® utilizes kettlebells, medicine balls, ropes, plyometric boxes, pull-...
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Learn functional self defense while having fun! Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is an affiliate of New Breed Training Center under Black Belt Mark Vives. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is ...
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Kickboxing

Kickboxing

Got stress?  Hit a heavy bag!  You will love KickBoxing at East Coast Martial Arts!           In addition to a great workout, our Kic
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MMA – Mixed Martial Arts

MMA – Mixed Martial Arts

MMA Training at East Coast Martial Arts consists of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing. If we feel you are ready, and you decide to take a fight, there is a 9 week Fight Camp where
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Staff

Tiffany Hindman

Tiffany Hindman

Owner – East Coast Martial Arts

Chad Kuhn

Chad Kuhn

Teaches:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ranking/Certifications:
Youth/Adult Martial Art Instructor
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Gym Manager

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Travis Dagner

Travis Dagner

Teaches:
Little Leaders
Youth and Adult Martial Arts
Front Desk Attendant

Ranking/Certifications:
3rd Dan Black Belt
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

When did you start training? 1999

How old were you when you started training? 7

Favorite thing about teaching?
Being able to share what I have learned while developing positive character traits and practice self-defense in my students.

Anthony Hyde

Anthony Hyde

Teaches:
Youth Martial Arts

Ranking/Certifications:
2nd Dan Black Belt in Muay Thai/Kickboxing/Tae Kwon Do

When did you start training? 1979

How old were you when you started training? 13

Favorite thing about teaching?
Making my students have fun!

MIchael Ciconte II

MIchael Ciconte II

Teaches:
Little Leaders
Youth and Adult Martial Arts

Ranking/Certifications:
1st Dan Black Belt

When did you start training? 2009

How old were you when you started training? 40

Favorite thing about teaching?
As a teacher, I love to see others take hold of the martial arts way of life. I love to see people achieve their goals and make their lives better. It’s about becoming a positive influence on others at home, school or their workplace.

Pat Schottenheimer

Pat Schottenheimer

Teaches:
MMA Fit, Kickboxing, MMA Coach

Ranking/Certifications:
Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2014 BJJ Pan Am Champ
Brown Belt in Kickboxing
Retired MMA Fighter

When did you start training? 2004

How old were you when you started training? 32

Favorite thing about teaching?
Sharing my knowledge.

Fred Poinar

Fred Poinar

Teaches:
Little Leaders
Advanced Martial Arts

Ranking/Certifications:

3rd Degree Black Belt
Certified Martial Arts Instructor

When did you start training? 1998

How old were you when you started training? 40

Favorite thing about teaching?
If I can make a difference in students’ attitudes, I feel great. I love being with the students! I know I’m hard on them! They will succeed!

Katy Hoffman

Katy Hoffman

Teaches:
MMA Fit

Ranking/Certifications:
MMA Fit Certified Trainer

When did you start training?  2011

Favorite thing about teaching?
I love watching the progression of effort and abilities in students. MMA Fit is always a tough class, but the reason it is tough changes over time. In the beginning it is hard because most people are out of shape. As students get stronger, it is hard because they can do more reps and/or use more weight. It makes me smile every time I see this.

Aaron Bartow

Aaron Bartow

Teaches:

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Heather G

Heather G

Teaches:

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Shannon White

Shannon White

Teaches:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ranking/Certifications:
Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Dominic Garrini

Dominic Garrini

Teaches:
Kid’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
MMAFit

Ranking/Certifications:
MMAFit Certified Trainer
Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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K.J. Shaheen II

K.J. Shaheen II

Teaches:
Black Belt Class

Ranking/Certifications:
4th Dan Black Belt
Doctor of Optometry

When did you start training? 1994

How old were you when you started training?5

Favorite thing about teaching?
Giving back to the students. Teaching students what has been taught to me.

Pete Shawk

Pete Shawk

Teaches:
MMAFit

Ranking/Certifications:
MMAFit Certified Trainer
Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When did you start training? 2007

How old were you when you started training? 29

Favorite thing about teaching?
My favorite thing about teaching is meeting great people and helping them reach their fitness goals.

Tim Hartzell

Tim Hartzell

Teaches:
MMA Fit

Ranking/Certifications:
Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

When did you start training? 2009

How old were you when you started training? 19

Favorite thing about teaching?
Interacting with the class.

Karen Dowling

Teaches:
MMAFit, Personal Training

Ranking/Certifications:
MMAFit Certified Trainer

When did you start training?2010

Favorite thing about teaching?
Meeting new people and watching everyone improve and get fit!

Reviews

MMAFit works for us!

Tony and Anthony Hyde (Father and Son)

Tony and Anthony Hyde (Father and Son)

I lost 85 pounds. What a huge difference MMAFit has made in my life!

Aaron

Aaron

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7257 Fulton Dr. NW, Suite 67
Canton, Ohio 44718

(330) 830-6565

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    Canton, Ohio 44718