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As of 18 May 2020, 6:28pm CST

- For the time being, we will not be offering Judo. Social distancing requirements render us unable to do close quarters training at this time.

- For the time being, there will be no sparring or close contact self defense training for the same reasons.

- Every person entering the training center will be required to meet CDC standards for COVID-19 safety. 

  1. Everyone entering the training center will be screened for the following symptoms and anyone demonstrating any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19 will be asked to leave immediately:

  • a. Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

  • b. Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

  • c. Cough

  • d. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • e. Chills and/or repeated shaking with chills

  • f. Muscle Pain

  • g. Headache

  • h. Sore throat

  • i. Loss of taste or smell

  • j. Diarrhea

2. Prior to entering the training center:

  • a. (First time re-entry only) EVERYONE will be required to sign a release waiver.

  • b. Screening for the above symptoms will be practiced for everyone entering the dojo at ANYTIME.

  • c. Temperature will be checked using a contactless thermometer. Anything above 100.4 degrees disqualifies entry.

  • d. EVERYONE will be required to use the provided hand-washing station EVERYTIME you enter.

3. Students may only enter 5 min prior to their class only. Students may not be allowed inside dojo prior to their class otherwise.  

4. Maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals not within the same household. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as face covering, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be rigorously practiced.

5. To meet guidelines, we request only participating students enter the training center, parent/guardian(s) please drop-off your child after checking them in and return at the end of class to pick them up.

6. Spaced seating will be available for parents NEEDING to be present for student participant.

7. Face-coverings (over the nose and mouth) are highly recommended, but not required during practice. Appropriate distancing will be enforced at all times. 
For Instructors/Leadership Team/Staff 

1. As well as all the above, tables will be blocked off to practice social distancing.

2. Regularly and frequently clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs, and restrooms. Disinfect any items that come into contact with customers.

3. Maintain at least 6 feet separation from any participant or other instructors on the mat and inside the dojo at all times.

4. Face-coverings (over the nose and mouth) are highly recommended, but not required during instruction. Appropriate distancing will be enforced at all times. 



As of 18 March 2020, 7:04pm CST

Dear Students,
As you know, the Covid-19 virus has disrupted every aspect of our lives. It was inevitable that the dojo would be affected, but we held out as long as safely possible. At this point, we are going to heed the CDC’s recommendations that all non-essential businesses close for the time being.
Here’s the plan:
1. We are working as quickly as possible to enable our students to use an app called MyStudio. If you download the app and use the student code 2106662467 (our phone number) you will have access to all of the resources we will be continually adding. In addition, we are working to set up livestreaming as well. Every day you can look for updated content. This is free.
2. If you are willing/able to continue paying for your membership, we will credit you that time when we are cleared to re-open. We are a small business and every student is crucial to our survival.
3. If you know of anyone who has kids that are at home, please share the app info with them. We will try to have some content for non-students on there during this time.
Thank you for your continued support. I know this is a scary time for many folks. We are going to get past this and I know we will all be stronger in the end. Please take care of one another, now and always.
Master Payne

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We have been working hard behind the scenes to get students the ability they need to practice at home. We are offering a FREE app, called MyStudio, that offers:

-Virtual Group Classes

-Taekwondo Resource Videos

-Judo Resource Videos

We are also offering 1 on 1 Virtual Private lessons. These will be charged by the half-hour. It's easy to schedule and set-up through the app! If you have any more questions or concerns, please use the contact tab on our website to reach us.

To download the app, go to your app store and search MyStudio, then use the studio code: 2106662467, fill in your information, and you'll have access to all these features!



CPR, Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Training. The Leadership Team Goes above and beyond to further help our students and keep our training center a safe place to learn! 
~Participants Certified On 22 February 2020~



The U.S. Martial Arts Training Center is a Diverse School of Learning for Children, Teens and Adults. Offering a unique children’s curriculum for ages ten and under and a superior training program for teens and adults. The USMATC has been a family friendly environment for empowering our community for over thirty years. U.S. Martial Arts Training Center offers Taekwondo, Judo, Self-Defense and Safety Awareness Training.


Taekwondo is a Korean style of martial arts emphasizing kicks, punches, and blocks. In Korean, 'tae' means to “strike or break with foot”; 'kwon' means “to strike or break with with fist”; and 'do' means “way”, “method”, or “art”. Loosely translated, Taekwondo reads “the art of the foot and fist.” Strikes with the leg are particularly emphasized because the leg is the longest and strongest weapon (or tool) that a martial artist has. Taekwondo excels at developing students in important physical skills (strength, speed, balance, stamina, and flexibility) and mental skills (discipline, patience, etiquette, respect, and self-confidence).


Judo is a Japanese style of martial arts based on the traditional Ju-Jitsu fighting and self-defense techniques of Japan. Movements involve many different throwing and grappling techniques which include the use of pin-downs on the mat, chokes, arm bars, and escapes. Application of techniques combine timing, balance and off-balancing, direction of movement, and momentum with the use of leverage to achieve greater power against an opponent or (in a self defense situation) an attacker. Judo has been the foundation for numerous military/police combative and defense tactics around the world.


The women’s program was developed for those who prefer to train with other women. This enables us to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable for all participants. Extra emphasis on self-defense and safety awareness is provided in this program. This class is designed and taught by Master Rhonda Payne.




1 Free Uniform, 1 Private Lesson
2 Group Classes


1 Private Lesson
1 Group Class






March 11th and 12th


March 14th
Starting @ 1pm
Come on by and support our upcoming Black Belts!


February 22nd
Starting @ 1pm
(If Participating) Wear Full Uniform



7th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo

7th Dan Black Belt Hapkido

2019 Inductee of Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame

1988 Inductee of Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Owner of USMATC House of Payne, Inc. Master Payne has been training in martial arts for over 40 years. She’s competed in state, national, and international competitions in sparring, forms, and weapons. She has coached state, national, and international level athletes. She was the first woman to host a Taekwondo tournament in the state of Texas and the first woman to open a Taekwondo school in San Antonio. Master Payne is the author of Get REAL- A Safety Guide for Women and Teen Girls, available on Amazon.



Shichidan in Judo (7th Dan)

Program Director - Judo

Sensei Jan Bonner began her involvement in Judo over 40 years ago with Herb Bellamy, Head Coach of the Lackland AFB Judo Club. Coach Bonner is a lifetime member of both United States Judo Association and the United States Martial Arts Association formerly under the direction of Phillip S. Porter, 10th Dan. Coach Bonner received her instructor certification at the National Judo Institute (NJI), in Colorado Springs, CO.

Coach Bonner was responsible for the resurgence of Judo in San Antonio. After many years of there being no clubs available in San Antonio, Coach Bonner started a grassroots program at Lackland AFB. Not only was she the first female to open a Judo Club in San Antonio, she was the first female to host a Judo Tournament in Texas.

Having been a competitor, coach and referee, Coach Bonner's experience and passion for Judo bring invaluable knowledge and mentor-ship to the program. Her approach to teaching and methodology enables everyone to enjoy the far reaching benefits of Judo without regard to one's athletic abilities.

Coach Bonner developed our Instructor Certification Program and implemented the Leadership Development within our training center that we use today. Our S.T.A.T. (Safety Through Awareness Training) Program was developed in collaboration with Master Payne.





3rd Dan in Taekwondo

Gokyu (Orange Belt) in Judo

Certified Instructor

Co-Captain of the Leadership/Demo Team

I started martial arts in March of 2007 as a way to help build my focus and confidence.

I think of our dojo as a second home. It is definitely family friendly and has personally allowed me grow and expand my second family with friends of all ages. Our dojo provides a wonderful introduction to the martial arts world in a safe and fun learning environment. At our dojo I believe we are helping to develop important life skills for any and all ages.

My objective is to be able to instruct students on new lessons and activities which foster growth, knowledge, confidence and understanding. As well as to make sure, when able, to provide a fun, positive and engaging experience.

I would describe my coaching style as cooperative. I like to have good communication and understanding between myself and students. Not only interacting with just students, but parents as well. This way, they can be comfortable and confident knowing that their kids are receiving quality instruction each and every time they come in.


Continuous learning. Giving back. Being of service to others. These are all goals that we strive to achieve as leaders. Developing leaders both on and off the mat is our mission. Making our communities stronger through our students is our goal.


Certified Instructor
3rd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Yonkyu (Green Belt) Judo


Certified Instructor
Shodan (1st Dan Black) Judo
2nd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo


Assistant Instructor
3rd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo


Assistant Instructor
1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Gokyu (Orange Belt) Judo


1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Sankyu (1st Brown) Judo


1st Dan Black Belt  Taewkondo


Red Belt in Taekwondo
Yonkyu (Green Belt) in Judo


Red/Black Belt in Taekwondo


2nd DanBlack Belt Taekwondo
Ikkyu (3rd Brown) Judo


Assistant Instructor
1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo


Assistant Instructor
2nd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Shodan (1st Dan Black) Judo




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