U.S. MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CENTER
(USMATC)
HOUSE OF PAYNE, INC.

Welcome to the U.S. Martial Arts Training Center. Look through our site to see what we offer. Our dedicated, highly qualified staff of instructors are here to help you reach your goals.

 

NEWS FROM OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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~

 
 

WHAT WE OFFER

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

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 PROGRAM

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.

WOMEN'S ONLY TAEKWONDO AND HAPKIDO

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.

 

GETTING STARTED

TKD INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL

$29.95 
1 Free Uniform, 1 Private Lesson
2 Group Classes

JUDO INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL

$19.95
1 Private Lesson
1 Group Class

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

 
 

EVENTS CALENDAR

TKD STRIPE TESTING

March 11th and 12th
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ALL DAY

TAEKWONDO BLACK BELT EXAM

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

TKD BELT PRESENTATION

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

 

GRAND MASTER
RHONDA PAYNE

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.

 

SENSEI 
JAN BONNER

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.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

 

DYLAN SCOTT

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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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.

DYLAN SCOTT

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

SETH SCOTT

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

BRIANA ORTIZ

Assistant Instructor
3rd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo

ILARIA CIELO

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

ANNIE CONIAM

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

GEOVANNIE DIAZ

1st Dan Black Belt  Taewkondo

MATTHEW HANA

Red Belt in Taekwondo
Yonkyu (Green Belt) in Judo

NAOLIN GONZALES

Red/Black Belt in Taekwondo

MARIO LEVY

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

ADRIAN MCLURE

Assistant Instructor
1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo

SIERRA WILSON

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

 

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