CH. 4 Interview with Grand Master Rhonda Payne and David Chancellor
"I met Rhonda Payne a few years ago. I was impressed with her passion for helping kids, helping others. But at that time, I only knew part of HER story. Here's the rest...and when you get inspired--check out House of Payne, Inc."- David Chancellor
UPDATE: COVID-19 PROCEDURES
As of 31 July 2020, 6:58pm CST
Procedures for Entering Our Training Center:
1. (First time entry only) EVERYONE will be required to sign a release waiver.
2. Temperature will be checked using a contactless thermometer. Anything above 100.4 degrees disqualifies entry.
3. EVERYONE will be required to use the provided hand sanitizer EVERY TIME you enter.
4. Students may only enter 5 min prior to their class only. Students may not be allowed inside dojo prior to their class otherwise. (This does not pertain to Leadership Team Members)
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Spaced seating will be available for any parent/guardian/guest who are present during classes.
8. In line with local executive orders, anyone entering this business over the age of 10 years old must wear a face covering. Mask available for purchase on entry if you do not have one.
Starting August 10th, 2020
As you know, the Covid-19 Pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. As for our training center, we are working to make it through this to the other side and do it as efficiently and safely as possible.
With that being said, we are making some modifications to our schedule, effective August 10, 2020.
For the TKD classes, these will now be held on Mondays and Wednesdays only, for now.
The Judo classes will resume starting August 11th, and classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A full list of classes is available on our website at www.usmatc.com.
When the pandemic hit, we were forced by the city to close our doors for almost 3 months. With the support of our students and families, we were able to reopen and have remained open while maintaining and/or exceeding all of the CDC safety protocols. We have ALWAYS made safety our main priority. We will continue to go above and beyond to keep our students, staff, families and friends safe while having the best learning experience possible.
We will be offering some specials for those who want to participate in both the TKD and Judo programs together. This is a great opportunity to participate in two Olympic sports. Coach Jan Bonner will be on the mat, running the Judo classes, along with her team. As many of you may or may not know, Coach Bonner survived lung cancer a few years back. Like the warrior she is, she is leading by example and getting back on the mat, bringing her 50 years of Judo experience to our students and inspiring us all.
For now, under current Covid conditions, there will be no contact practices in Judo. Students will wear a t-shirt, pants and belt for class. No gi/no contact Judo will continue until further notice. With the newly modified schedule, we hope that it will enable us to continue to serve our community and our students to the best or our capabilities and continue to make a difference.
Thank you for your continued support.
Grand Master Payne
TOUR OF OUR TRAINING CENTER
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 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.
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.
INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL OFFER
TAEKWONDO INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL
1 TKD Uniform ($45 Value)
1 Month of Classes ($159 Value)
JUDO INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL
1 Judo Uniform ($95 Value)
1 Month of Classes ($85 Value)
1 Free Uniform, 1 Private Lesson
2 Group Classes
1 Private Lesson
1 Group Class
TKD STRIPE TESTING
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
TKD BELT PRESENTATION
New Ranks and Certificates Will Be Presented During Classes.
8th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
8th 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.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Continuous learning. Giving back. Being of service to others. These are all goals that we strive to achieve as instructors.
4th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
4th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
3rd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Yonkyu (Green Belt) Judo
1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Ikkyu (3rd Brown Belt) Judo
3rd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Gokyu (Orange Belt) Judo
1st Dan Black Belt Taewkondo
2nd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Ikkyu (3rd Brown) Judo