U.S. MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CENTER
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.
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 August 1, 2021
Procedures for Entering Our Training Center:
A temperature check is no longer required to enter the training center.
Please do NOT come to class if you are not feeling well or running a temperature.
CDC Guidelines now strongly recommend masks indoors, even if you are vaccinated. Masks are available at the front desk if you need one. It's not mandatory, but recommended.
We are always striving to provide a safe and clean atmosphere. Please take care of yourselves and
each other by practicing all recommended safety procedures.
Thank you for your continued support!
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.
*Currently we are combining our classes and offering co-ed only at this time.
INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL OFFER
TAEKWONDO INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL #1
1 FREE Uniform
1 Private Lesson
2 Group Classes
TKD STRIPE TESTING
Wed/Thur April 13-14
TKD BELT PRESENTATION
New Ranks and Certificates Will Be Presented During Classes.
CLOSED April 15-16
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~
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
1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Green Belt Judo