Our mission at Mountain Martial Arts is to promote the physical and mental well being of all our students, and to empower them to achieve their fullest potential, through our martial arts curriculum.
Mountain Martial Arts offers world class instruction in a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Here you will have a great workout while learning effective self defense. Our classes are inspiring and will help you build confidence and focus while having fun. You’re never too old to earn your Black Belt.
This is a great Karate school for kids and adults! Mark Kapel had been teaching karate in Monroe for over 15 years! He teaches a type of karate called Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do, from Okinawa, Japan, where he had traveled to and furthered his training.
I have been with Mountain Martial Arts for more than a year now and am en-joying the journey so far. Well-trained and knowledgeable, Sensei Mark is a gift-ed teacher who would go to great lengths to share his dedication to preser-vation of the art. I find myself not only trying to learn the techniques in every class but also learning to live the karate way of peace and discipline that I take with me after. I have made new friends, young and old, all of whom add to the overall wholesome, clean and welcoming environment giving it a home-like feel for everyone. I certainly recommend Mountain Martial Arts!
There’s one thing all the karate students who have graduated to Black Belt have in common — they all began their journey as a white belt. From the minute you walk into the Dojo at Mountain Martial Arts you feel welcomed & calm by the artistic environment. The facility consists of Sensei Mark, owner & teacher along with his sister Lisa who run a top-notch operation. My son started at three years old and has since learned valuable skills while having fun, and getting a great workout. Mountain Martial Arts is great school for children and adults to learn how to protect & discipline themselves while being respectful & helpful to the others. I truly admire and respect Sensei Mark for loving his students and trying hard to make a difference in their lives.
No matter what martial arts or self defense training you decide to get involved in, it’s the instructors that will have the biggest impact on your training. Exceptionally skilled, experienced, and patient instructors are key & that's exactly what you’ll find right at the Dojo at Mountain Martial Arts. And because I want you to have only the best training available, there's no one better to learn from then 7th Dan Sensei Mark Kapel. A few years ago I signed up my two sons for their free trial class at Mountain Martial Arts. They immediately loved it. The instructor & owner Sensei Mark Kapel is really friendly and extremely patient with the kids. My sons are now different degrees of Brown Belts and have even placed in a recent karate tournament. I think that speaks volumes for the school and the instructors for making the clas-ses fun and continually keeping the kids interested and excited about learning. . I highly recommend this Dojo & Sensei to anyone in the community!