MARTIAL ARTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

Marlow Martial Arts Academy proudly serving Marlow

Marlow Martial Arts Academy has Classes in Marlow, Perfect for Kids, Teens, and Adults Martial Arts Lessons.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

Family Martial Arts Classes in Marlow

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

The Herrera Family moved back to Marlow in 2017 to be closer to family. Sensei Donnie is from Albuquerque, NM but got here as soon as he could! He loves small town America, and has fully embraced his Outlaw tribe. Opening Marlow Martial Arts Academy was a divine inspiration and has been the most rewarding experience of his life! His purpose is to lead and inspire others to become the best version of themselves and learn martial arts in the process. He is truly humbled and grateful for the opportunities God has given him through our Academy.

Ashley (Glover) has deep roots in Marlow/Bray areas. She was born and raised in Marlow until her family joined the Air Force when she was 9. She trained under Sensei Danny Perry as a child and has enjoyed getting back into Martial Arts. Ashley is a dental hygienist, yoga instructor and photographer. She serves on the board of the Marlow Chamber of Commerce and is passionate about seeing her hometown small businesses thrive and grow! Donnie and Ashley have two kiddos, Logan is 10 and Ava is 6.

Get To Know Our Instructors

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SENSEI/GURO OWNER-DONNIE A.HERRERA

Dedicated over 25 years to the study of Martial Arts.

Martial Art Instructorship-

2nd Degree Black Belt – Shotokan Karate

1st Degree Black Belt – Kenpo Karate

Guro- Serrada Escrima

Guro – Pekiti Tirsia Kali System

Martial Arts Experience

1985-1993 : TRAINED IN KENPO KARATE, KICKBOXING/BOXING UNDER MASTER TOM KAO AND TOBY VILLANUEVA 
2004-2010 : TRAINED IN THE SYSTEM OF PEKITI TIRSIA KALI UNDER MANDALA RENE RODRIQUEZ AND TUHON LESLIE BUCK JR. 
2011-2012 : TRAINED AND CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR IN TACOSA SERRADA ESCRIMA UNDER GRANDMASTER JIMMY TACOSA
2011-2013 : TRAINED IN PEKITI TIRSIA SMF UNDER MATAAS NA GURO CLINT GRUMBLES AND TUHON TIM WAID
2016-PRESENT : CURRENTLY UNDER FIRST GENERATION SERRADA INSTRUCTOR PERRY CRABER IN CABALES SERRADA ESCRIMA- UNDERGROUND ESCRIMA CLUB
2018 : TRAINED IN SHOTOKAN KARATE UNDER HANSHI GORDON ANDRADE
2020-PRESENT : TRAINING BRAZILLIAN JIU JITSU UNDER ALPHA MMA / RICARDO CAVALCANTI
2020 : OPENED MARLOW MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

Additional Certifications 

2006 : PEKITI TIRSIA MASTER CAMP INSTRUCTED BY THE TEXAS KALI ASSOCIATION – CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
2010 PEKITI TIRSIA MASTERY CAMP INSTRUCTED BY TUHON ROMMEL TORTAL – CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

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MICHAEL MCDONALD

Black Belt – ABKA/Kyokushin Karate

Blue Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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SHANE MAHAMED

2nd Degree Black Belt – Tae Kwon Do

2nd Degree Black Belt – Monoghan Tae Kwon Do

Martial arts experience

1986 : BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON DO UNDER MASTER KIN BECK
1989 : 2ND DEGREE BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON DO UNDER MASTER DAVID JANG
1993 : 2ND DEGREE BLACK BELT IN MONOGHAN UNDER MASTER FRANK ULLOA
KNOWLEDGE IN WEAPONS AND SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
COMPETED IN HUNDREDS OF TOURNAMENTS AND THE JUNIOR OLYMPICS

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JESSE ELLIS D.C.

2nd Degree Black Belt-Judo

Martial Arts Experience

  • ALWAYS HAVING BEEN INTERESTED IN MARTIAL ARTS AND SPARSELY PRACTICING KARATE AS A KID, COLLEGE IS WHERE THE JOURNEY TRULY BEGAN. IN 2005, I WAS AWARDED MY BLACK BELT IN JUDO UNDER SENSEI TONY MONDEJAR IN ADA, OK.
  • WHILE ATTENDING CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL IN DALLAS, I STUDIED CHI LIN QUAN FA UNDER MY CLASSMATE AND GOOD FRIEND, DR. JOHN GRIFFITHS. THIS SPARKED A STRONG INTEREST IN CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS. I BRIEFLY STUDIED PAI LUM AND EARNED MY YELLOW SASH.
  • FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, I HAVE BEEN STUDYING AND PRACTICING SEVERAL STYLES OF BAGUAZHANG AND XINGYI.
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ASHLEY R. HERRERA

OWNER-(AKA-DOJO MAMA)

200 Hr Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor

Contacts

Marlow Martial Arts Academy proudly serving the communities of Stephens County and beyond

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