Founded in October 2008, Champion Martial Arts has been growing very rapidly. The school was founded by Scott Lopez with one goal in mind: to change peoples lives. Mr. Lopez has been involved in martial arts since a very young age and it has drastically affected his life for the better. Since then he has worked to pass on that positive life change to anyone he could. Upon looking around the city at different schools, Mr. Lopez found that too many places focused only on the traditional, fighting aspects of martial arts; that's when he developed his particular style of instruction.

At Champion Martial Arts we teach a mixture of different styles of martial arts, thus ensuring all of our students have a practical, well-rounded style of self-defense. Our primary style is Taekwondo and students will pass through the ranks learning this discipline, but will also have the chance to learn other styles including Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, Karate, MMA, and Weapons Training. 

Champion Martial Arts firmly believes that the best way to learn and grow is in a fun, enjoyable, and engaging environment. Three things will happen in every class: students will learn, sweat, and have fun! Perhaps the most important element of Champion Martial Arts is our focus on Champion Life Skills. Students not only learn self-defense, but also respect, discipline, confidence, focus, and many other important life skills. If you are looking to change your child's life, or even make some changes in your own life, then Champion Martial Arts is the perfect place for you! Get ready to become a Champion! 

Scott Lopez - Owner / Chief Instructor

Mr. Lopez has been involved with martial arts training for the past 21 years. He has trained in Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, and Bushido. He is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition to his martial arts training, Mr. Lopez is also a CrossFit Level I (CF-L1) Trainer. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Mr. Lopez has taught thousands of students of all ages and abilities. 

He founded Champion Martial Arts with the desire to change peoples lives in the way his was changed through martial arts training. Born and raised in San Antonio, Mr. Lopez went on to play college basketball at Abilene Christian University. After college, Mr. Lopez returned to San Antonio and opened CMA in October 2008. 

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Josh Montoya - Instructor

Mr. Montoya has been training in Taekwondo since he was 7 years old. He trained with the International Taekwondo Alliance and earned his third degree black belt under Master Gary Nistler. In the summer of 2012 he tested for, and earned, his 4th degree black belt and is currently training to earn further ranks in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mr. Montoya is involved in a Christian church and is earning his degree in Criminal Justice. With his past military experience and leadership roles in high school AJROTC, he topes to teach his students what he was taught by practicing basic life skills like respect, discipline, integrity, perseverance, courtesy, and courage. Mr. Montoya was brought to CMA one year after it opened and has hopes of pursuing a career as an Instructor and as a law enforcement officer.