Grandmaster Diane Reeve Kirby is an 8° black belt and has been owner of vision Martial arts Center since 1995- one of the very few women who are the sole owner of a martial arts school. With over three decades of martial arts experience, she is one of the highest ranking female black belts in the World Martial Arts Ranking Association, founded by grandmaster J. Pat Burleson, who was the second person to receive a black belt in taekwondo in the United States in 1962. Miss Reeve has a third-degree black belt in Kobudo, second- degree in Kenpo, and first degree in Aiki jujitsu. She is also a registered nurse and has a master’s degree in education. Her numerous awards include:
- 2020 BBC Inspirations Award
- Paul as Chapman Award for the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice
- World blackbelt.com instructor of the month
- Hearts and Heroes award for being a community hero whose courage, strength and commitment provide an inspiration to others
- Member of the Masters Hall of Fame since 2014
- Female martial arts Master of the year US Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2015
- She is a contributing author to the Ultimate Guide to Taekwondo and has written numerous articles for a variety of martial art magazines.
Why Choose Vision Martial Arts Center?
Our classes are exciting and build character development!
Our caring instructors are personally trained from the beginning by grandmaster Reeve. Not only do they have the knowledge and expertise to teach real world Self-Defense, they are also champions at instilling life lessons and character development skills. Our class size allows instructors to teach each student according to their individual needs and learning styles. All in a fun and exciting atmosphere that keeps students coming back so they can earn their black belt and beyond.
Family friendly and convenient
VMAC is one of the few karate schools that offers families classes – so the entire family can train together! Plus, we start students as early as three years of age. Our class schedule offers numerous times and dates for each age group and students can choose any classes any week! We make it so easy to work karate training into your schedule.
LISTEN TO WHAT OUR HAPPY PARENTS ARE SAYING
My name is Sajitha. I wanted to let you know that Vision Martial Arts has given a lot of confidence for my daughter. She was a very shy kid and it has helped her train properly and she is more disciplined and more outgoing and more confident about herself, and I think it’s all because of the training she received here at Vision Martial Arts.
Vision Martial Arts Center has been one of the best things to happen to my daughter. Recently diagnosed with ADHD, she has always had a very hard time focusing and has suffered from a lack of confidence. Since starting her training in Tex Kwon Do, her ability to focus has sky rocketed and she has never been more confident. The staff is always wonderful and encouraging. No matter how hectic life can be, there will always be room for her Tex Kwon Do training. Taking my daughter out of Vision Martial Arts center is simply not, and never will be, an option.
If my kids don't get to a class because of sickness or schedule conflicts due to school activities, I notice it right away in their behavior. Let me tell you it falls off and is noticeable so I know right away its time to take them to a few extra classes. I have been sending my two boys to Vision for over a year now and I have seen significant improvements in their character, maturity, confidence, and level of respect. Signing up with Vision has been one of the best investments in my kids' future so far and I just can't say enough about how great Mrs. Reeve is and her amazing instructors. I also want to give special recognition to Mr. Kirby. His style of teaching is just what young boys need in this day and age. I look forward to many more years with Vision.