Grandmaster Diane Reeve 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
In the two years that our son has participated at VMAC with Diane Reeve and her excellent teachers, the impact has been far greater than the physical. The enjoyment he has got from the history of the development of Tae Kwon Do is immense. The discipline that he has developed as he heads towards the teenage years has been invaluable in managing his own self, in the sport and in the challenges that life brings. The responsibility that he has learned to take for his equipment and himself in order to do the best he can have increased measurably over this time. The physical benefits are not only strength, but also deliberation and control over himself, which is reiterated within the dojo as having the strength to walk away from a situation. Being called upon to articulate how he feels about his own achievements with belt levels by writing an essay has been another facet of his learning, a life skill in a real sense.
Martial arts is no longer just for therapy, especially not at Vision Martial Arts. I have been to several other dojos and gyms and none of them have the same family atmosphere and welcoming staff. The instructors are humble and while they are knowledgeable and experienced, they are not afraid to learn from their students. As a teacher, I know how hard it is to remain humble and accept the ideas of those younger or less experienced, however, sometimes those are the best ideas and the times you learn the most. Due to the humble nature of the teachers, even the students have a more happy and caring attitude. We feel when someone is struggling and I have yet to find someone who is not willing to help when a student or peer is in need of information or a little encouragement.
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.