For some people, success comes easily. Others create success on their own terms, no matter the conditions. Today Victory Martial Arts is one of the best martial arts schools in the US and its program is being taught in over 1000 schools worldwide. But it wasn’t always this way.
Our story begins in Paraguay, where one boy decided that victory will always be his only choice. His name is Chief Master Von Schmeling. He was born into poverty, number seven of 10 kids. At the age of seven, he was already helping his family financially by working with his father. But regardless of the financial struggles, his parents instilled in him the will to be different, to be special, to aspire for more. And he spent his days dreaming of a better life.
One day, when he was just 12 years old, he discovered the world of martial arts.
He was committed to being the best. He knew that he could achieve anything through persistence, determination, and the steady support of his parents. At the age of 18, he already had earned his Black Belt. His dedication made him one of the most successful athletes in the country.
The next logical step for Chief Master Von Schmelling was to open his own school.
With new opportunities come new challenges but instead of seeing them as obstacles, he decided to conquer them. Five years later, he became the leader of hundreds of students and developed enough instructors to open five successful schools.
The lessons he learned then are now the foundation of the Victory life skills program.
But his story doesn’t end there. He had bigger dreams for his martial arts school and his life. Have you ever heard the saying that when a student is ready, the teacher appears? Something similar happened to Chief Master Von Schmelling because his many victories got him noticed by Grand Master Lee, who invited him to be his special guest in America.
The moment he arrived, he knew this was the place he was destined to thrive.
Chief Master Von Schelling was different. His program was different. His students would be different.
Training that goes beyond martial arts would give his students both life and leadership skills to become the next generation of community leaders. Since 1993, Victory Martial Arts has been helping people build confidence, improve focus and achieve their goals through discipline and fun.
Just like Chief Master Von Schmeling learned so many years ago.
Just like what you will learn….
Let Victory Martial Arts pass on to you lessons of leadership that create champions in life.
Join us today and find victory in you.
Beyond attaining a healthier lifestyle, our martial arts philosophy shapes successful human beings – true champions – ready to make a positive impact on our world. By reinforcing family values such as respect, honesty and integrity, and sharing traditional martial arts knowledge, our students grow in self-esteem and essential life skills for success. They are able to overcome their fears in order to live a fulfilling life.
With more than two decades of experience, our professional instructors continue to make Victory Martial Arts a safe and empowering place for your family.
Accomplish anything with the right structure. Build a strong foundation that is based on discipline, doing what is right, and respecting rules and other people.
Empower yourself with the strongest energy - emotions. Engage your emotions to speed up the learning process.
Reach your true potential by implementing the power of knowledge in your physiology. Build a life filled with joy and victories.
Build your own legacy the Victory way: by being a leader and role model for others. Because helping others always make a difference.
Each one of our masters holds a 6 degree black belt or higher and has a minimum of 20 years of training.