(814) 235-5425
253 Benner Pike, STE D, State College, Pennsylvania 16801

State College Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones. Get in great shape at the same time.

About Our School

Dear neighbor,

Hi and welcome!

Have you been wanting to take control of your life for a while now but have been unsure how to do that? Perhaps you're looking for a new outlet for your kids to work off some of that extra energy while learning and growing.

Our State College Martial Arts school can certainly help you with those things. At first glance, most people think Martial Arts is a way to get fit and learn self-defense...which it is. But did you's so much more than kicks and punches! Our students are amazed at how it truly enriches your life in ways most people are not prepared for.

These life-changing benefits are more "subtle" than the physical benefits you see from our classes. While we can see lean muscle forming, and feel the effects of cardio training within the first week, the benefits below are felt on a deeply personal level and have some phenomenal side effects.

Please read below to see how our students' lives have changed from their adventures into the action-packed world of Martial Arts. We can't wait to see how your life changes from our classes too!

#1 Big Boost in Confidence

It’s challenging to try something new and learn new skills. But when you keep at it and persevere at any challenge, you’ll come out on top and realize you're a lot stronger and more capable than you ever thought you were!

Realizing this makes you more confident. You feel more sure of yourself and your ability to handle any other challenge that life throws your way. Both kids and adults feel their self-esteem and confidence soar easily and effortlessly!

#2 More Focus

Because the techniques are challenging, they require your full attention. You have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you.

The neat thing is this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life.

Adults find themselves focusing more easily and intensely at work. Kids pay better attention and focus better in school.

#3 Incredible Strength and Fitness 

No matter what your starting level is, each one of our students improves from the fitness level where they were in when they took their first class. From total beginner to elite athletes.

We strive to make sure each class is filled with challenging and fun exercises that work your entire body.

Get ready for plenty of fist bumps as you achieve things you once thought impossible. Even if that means completing one single push up, performing a challenging kick, or consistently showing up to classes every week. Your couch is about to get soooo jelly. 

#4 Feeling Like You Belong Here

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up or outdo each other.

Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults easily make a lot of friends here and, as a result, our one big happy family thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fulfillment you get after every class will bring a big smile to your face.

#5 Fun, Fun and More Fun!

These classes are military-style in the sense that the instructor shouts out a call and the class responds, but it’s super motivating and energizing! And… our classes are always upbeat, lively and FUN! Everyone smiles with excitement, people joke around and laugh, and there’s plenty of high fives because everyone is happy to train here and they see all the progress they’re making.  

We want you to enjoy coming here, so we make it as fun and engaging as possible for you.

Make your fitness dreams come true while learning how to empower yourself and achieve greater success. 

You need us and we need you. Together we’re a dynamic force of fitness power to change lives and bring back JOY in taking charge of your life. Because of this -

We’re offering a limited time 100% money back guarantee on all web specials. So, if we’re not a good fit for you, we understand. Chances are though, you’ll love it here, but if not – just use the money-back guarantee and find a better fit. 

Like we said, we’re serious about helping you achieve life-changing results and having a higher quality of life. 

Meaningful relationships.

Immediate and lasting success.

If you’re comfortable signing up over the internet, we highly recommend it so you can take full advantage of the money-back guarantee. If not, feel free to give us a call: (814) 235-5425

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Tim and Cat Cook

Tim and Cat Cook
Monarch Martial Arts Academy
(814) 235-5425

Have you been wishing to learn Martial Arts, Taekwondo or Karate? Join our State College Adult Martial Arts Classes: a unique combination of modern-style self-defense mixed with traditional training. Here, you will experience self-defense, combat techniques, exercise, sport, and even inner-growth and meditation.

Our classes are taught to adults of all ages in the State College area as well as nearby surrounding areas. Our instructors are some of the best you'll ever find, having committed their lives to not only becoming great martial artists... but great teachers.

Our kids Martial Arts classes help kids in so many amazing ways. In fact, self-defense is just the beginning. Mastering Martial Arts takes determination & commitment - two life skills that your child will use in all other areas of their life too.

It also takes focus, respect & attention: traits that will help improve their grades, and make them more motivated to help around the house. Plus, kids have a BLAST in every class. Your child is sure to have the time of their life, and make a lot of awesome friends along the way.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show! Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

Kids with special needs fit right into our program, and love every second of it. From games involving social interaction, to healthy exercise and more - kids walk away from our program improved for life. They develop increased motor skills, listening skills, discipline, confidence and more. Click now to learn more and enroll your child today!

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Welcome to Monarch Martial Arts Academy! We are excited to offer a family-friendly martial arts school that serves people in and around State College.  Our goal is to provide you and your family with the highest quality martial arts and fitness classes – second to none!

If you’re looking for an awesome place for your kids to learn and thrive in while having FUN, Monarch Martial Arts is the place for you! We offer programs that are perfect for kids, teens, and adults who want to get fit, learn self-defense and have fun kicking, punching and striking!

We also specialize in teaching special needs kids and have an awesome program just for them! It melts our hearts to see them smile from ear to ear whenever they accomplish something big or small.

But Can I Do This? Yes, You Absolutely Can! If you’re a total beginner, you might wonder about whether you can do martial arts or you may ask if some kind of prior experience is necessary. The short answer is... no experience is necessary and you can definitely do this!

We welcome people of ALL ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels… and will train you at whatever level you are. Your goals are our goals and your success is our success.  

You can begin taking lessons and improving your health and fitness right now. The only thing you need to get started is to have an open mind, a desire to learn and a commitment to show up. That’s it – easy peasy!   

Our classes are not only fun, but they also teach your kids valuable life lessons in a safe, well-structured learning environment.

These life lessons enable kids to believe in themselves and achieve…

Where else can you get so many PRICELESS benefits for your entire family… in one central spot?

Check out the FANTASTIC web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal… and 100% RISK-FREE… so reserve your spot today!

Positive Learning & Leadership Skills. At Monarch Martial Arts, we focus on fun-filled exercise, self-defense and character-building skills in all of our programs. Your child will learn to be a leader, not a follower. We want your child to be successful in all parts of their lives – now and always.

Kids who take martial arts lessons consistently get better grades in school, as well as get leadership roles in extracurricular activities and on sports teams. Our students are the BEST and your child will fit right in and be part of the best, too.

Your child will learn how to be more confident, safe, and more aware of other people, strangers, and their surroundings. This is not a fighting class. We teach powerful self-defense techniques that are safe and effective. Your child will be well-prepared and confident to handle any situation they find themselves in. 

Our awesome instructors have the knowledge and experience it takes to ensure you get the best workout possible, learn empowering martial arts, reach your goals, and have a blast!

We would love for you to become part of our growing community of martial arts enthusiasts today. We are committed to helping you and your family reach for the stars and help make your dreams come true. See you soon! 


Masters Tim and Cat Cook have 18 years of experience teaching and training in the Martial Arts and are Kikkiwon Certified. Their experience includes teaching children and adults, as well as those with special needs or who have learning or behavioral needs.

They are involved in their community working with The Jana Marie Foundation, holding charity events for the ALS Association, teaching free anti-bully and self-defense seminars and offer self-defense and awareness training for women and girls.

They have been featured in Taekwondo Times (Black Belt Beginnings-2015 and Martial Artists of the Month-2012) and have been inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame (outstanding contribution to the martial arts-military personnel and woman of the year), and the Legends Hall of Fame (instructors of the year).

Master Tim Cook served 20 years in the United States Air Force retiring with honors in 2013. Outside of Martial Arts, he is a part-time professional magician and enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

Master Cat Cook recently went back to college to continue her education with the goal of a Masters in Sociology. She also enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her rescue dogs, and writing.

They are high school sweethearts who have been married 24 years and are raising four beautiful children. They are passionate about passing on what they’ve learned to their students. They are also firm believers in that you never stop learning and they continue to learn from their students, as well. While never forgetting what a white belt (beginner) feels like is the key to helping all their students reach – and exceed - their goals. 



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