About Us

About Us

Middleburg Martial Arts is developing life skills that help kids in school, home, socially and so MUCH More in Middleburg and Fleming Island, FL.

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About Our School

Middleburg Martial Arts is built on the fundamentals of improving, developing and enriching lives through martial arts. We make each and every student feel confident they can rely upon the skills learned from our outstanding team of instructors.

Our lessons are full of energy, fun, and sure to bring the most out of each students. Better yourself by joining the team at Middleburg Martial Arts! Our Martial Arts For Kids Program has an emphasis on respect and further development both physically and mentally. Martial Arts translates into the classroom with increased memory, discipline and setting and achieving personal goals!

When a student joins Middleburg Martial Arts they will unlock many benefits such as self-esteem, physical fitness, leadership skills, self-discipline, and a greater sense of balance.

Middleburg Martial Arts is conveniently located on Blanding Boulevard, just down the road from Middleburg High School! Classes are starting and we are always happy to help teach Martial Arts to our community. Whether you are looking for classes for yourself, your children or our After School Program, Middleburg Martial Arts looks forward to meeting you!

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Middleburg Martial arts teaches Life Skills and Street Smarts!

We teach so much more than just kicking, punching, and awesome self-defense skills. We teach our students how to be confident leaders, not followers, and to always do their best. The street smarts we teach will help to keep our students safe, and the life skills will help them to be more successful. Our children learn how to stand up tall, deal with bullies, and always show self-discipline and respect. Our adults like the stress release they receive while getting in the best shape of their lives. They also enjoy the goal setting, and leadership skills we teach through our guidance on Leadership Development curriculum.

Our After School /Summer Camp Program is the best for teaching success skills to children!

Our after school program has had tremendous success in teaching leadership and life skills to our children. Parents have repeatedly said how much their discipline and respect has improved. Please read our parent testimonials to see the awesome results we get, such as acceptance into great universities and full academic scholarships. This focus, and respect has also translated into very good grades for our karate students. Our students consistently earn higher grades than the local school population. Over 80% of our students get A/B honor roll and over 30 % of our total students earn straight A’s or a 4.0 or higher. Our after school program/ summer camp is LIFE CARE not day care!

Instructor/Owner Jan Lappin

Master Jan Lappin started training in martial arts in the 70’s. She is an accomplished tournament champion and holds a 5th degree master black belt in Tang Soo Do, a black belt in Judo, and she is a level 4 instructor in Ki Gong.

Master Lappin graduated from the University of Florida with honor and a degree in Psychology. Her passion has always been helping children. In addition to being a foster parent, teaching parenting seminars, and volunteering in local elementary schools, Master Lappin thrives off of helping Clay County families to develop successful young adults through martial arts and life skill development.

She has been featured in Martial Arts Success Magazine for her unique life skill development program. She leads the instructors of Middleburg Martial Arts in teaching everything from Goal setting to confidence and from focus to self-discipline.

Master Lappin is a certified verbal judo instructor (this is a program originally created for Police officers in Chicago) and teaching this to individuals of all ages as it pertains to bully-prevention at all stages of life. In addition to helping children grow, Master Lappin has created an environment that encourages adults and individuals of all ages to be the best version of themselves.

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Why Choose Middleburg Martial Arts?


Our school is unique and offers the perfect blend between traditional and modern martial arts while teaching life and leadership skills. The Middleburg Martial Arts training curriculum focuses on three specific age groups; 1. Pre-school Karate Kids, 2. Karate Kids, and 3. Teens & Adults. In all of our programs, we focus on life skill development, and specialize in child development. With our focus on success skills our students improve in : confidence, leadership, focus, motivation, and so much more! Fill out a form today or give us a call Today!

Top-Notch Instructors

The Middleburg Martial Arts Instructors are a few of the best instructors in the nation. Certified, well trained, and active practitioners… all are hand selected by our Master Instructor which makes for a great mentor, role model, coach and instructor for our MMA students. MMA Instructors focus on the training needs of each student, as an individual. Schedule a time to meet a MMA Instructor.

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