WHY Martial Arts?

Can you physically defend yourself? Are you capable of defending a loved one if they were being physically assaulted? Most people can’t, or falsely believe they can. In most attacks, a person doesn’t have enough time to draw a weapon – if they’re even carrying. Quickly an attack can become a life or death situation if your attacker realizes you are armed and they start trying to access your weapon. Unless you know how to use your hands and body, you can quickly become a statistic. Toe 2 Toe is the premier martial arts school in Conway Arkansas. Our focus is on guiding you through your journey of building skills and confidence that will transform your life.


At its core, martial arts is a self-defense art. But more than that it promotes a total transformation of mind and body. Practicing martial arts strengthens your mind and body. Your strength and conditioning improve. Your mind becomes sharp. You gain discipline that influences other areas in your life where you’re lacking. In the process, you discover a level of confidence you never imagined possible, and form friendships that last a lifetime.

Is Toe 2 Toe Right For You?

People recognized Toe 2 Toe as the go-to place for martial arts in Conway, AR. Whether you’re looking for self-defense classes in Conway, AR, Kickboxing classes in Conway, AR, or just looking to get in shape and make new friends in a fun environment Toe 2 Toe is for you.

Toe2Toe taught a self defense class to our church youth camp over zoom. It was very informative, interesting and engaging for the kids even through video. The youth came away knowing how to avoid bad situations when possible and how to protect themselves physically if they ever need to. They were able to teach several principles and techniques in our short 30 minute class.
Valerie Keith
These folks are great! We’ve used them for all sorts of things. Jennifer and Curtiss are both very knowledgeable and are quick to help and answer questions. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, learn how to defend yourself, or are just looking for tips on how to feel better, I highly recommend Toe2Toe.
Adam Dyer
Great environment for kids and adults. Safe but knowledgeable place to learn kickboxing, jujitsu and tactical self defense. I took one of there jujitsu classes and learned a lot and got a good workout from it as well. Staff is very inviting and wants to see all there members succeed inside and outside of the gym.
5 Star Nutrition Conway
Toe 2 toe took great care of me! They found me 2 great guns that are almost impossible to find.Curtis and his team are excellent to do business with and I will continue to give them my business!
Chris Bailey
It has been a great program for my son. He enjoys the environment. People here do a great job teaching
Justin Cunningham
I learned a lot about gun laws and safety. Curtiss was an amazing instructor! He made sure all of us left feeling safe and confident with our firearms. I would recommend anyone wanting to get a conceal carry to attend his course!
Erin Anderson
I loved the class, I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect, I left the class feeling confident and proud of myself!! Thank you for your patience and for the energy to help me through this process!!
Elizabeth Hawkins
I had a wonderful time at Toe2Toe. Curtis Jennifer and Spencer are the real deal! They are very good at what they do and communicate with all of their students on a personal level. Wether your wanting to lose some weight and get fit or learn how to defend you or your family, this is THE PLACE to go.
Derrick Anderson
I really enjoyed my firearms training. Being a complete novice, I received the perfect amount of instruction and practice.
Debbie Lonbeck
Excellent training facility experience staff highly recommended
Johnny Hooper, GRI
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By Curtis Robinson | March 3, 2022

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By Curtis Robinson | October 19, 2020

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Arkansas military veteran, martial arts instructor offering anti-bullying classes (by THV11)

By Curtis Robinson | March 6, 2020

Toe2Toe Martial Arts in Conway, Ark. is offering anti-bullying and self-defense programs for youth in the community. Learn more here: https://www.conwaytoe2toe.com/bullying/  

Owning the battlefield…strategies for self-defense

By Curtis Robinson | November 18, 2019

In the United States Army, we often talked about “owning the battlefield” or in some cases controlling the battlespace. The Air Force typically gains air superiority while the tankers and infantry must hold key points of terrain. The Navy, of course, dominates the oceans and provides additional support to the coastline. In Martial Arts, do…

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By Curtis Robinson | November 11, 2019

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Developing Power

By Curtis Robinson | November 11, 2019

Power is essential in martial arts. For those of you who might read this statement and think developing more powerful kicks, more powerful punches, or even more powerful throws is something you can’t live without, let me just say that I like how you think. Typically, we think of heavyweights as being the guys with…

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By Curtis Robinson | July 29, 2019

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The feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or skills. In Martial Arts this is knowing what to do, when to do it, and how to utilize self-defense. It also translates into self-esteem at work, in relationships, and in the presence of strangers. It is the core advantage every student gains with hard work and discipline.


The act of using any available means to reduce or escape harm. In Martial Arts this includes, but is not limited to, leaving the area, talking your way out of bad situations, using “stun and run” tactics, employing improvised or modern weapons, and lastly engaging in physical confrontation until help arrives, the enemy is incapacitated, or escape is possible. At Toe2Toe in Conway, AR our students have options and make good choices to avoid conflict. They also have the ability to resolve conflict using techniques and skills learned under our guidance.


Conway’s Toe2Toe Martial Arts isn’t just a place to work out like the local gym. It is a place to make lifelong friendships with other good natured people like you. There is a true brotherhood here where we can show trust and respect without fear of rejection. We help each other, have fun together, and even watch out for one another.