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.

Everyone here has been both welcoming and encouraging to my boys and I. A great gym overall.
Jacob Summers
I just completed the enhanced carry class taught by Curtis and I have to say by far one of the best classes I have ever attended. I have over 30 years as a trainer which give me a little insight as to a quality instructor. Curtis has an excellent delivery system to make it very easy to understand, he gives real life examples to bring te point home. Curtis's background and experience makes home a perfect person to teach this class. I would not hesitate to take any class he teaches.
Dave Hamilton
Great fun professional family oriented place to work out and train. The owner Curtiss is such a great down to earth guy with a big heart who truly has a passion for what he does and to train with his people. Customer service is also great here with a clean and sanitary environment. I highly recommend coming to train here at this facility.
Chad Hoover
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
Our summer campers had an awesome experience at Toe2Toe!
Michella Gillum
Took concealed carry class excellent job on presenting and demonstrating the information and objectives in the class. Highly recommended the instructor was awesome.
shawn jensen
Took class today 12.19.20 with my sister, 2 nieces and 4 great nieces. Curtis and his team were wonderful with the teens. Very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend the self defense class for all female teens and adult females. Thanks to Curtis and his staff.Dee McManus EnglePulaski County, AR
Dee Engle
I spent a significant amount of time with them over the summer. One thing that surprised me from the start is that they have a genuine connection with each kid. Also they aren’t coworkers but friends, they welcomed me with open arms and we had fun every single day. Had a great group of kids come everyday and they couldn’t be taught by anyone better!Highly recommend
Isiaih Patterson (Cash_Money72498)
My boys (8 and 4) love practicing kickboxing with Sensei Joel. They are much more sportsmanlike with each other at home after just one month of training. Joel is a gifted instructor who makes the class fun and teaches with an amazing degree of patience.The facility is well-equipped and the staff are friendly and helpful.The only thing that would keep us from continuing indefinitely and/or from recommending Toe 2 Toe is that there are a few kids in regular attendance that do not take the classes seriously and whose conduct is a distraction to the kids who are doing their best to learn. As a teacher and coach, I understand the struggle. Perhaps a conversation with the parent requesting their presence, attention, and reinforcement during class in conjunction with a “penalty box” would serve box both those who care to learn and those who are still learning to listen.If you or someone you know is interested in Martial Arts, I highly recommend giving Toe 2 Toe a try!
Alexander VanHouten
I'm very happy to have sent my son to Toe2Toe martial arts. Master Curtiss is amazing and he loves the kids and is being kind and patient with them. He is dedicated and professional and truly cares about each student in the class. My son Shaan enjoys the training and we're looking forward to continuing the same. I bet my son is in a safe, fun and disciplined environment. I really appreciate Master Curtiss and Caleb (little master) for helping my son grow mentally and physically strong.I highly recommend Toe2Toe martial arts training for anyone. He is the best!!!Senthil Rajendran
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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.