Martial Arts Training in Conway, AR


The Arkansas concealed handgun carry license training is, in essence, a law class. Training time is approximately eight hours, which includes approximately one hour for firearms qualification. This class is required for understanding Arkansas laws regarding concealed carry. It also covers information for constitutional carry.


Kids programs are built to address the needs of children ages five to twelve. This population needs to learn basic punches and kicks, defense against those punches and kicks, as well as rolls, falls, and the associated throws and takedowns. This is a fun and interesting martial arts program that builds self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline, and focus. The techniques we teach are effective in the self-defense scenarios typical to that age group and would be of a non-lethal variety, where the goal is to stun and run or escape and evade. This program will have techniques common to judo and karate.


Teens and adults fall into the more street-smart self-defense program. This population is typically ages thirteen to forty-five, although we have had a few younger (when weight is over 100 lbs.) and a few older (any age is welcome). This is a co-ed martial arts program that is designed to help both male and female students understand what it “feels like” to use the punches, kicks, throws, and joint locks against someone their size, as well as those who are not their size. Although a little nervous at first, all of our students soon gain confidence as they learn that it is more important where you strike than how you strike or even how hard you hit. The same holds true for executing appropriate throws and takedowns based on size rather than trying to use the one size fits all approach. This program will have techniques common to kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu.


Ladies-only self-defense is very simple, to the point, and easy to learn. It was designed to help women KNOW what they can do and what they plan to do. This is not an ongoing program like the kids or adults programs. It truly is a four- to six-week course in how to cause enough damage to an attacker to make an escape. There are psychological and physical components to this program. It is not grueling like a CrossFit challenge or weight loss program, but rather it is geared toward making a few key techniques count without entering an all-out battle. Again, it is an escape and evade or stun and run-based program perfect for young women going off to college or mature women who just want to feel more secure around town.


Modern Army Combatives is the most intense program we offer. It can be coed but typically this program is male dominated—something we would love to change. It is a simple set of easy-to-learn techniques that lead to one conclusion: survival (in life-and-death encounters.) For those who really want to work hard, master their craft, and plan to enter law enforcement, the military, or some other field where physical confrontations are common, this is the program for you. Don’t let that discomfort you might feel reading this turn into fear; harness it and turn it into the hunger to survive.


Private martial arts lessons are also available and could include ancient weapons, modern weapons, competition training, and specialization in any of the four basic systems of combat (Striking, Kicking, Throwing, and Submission).


Self-defense can be armed or unarmed. When it comes to firearms, we are serious about safety, marksmanship, and care for your firearm (yes, we teach maintenance too). Your choice to carry a firearm for your own self-defense makes sense and is guaranteed by the second amendment. It takes 7-10 minutes for the police to arrive after we call 911, and self-defense is all you have during that time. At ConwayToe2Toe, we teach rifle, pistol, and shotgun classes, but we understand that our pistol is the most convenient weapon to keep on our person. Basic Pistol Safety and Marksmanship is a great staring class. We offer the *concealed handgun carry licensure class* next (CHCL). It is a law class with a simple shooting qualification. The *enhanced concealed handgun carry licensure class* (eCHCL) comes next and is only available for those who already have the CHCL permit. It covers more material for concealed carry and has a comprehensive shooting qualification at the end. Ultimately, you will want to build skill in drawing, firing, loading, reloading, and even clearing malfunctions with your pistol and that is covered in the *advanced pistol class*. Bear in mind that while Arkansas is a constitutional carry state, you can easily find yourself in court or in jail for failing to understand the law when you draw or fire your weapon in public. Remember that you can never take a bullet back once fired! These classes cover those things in depth and that training is for your personal protection. You will be educated by a professional instructor. You will feel more confident. Our promise is to continue training until you feel competent or choose to conclude on your own.

Call/text us today from your appointment. 501-515-4788
Curtiss Robinson – Firearms Instructor