At Professional Martial Arts Academy we specialize in “Teaching Life Skills Through the Martial Arts”. Through our robust program offerings you and your family will learn so much more than just striking, defending, and wrestling.

Whether you want to find a home to hone your current martial arts skills, simply find a welcoming environment to get fitter in, or are looking for an outlet for all of your child’s wonderful will grow and accomplish goals under our talented instructors.

Focus. Discipline. Value.  Olympic level experience at optimal value to you gives our students the best of both worlds. Affordable training that is anything but “cheap”. We value ourselves highly, and we value our students. You will gain phenomenal life saving knowledge, from experts in the field, without breaking the bank or compromising on quality.  

All of our classes are focused on giving  students the best possible experience. From heart-pounding fitness classes, to amazing kickboxing moves, and learning how to control opponent on the ground through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu moves - no matter what your size!

While the skills we teach will carve out the body of your dreams, the lessons will make your mind like a steel trap and your focus, discipline, and self-esteem builds.

Some additional life skills we include in every lesson include:
  • Confidence
  • Manners
  • Goal Setting
  • Respect & Manners
  • Importance of Family

All Levels Welcome! We love working with total beginners, elite athletes, kids, and adults. No matter what your starting level is, we will help you to get better and advance your skills quickly.

Plus, since we go over universal life lessons in every class that ring true across the board, everyone benefits. Adults find it easier to focus at work while kids find homework and studying easier.

If you are interested in a clean professional atmosphere, with friendly and family-oriented staff, Professional Martial Arts Academy is the place for you! While on our site, please be sure to read the class pages to see which course would be the best fit for you or your family.

Check out our amazing web-specials, found on the Classes page, for exclusive deals on the best training in town! If you still have questions, or feel funny about signing up over the internet, contact us. We’d love to chat! All of our contact info can be found on the “Contact” page.

Below is a little information on our Head Instructor so you can get a feel for the high quality leadership of our school. Looking forward to training with you soon!
Meet Rick Hawn
Owner at Professional Martial Arts Academy in Plaistow, NH

Sensei Rick Hawn is an Olympic level athlete, with over 15 years of teaching experience, and an impressive martial arts history. Please read some of his accomplishments below in his various areas of expertise.

3X Pan Am Championships bronze medalist. ’99, ’02, ’04
2007 Pan Am Games bronze medal.
4X US Open bronze medalist:02, ’03, ’04, 07 Canadian Open Championships:
’01 Gold medal
’07 Silver medal
Korea Cup Championships
’03 Bronze medal
US National Championships
Gold medal, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’07
Silver medal, ’05, ’06
Bronze medal, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’01,’08
2004 Olympic games
9th place
Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu Brown Belt
(Rafael Gordinho Lima- Start BJJ)

Muay Thai
Instructor Rank under Kru Tim Barchard (Sityodtong Lineage via Kru Mark Dellagrotte)

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
21-4 Record
Titan Fighting Championship
Titan FC Lightweight World Champion
Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament Runner-Up
Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Champion
Bellator Season 9 Welterweight Tournament Champion
Triumph Fighter
Triumph Fighter Welterweight Champion

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How to Get Started

Come join our Plaistow NH, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Judo, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (603) 974-2455 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!