John Cox Martial Arts, LLC
& Defensive Tactics Training Center

Karate * Kobudo * Hakutsuru*(White Crane)

The U.S.A. Hombu Dojo for Sandoval Karate  Federation
Hosting the
2019 Sandoval Karate Federation Master's Seminar

**Special Announcement- See News and Events Link for details! **

A Message From Hanshi Sandoval.......

It has came to the attention of the SKKF Directors that some individuals are claiming to be direct students of Hanshi Sandoval are claiming to be affiliated Dojos and producing certificates and rank in affiliation with the SKKF when in fact they have only attended seminars with him and are not an authorized representative. Please be aware of false claims and certifications.In order to verify an affiliated Dojo or representative please send e-mail to or visit the Sandoval Karate Federation website at
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The mission of John Cox Martial Arts is to research and preserve Okinawan/Chinese/Japanese based Martial Arts. Our foundation is based upon mutual respect for all styles, systems and individuals providing services and guidance to develop and preserve the Martial Arts as they were originally meant to be taught.

The purpose and objectives of John Cox Martial Arts shall be to promote the development of White Crane (Hakutsuru), Shorin-Ryu, Judo and Kobudo, thus, contributing to the Physical, Mental and Emotional health and peace of all people.

John Cox Martial Arts has been in business since 1981 and we are dedicated to preserve the traditional arts and our doors are open to anyone seriously interested in learning the Martial Arts as they were originally meant to be taught.
It is with sincere and heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to my Teacher, my Mentor and my Friend, Hanshi Tony Sandoval, that I dedicate this site and may I forever strive to understand the wisdom contained within your teaching and all that you have shared with me......Thank You


There are many positive reasons including control of aggressiveness, instilling self-respect and self-control, as well as self-defense. We have found that children who study at John Cox Martial Arts (JCMA) classes achieve the following benefits:
  • Improved Report Cards: Our classes teach the importance of concentration, focus, discipline and perseverance. Improvement in these areas means that your child will learn more at school. Therefore, you can expect your child to receive better grades for both academics and attitude.
  • Positive Attitudes: Children in our program learn to have a positive and respectful attitude.  The children will learn to be respectful of their parents and teachers.
  • Self-Confidence: It's true, children who take Martial Arts develop greater self-confidence. They're encouraged , to push themselves further than they thought possible. The success they experience through Martial Arts teaches them that they can be successful at anything if they truly believe they can, and are willing to work hard. Improved confidence leads to better grades, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and extracurricular activities in general.
  • Fitness: At John Cox Martial Arts Fitness is is one of our highest priorities for your child. Our programs contain many developmental exercises that enhance your child's physical, mental and emotional well being.
  • Self-Defense: Martial Arts teaches three forms of self-defense. One is physical - your child will improve his or her strength, flexibility, and overall health.  Hopefully, your child will never be picked on or need to physically defend themselves. . .but should the occasion arise, they will have a very strong basis to protect themselves.  The second form of self-defense Martial Arts teaches is internal. Children learn to spot danger and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Martial Arts can help your child avoid the need for a physical confrontation through awareness and mental focus. The third form is emotional….your child will realize and feel their sense of value and thus feel positive in how they think and act.


At John Cox Martial Arts we welcome visitors at any time to watch a class and learn more of what we teach at JCMA. We Do Not require any contracts and any one with previous Martial Arts experience is welcome to attend.

Tel: 270-692-3928 or email

8th Dan John Cox / Hanshi Anthony "Tony" Sandoval

Monday Intermediate Classes
White, Orange and Yellow Belts Ages 8-16

6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Purple Belts and above Ages 8-16

7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Thursday Classes

Adult  Ages 16 and up

5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Beginner  Ages 5-8

6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Adult Classes Ages 16 and up

7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Saturday Classes
Beginner  Ages 5-8

9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.

Young Adult Classes Ages 8-16

10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Advanced Adult Hakutsuru (White Crane)

11:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.