About SMA School

Our family owned and operated martial arts academy was founded for one purpose: To provide an outstanding learning environment for our students, families, and communities worldwide, thus helping them achieve their goals through martial arts and becoming Champions of Life. We believe martial arts is about more than “kicks and punches”. In fact, “kicks and punches” might be the last thing it’s about.

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See, when you train hard, practice with all your might, and work to overcome challenges – your sense of discipline grows. You gain the ability to persist through anything life throws your way. You become more focused, stronger on the inside, more resilient. And you take this energy everywhere you go: at work, in your personal life, and to achieving your dreams.

And you feel accomplished. After all, you’re the one doing the work. You’re the one seeing the results.

It’s about peace and tranquillity too. When you know how to defend yourself and your loved ones, lots of fear vanishes from your life. Your mind feels at ease. You no longer wonder if you can protect yourself or not – you know with confidence that you can.

In fact, this confidence eliminates most confrontations from ever happening. Attackers are scared people, who prey on those that look weak. When you exude strength, power, and confidence, they stay away.

After all, martial arts is about defense – not attacking. It’s about protection, not hostility. Diplomacy is something we strongly believe in here and pass along to each of our students.

Your body will develop and change too, in positive ways. You’ll become stronger both when you practice moves that work out old muscles, and when you build new muscles. This will increase your energy, and help you feel more positive. Lots of people end up losing excess weight and becoming leaner and more toned as well.

And martial arts is also about community. You’ll train alongside men and women who are working hard, trying their best, and motivating each other to give it their all. You’ll make friends, share laughs, and feel like a part of our family here.

Martial arts isn’t a hobby for us or something we just “do on the weekends.” Our instructors have dedicated their lives to mastering martial arts, and becoming the best teachers they possibly can.
At the end of the day, it’s our students and members that make our martial arts schools so great. In each of our locations, you’ll find friendly faces, warm smiles, and lots of fun and laughter.

We would love for you to come by to try out our programs. Sovereign Martial Arts invites you to take us up on our trial offer for any of our programs. And if there’s anything you need help with or any questions you’d like answered, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Our Instructors

Shihan Jose DiCervo


Founder of SMA, 6th Degree Shotokan Black belt

Sensei Jana DiCervo


Co-Founder of SMA, 2nd Degree Shotokan Black Belt

Sensei Gaby DiCervo

Head Instructor

Head Instructor, 3rd Degree Shotokan Black Belt

Sensei Tony DiCervo

Head Instructor

Head Instructor, 2nd Degree Shotokan Black Belt

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