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Focusing on physical health, mental clarity and spirit strengthening, Riverview adult martial arts students progress through a curriculum that blends classic hard and soft techniques.


Riverview Martial Arts practices Universal Movement (UM): a unique blend of Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Aiki-jujitsu, Goju Ryu, Chi Gung, and Tai Chi Chuan.

Universal Movement students gain a total package of physical health and self-defense skills, taught by experienced black sashes in a dojo built from mutual respect, kindness and personal growth.

Practicing Martial Arts

People welcome martial arts into their lives for a few different reasons and they stay for many more, including:

  • Physical fitness
  • Vitality
  • Mental sharpness
  • Inner strength
  • Self-defense and protection

Outdoor Training

Our Topsham campus is home to a 164 acres of trails, campsites, wildlife and training areas. Along with traditional martial arts, training in nature is an added benefit of Universal Movement. With outdoor martial art classes, canoeing, hiking and skill building seminars set in nature, students gain the insight, deep relaxation and fresh vitality nurtured by the great outdoors.

Learn more about Riverview and our staff 


Martial arts typically becomes a journey to better ones self over time. Our school welcomes students to enjoy that journey, embrace the ups and downs that come with improving oneself, and know that we too face those challenges and triumphs in the martial arts.

Our school chooses to display tuition rates on an annual basis, as that is the way that 99% of our clients experience it. Our martial arts tuition includes all services and fees required to participate in our program and does not require students to arbitrarily remain in the program for any reason.


Monday 7:15 – 8:15pm
Wednesday 7:15 – 8:15pm
Friday 7:15 – 8:15pm
Saturday 8:00 – 9:00am  (weekly skills makeup)

Monday 7:00 – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday 7:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday 8:15 – 9:00am (weekly skills makeup)


Our $170 per month tuition includes:

  • Weekly classes at your location
  • Belts and rank evaluation
  • Local outdoor training opportunities
  • Seasonal community service events
  • Seasonal friends and family events
  • 20% discount off complimentary programs
  • Priority reservation of all camps, workshops, and training skillbuilders

Financing & Discounts:
20% off additional family members
7% off when paid in full for 1 year
10% discount for all military, LEO, and FF

Adult martial arts traditional karate blocking drill
Sifu breaking concrete on Andy Mishkin's back
Student drilling reverse punches with focus
Crescent kick on the outdoor bag stand in Topsham
Peaceful moment between students in the White Mountains



  • Can I really do martial arts?

    Yes! Martial arts is for everyone regardless of age, physical shape, and previous experience. Beginning at white sash, each student sets their own goals and gradually achieves each one of them. The journey of martial arts is really the journey of improving you!

  • What is a typical class like?
    The best way to learn about our classes is to visit our dojo! Each Universal Movement class offers realistic self-defense combined with holistic conditioning exercises proven to improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Chi Gung and Tai Chi practices are blended into workouts producing a fresh flow of energy within muscles, ligaments and tendons; all together promoting long lasting results for integrated health.

    Taught in a step by step progression where each class fosters mutual respect and kindness, adults advance through a ranking system from white to black sash at an inspiring and comfortable pace.

  • What are the benefits of martial arts?

    Besides being a productive and healthy way to spend your time, the benefits of UM are both immediate and long lasting. Right away you will learn new ways to improve health and protect yourself. Over time students gain skills that create long lasting physical fitness, maintain clarity, and inner strength. Discovering the positive growth that comes from traditional martial arts is a keystone at Riverview!

  • Is it hard to progress? Do you test for rank?

    Universal Movement’s non-competitive curriculum recognizes physical and personal growth without the need for testing. Inherent in each class is the opportunity for personal acheivement. With regular attendance and a sincere effort, each student can progress at a rate that suits their ability and needs without the stress of performance!

  • Is there a class curriculum?

    Yes. UM is derived from a 6 year curriculum that offers a diverse blend of techniques from authentic martial art traditions. Each month focuses on a different topic introducing new techniques and strategies. There is always something new to learn in Universal Movement!

  • How often should I come to class?

    Student tuition includes 2 weekly classes at your location with the option to make up missed sessions. Students are strongly encouraged to attend at least 2 classes per week in order to truly benefit from their martial art education.

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