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Rick Griffin

About Leadership Martial Arts in Cheshire, CT

Meet Rick Griffin

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Leadership Martial Arts in Cheshire
4th Degree Black Belt

​Who We Are

Leadership Martial Arts is the premier martial arts studio for kids and adults in Cheshire, Southington and surrounding towns. Located right on the town line and near the highway, we are only minutes away from you!

We are focused on developing the LEADERS OF TOMORROW, one black belt at a time.

Sometimes people are just natural born leaders, more often though, leaders are created through life experiences. Our school offers life skill training and developing core leadership skills such as confidence, discipline, focus, perseverance, and respect.

Skills that will not only benefit you in Martial Arts, but more importantly, in the REAL WORLD.

Becoming more confident, more assertive, and overall happier is not limited to children alone. We help adults accomplish this too, right here in our school. And on top of that you'll get fit, likely lose some weight, and feel great at the same time.

At Leadership Martial Arts, we develop the WHOLE PERSON. You will learn fantastic self defense, improve physical fitness, and strengthen your core values ALL at the same time.

Whether you are 4, 40, or 400 we have a great program for you!

Through this training our students will stand head and shoulders above their peers and learn to become champions in life. See for yourself why our students tend to possess higher grades, more respect at home, and better decision making skills. Leadership Martial Arts…Where Success Starts Here!

Rick Griffin

Sensei Rick Griffin has been studying Martial Arts for 20 years. He started at the age of 7, and achieved full Black Belt at age 13.

He has competed in countless tournaments and Demo competitions over the years, but his true passion was teaching others. At a young age he possessed a gift for relating to children of all ages and being able to mix a balance of Discipline, Fun, and Hard Work in all of his classes.

At age 24 he received an Instructor of the Year award at a national convention of the top Martial Artists in the country.

His teachings did not stop local or even in the U.S. Rick has traveled to the Dominican Republic several times on Mission Trips to build houses and spread joy to the poor families of the Batey.

Despite not speaking the language, he has taught Martial Arts to the villagers using the most powerful language of all…

Body Language!

Rick is one of the few teachers in the country certified to teach Zig Ziglar’s “ICAN” character development program. These are the fundamental skills that lay the groundwork for a bright future.

He has been instructing for the last 14 years, pursuing his life's passion of spreading the powerful benefits of martial arts to our community.

How To Get Started

Come join our Cheshire, CT Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Fitness and Self Defense, Summer Camp, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have 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 860-426-3198 if you have any further questions. Leadership Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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