Dragon MMA Academy is one of the very few professional elite martial arts schools in the United states. Our classes are fun, energetic and disciplined. We take our job very serious when it come to training the kids. We teach at a much higher and accelerated level then most other martial arts / karate schools. Located in Akron PA, Lancaster county PA. Dragon MMA Academy is home to some of the worlds best martial artist and highest ranked black belts in the world. In 2015 Dragon MMA Academy was inducted into the North America Federation of Martial arts Hall of Fame. Dragon MMA Academy is known around the world as one of the top Kung fu, Martial arts, sport martial arts, sport karate and XMA schools for children. Our students compete at the highest level tournaments around the world and within the United States. Dragon MMA Academy offers martial arts scholarships to current qualified students. We currently have several students under the age of 14 that compete on a professional martial arts circuit. At Dragon MMA Academy we offers martial arts for all ages and skill levels. Dragon MMA Academy competes under the North American Federation of Martial arts, NSKA, NASKA and Internationally under the IFOMA. ISKA and NAFMA. Dragon MMA Academy currently has 7 students on The USA National team for the 2016, 2017 season. Several of our students have been featured in martial arts commercials and are currently sponsored by some of the industries top martial arts weapon company's. Our school has been featured on International and National Television, Several major martial arts magazines and several top martial arts websites. Dragon MMA Academy students are in high demand locally as they have performed at major local events and major sporting events. We do not hold our students back, We drive them forward. If you are interested in our program please call Master John Bitting or Sifu Lisa Bitting at 717-553-0841.
Did you know?
Dragon MMA Academy is rated one of the top 20 martial arts schools for kids in the United states.
2015 North American martial arts Hall of Fame winners
We have won 17 World Championships
82 International Championships
75 National Championships
10 students that compete on the martial arts Pro circuit. NBL and NASKA
7 students currently on Team USA
27 current National and International champions
3 students currently ranked in the top 10 in the world.
We offer college scholarships to our students
4 highly qualified Black Belt instructors on staff.
We are the largest and most successful martial arts school in Central PA.
Dragon MMA Academy
in the local community.
Dragon MMA Academy performs several times a year for local fans. Over the last few years Dragon MMA Academy has put on great local shows for the community. Including shows at the Fulton Theatre, Penn Cinema, Ephrata Main theatre, PA Ren Faire, Lancaster Barnstormers games, Ephrata fair, General Sutter Inn, Lancaster Host, and more...
Some of our kids have also been hired for
commercials, Martial arts Documentaries, Movies, film series, private shows and birthday parties
Dragon MMA Academy offers private lessons to both members and non members. This is a great way to fine tune your martial arts. If you always wanted to learn the secrets of professional sport martial arts or just looking to elevate your forms to a new level private lessons with Dragon MMA Academy is the way to go. We know what judges on the local circuit and the professional circuit are looking for and can help you a great deal with your weapons and forms.
Book your child's next Birthday at Dragon MMA Academy. We have a large, safe and fun facility for your Nerf gun or Kung fu Birthday parties. You can bring your own Nerf guns or we have Nerf guns to rent. For more information please
Dragon MMA Academy provides entertainment for many different occasions. Dragon MMA Academy has performed all across the country and even performs locally several times a year. We have done shows for major sporting events, fairs, banquets, martial arts expos and more. If you would like to book Dragon MMA Academy for your next event please call 717 553 0841.
Self Defense Seminars
Dragon MMA Academy offers self defense seminars for your private group or corporation. You never know when you might need to defend yourself. Dragon MMA Academy offers self defense for almost any situation. Combining the use of Kung fu, Tai Chi, Russian sambo and kickboxing to get you out of any situation.
To book your seminar
please call 717 553 0841.
Master John Bitting and Sifu Lisa Bitting are the Owners and head Instructors of Dragon MMA Academy. Both have had extensive training in Several different martial arts over the last 30 years. Including Kung fu, Tai Chi, Deyin Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Tai, Russian Sambo, BJJ, and XMA. Sifu Lisa Bitting is both a National and International martial arts Champion and is widely known as one of the best Fan Instructors in North America. In 2014 Sifu Lisa represented the United States and competed for Team USA at the 2014 International Martial arts Championship winning the Masters Division and becoming the first Kung fu Master from the USA to win a title in St Lucia. In 2015 Master John Bitting was honored by the North American Federation of Martial Arts when he was inducted into the Martial arts Hall of Fame. Both Master John Bitting and Sifu Lisa Bitting are the co creators of Shen Kung fu. Shen kung fu is a registered system recognized by the IFOMA, NAFMA, NSKA and NASKA.
Meet the Owners and Instructors of Dragon MMA Academy
Shi-Di John Bitting
Shi-Di John earned his Black belt at the age of 10 years old and earned his title of Shi-Di in kung fu at the age of 12. John has been competing in martial arts from the age of 6 when he won his first Grand Championship. He is a 21 Time International Champion including the 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018 International weapons Grand Champion. A 14 Time National Champion. In 2014 at the age of 11 John turned pro. In 2014 he was named one of the top 50 Black belts in the world by SMA and Open world Tour.com. In 2015 John won his first NASKA top 10 world ranking and was named in the top 20 Black belts in the world. In 2016 he was named one of the top 5 and still holds that ranking today. In 2017 John was featured in a Documentary covering Sport martial arts in the U.S. In 2018 John was featured in an upcoming film series called virtual warrior due to be released later in 2019. So far in 2019 John has signed two deals with Warner bros. Entertainment for and upcoming martial arts documentary and another deal where he will be the inspiration for an upcoming animated character in a DC. comics series. John is sponsored by Buki Yuushuu weapons and currently competes for Dragon MMA Academy, Team Buki Yuushuu and Team USA. John offers private lessons to members and non members of Dragon MMA Academy for anyone looking to further their martial arts.