Dragon MMA Academy
18 South 11th Street
Akron PA 17501
717 553 0841
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Who we are and what we do.

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
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 Lancaster Barnstormers games, Ephrata fair, General Sutter Inn, Lititz parade, Lancaster Host, National night out and more...
Some of our kids have also been hired for
private shows and birthday parties

Private lessons
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.









Birthday Parties
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
call 267 420 2320 or click here.  

Shows
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 267 420 2320.

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 267 420 2320. 

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 14 Time International Champion including the 2014, 2016 & 2017 International weapons Grand Champion. An 8 Time National Champion and has won a national title in every division. 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. John is sponsored by Buki Yuushuu weapons and currently competes for both Dragon MMA Academy and Team Buki Yuushuu. John offers private lessons to non members of Dragon MMA Academy for anyone looking to further their martial arts.
Shi-Mi Meg McCracken
Meg has been with Dragon MMA Academy from the beginning. At only age 14 she has won 7 International titles and 5 National titles in martial arts. In 2014 Meg was named to the U.S. National Team and is currently on Team USA. Meg competes on a professional level at some of the worlds largest tournaments. Meg enjoys working with the little kids in the 4 to 6 year old class at Dragon MMA Academy.
additional upcoming Events

3/24 to 3/25 Amerikick Internationals

4/1 to 5/1/ 2017 early Bird Summer camp registration

4/8/2017 DMMA. Chicken BBQ

4/21 and 22nd 2017 Grand Slam Open Nationals Richmond VA.

5/26 and 27th 2017 NAFMA National Championship

6/10/2017 Chicken BBQ

6/19 to 23rd 2017 Summer camp

6/30 to 7/1 US Open Orlando Florida.

7/10 to 14th 2017 Summer camp 2

7/24 to 28th 2017 Summer camp 3

8/1 Reamstown National night out

8/12 & 8/13 PA Rennaissance Fair Show

9/28th Ephrata Fair show

10/8th NAFMA Garden state Grands

10/28th Lititz Halloween Parade


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2017 Show Schedule
Dragon MMA Academy performs several times a year locally. Here is are current 2017 show schedule.

  2/19: Ephrata Main Theater Show.
8/1: Reamstown National night out
8/12 and 8/13: PA Rennaissance Fair
9/28 Ephrata Fair show