About Us
Troy Martial Arts offers a complete martial arts program for all ages.
Our Focus; fitness, self defense, self-discipline, respect, focus, and self confidence.
We are proudly affiliated with Taekwondo United


What We Teach

Troy Martial Arts offers instruction in:

Traditonal Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate)
Ho Sin Sul (Korean Self Defense)
Pain compliance techniques
Throws, takedowns and grappling
Joint Locks
Weapons fighting
Weapons defense


Our Style of Forms : Chang-Hon

Much of the Chang-Hon patterns were heavily influenced by Karate kata. Including Karate kata styles Pinan/Heian. Thus anyone that has studied Karate, may see similarities between our forms and Kata.

The Chang-Hon patterns system is named after the penname of General Choi Hong-Hi, the “Father of Taekwon-Do,” who developed this set of patterns for Taekwon-Do. These patterns are called “teul,” which is the Korean term used by General Choi for pattern. 

Our Facilities

Our facility offers a 3,000 SQ FT to accommodate the running of multiple classes and/or groups. We have the latest in Martial arts training equipment and top of the line mats from Zebra mats. We also have a viewing area, check-in area, restrooms, and changing rooms.

Our Instructors

Our martial arts instructors have over 50 years of martial arts experience ranging from 25+ years to a minimum of 8 years per instructor. Mr. Journell has also given courses  to The US Army and other Nato allies.



Troy Martial Arts
1 E Main St
Troy, OH 45373



Fill out the form below to learn more about our trial class, or give us a call at 937.980.9325!


Membership includes 3 classes per week for your age group.
We recommend at least attending two classes per week.

Lil' Dragons

(ages 4-5)
  • Tuesday 4:00pm – 4:45pm
  • Thursday 4:00pm – 4:45pm


(ages 6-12)
  • Monday 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wednesday  5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fridays (Open mat) 5–6:00 PM


(Ages 13 +)
  • Monday: 6:15pm-7:45pm
  • Tuesday: 6:15pm-7:45pm
  • Wednesday: 6:15pm-7:45pm
  • Thursday: 6:15pm-7:45pm
  • Fridays (Open mat) 6–7:00 PM
  • Fridays (Self-Defense) 7:15-8:15 PM

                                   For Private sessons contact us at Info@TroyMA.com for details

Who We Are

Chris Journell

Mr. Chris Journell grew up in Winchester Indiana and began to take Tae Kwon Do at the age of 14 in 1989. Chris joined the Army National Guard in 1994 as an infantryman. He later went on to hold positions in Armor and Cavalry as a sergeant. He honorably retired in 2005 after 11 years with the Ohio Army National guard.

Mr. Journell assisted in establishing the Darke County YMCA Tae Kwon Do program with Mr. Michael O’Neil in 1996. From 1996-2014, he helped build the program and trained students.

He instructed self-defense and Tae Kwon Do programs for the 1-147th Army National Guard located out of Greenville Ohio

He also developed and instructed Tae Kwon Do\self-defense program for U.S. and Norwegian Army personnel on Camp Bond Steel Kosovo. Students ranged from Privates to Colonels.

Mr. Journell has trained extensivly other martial arts like Karate, Kungfu, Judo and other self-defense systems.

His doctrine is to teach Traditional Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate) technique, forms, practical self-defense all with the objective in training martial artist to handle, non-scripted attacks and situations. Currently Mr. Journell holds the Rank of 3rd Dan.

Candi Journell

Mrs. Candi Journell grew up in Piqua Ohio and began taking Tae Kwon Do in the late 1980’s studying under Mr. Stephen McCall till late 1996. She competed in many tournaments from 1992 to 1996. She achieved high rankings in weapon and forms competition.

In 1999 she started studying under Mr. Michael O’Neal at the Darke County YMCA where she later earned her 1st Dan black belt in 2003. She also assisted with instruction from 2003 till 2014.  

She currently has achieved the rank of 2nd Dan. She specializes in beginners and children classes.