Why should you choose Cutting Edge Martial Arts?

Cutting Edge Martial Arts emphasizes practical self-defense techniques paired with general fitness and conditioning for adults and children. All of our martial arts classes focus on self-control, self-defense and coordination while promoting self-confidence and whole-body workouts for all age and skill levels. Strengthen your body and mind through well-rounded, balanced martial arts training.

With all of the martial arts schools in the Bozeman and Big Sky communities, it’s hard to know which school to choose. Cutting Edge knows you have options when it comes to your instructors. The skilled teachers at Cutting Edge Martial Arts aim to help individuals build themselves into happier, stronger people both on and off the mat. Parents will appreciate the physical strength, dexterity, and coordination their children develop through martial arts training. But they will also see emotional stability, commitment, and confidence that emerge within their children, too. Even our adult students see the same sort of benefits from studying martial arts. Krav Maga, Tai Chi and other martial arts training is at its best when we develop capable, healthy, happy, and confident individual.

*Group or individual self-defense classes available on request.

First Lines of Self Defense

Head Instructor

Mark Austin has been teaching martial arts since 2004. His passion for martial arts stems from his early taekwondo classes as a child and teenager to his exploration of Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Aikido, and several other martial arts.

Martial arts is his passion, which is why in 2011 Mark opened Cutting Edge Martial Arts in Big Sky, Montana, as a school dedicated to providing comprehensive martial arts training, promoting fitness, and encouraging focus and self-discipline among children and adults. In June of 2013, he opened a second location in Bozeman.

Mark’s martial arts ranks include:

  • 5th Dan in Kukkiwon / WTF Taekwondo
  • International Kukkiwon Master Instructor License
  • International Kukkiwon Test Examiner Certified
  • Honorary 1st Dan in Aikijujutsu
  • 2nd Kyu in Jundokan Karate
  • Unranked, but one to seven years’ experience in each of Aikido, Tai Chi, Bau Gua Zhang, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga, and more
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