About FMA

Master John Altizer and wife Bridgette have three children, Olivia, Sierra, and Caressa. He and is family are New Kent County Residents.

Master Altizer has studied Martial Arts for many years and has earned his degrees in Black Belt and Tae Kwon Do through the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. He studied traditional Tae Kwon Do while coaching and competing in the Olympic Sport of Tae Kwon Do. After successfully operating and partnering with a school in Williamsburg, Master Altizer found the need to open his own school in December of 2012 in Quinton, VA.

Freedom Martial Arts is known for being a "Family Martial Arts Center" and its mission is to bring families together to serve the community through its instructions. The school teaches children as young as 2 years old and adults of all ages.

Master Altizer's dedication to his students and their families goes far beyond that of just the valuable lessons and training he provides. He is always hard at work developing and implementing programs designed to enhance and better the lives of individuals. He strives to inspire and teach his students how to achieve their goals and become strong leaders and role models for future generations.

As a firm believer in serving the community and reaching out to others in need, Master Altizer and his wife have put in place several programs to do just that. The school has a "Star Program" that was developed to promote and encourage academic excellence in its students grades K-12. All programs offerred by Freedom Martial Arts encourage students to excel in all areas of their lives so that they can, in turn, make a life long committment to give back to their community.

Master Altizer and his family are excited about the opportunity that they have been given to reach out to the community and make a difference in the lives of others. They truly understand what is takes to not only be a skilled Martial Artist, but to be a teacher, a leader, and an excellent role model.

Mission Statement


Our mission is to build, develop and promote healthy minds and bodies and vibrant lifestyle for the citizens in our community in an effort to bring forth strong leaders and role models for future generations. 


Our mission is to demonstrate the positive characteristics in the teachings of Tae Kwon Do so that others can be exposed to the many benefits it has to offer. 

Our mission is to build lasting partnerships in the community to help bring about positive change in people and relationships.