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15 E Broadway, Derry, NH 03038
(603) 434-7995

About Professional Martial Arts Academy in Derry, NH

Meet Timothy Barchard

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Professional Martial Arts Academy in Derry
8th Degree Black Belt

Hello and welcome to Professional Martial Arts Academy… where our mission is as big as our heart is when we “Teach Life Skills Through the Martial Arts.”

Our main goal is to create a positive, inspiring training environment where you can learn the true essence of martial arts, its rich teachings, and effective self-defense techniques for our modern times…

A training environment where you can exercise your body, mind and spirit, get incredibly fit and make healthy living a lifestyle now and forever…

An uplifting environment where everyone is encouraging, where you’ll always feel welcome and you’ll create true and lasting friendships with your martial arts family here…

And, of course, an environment that is super FUN and EXCITING!

Not only will you learn epic kicks, powerful punches and strategic strikes, but our classes will also EMPOWER you with important values such as integrity, respect and acceptance.

Beginners & All Skill Levels Welcome! Our outstanding instructors take a well-planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the basics of proper martial arts techniques, physical fitness and effective self-defense while having FUN. After all…

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination

We want everyone, especially beginners, to be able to relax and learn martial arts with zero nervousness or any pressure to compete. No matter what age, shape, size, or fitness level you are right now, we have an exciting program that will meet your needs.

Whatever your reason is for being on our site right now, you are in the right place at the right time. You are entering the world of martial arts that will improve the QUALITY of your life in so many amazing ways. You’ll get…

  • Skyrocketing focus, concentration and confidence
  • Increased self-control and respect for self and others
  • A great workout while looking fit & lean
  • More flexible, balanced and coordinated
  • Empowered & feel strong & safe with self-defense skills

Any form of martial arts including the ones we offer - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thay Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts - is not a quick and easy discipline to learn, but it’s incredibly fun, REWARDING, and a great way to get fit for life!

You'll learn new things about yourself, challenge your body and mind and feel proud of your many accomplishments. And, of course, we’re here to guide you every step of the way with lots of high fives, fist bumps and other positive reinforcement.

Training with our world-class instructors is an excellent way for your KIDS to develop imagination, determination and confidence to pursue their dreams.

ADULTS can hone their present skills and improve their lives to achieve the success they’ve always wanted or take their current success to an even higher level.

Our top-notch curriculum helps to ensure your whole family is happy, well-adjusted and successful in life. You’ll be more motivated to apply yourself at everything you do – at home, school, work and relationships - and make better decisions in life. Sounds like a super win-win, wouldn’t you agree?

Come see what we’re all about and take advantage of the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit!  

Head Instructor

Professor Barchard began his martial arts training as a teenager under the tutelage of Grand Master Robert LaMattina. Professor Barchard holds the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in Aiki Kempo, 5th Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo and a Level 3 (Kru) in Muay Thai under Kru Mark DellaGrotte. Professor Barchard was promoted to a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on March 25, 2011, and received his 2nd degree promotion on April 10, 2017 under BJJ Black Belt World Champion Rafael “Gordinho” Lima.

On April 24, 2004 Professor was elected into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. A three-time National Karate Champion, he has traveled all over the United States participating in tournaments and seminars. In August 2006, he traveled to Brazil and won the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships.

Professor Barchard has trained in the Martial Arts with such notables as Chuck Norris, Ernie Reyes Sr., Fred Degeberg, Robert Young, Tom Sotis, and Dave Kovar.

In Muay Thai, Professor Barchard has trained under Kru Toy SitYodTong (the manager of the SitYodTong camp in Thailand) and Kru Mark DellaGrotte, the American representative of SitYodTong and trainer to numerous UFC fighters.

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Professor Barchard has trained with: Rafael Gordinho Lima, Daniel Gracie, Roberto “Gordo” Lima, Renzo Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Rigan Machado, Renato Babalu Sobral, Rillion Gracie, Roberto Maia, Roger Gracie, Rolles Gracie, Igor Gracie, Gregor Gracie and numerous other BJJ Black Belts. Professor Barchard has also traveled to Brazil to continue his studies of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Professor Barchard has trained numerous MMA fighters, from local MMA champions to UFC and Bellator fighters.

Being the father of two children, he knows the importance of teaching morals and values to impressionable kids.

How to Get Started

Come join our Derry, NH Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (603) 434-7995 if you have any further questions. Professional Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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