Do You Seek High Performance Martial Arts?

We have high performance martial arts for you if you're the kind of person who likes substance over show.

Our arts hone self-defense skills.

Improve fitness and health.

Provide a stress-reducing outlet.

Develop character.

Create interest in culture and history.

Foster a sense of camaraderie and family.

Teach principles, not just techniques.

Provide philosophy that can be put into action.

So, what do you think?

Are you seeking substance over show?

If so, you've found it!

Get ready to experience high performance martial arts at the four-state area's premier Institute! An Institute where you earn your rank and where the education you receive transcends the martial arts and the institution of learning.

Get ready to take your martial skills to the next level!

If you're a four-state area resident along the I-70 or I-81 corridors of Berkeley County, WV, Washington County, MD, Franklin County, PA, or Frederick County, VA and you're wondering where you can find this type of life-transforming training and education, wonder no more! 

Welcome to the official website of the Hebb Institute of Martial Arts!

Our Institute is excellently located in the four-state region. We are closest to Martinsburg, WV and Hagerstown, MD.

We provide traditional and non-traditional martial arts training in a family-oriented, friendly, yet demanding environment filled with positive attitudes and behavior.

Our training is high performance in nature.

Students are methodically developed to forge a complete martial artist - one that has developed his or her mind, body and spirit AND one that can excel on the battlefield of combat or on the most challenging battlefield of all - LIFE.

What does this mean to you?

It means that when you come in to our Institute you take the first step on an endless journey of personal growth and success. This step paves the way for future steps that will lead down a life-transforming path by influencing mindset and providing philosophies that can foster growth. 

You will become part of our family, as well as the Magda Institute Association family, which means that you instantly become part of an international brotherhood / sisterhood of martial artists.

You will be a partner in a journey of knowledge and its application, rather than someone's disciple for personal or organizational glorification.

Why Us

For a truly life-changing journey, become a Hebb Institute of Martial Arts student.

Experience our copyrighted Phase system, unequaled Cultural Curriculum, and lifelong learning approach, all perfectly combined to foster the personal growth and development that is the essence of martial arts.

I have trained in the high performance martial arts of Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Muay Thai, Silat and Wing Chun for many years and regularly engage in on-going training related to each of the arts I teach to guarantee continuously high standards. All of our martial arts are highly evolved and I know that they will make you a solid martial artist and will help you achieve more in life too.

I am more than happy to pass on my knowledge and also act as your personal guide on your journey of discovery and growth as you progress in your training and as you encounter obstacles.

I teach these arts because ...

  • I truly love them,

  • I truly believe they are high performance martial arts, and

  • I truly want them to live on.

After you become a student at the Hebb Institute of Martial Arts I know you will feel the same way.

Our Audience

This site is for martial artists of all levels - from the beginner to the advanced - who not only want to experience high performance martial arts, but also want to take their skills to the next level.

It is also for martial artists of all disciplines - those who train in our arts and those who have an interest in our arts.

It is our mutual interest in martial arts that has brought us together. It doesn't matter if this interest is new or old. What matters is that this interest has connected us.

If your interest is new, you are no doubt eager and apprehensive - at least a little.  

If your interest is old and you're a lifer like me, you are looking for "the secrets" (the keys that make things work better), seeking further growth and development as a martial artist and a person or you just have to have "the fix" that martial arts provides.

Regardless of which situation fits you, a magnificent, life-changing journey awaits.

As a martial artist who has trained for nearly three decades and taught for approximately 15 years, I am highly confident that our high performance martial arts and this site has something to offer you. 

Benefits of Our High Performance Martial Arts

Regardless of experience level, our high performance martial arts have something to offer to you.

It could be:

  • self-defense since you will acquire self-defense skills through your training and through the very fabric of the arts you learn.

  • fitness and health since the physical nature of our martial arts training makes it an excellent vehicle for improving most, if not all, areas of fitness.

  • stress reduction because our martial arts training provides an outstanding cathartic effect

  • character development since our martial arts training is an excellent means to developing confidence, discipline, focus, and more.

  • a new or deeper interest in culture and history since you will be exposed to elements of different cultures in your training, as well as historical information pertinent to our arts.

  • camaraderie since you will develop a special closeness with your training partners and fellow students. This is due to the fact that close relationships develop between individuals who undergo the process of martial arts training and experience the journey of personal growth.

  • better, more fail-proof techniques since students learn principles that when internalized enhance technique execution.

  • actionable philosophies that improve performance in martial arts and life.

The bottom line is that there are powerful benefits to be derived from our high performance martial arts.

Website Benefits

Regardless of your expectations, I'm confident that our website has something to offer you.

It could be:

  • a connection to an association or organization since we offer links to associations or organizations that we consider relevant to our arts.

  • an education since we provide a wealth of information on a variety of topics.

  • an escape since we offer entertaining articles that will help give you a mental respite.

  • a recommendation since we review books and videos. 

  • a source for equipment since we can supply training gear.

The bottom line is that there are numerous benefits to be reaped from visiting our website.

Our Objectives

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to be reaped from our high performance martial arts and our website.

But, at the end of the day, our objectives for this website boil down to:

  • education and

  • performance

Our first objective is to educate you about the high performance martial arts of Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Muay Thai, Silat and Wing Chun. These are our arts - the arts that comprise our uniquely structured curriculum.

To ensure your education there is a wealth of information about our Institute and our arts, as well as art-specific resources. You'll also find book and video reviews covering Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Muay Thai, Silat, and Wing Chun.

Our second objective is performance; specifically to help you improve your performance.

This begins with you understanding that it takes time and perspective to fully appreciate the high performance martial arts systems we teach.

With regards to time, I've been training for nearly three decades and teaching for roughly 15 years.

In terms of perspective, I've trained in seven different styles - our arts, plus Tae Kwon Do and Chinese Kempo Karate - and experienced numerous others via cultural events and seminars. These include Aikido, Aikijujitsu, Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling, Judo, Kendo and others.

There are two keys to ensure success in our high performance martial arts.

First, you must be patient. It takes considerable effort, energy and time to develop skill in any endeavor and martial arts is no different!

Second, you must study, train and experiment. It takes consistent effort and exposure to develop skill.

If you embrace these two keys, before long you'll be performing at another level.

Intensive Learning Opportunities

We offer seminars conducted by our staff, as well as seminars conducted by other recognized authorities, that are available to our students and, in some cases, open to the general public.

For Your Protection

As an Institution of Higher Learning that is truly committed to the personal growth and development of our students, we are committed to exceeding common state standards and the standard within our industry.

It is for this reason that we go above and beyond these standards by giving you a 30-day unconditional guarantee.

Try us for 30 days.

If, at the end of that time, you decide you want out of your contract your decision will be honored.

For Your Peace of Mind

The Hebb Institute of Martial Arts is affiliated with the world-renowned Magda Institute and is a member of the Magda Institute Association.

We teach the exact same system as is taught at the Magda Institute. It is a copyrighted system that provides a professional and progressive program of martial studies.

Furthermore, the Institute's founder receives on-going training and support from Guro / Sifu Cass Magda and the Magda Institute.

More Info

If you want to know more about the Hebb Institute of Martial Arts, its' programs, and its' high performance martial arts, then you are encouraged to fully explore our website.

A great place to start is by visiting our hub pages. Links for our hub pages can be found below and in the left hand column.

If you'd prefer to speak with me instead, feel free to call me at 240-382-0912. It's likely that I will be unavailable because I have a full-time career and a wonderful family.

Martial arts is one of my biggest passions so please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I look forward to meeting you.

Visit Our Hub Pages

HIMA - read about our curriculum, learn what sets us apart and makes us THE choice, discover the meaning of our logo, read frequently asked questions, see our class schedule, and much more.

MI Association - learn about the founder, view the association's objectives, read about the association's philosophy, and see a list of schools.

Jeet Kune Do - read about the fighting method and the self-actualization process, learn about important teachers, see important organizations, and much more.

Kali - learn about this Filipino fighting art, learn about important teachers, see important organizations, and much more.

Muay Thai - read about the Thai art known as the science of eight limbs, learn about important teachers, see important organizations, and much more.

Silat - learn about this Indonesian combative form, learn about important teachers, see important organizations, and much more.

Wing Chun - read about the Chinese art sometimes referred to as the lightning hand school, learn about important teachers, see important organizations, and much more. (Coming Soon)

Articles - read articles for educational or entertainment purposes.

4-State Area Cities / Towns We Serve

Our Institute is located in Falling Waters, WV. This prime location allows us to serve the 4-state area of West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Here is a partial list of some of the cities and towns we serve:

  • Berkeley County, WV: Marlowe, Falling Waters, Martinsburg, and Hedgesville

  • Jefferson County, WV: Bolivar, Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Ranson, and Shepherdstown

  • Washington County, MD: Williamsport, Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Sharpsburg, Keedysville, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, and Hancock
  • Frederick County, MD: Braddock Heights, Middletown, and Frederick

  • Franklin County, PA: Greencastle, Chambersburg, and Waynesboro

  • Frederick County, VA: Winchester

  • Morgan County, WV: Berkeley Springs

Once again, welcome!

Guro / Sifu Ron Hebb

Hebb Institute of Martial Arts
Falling Waters, WV 25419
Phone: 240-382-0912

P.S. If you have any questions about our Institute, programs or arts, please call me or contact me online. I will get back to you as soon as I'm able.

Thanks for checking us out!