Here at Mission Martial Arts, our “Mission” is achieving excellence! We strive to not only build excellent martial artists, but individuals who are well-rounded both mentally and physically. We work with individuals of all ages and skill levels. If you or your child wish to have an outlet for their energy, martial arts is an excellent avenue. If you or your child is timid or shy, practicing martial arts can provide a way to bring them out of their shell and build a confidence that will help them the rest of their life.
Whether you or your child want to learn self-defense, has an agenda to compete, would like to get in shape/lose weight, or just learn a new set of skills – We promise Mission Martial Arts will be the place for you!
Mission Martial Arts is Owned and operated by childhood friends and long time martial artists, Colin Cook and Dustin Groff. Originally founded by Master Colin Cook, a 5th degree Taekwondo blackbelt and Director of our Taekwondo program. Through a partnership with Severna Park Gymnastics, Colin saw an opportunity to construct a martial arts program that promotes traditional Taekwondo with modern and practical approaches to self-defense. When Coach Dustin joined the team, another opportunity arose to offer a wide variety of martial art styles to our students and promote a well-rounded understanding of martial arts. With over 12 years of training and competition experience, Coach Dustin directs our Boxing and Muay Thai programs.
Meet the staff:
Master Colin Cook, a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, started learning and training this art at the young age of 4 and has continued for the past 24 years! Master Colin is a US Navy veteran and has also practiced several other martial arts throughout his life. Colin is fully dedicated to his pursuit in spreading martial arts to anyone with the desire to learn, and he possess a strong passion for teaching the martial arts way of life!
Coach Dustin Groff has over 12 years experience training and competing in various arts, with a majority of focus on Boxing and Muay Thai. At mission martial arts, he vows to continue to learn and spread his knowledge of the arts. He also plans to introduce new programs and ideas for you, all while embracing a great family atmosphere!
Coach Camron Whittington
Zumba Coach Candace Groff
Coach Candace Groff, mother of Coach Dustin Groff, is a certified Zumba instructor with multiple years of dance experience. “Come let me teach you the exercise in disguise! We have the most welcoming, encouraging Zumba family and my class is super easy to follow.”
Junior Coach Caleb Zyvoloski
Junior Coach Aiden Jones