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Tina Richard

Independence, MO 64055

Self-defense instructor and owner of KC C.O.B.R.A. Self-defense Academy.
Program Director of Dragon Family Martial Arts Center of Independence, MO. I have spent the last 10 years training in martial arts for self-defense purposes. It may seem unusual for a martial artist to be on IDEA member but health, wellness and martial arts all work together to make a well rounded individual. You have to have some level of fitness to perform martial arts and protect yourself. I have wanted to bring fitness back into the dojo way before the MMA Conditioning craze. Fitness is for everyone and I enjoy using martial arts and self-defense training to keep me and my clients fit. Martial arts is just one of the tools I use to improve health and performance. My favorite tools of the trade are boxing, trigger point therapy and TRX suspension training. My favorite client is the average American and military men and women. My focus is to help others self-manage their health, wellness and fitness. Let me help you be your best.

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About Me


  • BS, Complementary Health and Wellness, Ashford University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: Apr 30, 2020
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Apr 13, 2019

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Apr 13, 2019

Tina's Locations

Dragon Family Martial Arts Center

13665 E 42nd Terrace South
Ste H
Independence, MO 64055

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, for privates

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Level Three Student- Jun Fan Four Eras Institute
  • Squire Three Blue Belt 1 Stripe - Mid America Combat Guild
  • Tactix Certified Instructor
  • Examiner - Kansas City Fitness Trends
  • Chinatown JKD Trainer 1

Languages Spoken




1 Review

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Matthew Blaue on Jan 22, 2013

    Tina is great fitness instructor! Knowledgable and cares about her clients. She is motivated and is always searching for better ways to help her clients. I highly recommend her!