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DCC Martial Arts

David Hite Jr - Martial Arts Class

Meet David Hite Jr.

In 2002, I formed Discovery Christian Center to expand my “God given” vision of motivating youth throughout their learning and development with Martial Arts Instruction (MAI), Educational Enrichment Assistance (EEA), and Children’s Bible Training (CBT).  

I began training in Martial Arts during college to expand my physical work-outs. Following graduation, I continued Martial Arts training and earned a Black Belt in 1986 in the Seigokan branch of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate. 

Since then, I have trained over a 1,000 students (children thru adults) in multiple dimensions of Martial Arts. 

This training took place throughout my local community at organizations and institutions dedicated to youth learning and development, including: the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of America, and Jane Boyd Community House. 

It is my honor and privilege to share the knowledge God has given me to help you gain proficiency in the arena of Martial Arts.

David Hite Jr. M.Ed

DCC Vision - Martial Arts

What we Offer


  • Classes for all ages
  • Comprehensive Warm-ups
  • One Steps and Katas
  • Mannequin Drills
  • Specialized self-defense training for women
  • Advanced training for Black Belts
  • Application of Biblical principles

DCC Vision - Martial Arts

Personal safety & self-confidence

Discovery Christian Center's Martial Arts Instruction (or MAI) goes beyond self-defense strategies to include a comprehensive training program designed to develop personal character according to Biblical principles. Our classes build self-esteem and self-confidence. Students are shown how both mental and physical discipline can help them achieve their full potential - while receiving comprehensive training in the art of self-defense.  

Building character based on Christian principles

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he... "Proverbs 23:7"

Discovery Christian Center's Martial Arts Instruction with David Hite Jr. is much more than a self-defense class. It's about unlocking the gifts and abilities God gives all according to His purpose. Martial Arts Instruction (MAI) provides a practical platform to develop the full potential of each student by connecting them to something greater than themselves. 


  • Physical Discipline
  • Character Development
  • Positive Encouragement
  • Creative Engagement
  • Mastery of the Martial Arts

Hear what our students have to say

Hear what students who have trained with David Hite Jr. have to say about the DVD training series 

Learn your first one step

Clear, concise instructions make it easy to review from classroom instructions or learn on your own (from DVD #1 for beginners). 

Mannequin drills refine skills

Demonstrate the power of your attack. Students at MAI learn how to make their techniques more effective by working with life size mannequins. 

defense against multiple attackers

David Hite Jr. prepares you for real-world situations where more than one opponent my exist. 

Contact Us

Discovery christian center

463 Northland Avenue Northeast, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402, United States

(319) 431-4752

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