#QMA Is a Lifestyle
Sensei Marquinn McDonald is a 4th degree Black Belt and has been studying martial arts for 31 years and the sport of boxing for 15.
His studies in the martial arts include Shorin-Ryu Karate, boxing, kick boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Sensei Marquinn is a 2002 SKi World Champion and has won multiple national championships and titles in sport karate. In addition to his karate titles, he is a 2014 Chicago Golden Gloves runner up and he continues to compete in sport karate and boxing to this day.
Though he believes he is always a student, teaching is his passion. Sensei Marquinn, or Coach Q as some of his students call him, has taught both martial arts and boxing to people of all ages, while also using them as a means for mentoring young men, teaching life skills in an alternative school setting, and helping adults reach their fitness goals. He has worked with World Sports Chicago, Becoming A Man (B.A.M.), Chatham Academy High School, and a number of elementary and high schools in and around the Chicagoland area. Additionally, he has trained young people with varying degrees of skill and ability with an understanding that you must meet students where they are.
Sensei Marquinn teaches martial arts in a way that is fun and exciting for his students, while also instilling lessons on self-discipline and focus in each session. Students of martial arts also learn flexibility, strength, balance, concentration, and self-defense.
QMA Mission Statement:.
Quantum Martial Arts (QMA) uses the ancient techniques of martial arts to teach dexterity, discipline, and physical, social and emotional health.
1 : mental skill or quickness : adroitness
2 : readiness and grace in physical activity; especially : skill and ease in using the hands manual dexterity
3 : a field of study
4 : training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character
5 a : control gained by enforcing obedience or order
b : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior
c : self-control
The functioning and wellness of our physical body
Social Emotional Health
Our ability to understand the feelings of others, control our feelings and behaviors, get along with peers, and build relationships with adults.