Black Belt Academy
4885 West Boulevard • Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901 • 573.785.KICK (5425)


Our students are involved in many various local enterprises. You can learn about some of them here.

Aldrich Valley Pottery

Aldrich Valley Pottery

Cindy Martin is the creative genius at Aldrich Valley Pottery in Van Buren.

As an art major, Cindy's passion for clay began in college. She moved on to work in studios in Northern California and Mississippi and then traveled to England for a year of intensive work.

She started her present studio in the rugged hills of the Missouri Ozarks in 1982. She's devoted her work to the alternative firing methods for the past six years.

"The challenges continue to fascinate me as the elements of the accidental unite with the creative process."

Doc Stevenson

Direct Access Family Care LLC

Our own Doc Stevenson, 1st Degree Black Belt, has recently opened Direct Access Family Care, LLC in Poplar Bluff.

"Direct Access Family Care, LLC is founded on the basis of providing high quality healthcare at an affordable cost to the deserving people of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas."

Student Section Access

Our "Students" section is available to current students and their families. It contains information specific to our school, such as forms, one-steps, self-defense and testing requirements. To register, send an email to the Black Belt Academy and your account details will be sent to you.