Cape Martial Arts proudly serving Cape Girardeau since 2019

Cape Martial Arts has classes in Cape Girardeau, perfect for kids, teen, and adult martial arts lessons.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, providing Cape Girardeau with something no one else offers through focusing on Child Development and Adult Enrichment versus another Sport driven Martial Art School. 

We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..


CMA’s STORM team simply stands for; Special Team Of Role Models.
These elite members have had to work hard in and out of the school to qualify for this Team.
This is a leadership program where they learn how to prepare for careers and also learn to become assistants on the floor helping new students and ultimately to possibly become Instructors.


Garet Miget

S.T.O.R.M. Member

Garet has a passion and drive to become an Instructor and loves learning.


Mason Ebey

S.T.O.R.M. Member - Junior Instructor

Mason is currently our youngest S.T.O.R.M. member, but nonetheless is an awesome student with great focus and drive to succeed.


Alexander Mack

S.T.O.R.M. Member

Alexander is our newest S.T.O.R.M. member and we’re excited to have him join.

He is very intellectual, focused and driven.


Lindy Hammond

S.T.O.R.M. Member

Ms Lindy is in our Core Skillz program currrently and the newest member of our S.T.OR.M. team. She is very bright and learns quickly.


CAPE’S BEST AFTER SCHOOL & SUMMER CAMP; This team insures the safety and FUN of all our After School and Camp kids. Our team of coaches are driven to insure that your child has the BEST experience ever in our Camp and After School Programs


Kacie Daigger

Camp Coach & Event Assistant

Kacie has been born and raised in Scott City and currently attends Missouri Baptist University where she is majoring in K-12 Physical Education and a minor in Psychology. She can’t wait to be an educator.

Welcome Coach Kacie.
She says her favorite food is Chinese OR Salad. What? That seems strange to us.

She looks forward to putting smiles on faces and building relationships with the Campers. It is important to be able to spread positivity to them and is excited to work as part of our team!


Alayna Chapie

After School Coach

I have a degree in broadcast journalism with an emphasis in sports.

Hi! I am Alayna Chapie! I was born and raised just up the highway in Affton, Missouri (STL). I went to college at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Go Tigers!

I found my way to Cape Girardeau in 2019 when I accepted a job at KFVS 12. I am a morning news anchor at the TV Station. I absolutely love what I do!

And with free time in the afternoons, what better than to spend it with Cape’s Best After School program. I can’t wait to get to know everyone!


Kylie Mitchell

Camp Coach

* Bachelor of Music Education
* Associate of Fine Arts
* Student Teaching
Hailing from Desoto, MO, Kylie has a love for music.

Kylie developed a love for music while in elementary school, starting to write her own songs. She understands “not fitting in”.

She became a teacher because she wanted to spread her love for education and promote a healthy education. One of her primary goals is to provide compassion and support for the kids she works with.


Our Entertainment Director is responsible for our Camps, After School and assisting with various events and activities.


Jada Johnson

Entertainment Director

Jada has a background as a circus artist, not just any though. She has studied with an organization that helps to place artists with the world renowned Cirque Du Soleil, wow!

Her background having taken her to various corners of the globe she is sure to have some interesting stories and capabilities to share with the kids.

She is genuinely excited to bring her energy, enthusiasm, and love for the circus to the team. Her goal is to make learning a delightful and vibrant experience for each child. She believes in creating an environment that fosters creativity, teamwork, and, most importantly, fun!

“I’m really looking forward to connecting with the kids on a personal level, helping them discover their unique talents and building their confidence. It’s incredibly rewarding to witness the spark in their eyes when they achieve something new or overcome a challenge. Creating a positive and supportive environment where each child feels seen and valued is my top priority. I can’t wait to be a part of their growth journey, fostering a love for learning and making lasting connections with each and every one of them.”

Jada has 2 children currently ages 4 and 6 and her pet Ruby who she adopted a few months ago.

She will be working to take provide oversight and guidance for our Camp and After School programs along with assisting with various events and activities as needed.

Black Belts

We are proud to recognize and have our Awesome Black Belts as part of our CMA Family. Each bring their own talents and determination for success and are incredible at working with students.


John Hellwege

2nd Dan Black Belt

2nd Dan Black Belt World Taekwondo

Master of Divinity – 1999 / Master of Sacred Theology – 2000 / PhD in Historical Theology – 2009

Mr. Hellwege comes from St. Louis, but has spent the last several years in Canada. He has returned to pastor in our area at the Salem Zion Parish in Farrar and Crosstown and has been searching for a Martial Art home where he can continue his journey.

After looking and considering numerous schools, he has decided to join our family. While he is continuing his journey, he will be working to join our Instructor program to assist and teach others.

He has been married to his wife Denise for over 30 years and has 4 children.

We are blessed and pleased to have him as part of our family and look forward to what he can add to our systems.


Josh Wilson

3rd Dan Black Belt and Instructor

Josh is a Junior at SEMO studying to become a professional Pilot.

He is a certified 3rd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo (WT)

Josh has practiced martial arts for 13 years and was looking for a martial art “home” while at SEMO where he could continue learning his art.

As he continues his martial art journey, he will also be helping to fill in and teach classes periodically as an instructor. He has a background in Olympic Competition and looks forward to bringing his unique experience and skills to our home.

He likes skiing, kayaking and yes, even some video games. He has a pet Rabbit named Roger Louis at his parents home in St. Louis that he misses.

He looks forward to teaching and helping the students grow into better citizens, students and martial artists.


Craig Heisserer

1st Dan Black Belt

Mr. Heisserer is Cape Martial Arts 1st student to start from White belt and earn his 1st Dan Black Rank.

He put in over 4 years of hard work, dedication and commitment to achieve his rank. As with most of our students, he did not start his journey for a belt. Instead, his goals was better fitness and more personal discipline in his life. Obviously he has come a long way in achieving those goals and has become a great mentor to others in their journey.

Owners & Primary Instructors

We are proud to recognize and have our Awesome Black Belts as part of our CMA Family. Each bring their own talents and determination for success and are incredible at working with students.


Veronique Bayer

3rd Dan Black Belt & Co-Owner


Certified Chief Instructor, World Tae Kwon Do Association

Every Day Parenting; ABC’s of Child Rearing– Yale University

Instructor Certification Mastermind  – mastering  in

  • Teaching SKILLZ
  • Brain SKILLZ
  • Talent SKILLZ
  • Stage of Development for children
  • Parent SKILLZ
  • Class Management


Mrs. Bayer is the mastermind behind all the fun events and activities along with being a primary floor Instructor. With over 19 years training, she loves kids and watching them succeed and grow in their Martial Art journey.

She is also finishing her degree at SEMO in Accounting.


Tony Cain

3rd Dan Black Belt and Instructor& Co-Owner


Certified Chief Instructor – World Tae Kwon Do Association
Integration Specialist – via SKILLZ Worldwide. In short, the “go to” people who are equipped with strategies to help children during camps, classes, and after school activities when they are struggling or need extra attention.

Instructor Certification Mastermind  – mastering  in

  • Teaching SKILLZ
  • Brain SKILLZ
  • Talent SKILLZ
  • Stage of Development for children
  • Parent SKILLZ
  • Class Management


Primary floor Instructor, Mr. Cain has a long and dedicated history in numerous businesses focused on creating, instituting, teaching and training individuals. With 19 years of Martial Arts training, his greatest joy is helping others grow physically and personally with their journey in life.