Welcome to Blue Wave Martial Arts and Fitness
During the government mandated isolation in response to COVID-19 we have temporilarly moved all our of our classes to Zoom online video conferencing. Ask us about our virtual memberships during this time.
Traditional Martial Arts Instruction
Training for the entire family ages three to adult.
Karate Kubs Preschool Classes
Traditional Martial Arts Training
Self Defense Seminars
Fast Paced Fitness Classes, Top Notch Personal Training & Yoga
Highly Qualified Instructors
Fitness Instruction Middle School to Adult
Early Morning Boot Camp
Family Team Building Events
Corporate Fit & Fun Team Building
Customized Fitness or Martial Arts Events
Great for family reunions, professional team building events, parties, celebrations, or fundraisers.
Youth Martial Arts Birthday Parties
Corporate Fit & Fun Team Building
Fun Fitness Competition Parties! Adults & Teens
Fitness Fundraising Events
Martial Arts Demonstrations
Blue Wave Instructors
Qualified Dedicated Instructors
Owner & Head Fitness & Martial Arts Instructor
Tammy's journey into Martial Arts and fitness started because of her children. Out of shape, almost 30 years old and trying to keep up with her two young children made her quickly realize a change was needed. So one day she decided to stop smoking, (yep I did that) and started running. About two years later she ran her first half marathon, and began martial arts training with her children.
Quickly she realized that her active lifestyle and martial arts training opened doors to an avenue for stress relief, happiness, confidence, and not just the ability to keep up with her children, but to run circles around them! So, Tammy decided to open Blue Wave Edwardsville to share this experience with the community she grew up in.
Yoga Instructor & Admin
Donna Bartley is a 200 hour vinyasa trained yoga instructor. She has been teaching for 3 years, and is still a student of yoga herself. Donna continues to expand her knowledge by attending classes and workshops whenever possible. Donna believes yoga is a way of life and more than just what you do on the mat. Donna has taught all types of yoga from vinyasa flow to chair yoga. She has also taught Doga classes where students bring their dogs and have a unique bonding experience with them through yoga. When not teaching, Donna enjoys time with her family. Which includes her 2 sons and 2 granddaughters.
Buti Yoga Instructor
Chandra's love and appreciation for movement and dance are limitless. She has been dancing since a young child and has always wanted to find a way to share her love for it. The practice of Yoga presented itself in her college years and she was immediately hooked.
Once she heard of Buti Yoga in 2018 she was compelled to become certified and learn more about the practice. This practice combines her personality and passion and her hope is to uplift others to be the best version of themselves while encouraging that deep and positive connection.
Buti Yoga is a practice of going within to discover your true power and full potential. Its more than just a workout. Its a combination of dynamic yoga fused with primal movement and deep abdominal engagement. It is cardio intensive allowing you to tap in and sweat with intention while transforming your mind, body and soul.
Come join our tribe...we are waiting for you!
Drew Dintelmann graduated from Western Illinois University in 2001 with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. He became a Certified Athletic Trainer in June of 2001.
In 2004 he furthered his credentials by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists. Drew is currently a physician extender for BJC Sports Medicine and Orthopedics which provides team physician services to SIUE and the majority of Madison County high schools.
From 2001 to 2016 Drew served as the Head Athletic Trainer for Edwardsville High School overseeing 27 varsity sports.
Concurrent to his service at Edwardsville, Drew was also a clinical instructor for McKendree University’s athletic training program. He has covered major sporting events such as Prairie State Games, State Games of America, and the USTA Future’s tennis tournament.
Drew began his love for sports and fitness as a high school soccer and track athlete. In college he was a competitive power lifter earning a few school records.
During his time as a competitive lifter, Drew learned the important correlation between performance and nutrition. His passion for building healthier, stronger athletes continues today.
Strength Conditioning Coach
Jessica fell in love with fitness when she was in high school. Before this she thought being super lean and eating a restricted diet was healthy.
Fitness helped her realize that being healthy is more than just how lean you are. Fitness thow well you can move and how well you feel while moving. I enjoy teaching people about fitness and also helping them reach their goals.
Interest: Snowboarding, high intensity training, playing with my dogs, hiking and eating.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Student at SIUE getting an undergrad in Exercise Science and plan on getting a masters in exercise physiology/psychology
Blue Wave Martial Arts and Fitness News
Special Events & Announcements
Blue Wave News
July 16th 2018
Blue Wave Blog - Essential Oils, Buti Yoga, Touch - a - Truck, Food Drive, Tournament, Training Nights, Halloween Parade, Support Our Local 5k's, Bring your own bottle or cup. Main School Training Nights