Family, Fitness & Fun

Martial Way Defense Academy

First week is always free!!! No hidden fees.

Martial Arts changed our lives for the better; let us show you how it can work for you.


We offer classes for the whole family. Travis Morton has almost 20 years of training experience, and no affiliation to the other local Martial Arts programs. We require no contracts. There is no enrollment window (join whenever you like). We offer all the training and testing services at one cost. We have students in all of our class programs' age levels, so joining is friendly -- not intimidating.

Family Discount Rates are available.

  • Youth (ages 7 to 13) – Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 to 6:45 p.m.
  • Adult (ages 13 plus) - Tuesday and Thursdays 7 to 8 p.m.


This curriculum encompasses: Self-Defense, Physical Enrichment, and Mental Growth. We strive to give students the tools and confidence to be better prepared to overcome obstacles in life.


  • $70 per month for Ross-Residents
  • $80 per month for Non-Residents


Our Dragon's program is a fun way of adapting Martial Arts to appeal to younger kids, while being geared towards their energy and focus abilities. We do not force material on Dragons, we use this program to prepare them for their entrance to Youth classes when it is appropriate.

  • Dragons (ages 4 to 6) - Thursdays 5 to 5:45 p.m.
  • $50 per month for Ross-Residents
  • $60 per month for Non-Residents

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RED: Ross Economic Development

Working for Economic and social Stability and Growth in Ross Township.

RED Connect

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming RED luncheon on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. We will have a catered luncheon at the Ross Township Community Center located at 1000 Ross Municipal Center Drive.

After lunch our speaker will be Sergeant Matthew Grubb and his K-9 officers. They will show us some of the activities they have learned during their training. We may also be able to meet the newest canine member of the Ross Police Department. The cost of the lunch is $12 per person payable at the door; cash or checks only. Please be sure to email your RSVP. A notice will be sent to members email accounts. Please call Grace Stanko if you have questions at 412-855-9598.

Northland Public Library

Northland Public Library Kiosk

Did you know you can borrow items from Northland Public Library right at Ross Township’s Community Center? The Kiosks, named NOMAD (which stands for Northland Offsite Modern Alternative Dispenser) contains both children’s and adult books, CDs, and DVDs that can be checked out using any library card issued by Allegheny County. Patrons are also able to return Library items to the book drop conveniently located just outside the main entrance to the Ross Community Center. For information on how to use the NOMAD, view the website.