The styles we teach at SFC are Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Boxing, Kodakan Judo, Atienza Kali, Wrestling, 10th Planet No Gi Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. We have a versatile schedule of classes for adults and teens. We have Boxing and Jiu Jitsu classes available for youth Ages 6-12. Whether you are a person that has never done martial arts or a professional fighter, we have the class for you.
Our classes are only taught by experienced coaches and are operated in a high-energy, positive, family environment.
The benefits of martial arts training are endless so contact us today to begin this wonderful self journey. Call today and receive a FREE Introductory lesson. Feel free to browse our website and we look forward to seeing you soon!
MMA: Muay Thai, Cardio Kickboxing, and Boxing
In essence, our program is a MMA (Mixed Martial Art) that combines some of the world’s most proven self-defense techniques against armed and unarmed threats. Our focus is on Muay Thai (”The Science of Eight Limbs”), which teaches its practitioner how to use almost any part of their body as a weapon. This includes technical boxing, powerful kicks, and devastating elbows & knees. In addition, Kali (Filipino stick & knife), Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian grappling/ground defense), and Jeet Kune Do concepts (Bruce Lee’s way of fighting) are incorporated into the MMA program.
The SFC Martial Arts program is a constantly growing self-defense system. Like many other martial arts, our system appears to be mostly physical, but through consistent training, the practitioner learns that their mind and spirit are also heavily involved. Only our students know the feeling. Coach Frank Maryska teaches both our Muay Thai and Cardio Kickboxing classes. Call us today to schedule a free introductory lesson.
10th Planet Jiujitsu
We are happy to say that we have the first No Gi 10th Planet program in Georgia at our facility. This type of Jiujitsu was developed by Eddie Bravo in 2003 after he received his black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado. Our Head Instructor is Sean Applegate, Black Belt under Eddie Bravo. Accompanied by Assistant Instructor and Brown belt, Chase Hannah. You will not need a Traditional Gi uniform or a colored belt for this class. They implement Rash Guard colors for Ranks instead. They are a competition crew that is focused on submissions but may still attend point tournaments for experience and improvements.
Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the only self-defense system in the world that effectively deals with self-defense on the ground. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man, woman, or child, nor does it matter if you are small, weak, strong, or “over the hill,” Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will give you the tools to defend yourself in a real world attack. Founder Professor Helio Gracie is the mastermind behind Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At 135 lbs. Grandmaster Helio modified the traditional jiu-jitsu to work based on technique and leverage rather than speed and strength. He is the father of the famous Ultimate Fighting Champion Royce Gracie.
“Jiu-jitsu is first and foremost an art of combat, all the improvements that I made were with the goal of maintaining that objective.”
– Grand Master Helio Gracie
At SFC we focus on the student and their personal progression through proper instruction in a fun and friendly environment. Every program we offer at SFC, including our Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, offers the practitioner an opportunity to get in shape and lose those few extra pounds.
Judo is many things to different people. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. It is all of these and more.
Kodokan Judo comes to us from the fighting system of feudal Japan. Founded in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Dr. Kano, President of the University of Education, Tokyo, studied these ancient forms and integrated what he considered to be the best of their techniques into what is now the modern sport of Judo.
For more information on our Judo program come and try a class! Coach Gerry and our staff would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Striker Fight Center offers the very best of instruction in Wing Chun. Some Wing Chun practitioners believe that the person with better body structure will win. A correct Wing Chun stance is like a piece of bamboo, firm but flexible, rooted but yielding. This structure is used to either deflect external forces or redirect them.
Balance is related to structure because a well-balanced body recovers more quickly from stalled attacks and structure is maintained. Wing Chun trains the awareness of one’s own body movement derived from muscular, tendon, and articular sources. Performing Wing Chun’s forms such as Chum Kiu or the Wooden Dummy form greatly improve proprioception. Wing Chun favours a high, narrow stance with the elbows kept close to the body. Within the stance, arms are positioned across the vitals of the centerline. All attacks and counter-attacks are initiated from this firm, stable base. Wing Chun rarely compromises structure for more powerful attacks because this is believed to create defensive openings which may be exploited.
All that being said, the best way to learn Wing Chun is to come participate in class. Steven Broughman, a black sash in Wing Chun Kung Fu, is our chief instructor. Try a free week of training and attend our Wing Chun class today!
Youth Mixed Martial Arts
Striker Fight Center’s kids MMA program is a fun and competitive environment for ages 6-12. With an emphasis on youth grappling they will be learning the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. The kids will also learn the basic striking and defensive positions for self defense. Our SFC kids learn discipline and a confidence known only to those that practice martial arts. Bring your kids in today for a free introductory lesson today!
Youth Boxing is taught in an upbeat, exciting, on your feet, and focused environment with Coach Junior and Coach Elijah who are both Pro Boxers. Both of them live and breath the sport of Boxing. They instill a sense of confidence and teach our young discipline all while having fun!
What is Atienza Kali?
Atienza Kali is a Filipino weapons-based system conceptualized here in the States vs. at home on the island. Kali was taught to the Atienza Tuhons (Allain, Carl, & Darryl) by their father (Edgar “Butch” Atienza) and largely focused on multi-opponent combat; how to fight a group and how to fight in a group were some principle concepts.
Many of the differences in this system are truly seen during the transfer of knowledge. Where many traditional drills repeat with no end, AK teaches the students how to evolve their movement, many times injecting the knowledge without the students even knowing that the transfer of knowledge is being communicated. AK uses systems such as Targeting Chains and Evolutions. Targeting Chains allow student to correctly identify proper targets on the body. Repetition of this helps with muscle memory and action to turn into reaction. Once established the TC’s are then practiced in motion; this helps the student apply the movements in coordination with the blade further enhanced by performing with footwork in an hourglass formation. All of this is practiced prior to a two man evolution where the particular TC is broken down between two people. Evolutions are based off of specific fighter types. This enables a student to feel how an exchange can take place. There are multiple evolutions all with a specific purpose during a student’s course of study. Through out the course of study students will learn Mass Attack Strategies, Projectiles, Force Anchor Strategy, and Fighter types. This heavily influenced system pays tribute to those who have fought many battles.
What are fighter types?
AK practitioners identify opponents due to their particular styles/movements. AK identifies 12 fighter types:
1- one count
2- two count
3- deflection counter
4- attack in combinations
7- redirector same level
8- redirector level change
9- centerline jumper
10- low-line attacker
12- AK force anchor strategist