Martial Arts in Mount Holly

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Helmed by Doug Brafford, who has more than 30 years of martial arts training, Ultimate Gym teaches its members with a deep authority and pool of expertise. They guide clients through efforts to build muscle, improve self-defense skills, and increase their self-confidence with a wide variety of fitness classes. A skilled team of trainers and teachers draws from training ranging from invitation-only jiu-jitsu circles to hundreds of hours of aerial-silk instruction. They leverage that surfeit of experience to help students hone their minds and bodies through functional Qi Gong, or the cardio and strength-training of a boxing regimen.

Between the gritty brick walls of the lofty gym space, the staff teaches students the diverse selection of drills, kicks, and blocks movements. These practices range from the hyper-accurate kicks and knee-strikes of Muay Thai to Russian Systema's weapon disarming, spatial awareness, and physically exhausting literary masterpieces.

401 E 35th St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Kim School of Tae Kwon Do doesn't require its students to fit into a specific mold. The school's instructors have plenty of knowledge to share with beginners and advanced students alike. It's here where Grandmaster Ju Hun Kim uses his 9th Dan Black Belt certification to help participants develop martial arts skills while boosting their self-confidence. A team of talented supporting instructors are also eager to work with students one-on-one in effort to further hone their burgeoning craft. While their chosen martial art is intended as a self-defense tool, classes at the school can also help tone muscles, improve flexibility, and relieve stress.

2250 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

  • Royce Gracie Black-belt instructor Steve Hall still competes and referees matches
  • The school teaches BJJ, Judo, self-defense, wrestling, and submission wrestling
  • Students learn at their own pace with drills and sparring
  • Programs for kids and adults

8421 Old Statesville Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US