Contemporary Martial Arts in Hartwell was hit by an unexpected 8-10 inches of rain on September 8th, 2014 that accumulated within 2-3 hours and then overtook every square inch of our building. Our mats were soaked through and through and now we are left with bare concrete. To replace the mats will cost around $25, 000. We were denied a claim because it was considered a “flood”, so we will have to come “out of pocket” in order to...
CMA Monroe will open their doors Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 and we are inviting you to the Karate Demo in downtown Monroe held on Friday, September 5th in order to celebrate and raise awareness!!! If you live in or around the Monroe area, PLEASE stop by and check it out! First Degree Black Belt Dave Martin and his wife Kim are AWESOME instructors and they will be teaching the same WORLD CLASS junior programs that we offer at our Hartwell location! Pre K...
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 CMA had two fighters on a fight card at NFC 67, Brandon Webb and Jay Gray. Brandon took this fight on a 3 day’s notice at a higher weight class than he has ever fought as an adult. Brandon landed some spectacular slams and takedowns, while his opponent did a great job landing heavy knees while they were pressed up against the cage. In the end though, it was Brandon’s slams/takedowns and ground/pound that won him the...
CMA Black Belt Brandon Cawthon wins the adult 145 lbs Muay Thai World Title in Orlando, Florida along with CMA Junior Black Belt Bryce Esco winning the 114 lbs Junior Boy’s Muay Thai World Title! Alex Maxwell, another CMA junior fighter, also fought at the IKF World Classic. Alex won his semi-final bout and unfortunately lost in the finals. Alex is now ranked number 2 in the world! Great job CMA fighters! You always make us proud in and out...
Saturday, June 28th Jay Gray stepped back into the cage to fight for the 185 lbs NFC Championship belt. Jay’s opponent was more than just a formidable opponent and it was a tough battle, but Jay was able to secure a takedown in the 3rd round and won by mounted ground and pound when the referee stopped the fight just a little over a minute after the round started. Congratulations to Jay!!!
Creating CHAMPIONS in AND outof the ring since 1996!
Chuck and Carolina opened Contemporary Martial Arts, Inc. in 1996. Along with Carolina’s 2 children, Dave Martin and Tanya Martin(now Mrs. Tanya Hudson!), Chuck and Carolina laid down the foundation for what is now considered one of the best, most complete martial arts’ curriculum for kids/adults in the southeast. Competing in sport karate, grappling and full contact kickboxing tournaments, CMA was raising eyebrows at EVERY tournament!
While competing in the SC Sport Karate Circuit, CMA students won over TWO DOZEN SC STATE TITLES in EVERY DIVISION FROM WHITE BELT TO BLACK BELT in freestyle forms, traditional forms, musical forms, weapon forms, musical weapon forms, and point sparring!
It only took 3 short years for Contemporary Martial Arts, Inc.(CMA) to be ranked by NBL/SKIL as one of the TOP 25 SPORT KARATE SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD, coming in at #15! The next 4 years CMA was ranked in the TOP 25 SPORT KARATE SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD as well, and the last year CMA competed in sport karate, we were ranked #12! During the short time CMA competed in sport karate, we produced well OVER A DOZEN WORLD CHAMPIONS in freestyle forms, traditional forms, musical forms, weapon forms, musical weapon forms, and point sparring.
In 2014, CMA opened its second location in Monroe, Georgia. The owners/head instructors are CMA’s FIRST black belt Dave Martin, his wife Kim and daughter Lilly. (129 North Wayne St., Monroe, Ga 30655)Learn More
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