How CMA all began…

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 from their very first tournament!

While competing in the SC Sport Karate Circuit, CMA students won over DOZENS SC STATE TITLES in EVERY DIVISION FROM WHITE BELT TO BLACK BELT before the SC Sport Karate Circuit faded away.  CMA students won STATE TITLES 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)

Since 2006, CMA has had fighters, youth and adult, in the ring competing in Kickboxing, Modified Muay Thai, Muay Thai, and MMA.  In just under 7 years of competing with the top fighters in the south and the WORLD, CMA has had fighters win the following:

GEORGIA FIGHTERS CRITIC’S CHOICE  TRAINER OF THE YEAR 2015

GEORGIA FIGHTERS PEOPLE’S CHOICE GYM OF THE YEAR 2014

GEORGIA FIGHTERS PEOPLE’S CHOICE TRAINER OF THE YEAR 2014

GEORGIA FIGHTERS CRITIC’S CHOICE  TRAINER OF THE YEAR 2014

GEORGIA FIGHTERS PEOPLE’S CHOICE MALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR 2014

GEORGIA FIGHTERS PEOPLE’S CHOICE BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR 2014

GEORGIA FIGHTERS CRITIC”S CHOICE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR 2014

US SE ISKA LIGHTWEIGHT MMA CHAMPION

US ISKA WELTERWEIGHT MUAY THAI  CHAMPION

US ISKA LIGHTWEIGHT KICKBOXING  CHAMPION

ISKA GEORGIA STATE WOMEN’S KICKBOXING  CHAMPION

IKF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MUAY THAI  WORLD  CHAMPION

IKF MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT MUAY THAI WORLD  CHAMPION

IKF JUNIOR GIRL’S MUAY THAI WORLD  CHAMPION

IKF JUNIOR BOY’S MUAY THAI WORLD  CHAMPION

IKF JUNIOR BOY’S MUAY THAI WORLD  CHAMPION

IKF JUNIOR BOY’S NOVICE MUAY THAI WORLD  CHAMPION

IKF JUNIOR BOY’S NOVICE MUAY THAI WORLD CHAMPION

IKF JUNIOR BOY’S NOVICE INTERNATIONAL RULES WORLD CHAMPION

WKA JUNIOR GIRL’S K-1  CHAMPION

WKA JUNIOR BOY’S K-1  CHAMPION

WKA JUNIOR BOY’S GLORY RULES  CHAMPION

USMTA FEATHERWEIGHT FULL RULES MUAY THAI  CHAMPION

USMTA LIGHT WEIGHT MUAY THAI TOURNAMENT CHAMPION

USMTA FEATHERWEIGHT MUAY THAI TOURNAMENT CHAMPION

GFC FLYWEIGHT(125 LBS) MMA CHAMPION

GFC BANTAMWEIGHT(135 LBS) MMA  CHAMPION

GFC LIGHTWEIGHT(155 LBS) MMA CHAMPION

GFC MIDDLEWEIGHT(185 LBS) MMA  CHAMPION

GFC LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT(205 LBS) MMA CHAMPION

IT FIGHT SERIES(CHICAGO) LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT (205 LBS) MMA CHAMPION

USFFC FEATHERWEIGHT (145 LBS) MMA CHAMPION

Along with countless winners/competitors at grappling tournaments, including NAGA, CMA has proven that we create champions in ALL areas of ringed combat & self defense.