With well over 2 dozen junior AND adult WORLD CHAMPIONS in karate as well as Muay Thai/Kickboxing, we also have regional, state, and national CHAMPIONS in MMA and Muay Thai/Kickboxing.

CMA was one of the first karate schools to start incorporating grappling as well as a full contact kickboxing program within our curriculum making it a more complete self defense program with the added benefits of the traditional Japanese martial arts.

Contemporary Martial Arts accepts NEW STUDENTS the first week of EACH month, ALL YEAR ROUND!

Call (706) 376-5544 TODAY so you too can be a member of the CURRENT Georgia Fighters Gym of the Year!!

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Gym of the Year!

On Saturday, January 24, Chuck attended the Georgia Fighters’ Awards Banquet with Jay Gray and Brandon Webb.

NFC 185 lbs AND NFC 205 lbs Champion Jay Gray won Critic’s Choice Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.

Brandon Webb won People’s Choice Breakthrough Fighter of the Year AND Male Fighter of the Year THEN went on later that night to fight UP A WEIGHT CLASS and WIN the NFC 155 lbs title!(CMA now has THREE NFC Titles in HARTWELL!)

Contemporary Martial Arts, Inc. won People’s Choice Gym of the Year!

Chuck won Critic’s Choice AND People’s Choice Trainer of the Year!

Chuck would like to thank Carolina Cawthon for believing in him and their business, his stepson Dave Martin and stepdaughter Tanya Hudson who helped start a solid foundation for thier FAMILY business, EVERY student that has EVER walked through our doors since 1996, ALL the past and current parents who support CMA, ALL those who voted online, and to all of Chuck’s peers who voted for me in the “Critic’s Choice”.

An additional THANK YOU goes to Adam Singer and Rory Singer from The HardCore GYm who helped Chuck get started in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Muay Thai/MMA, opened their doors whenever he wanted to come train, who CONTINUE to be there for him and CMA fighters, and more importantly have become more than just friends.

And also to Scott Hicks, Blake Grice and Brian Roberson for their help throughout the years in Muay Thai.


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Start the NEW YEAR off with a KICK!

Because of such an overwhelming demand for it, CMA will be accepting new students THROUGHOUT the month of January!  PLEASE take advantage of this RARE opportunity and come on in to sign up for classes!  ALL AGES! ALL PROGRAMS!  Ages 4 & up.

Call NOW to set up an appointment at CMA Hartwell!  (706)376-5544

*This SPECIAL OFFER also includes our second location in Monroe, Georgia!  Call head instructor Dave Martin for more details:  (706)308-7215

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Contemporaray Martial Arts Holiday Schedule

Stripe testing will be Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25.

CMA will be CLOSED Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30th for Thanksgiving Holidays.

We will resume classes Monday, December 1st.

Saturday, December 20th will be BELT TESTING for ALL students.  Age 4 through Adults.

  • 8:00am-Pre K Lil Dragons
  • 8:45am-K-2nd Grade Lil Dragons
  • 10:00am-3rd Grade and up Juniors(white belts through brown belts)
  • 12:00pm-ALL adults(white belts through brown belts)  *CMA will have TWO students testing for their BLACK BELTS!

December Holiday Schedule:

CLOSED:  Monday, December 22 through Sunday, December 28th.

CMA WILL HAVE CLASSES ON Monday, December 29th AND TUESDAY, December 30th!

CMA will be CLOSED on Wednesday, December 31st and Thursday, January 1st AND also Saturday, January 3, 2015.



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CMA’s Annual Holiday Sale!!

Saturday, November 15

8:00am-11:00am(THREE HOURS ONLY!!)


You can place your holiday gift order whether you are student or friend at the Hartwell location OR the Monroe location!
*In Hartwell, just talk to Chuck
*In Monroe, just talk to Dave or Kim

(gloves, headgear, shinguards, etc)

10% off of EVERYTHING from $1-$199!
15% off of EVERYTHING from $200-$399!
20% off of EVERYTHING $400 and above!

*$10 shipping on all regular items
*$20 shipping on all bo staffs, bags or other large items

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Come train at Contemporary Martial Arts! Now with TWO locations!

Contemporary Martial Arts has been bringing WORLD CLASS self defense instruction to Hartwell for OVER 18 YEARS and now we are pleased to do the same for the city of Monroe and Walton County!

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 Lil Dragons, K-2nd Grade Lil Dragons, 3rd Grade through 8th Grade Junior Karate, and also Adult Karate!

You can contact Coach Dave by phone (706)308-7215 or on Facebook:                                                        

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BELT TESTING Saturday, September 27th!

ATTENTION PARENTS: Bring the kids out THIS SATURDAY, September 27th to Hart County Middle School for a morning of “Jumpin’ and Kickin'”! CMA will have a bouncy house and an inflatable basketball game for those lookin’ to show off their “hoop skills”!($5/child) Also, inside the gym will be CMA’s belt tests going on for the public to come watch FOR FREE and CMA Monroe will be doing concessions as well! The fun starts at 8am and goes until 1pm!! COME ONE, COME ALL!!

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