Martial arts

“if we must fight, we have no excuse for not fighting well.” 
- TE Lawrence

Edge Effect offers Kickboxing and Judo for well-rounded fighting and self defense skills. Private training for these arts as well Karate (Okinawan Goju and Shorin ryu), is also available.

We also host  classes in Japanese Jodo and Iaido by Staunton Kendo. Please contact them directly for more info about their programs.

Students are expected to maintain good hygiene, and abide by the principles of mutual benefit and mutual respect. Abusive behavior will not be tolerated. 




Class Descriptions:


Monday and Wednesday 7-8 pm, Saturday at 10 am. Our Kickboxing program integrates offensive and defensive skills from the striking arts and sports without being bound by the limitations of any particular one.  Training focuses on the use of punches, kicks, knees and elbows for self defense from long range to the clinch. This isn't "cardio kickboxing", but students can expect to burn 600-800 calories per class! Classes include technical development, conditioning, partner drills, live sparring and rounds on the bags and mitts. Conditioning aspects rotate to improve endurance, power, agility, and injury prevention.  All experience and ability levels welcome. Training involves controlled contact.

Required personal equipment: (loaner gloves are available for a trial class)

  • 12-16 oz gloves, hand wraps. Open-palm MMA style gloves recommended too.

  • Shin guards, mouth guard

  • CLEAN wrestling/boxing shoes if needed, barefoot is otherwise required for kickboxing




Saturdays 9:15-11ish. Sharpen distancing, timing, targeting, attack and defense against resistance in technical drills and sparring. Participants can review the week's material, combine striking, throwing and ground work, or drill specific techniques and scenarios. Class is not open to drop-in participation- participants need to be gym members or contact the instructor beforehand.

9:15-10 is Judo and grappling only, 10-11:15 is striking and mixed arts.


Required personal equipment:

  • 14-16 oz boxing gloves, MMA style gloves, hand wraps

  • Shin guards, mouth guard, cup




Monday, Wednesday at 6 pm, Saturday at 9:15 am. Judo is a martial art and combat sport known for its powerful throws, takedowns and fast-paced ground work. This combination of skills has made it a foundation for modern self-defense and increasingly important for MMA and BJJ competition. Judo's techniques are ideal for taking opponents to the ground while staying on your feet, transitioning seamlessly from throws to grappling, and defending standing holds and clinches.  Classes include training in core techniques in gi and no-gi variations, newaza (ground grappling), and include randori/free sparring (ie., grappling rather than striking). This fundamentals class operates under the oversight of Field Spicer sensei of the Franklin County Judo Club.

Judo involves body contact and fallsStudents must demonstrate/learn good falling skills before participating.

We're seeking an experienced dan grade to lead this program!

Required personal equipment:

  • Blue or white Judo or BJJ gi, clean t-shirt or rash guard

  • Mouth guard recommended



"HE laughs last who hits hardest."

- jack dempsey




In memory of Robert Miller

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Google Places Social Icon