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Wing Chun Kung Fu


A Chinese street fighting art that was invented by a woman who devised a system of basic leverage and body position to take down a larger or muscular attacker.  This art is devised to end a fight quickly focusing on only hitting the centerline of the human body where majority of the vital points can be found.  Wıng Chun also teaches a student strıkıng, trappıng, and grapplıng ranges and how to transıtıon between them smoothly wıthout effort. The Wıng Chun classes are taught by Sıfu Raja at the Academy.

Through the use of solo forms, training equipment such as the wooden dummy and focus mitts, as well as two man drills, students develop attributes of body coordination, sensitivity and leverage to apply the principles of Wing Chun in all situations including trapping, grappling and punching/kicking.

Muay Thai Boxing / Kickboxing


Muay Thai art is a devastating kickboxing art from Thailand.  It is nicknamed the Science of 8 Limbs because both fists, elbows, knees, and feet art all taught and used in the ring and on the street in this art.  This art contains superior cardio and physical fitness and can create a devastating fighter in a short amount of time. Thai boxers are known for their powerful kicks and strong standing grappling as well.  This art is also taught as a ring art and a self-defense art as well and demands humılıty and extreme dıscıplıne. We at the Academy lıke to promote thıs art to people of all types and not just your “super fıghter ego” type. Thıs art ıs taught by Khun Kru Raja and assisting instructors.   The Raja Academy of Martial Arts is the State of South Carolina Greenville branch for the Thai Boxing Association of the U.S.A. under grandmaster Surachaı “Chai” Surisute. Mr. Raja has received the title of Khun Kru under grandmaster Chai and has been studying the art and sport of Muay Thai since age of 15.

Derobio Escrima


In The Secret Art of Derobio Escrima, Grandmaster Dan Medina will take you on a journey into the lives and history of two of Leyte’s Legendary Men. One was considered to be one of the Philippines most dangerous rebels, a leader of the Pulahan Movement and later a patriot. General Faustino Ablen (aka Papa Ablen). The other was his disciple, Grandmaster Braulio Tomada Pedo, who is not only be remembered for his kindness, physical and spiritual healing, but also for his great ability in Filipino martial arts. In this class, Dan Medina sheds light into the deadliness of this bone and joint crushing art. The Secret Art of Derobio Escrima is the first look into this amazing battle tested art of Derobio Escrima. Not only does it take you through the basics of Derobio Escrima, it also gives you a glimpse into inner workings of countering. This class is created with the student in mind and will take you beyond the basics. It’s designed to walk you through the principles and theories behind striking, blocking, counter attacks and locks. Of great interest is the counter to counter movement of Derobio Escrima, which sets this art apart from other arts. It’s like the standup grappling of the Filipino martial arts with weapons. It teaches you how to move with the opponent’s force, taking and using their energy and flow against them. The stick locks which have made this system famous will make you want to jump out of your skin.

Kali Weaponry


Kali, Filipino based Martial Arts System that teaches how to utilize bladed weapons and sticks. This class is a solely weapon related class that focuses on stick and knife attacks as well as how utilize single and double weapons. Our weaponry system is based on FMA from Guro Dan Inosanto…

The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapon based, but ultimately an empty hand system. The Filipino Martial Arts are drawn from 26 primary sources, the instructors who Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has spent his life training under. With influences such as the late Grandmaster John La Coste, Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto developed a program that introduces students to 12 main areas, including, but not limited to single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, Panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikiran (Filipino kicking methods), Kuntao & Silat.

The Filipino Martial Arts have existed in the United States since the 1500’s, and offer something to benefit everyone. Developed for “mass attack” as well as single opponent confrontations, the training heightens student’s awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools of combat. Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandannas, etc. become effective means of self-defense in the hands of properly trained individuals. Use of left and right hand techniques develop coordination. Drills and techniques taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility and confidence.

Jeet Kune Do (JKD)


MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON. Come in for a free trial class!

Pencak Silat Mande Muda (Silat)


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Uncaged Fitness


Are you ready to get in the best shape of your life? Are you ready to stop saying, “I’ll start my diet/workout routine on Monday” and finally make the change today?
If you’re ready, then I’m ready to help you by taking you through the most unique, intense, and results-driven program you’ll ever experience.

My training style and programing is based on that of the fittest people in the world: Combat Athletes (MMA fighters, grapplers, kickboxers, and boxers). I combine old school, new school, and evidence-based training protocols to create an approach to fitness that will ramp up your metabolism like nothing you’ve ever been exposed to. You’ll be melting fat, building muscle, and relieving stress in no time. Let’s get started.




Capoeira is an afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporates elements of fight, dance, play, acrobatics, strength, flexibility, history, endurance, music, community, friendship and freedom of expression. “It was developed in Brazil mainly by West African descendants with native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known for quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques.” – Wikipedia

Build your strength, coordination, and confidence by doing this fun, yet complete workout. Beyond the workout, you learn discipline, focus and make many new friends from around the globe.

Contra Mestre Neguin has over 25 years experience in this art-form and is eager to share what he has learned. His additional experience and education in Physical education makes this a fun, safe yet challenging workout for anyone. Capoeira goes beyond the workout complete with music and history so that everyone, regardless of physical ability is able to participate at some level. The only way to get in shape for capoeira is to do it.

Professora Risadinha and has trained since 2002 with ASCAB Capoeira under Mestre Doutor. Music and motion have always been integral components of her life, so the synergy of the two found in capoeira was irresistible. Risadinha has had the privilege to have trained and performed all over the United States and internationally. Risadinha has lived in Brazil on two occasions to deepen her study and understanding of the culture, capoeira, music and is fluent in Portuguese.

Dragon Warriors MMA (9-12)


Our Junior Dragons classes learn exactly what we teach to our adults but in a more kid friendly way. Our kids learn Wing Chun Kung Fu, Muay Thai / Western Boxing, MMA Ground Fighting, and Kali Weaponry fighting skills as well as learn the knowledge and culture behind these arts. Come in for a free trial class!

Tiger Warriors (5-8)


We even have classes for younger kids to create healthy foundations in the martial arts as well as instill self confidence, self esteem, and prepare them for early pre/elementary school. Our younger kids learn more than just punching and kicking and learn discipline and rules that can be applied at both home and school to help them build brighter futures. Come in for a free trial class!

Private Lessons


Private lessons are also available in our “Open Gym” slot tıme or at a time convenient to the instructors. This is more suitable for those who are not comfortable with a class atmosphere, military personnel/law enforcement, pro/amateur fighters, or anyone who prefers one on one physical fitness or martial arts training with any of our instructors at the Academy by appointment. For more ınformatıon please see Sıfu/Khun Kru/Guru Raja, Kru Hafez Hakim, Coach Vince Seabrook, Instructor Josh Skinner, Instructor Sonya Browning, Instructor “Stick-Chick” Sajah Medina, or Grandmaster Dan Medina to set up a free trıal appointment! Price vary for private lessons.

Women’s Fitness Groups


Our Women’s Fitness Kickboxing is where fitness and kickboxing are combined. Together, it makes for a great, fun workout! This class is focused on toning the body, building stamina and endurance, and at the same time learning how to use 8 limbs of your body from Muay Thai. Whether you’re trying to loose weight, or just want to work out in a fun and easy atmosphere with 6 of our heavy bags to hit on, our program is right for you! Prepare for a super cardio workout that will Thai kick you into shape and trim you up in no time! As for Women’s FMA class, it’s designed to walk you through the principles and theories behind striking, blocking, counter attacks and locks. It’s like the standup grappling of the Filipino martial arts with weapons. It teaches you how to move with the opponent’s force, taking and using their energy and flow against them. Come sign up and see what the fun is all about! For more “females only” information, please see Instructor Sonya Browning or Instructor “Stick Chick” Sajah Medina.  Otherwise see Sıfu/Khun Kru/Guru Raja, Kru Hafez Hakim, Coach Vince Seabrook, or Coach Josh Skinner!

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