DC Open From Grappling Industries

DC Open From Grappling Industries

“Lots of fun at the DC Open from Grappling Industries! Everybody crushed it, lots of good wins and shiny things. God blessed me with gold at 170 pound expert, and silver in open weight absolute expert. Thank you to all the coaches teammates and sponsors…couldn’t do this without my team Ram family! To God be the glory!”

-Coach Caleb McAllister

Coach Caleb brought home gold, in 170 expert, and silver in open weight absolute expert. Tim took gold both Gi and no Gi. Hardy took bronze at white belt after only a few months training, going against more experienced opponents.

Why Martial Arts

If your kids are bouncing off the walls you may want to consider a good martial arts program before you pull your hair out. Activities like karate and self-defense training are fun ways for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. The martial arts help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, according to an article by Modern Families it has been found that many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.

The Best Martial Arts Schools in America

Selecting the Best Martial Arts School

In January, 2015 Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts owner Jamie Ridgeway was featured in an article by LiveStrong.com called “The Best Martial Arts Schools in America”.  The goal of the article was to outline the important factors when finding the best martial arts school for you or your child to attend.  Choosing a martial arts school to train yourself or your child is an important decision.  There are many factors to consider like:

  1. Location
  2. Instructor(s)
  3. Personal Development
  4. Martial Arts Disciplines and Styles
  5. Price
  6. Intangibles

This quick guide attempts to outline the key factors in finding the right school for you. For children and families, martial arts instruction should primarily be focused on personal development – rather than just the fighting disciplines. At RAM we want you to become a black-belt in life!

The Best Martial Arts Schools in America

As Published in LiveStrong.com January 28, 2015 | By Joseph McAllister

Best Martial Arts Schools in AmericaFinding the best martial arts school to join is a daunting task, especially since most U.S. cities accommodate a variety of schools that teach all different styles of martial arts. Simply selecting schools that have won the most awards, have the largest student body or train the most successful competitors could easily lead you to join a school that is not even close to meeting your particular needs. Simply looking for the “best” martial arts school is not really a helpful or applicable goal; rather, you should look for the best martial arts school — for you.

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Renaissance Announces Roufusport Kickboxing Affiliation

Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts Announces Affiliation With Roufusport Kickboxing Association.

July 28, 2014 – Renaissance Academy is pleased to announce our affiliate membership in the Roufusport Kickboxing Association (RKA).

Starting August 1st RAM will begin to implement RKA’s curriculum and level ranking system into our course offerings. This is the same time-tested and proven curriculum that 4-Time World Kickboxing Champion and legendary martial artist Duke Roufus, coach of UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, developed and has been using in his academies for over 20 years. RAM was founded in 2000 and offers instruction in JKD, Muay Thai Kickboxing, CSW, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Judo, Karate and Capoeira. Offering classes for children and adults. “I’m thoroughly excited about the opportunity to bring the Roufusport method of martial arts to Renaissance Academy,” says Duke Roufus. “We’ve got an incredible program going at Roufusport and I can’t wait to start working with Jamie Ridgeway and their dedicated staff at RAM. If you’re serious about Martial Arts, you owe it to yourself to stop in RAM and see the program in action. Then you’ll understand why I feel it truly is the best available anywhere.” For more information on Renaissance Academy and the Roufusport Kickboxing program, please visit www.ramarts.com You can also find us on Facebook at Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts. We can also be reached at (434) 846-5425 Duke Roufus is one of the most recognizable striking coaches in North America, and is considered to be one of the top trainers of Muay Thai Kickboxing outside of Thailand. Roufus also runs the Roufusport Fight Club team, which includes UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, along with UFC stars Erik “New Breed” Koch, Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis, Dustin Ortiz and Mike “Biggie” Rhodes, in addition to Olympic wrestler, former Bellator Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion and current One FC star Ben “Funky” Askren and current WSOF Featherweight Champion Rick “Gladiator” Glenn.

Former students include former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 1 star Stephan Bonnar, TUF Season 19 winner Corey Anderson, and UFC veterans Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione, Ben Rothwell and Jesse Lennox.
About Roufusport Kickboxing Association
Roufusport Kickboxing helps schools take their Martial Arts Academy’s Striking Program to the next level and well beyond by choosing a select group of affiliate members for the Roufusport Kickboxing Association (RKA). World Champion Kickboxer, Legendary Coach and Owner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s famous Roufusport MMA Academy, Master Duke Roufus, welcomes the opportunity to teach the proven “Roufusport Kickboxing” method in your school.


About Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts
Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts is the finest school in the Lynchburg area, dedicated to making your Martial Arts experience enjoyable and satisfying. Our instructors are the best. They have studied and trained for years to qualify as part of the Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts Team, and their primary goal is to assist you in being the best you can be.

Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts Selected for Best of Lynchburg Award

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — The Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts was selected for the Best of Lynchburg Award in the Judo & Karate category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.