Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy is a Unique, Mixed Martial Art Program based on Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Celtic Martial Arts. Located in Bradenton, Florida behind Manatee Community College, we are the premier martial arts school in the Bradenton-Sarasota area! With over 25 years of teaching experience, Ancient Ways continues to help people learn to protect themselves and better deal with the stress and dangers in our modern world.
At our school you’ll find a staff of certified, professional instructors ready to guide you to reach your full potential, in a friendly, uplifting and positive manner. Our instructors have been trained domestically and overseas and continue to receive the latest training in teaching skills and self defense techniques. We don’t teach martial arts, we teach people. You will be treated like a person, not a number, receiving personal attention and encouragement while progressing at your own pace. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, we have a program that will fit your schedule. Men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds are happy students at our schools. Real martial arts, for real people in the real world.
Ancient Ways is proud to have American Top Team MMA Level 1 MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Training
Certified ATT Instructors. The American Top Team is like a ‘Family’ and when you join you become a member of that family, working out together, encouraging each other, training and helping each other, this has been the reason ATT is as big and successful as it is.
The training consists of the following:
* Striking – Muay Thai & Boxing. Movement, control, striking with hands, feet, elbows, knees and shins.
* Clinch & Takedowns – Wrestling. Grips, pummeling, shoot fighting, takedowns, Control, movement, sprawling, defense.
* Ground – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Positions, transitioning and submissions, back to back each class.