Blalock’s International Martial Arts & Boxing, located in East Ridge, Tennessee, offers instruction in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Karate/Kickboxing, Women’s Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts training. Chet Blalock is the owner of Blalock’s International Martial Arts and Boxing, and was he was the first American to be promoted to Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (January 2004, Allan Góes) in the state of Tennessee. He is a sixth degree black belt in Joe Lewis Fighting Systems and a fully certified instructor of Muay Thai, Boxing, Jun Fan JKD and Eskrima.


  • Rampage says:

    Blalocks IMB is the top MMA school in the Chattanooga area. It is an outstanding gym. There is gear for every student in the gym and tons of knowledge amongst the trainers to be passed to the students. Chet Blalock the owner, is an excellent coach and great fighter. Being the first black belt in BJJ in the state of Tennessee, Chet has the knowledge and skill to bring your game to another level. If your looking for a great gym to learn how to evolve as an MMA fighter look no further then Blalocks IMB.


  • I have always wanted to be a MMA Fighter it is my dream and passion and i also promised my best friend that passed away on october,3,2009 that i would acomplish this goal and dream that i always think of i will train really hard and listen to everything that i need to know my number is 423-355-9419 or 423-838-9983 and i live in eastridge just please help me completete my dream and promise.I am 21 but am willing to go the distance if needed to be. Thanks. Sincerly,William Sabec.

  • John Doe says:

    The location and facility itself is run down and beat up. Chet does not teach any classes himself, and puts in the new member in with the amateur MMA fighters, who go on to just beat the new guy up. Chet also seems to be an egocentric gym owner, and despite what his credentials might say, he is a horrible coach for anyone who does not seek to become a professional MMA fighter. Would not recommend this gym to anyone who wanted to actually learn a martial arts or any self-defense.

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