Would you like to get into the best shape in your life? MMA fighters are the best conditioned athletes in the world. Our Executive MMA fitness program will get you into great shape without all the bruises and hard knocks. This is a Fitness class for Men and Women both. The class involves, Bag work, Kettle bells, rip cords, body weight exercises, and special training that only MMA fighters use. Call today and get started!
At Hatchers Martial Arts we offer classes for ALL ages starting at age Three(3). Our Isshinryu Karate classes are well rounded, self defense classes. Our students learn the best and most effective self defense available. We pride ourselves with a top quality program that is proven effective to increase fitness, respect, sportsmanship, self discipline and awareness. Check out our list of classes below:
At Hatchers Martial Arts We are Specialist at Working with Kids, We offer several Children’s Programs for Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Bring your child for a FREE class and see why we are the Best Martial Arts school in the Area. Children at Hatchers Martial Arts are required to Obey their Parents and Elders, Keep their Rooms clean and Make passing grades in School. This is our requirements for Belt advancement as well as the Martial Arts curriculum.
At Hatchers Martial Arts we help children and Teens grow into our Adults for the future.
Gracie/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Our BJJ classes are instructed by Black belt Brad Hatcher. Brad has studied BJJ since 1994 with the Gracie family. Brad is the 1st American to ever recieve a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in TN. &a 2 time Pan Am medalist.
If your training in another style of Martial Arts other than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, come by for a free class and see the effectiveness of our style.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
MMA (mixed Martial Arts) or NHB (No holds barred) classes .This class is a combination of Boxing, Thai Kickboxing, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu submissions.
Beginners must have expierence in a grappling art, or must take our BJJ class 1 month before they can start our Program
Ages 14 and up only.
Our Kickboxing coach is Scott Bailey, Scott has over 15 year of Thai Kickboxing as a teacher and fighter. As well Scott is a Active Marine and has served in the Current war in the Middle east and and the first Gulf war. Scott is the Marine Corp. Martial Arts instructor at the reserve center in Knoxville.
Thai kickboxing is taught during MMA and is instructed only to our MMA fighters during the MMA Classes. We do not offer a Thai kicboxing program by itself.
About Brad Hatcher
Mr. Brad Hatcher started his Martial Arts training in 1978. Brad trained for seven years when he was promoted to Black Belt in Isshin-ryu Karate. He also holds ranks in several other styles of Martial Arts. Brad trained under Master Harold Long, Master Allen Wheeler, Master Phil Little and Master James Ogle now he trains under 10th Dan Master Phil Little and founder of the ISIKA
Brad was the first American in the state of TN to achieve a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He trained under Master Rickson Gracie for 10 yrs, and now trains under 6th degree black belt Luiz Palhares, Master Palhares is a black belt under Rickson Gracie. Mr Hatcher was promoted to Black belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in June 2004 after 11 yrs of study. Too date Mr. Hatcher is the only Isshinryu black belt to hold the rank of black belt in BJJ. In April 2006 he won the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the Black belt Divison. In 2007 He was appointed Vice President of the Tennessee Brailian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. In 2009 Mr. Hatcher became the director of the Tennessee BJJ Federation
Mr. Hatcher has won over 500 awards in Karate competition, as well as being the Tennessee Karate Circuit Champion in Fighting,Forms and Weapons. He is known for his fighting and Weapons( BO Staff) during competition. Brad has won over 40 grandchampionships in tournament competition, many times winning both fighting and forms grandchampionships during the same tournament. He also won the state championship tournament 7 times and was ranked number one in the NBL in the super heavy wt fighting.
Mr Hatcher has instructed Police, SWAT, and Military. He teaches the instructor of the Blount Co Sheriff Dept’s defensive tactics unit.
Mr. Hatcher is active in competing in Jiu-Jitsu and Karate tournament and teaching and attending seminars .
*5th degree Black belt in Isshinryu Karate
*1st degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
*1st degree Black belt in Shingitai Ju-Jitsu
*1st degree Black belt in CombatSombo
*Brown belt in Judo
*Brown belt in Small circle Ju-Jitsu
*1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Give us a call : (865)984-3979
Mon-4:55 – 9:00pm
Tue-4:55 – 8:45pm
Wed-4:10 – 9:00pm
Thur-4:55 – 8:45pm
Fri.- 6:30 – 7:15pm
Sat. -11:00am – 1:00pm
Students should arrive 5 min’s before class
Front View of our Academy. We have parking in the front as well as the back of our building.
Our upper level is 4,000 sq. ft. which includes our largest training room, offices, private dressing rooms and Pro shop and Juice bar/lounge.
Our Lower level training room is 2,500 sq. ft. It has its own parking and entrance in the rear of our building. We have a full gym, dressing rooms and restroom in the lower level too. We offer a Full Gym and Cage in the lower level