Mechanicsville Martial Arts provides area youth and adults services in the field of cutting edge self defense with a high emphasis on physical fitness to the community of Hanover and surrounding counties. At Mechanicsville Martial Arts in Virginia, our strategy is a long-term effort, designed to facilitate positive lifestyle changes in members of our academy.  We are a Yamasaki Academy affiliate school!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

FACT: 95% of all Self-Defense situations end up on the ground or in the grappling range… Grappling is the most neglected range of self-defense in most martial art systems.”

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is known for being the single most effective martial art in the world. Focusing on the principles of leverage instead of speed and strength this allows the person with the least amount of capabilities to subdue a larger and stronger opponent. This can be done in a safe manner, which can be considered very useful in a world with so much litigation. The best part of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that it provides you a chance to get into phenomenal shape while having the time of your life.

Class Description
The classes, an hour in length, begin with the first 20 minutes dedicated solely to warming up and stretching of the muscles. Then, the class consists of instruction followed by the technical drilling of various techniques . Sparring rounds at the end of class are open to all students and are highly encouraged.

Muay Thai Kickboxing:

Muay Thai, or commonly known as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand which originated from the ancient battlefield tactics of the Thai army. For centuries, Thai rulers have attached great importance to the training of their soldiers, in skills of hand to hand fighting. Very often, the rulers themselves were great fighters: Strong, valiant and skilled in the art. As a result, the Thais have consistently proven their dominance on the battlefield against foreign armies. Thai Boxing matches allow the use of punches, kicks, elbows, knees and standup grappling. Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardiovascular endurance in a safe setting, thanks to the use of sophisticated training methods.

Class Description:

The Class, an hour in length, begin with the first 20 minutes dedicated solely to warming up and stretching of the muscles. The remainder of the class consists of various techniques, drills, and endurance rounds. Sparring rounds at the end of class are open only to those students with a Gold rank or above.

Mixed Martial Arts:

Mixed martial arts (MMA), is a combat sport in which a wide variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking and grappling. The striking techniques utilized are from our Western Boxing and Muay Thai programs. The Grappling is a blend of Wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Mechanicsville Martial Arts Childrens Program:

Mechanicsville Martial Arts has developed a complete and comprehensive program for the Children and Youth in the Central Virginia area.

Our Children/Youth Program has a very simplistic and entertaining curriculum. It is a blend of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Weapons, Self Defense and Awareness Techniques.

All Students in the Children/Youth Program will have constant reinforcement of the principles of Black Belt:

Modesty, Courtesy, Integrity, Self Control, Perseverance, and Indomitable Spirit.

Olympic Boxing:

Boxing teaches the athlete to rely on him or herself and to value the input of others. The level of self-confidence the athlete develops is carried with them for the rest of their lives. They will also find that boxing is one of the most challenging things they will ever do.

The Boxing program is used as a vehicle to instruct sportsmanship and the values of conditioning


  • Vincent Murray says:

    I’m looking to get into ufc and i am17 i feel that if i start my training now i will be prepared for the future i need to work on wrestling and Jiu Jitsu and anything else you can teach me i’m willing to learn and i’m not a quitter. i’m 5’8 and 155 pounds i can bench 200 pounds and i’m getting bigger if you need to contact me you can at [email protected] i live in gloucester virginia

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