Here is a quick tour of Metrolina Martial Arts

Here is a quick tour of Metrolina Martial Arts

Metrolina Martial Arts is a dynamic community fostering holistic growth through diverse martial arts programs. From Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Kali and Jet Kundo, our offerings cater to all ages and skill levels. Led by experienced instructors, our supportive environment empowers students to master techniques while cultivating confidence and respect. Whether you're honing fitness, self-defense, or personal development goals, our gym provides the ideal space to achieve them.

With Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kali, and Jet Kundo, we offer a comprehensive martial arts experience tailored to individual needs and interests. Our instructors prioritize not only technical proficiency but also character development, nurturing qualities like discipline and resilience. At Metrolina Martial Arts, every student is encouraged to thrive and grow, both on and off the mat.

Join our vibrant community today and discover the transformative power of martial arts. At Metrolina Martial Arts, you'll find more than just a gym – you'll find a supportive family dedicated to helping you reach your full potential in mind, body, and spirit.

Meet Our Instructors

Coach Ed

Head Instructor/Kid's Instructor/Owner

Ed's martial arts journey began in 2006, evolving from humble beginnings in an Office Depot backroom to extensive training under esteemed instructors like Sifu Ron Balicki and Professor Carlos Machado, leading to a diverse range of accomplishments including multiple belt rankings and affiliations in disciplines such as Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Savate. With a passion for learning and community engagement, Ed continues to expand his expertise while sharing his knowledge through platforms like YouTube, embodying the spirit of lifelong martial arts dedication.

Coach Lunchbox

Muay Thai Instructor

Lunchbox, a multifaceted individual whose true identity remains shrouded in mystery, seamlessly blends his passions for comic books, hip hop, and martial arts into his unique teaching and personal style. Introduced to Boxing and Shotokan Karate at a young age by his father, he continued to explore various martial arts before discovering his passion for Muay Thai in 2018. Now an active fighter and coach at Metrolina, Lunchbox draws inspiration from his experiences training with notable fighters and legends, aspiring to impart the spirit of Muay Thai to others as effectively as his mentors have done for him.

Coach Alex

Asst. Muay Thai Instructor

In early 2022, Alex, with no prior martial arts background, embarked on her journey to learn Muay Thai at Metrolina Martial Arts, where her dedication to training became so pronounced that fellow gym members jokingly asked if she lived there, while her friends were surprised by her consistent attendance at non-gym events. With a passion for travel and a commitment to her growth as a fighter, she seeks opportunities to train in diverse settings, connecting with renowned Muay Thai practitioners across the country, fostering her love for traditional Muay Thai. Alex also strives to support female athletes and create inclusive training environments for women.

Coach Dave Levitt

Membership Coordinator/Jiu-jitsu Coach

a devoted family man, discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Metrolina Martial Arts in 2018, using it as a means to bond with his son, transform his health, and master a new skill set while enjoying the journey. With remarkable dedication, he not only shed 40 pounds but also excelled in competitions, winning 11 matches (8 by submission) and earning numerous medals. Now, deeply entrenched in the dojo community, Dave teaches morning BJJ classes, manages memberships, and trains alongside his wife and son, embodying the essence of martial arts commitment and family unity.

Coach Amanda

Asst Kid's Instructor

Amanda became part of the Metrolina community in 2021, seeking an avenue for a more active lifestyle and social connection. Engaging in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Jeet Kune Do training, she brings over a decade of teaching experience in music across various age groups. Amanda thrives on the challenge of applying her teaching skills to martial arts, continuously pushing herself to adapt and excel on the mats.

Coach Dennis

Kali Instructor

Dennis's fascination with martial arts began with a childhood dream of emulating his favorite Ninja Turtle, Donatello, eventually leading him to train in Kenpo as a teenager; however, it wasn't until he met Ed in 2011, training Kali and Jeet Kune Do in a sweltering garage, that he discovered his true passion, drawn in by the technical intricacies of Kali and the opportunity to refine his weapon skills. Now teaching the Kali Fundamentals class at Metrolina, Dennis aims to impart his knowledge to students of all levels, aspiring to one day earn the approval of Master Splinter himself.

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Why the Concord Community Loves

Our Martial Arts Classes

N L recommends Metrolina Martial Arts

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We’ve been coming here since Dec, about 6 months now. My son absolutely loves the kids BJJ. Awesome balance of casual and challenging atmosphere in the class. Wide ranges of ages, skill levels and everyone works well together. It’s clean, sanitized, has great energy and also offer a variety of martial art classes for adults. The coaches are awesome, patient and super motivated and encouraging. Check out their offer for a free session! Highly recommended and will be continuing with classes!

Will recommends Metrolina Martial Arts

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If you've never joined a martial arts gym before, it can be intimidating to pull the trigger. But rest assured, everyone here is helpful and welcoming! They've got a great community with passionate instructors.

I came in entirely new and just finished my second week! Super glad I signed up; enjoyed every class I've attended! Even has me looking forward to Mondays now 🤣

Sena Neely recommends Metrolina Martial Arts

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I had been interested in Muay Thai for years but never pulled the trigger and signed up until a few weeks ago, and I’m so glad I did! I struggle with anxiety and so far these classes have really been helping - everyone is so friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Great instructors and environment. It can be a lot of information for me to take in sometimes bc I’m a noob but everyone is patient and encouraging. If you’re thinking about signing up, do it. You won’t regret it. 😊

Cbella Marie recommends Metrolina Martial Arts

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Love this place. I recently signed up for Muay Thai and from day one the moment I walked in the door it was a wonderful experience. Everyone and I mean everyone is so friendly and willing to help. I get excited daily now to go not only workout but to learn. If you're debating stopping by JUST DO IT you won't regret it.

Tyler West recommends Metrolina Martial Arts

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I highly recommend this martial arts studio! This place is absolutely incredible. The instructors are really great. They are very knowledgeable. They are constantly encouraging their students. They also make class a lot of fun.

The culture that sifu Ed has established here is second to none. Everyone is very respectful and is there to have a good time and learn some cool stuff.

I knew almost nothing about martial arts when I signed up. Completely green. Sifu Ed and the other instructors have been nothing but welcoming, helpful, and most of all, patient with me. You can really tell that the instructors here have a serious passion for teaching these arts.

Even as the covid-19 situation shut the dojo down, sifu Ed continued his curriculum via zoom for those that wished to participate, which I was extremely thankful for. The classes are always so great.

I am getting in great shape, having fun, making new friends, and learning some really awesome stuff. I am truly grateful for sifu Ed's continued dedication to teaching these arts. It's crazy to think how much attending this school has already changed my life. I will be forever in your debt Metrolina Martial Arts. Thank you

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