Give Back to the Community Through Our Russellville Outreach Programs

Força crew, thank you! Despite non-cooperative weather, our yard sale fundraiser last month helped to provide some much-needed funds for our Community Outreach Program. We could not have done it without all those who contributed to the cause with their donations or their time. It makes us proud to know that our members share our mission to provide gear, training, and mentorship to those in need all across the River Valley.


As our outreach in the community grows, so too does the need for funding. We get a lot of help from our awesome corporate sponsors, and we will hold more fund raisers in the future as well, but we wanted everyone to know that there are multiple ways to support our Community Outreach mission at any time. If you would like to donate to our cause, here are some great ways you can help:

  • Amazon Smile: We have partnered with Amazon’s charity organization to allow members to donate to our Russellville Police Boxing Club simply by shopping on Amazon. It’s super easy whether you already have an Amazon account or not. Simply login to www.smile.amazon.com and search for Russellville Police Boxing Club to select it as your chosen charity. Then, a portion of every eligible purchase you make will come straight to us. Just make sure to always log in through smile.amazon.com so that every time you shop, you’re helping support the RPBC.
  • Direct donations: You can make a direct donation to our Community Outreach Programs through our website, www.forcamma.com. From the Programs menu, click on Community Outreach, and you will see a Donate option. You can choose a one-time or a recurring monthly donation, either of which is tax deductible. Any amount, large or small, is truly appreciated and will be put to good use.
  • Scholarship support: From the same Community Outreach page on our website, you can support an area youth through a 3-month, 6-month, or 1-year scholarship to provide full gear and training for a selected individual.
  • Sponsorship: Also from the Community Outreach page, you can choose to sponsor a boxer, a martial artist, a veteran, or a competing athlete, and you can even choose whether to apply your sponsorship to gear or registration fees.
  • Volunteer: Not all donations have to be monetary. We are always in need to volunteers in the gym to help with training, mentoring, or facility upkeep. Sometimes, giving of one’s time is the best gift of all.

The Força Community Outreach Program was born from a desire to give back to a community that has been so good to us and what better way than to share the love of our sport? As the great Bruce Lee said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” In essence, that is the core concept of Força’s Community Outreach Program, and “where there is a will, there is a way.” Thanks for all you do to help us get there.

Local Boxer Tim Amerson takes 2nd at Midsouth Golden Gloves Event

Tim Amerson of Dardanelle, age 17, competed at the Midsouth Golden Gloves in North Little Rock this past weekend taking second place in the novice 165lb division.

Tim began training at Força Martial Arts with the Russellville Police Boxing Club in 2016.  Having no prior boxing experience and weighing over 200 pounds, Tim has turned his life around by dedicating himself to boxing and now trains daily.

Tim’s parents attend practices and have witnessed both Tim and his younger brother transform their confidence through self-discipline and dedication to the sport of boxing.  Tim’s mother has commented on how his involvement in the boxing club has positively influenced his motivation at school and at home. His grades are higher and he has finally found his passion.

The Russellville Police Boxing Club is currently accepting boxers ages 8 and up.  Boxing classes are free to members of the River Valley Community.  Youth and Teens under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian before practicing.

The Russellville Police Boxing Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization and exists to serve the local community.  Contact us below to learn how you can help a local youth or teen like Tim find their passion. 

Community Outreach

You can make a difference.  Your donation will instantly help transform the life of a local youth or teen in our program.

Community Outreach

You can make a difference.  Your donation will instantly help transform the life of a local youth or teen in our program.

Donations Needed for Força Family Yard Sale

Força Family, we need your help. As many of you know, in addition to the rapid growth in membership we’ve experienced since moving into our new digs, Força has also been expanding its non-profit community outreach programs. These programs – including the RPD Boxing Club, Project Warrior, and Força Community Martial Arts – have been instrumental in shaping one of Força’s primary missions: Sharing the benefits of martial arts training with people in our community who might otherwise never have opportunity to experience those benefits.

As members of our Força family, you know well the myriad physical, mental, and social benefits that our facility, our staff, and our membership community provide, and we hope you support our goal of sharing these benefits with others through our outreach programs.

In March, Força will host a yard sale to raise funds needed to support our community outreach programs, and here is where you can help. If you would like to donate to our cause, we are currently collecting items and storing them underneath the boxing ring. We are also planning a drop-off day specifically for large items and will let members know those details as soon as possible.

We love our Força family, and our outreach members are an important part of our community. Your donations for the yard sale will help us maintain the growing success of these programs and continue our mission of sharing the incredible benefits of the martial arts with those in our community who need it most.

Bring donations to the gym at any time and stay tuned for more information on a drop-off day for large items. And as always, thank you for being a Força good.  We are located near downtown Russellville and Stoby’s at 900 West E. Street here in Russellville.  Thank you again to the Russellville and River Valley Community for their continued support.

 

Learn more about Russellville Outreach programs today!

 

Christmas Party for Forca Martial Arts & Fitness Members on December 22nd

All Members are Invited to Attend Força’s Annual Christmas Party!

The Holidays are well spent when you spend them with family!  This year we are excited to host our second annual Christmas Party for our Martial Arts & Fitness Members!

Join us Thursday evening, December 22 at 6:00pm for a family kickboxing workout, potluck dinner, awards and a slideshow recapping another awesome year of memories and growth at our academy.  All youth and adult classes will be cancelled Thursday evening, but don’t worry!  We will get a super fun workout in before we eat!

Members bring your favorite dish and get in one final workout before taking a few days off for the Christmas Holiday.  This workout will be a great opportunity for parents to get involved in their child’s training as well!

 All fitness, grappling, and self-defense programs are welcome to attend this workout as well as any friends or family.  We will be announcing student of the year for all programs at the party.  Please RSVP if you plan on attending and write down what you plan on bringing at the front desk.

One Free Intro Class, No Obligation

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Annual Holiday Sale at Forca Martial Arts & Fitness, Huge Savings!

Annual Holiday Sale this November
Hosted by Força Martial Arts & Fitness Kickboxing

It’s that time of year already and we are hosting our annual holiday sale Força Martial Arts and Russellville Fitness Kickboxing on a November 19! This is one of our biggest events of the entire year.  It’s the time of year where our sponsors and gear companies give us additional discounts to pass on to our current and future members. 

If you are looking for new gear from Century, Gameness, War Tribe or Title Boxing, November 19 will be the absolute best time for you to rack up on major savings and get the gear you need to take you through training in 2017!  This is a great opportunity for our members and parents to stock up on stocking stuffers and other martial arts Christmas gifts for the martial artists in their lifeAll martial arts equipment and gear will be discounted up to 40% OFF. 

This is the time to save big on private lesson and personal training packages, New enrollments and martial arts memberships, equipment and gear packages, heavy bags and other training targets, sparring gear, martial arts weapons, gear bags and tons of other items!  Virtually EVERYTHING will be on sale at this event.  Members interested in saving on annual membership upgrades, Custom T-Shirts, our annual Força Hoodie, Custom Força Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and patch kits, as well as custom Força rashguards, fight shorts and spats and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Be sure to pick up a copy of our holiday sale catalog at the front desk and check our social media for special advertisments on special items and other gear.  This event will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 11:00am-4:00pm. Feel free to call, text or e-mail your order in or come down to the gym with any questions or to place your orders.  We are located at 900 West E. Street, Russellville, AR. 72801.  See you there!

 

Phone: 479-214-1245
E-mail: Instructor@forcamm.com

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RUSSELLVILLE MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY PRODUCES MULTIPLE CHAMPIONS AT THE AMERICAN GRAPPLING FEDERATION BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

On November 5, 2016, a total of 17 competitors from Força Martial Arts in Russellville competed at the Conway Expo Center in the Arkansas State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships.  Kids, teens, men and women of all ages and experience levels represented their community with class and sportsmanship on their way to earning over 20 medals.

Força Martial Arts is a proud member of the Team LDMA association, which stands for Living Defense Martial Arts.  This is an affiliation of gyms that come together for workouts, seminars, events and are a part of our extended martial arts family. 

Team LDMA Head Coach and 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Danny Dring is headquartered out of Sherwood, AR and coached his team to another spectacular victory at the State Championships.  Team LDMA won team points in all categories including both kids and both adult divisions, as well as overall team points.

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This past July, Força had a record showing with 30 competitiors at the American Grappling Federation’s Arkansas Open bringing over 30 medals back to Russellville.  The Arkansas State Championships are an amazing close out to another awesome year of competition for Força Martial Arts, having traveled all over the United States competing in in the sports of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. 

You can learn more about our programs by visiting our websites www.forcamma.com or www.russellvillefitnesskickboxing.com, you can call or text us at 479-214-1245 or reach us by e-mail at Instructor@forcaMMA.com.  If you are interested in scheduling a free intro lesson for yourself or your child at Russellville’s fastest growing martial arts academy, please contact us about scheduling!

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