Team LDMA founder and head coach Danny Dring was recently awarded his 4th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Maceio, Brazil from his Instructor Toni DePontes Emanuel.

Master Dring is a life long Martial Artist and holds the ranks of 8th degree Black Belts in Taekwondo and with Bill Wallace in the Superfoot System. Mr. Dring also holds the ranks of 7th Degree Black Belts in the Joe Lewis Fighting System and in Weeping Style Jujutsu.

Master Dring was also the first Arkansan promoted to the rank of black belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has since grown Team LDMA into an association of martial arts academies spanning across the United States.

Força Martial Arts traces their lineage through the Inferno Martial Arts System to Master Dring.  Força head coaches, Brian and Cora Wilson, both hold rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Dring and Mr. Kaleb Plank, owner of Inferno Martial Arts in Northwest Arkansas.

Master Dring will be leading the next rank review at Força Martial Arts on Thursday, November 2, 2017.  Team LDMA Rank Reviews are not a formal martial arts testing but a review and demonstration of knowledge facilitated by instructors and led by all the ranks in attendance

Kids will begin at 5:30pm followed by adults at 7:00pm on Thursday evening.  All youth and adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will be cancelled, but Fitness Kickboxing and Youth MMA and Boxing classes will be held at their normal times.  Please let your instructor know if you will be attending this team event.

Interested in learning more about our martial arts program? Contact us to get started.

Russellville Martial Arts Academy Hosts Final Testing in December, Date & Info Here

As we approach 2017 we are preparing for our final testing of the year for our Martial Arts programs December 15-17 at Força Martial Arts & Fitness Kickboxing.

We will begin by testing students from our Judo program on Thursday evening, December 15 at 6:30pm.  Regular evening adult Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Project Warrior Grappling classes will be cancelled in order to facilitate this event.  All students not participating are invited and encouraged to attend in support of your teammates.

Our team Judo workout on November 19th will offer students an awesome opportunity to review our current information before testing.  We will be also be offering a mock testing review for all classes on December 7-8 during normal class times.

On Friday, December 16th we will test our Little Ninjas from our 5-7 year old program at 5:30pm.  Plan for testing to take right around one hour for this group.  Our Youth and Teen program  testing will kick off on Saturday morning, December 16, at 11:00am.  All students please remember to bring your weapons and sparring gear.  If you are a green belt or above and you are color changing, you are required to attend the regular group testing in order to advance.


Our Adult MMA program will test Saturday evening with Kickboxing at 4:30pm and Grappling at 6:00pm.  Intermediate kickboxers that are level changing are required to spar.  Please remember all of your gear and to wear your current rank t-shirt testing.

Our awards and promotions ceremony will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm and will commence with board breaks followed by a performance by our Martial Arts Demo Team.  We will be doing a group photo with all testees after we hand out belts, t-shirts, certificates and awards.

There will be a make-up testing offered will be held for students below senior orange or students testing for a stripe/senior rank at intermediate or advanced (Green-Brown) on Saturday, December 31 at 11:00am.  Please register at the front desk for testing or make-up testing at your earliest convenience.

New Kids Martial Arts Classes Now Being Offered in Russellville, AR

Força Martial Arts Academy is now taking new Enrollments for students ages 5-7 and 8-12. 

Click Here to Schedule a Free Intro Lesson Today

Since moving to our ALL NEW state of the art training facility in April, our martial arts academy has continued to experience massive growth. It has been our goal to raise awareness about self-defense, physical wellness, confidence, positivity and bullying in our community since we first opened in 2012.  We are so happy to be working with so many awesome members from the River Valley community.  Our martial arts, self-defense and group fitness programs are truly are for everyone to enjoy.

We are currently offering new sections for our kids and youth martial arts classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15-4:45.  Our ALL NEW Little Ninjas class is geared toward kids between the ages of 5 and 7 and instills focus, confidence and self-discipline in students from the very first class.  Our staff of instructors is here to help your child learn about hard work, respect and other important life skills associated with our character development program.

Contact us below to schedule an intro lesson for this ALL NEW class time.  During the first intro lesson, your child will learn many of the fundamental white belt moves and martial arts etiquette and will be given the opportunity to earn their white belt at their second intro lesson!  We are also enrolling for this section on Monday and Wednesday for the 4:00pm time slot as well as a newly opened class with 10 opening still available for youth between the ages of 8-12 from 4:45-5:30 on Tuesday and Thursday.

Click here to schedule your child an intro lesson for one of our programs.  You can also call or text at 479-214-1245 or e-mail us at instructor@forcamma.com.


Demo Team Tryouts on November 9th at Forca Martial Arts & Fitness Russellville, AR

All Little Ninjas, Ninjas, & Warriors are invited to tryout for our Demo Team. Auditions must include a prepared demonstration piece to be performed in front of class. Weapons may be used as well as shadowboxing & mitt holders. You can create your routine to music, but it is not required! Forca Martial Arts has the most dynamic and energetic demo team in Russellville and the Red River Valley. Come be a part of something great and challenging! 

Date & Location
November 9th at 4:30pm-5:15PM
Forca Martial Arts & Fitness Russellville
900 West E Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

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7 Benefits of Kids Martial Arts at Forca Martial Arts & Fitness in Russellville, AR

Martial Arts offers more than just the ability to learn how to defend yourself. Regardless of your age, gender, and physical skill set, it teaches us to become better people. Russellville, AR has always been home to Forca Martial Arts and we're proud to be able to teach kids, youth, and adults. Forca Martial Arts and Fitness in Russellville offers intro classes that will give you an opportunity with no obligations to learn more about the benefits of martial arts. 


  • Confidence
    Building confidence starts at the very beginning of our kid’s martial arts program. Confidence will improve social skills, thought process, and increase your well-being.

  • Discipline
    Every kid needs direction, guidance, and the opportunity to grow. Martial Arts teaches your kid that discipline is important and rules are there for a reason. Martial arts has taken some of the most undisciplined people and turned them into world champions. Martial arts is a lifestyle that will positively affect your life in all areas. We've taken unruly children and turned them into some of the most disciplined and respectable kids in Russellville, AR.

  • Self-Defense
    Our program is based around real world techniques that can used to defend you. Forca Martial Arts in Russellville has a bully prevention system that all students will become experts in. Self-Defense will empower you to have the tools needed to defend yourself and family if the situation ever arises.

  • Teamwork
    Our foundation is built around taking care and trusting one another. Your training partner is your most valuable asset in any dojo or academy. We do drills together, grapple together, workout together, and compete together. 

  • Physical Fitness
    Martial arts offers a challenging yet fun workout that will have you in the best shape of your life. We promote a healthy lifestyle and our students are proof that martial arts and a healthy lifestyle improve your overall fitness. Our classes such as brazilian jiu jitsu, taekwondo, wrestling, fitness kickboxing, judo, offer a full body workout.

  • Respect
    Being a Martial Artist isn't for everyone. Our students are taught from the beginning that respecting one another is part of the martial artist creed. Respecting your lienage, instructor, teammates, and facility is a big part of our kids martial arts program in Russellville, AR. 

  • Well Being
    At Forca Martial Arts, our program is designed to improve your life, psychological, and physical well being. The benefits include reduction in stress, longer attention span, boosted self-confidence, good decision making, improved motor skills, better social skills, and long lasting friendships. 

To learn more about Kids Martial Arts and it's benefits, stop by Forca Martial Arts in Russellville, AR at the address listed below or give us a call. 

Forca Martial Arts & Fitness | 900 West E Street Russellville, AR 72801 (479)-214-1245

Russellville Martial Arts Academy Testing Events for October, Kids, Youth, & Adults

Russellville Martial Arts Academy to Hold Youth and Adult Martial Arts Testing
Força Martial Arts/Russellville Fitness Kickboxing
Hosts Testing Events Throughout the Month of October

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This group of Russellville Martial Artists have been working diligently on our current material and are excited and prepared to perform their techniques and information at our next series of testing events this October.

There will be a mock testing and curriculum review on Wednesday, October 5 during normal class times for all programs. This gives instructors an opportunity to evaluate individual progress and retention and provide detailed feedback about student readiness. Students having issues with a particular technique or combination are encouraged to schedule a private lesson with one of their instructors. More event on this can be found here.

Our next Testing event will be an Adult Judo Testing held at our academy on Saturday, October 8. Formal testing begins at 1:00pm and will be administrated by a special guest panel of Judo Black Belts from across the state. The testing panel will provide individual student assessments and feedback to aid in continued improvement.

Later in October, we will be conducting our youth and adult Mixed Martial Arts testing from October 21-23. Our 5-7 year old kids MMA program will be testing Friday, October 21 at 5:30pm followed Youth and Teens the following morning at 11:00am. Adults will conclude on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 22 with a Kickboxing and Submission Grappling that evening at 4:30pm and 6:00pm. Check out our facebook event to learn more about testing week.

There will be a promotions and awards ceremony on Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm for all students and families. Be sure and attend the ceremony to see a special performance by our Martial Arts Demo Team! There will be a make-up testing offered for non level/color changing students on Saturday, October 29 at 11:00am.