Team LDMA-Força Martial Arts & Fitness In Russellville wins big at State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament

Força recently contributed 14 competitors for an overall team points victory at the American Grappling Federation’s Arkansas open on July 22, 2017.  Força competitors took home 17 total medals, 6 being gold.

Team LDMA (Living Defense Martial Arts) won the honor of the overall team points at the state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu open.  A team points winner is based off the number of times a member from the team reaches the podium.

Local academy owners and competitors Brian and Cora Wilson at Força Martial Arts each teach weekly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at their facility for youth, teens, adult and women.

Cora Wilson, who recently was a guest instructor at a Women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event at Inferno Martial Arts in Bentonville, AR. taught self-defense techniques to a group of 37 women from throughout the state who train in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Mrs. Wilson will be offering a free women’s self defense seminar at her martial arts academy, Força Martial Arts & Fitness on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00pm.  All River Valley women are invited to attend.  Força Martial Arts & Fitness is located just off West Parkway near Downtown Russellville and Stoby’s at 900 West E. Street.

Free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar
Saturday, Sep 9th, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Força Martial Arts & Fitness
Russellville Fitness Kickboxing
900 West E Street, Russellville, AR. 72801.
(Just off West Parkway near Stoby’s).

Competition Results from Oklahoma State BJJ Tournament


Competitors from Força Martial Arts & Fitness are training for upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State Tournaments in AR. & OK.

7 Adult and youth competitors traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 17 to compete in the American Grappling Federation’s Tulsa Open Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Our team came home with 3 gold medal, 3 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals.

Following their outing in Oklahoma this June, Força Competitors will be making a strong showing at the American Grappling Federation Arkansas Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in July.  This event will be held at the Conway Expo Center on July 22, 2017.  Last July Força contributed over 25 competitors on their way to winning overall team points for the day.

Força Martial Arts currently offers both youth and adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.  Adult Classes are currently held in the mornings at 6:15am on Tuesday and Thursday, in the Afternoons at 11:30 on Monday and Wednesday and in the evenings at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Special competition classes for serious students interested in competing in major tournaments across the United States are also offered on Friday mornings at 5:30pm.

Força Martial Arts & Fitness is located in Russellville, AR. at 900 West E. Street near Arkansas Tech University and Parkway Avenue.  If you are interested in learning more about our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, then contact us by clicking the button below.  Say you saw this blog post and receive a free Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu private lesson with an instructor.

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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.


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 or, you can call or text us at 479-214-1245 or reach us by e-mail at  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!