Hear What People Are Saying About Forca Martials Arts & Fitness…

This program has been awesome……

“My name is Brandy Edwards, I am Evan Edwards mom. He has been training MMA and BJJ with Brian and Cora for about 4 ½ years. MMA and BJJ class has been so much more than learning how to fight, it has helped Evan with discipline, respect, self-confidence, and has also helped him come out of his shyness. It has also given him an opportunity to set goals for himself and to focus on achieving those goals. MMA and BJJ have helped him develop into a respectful young man and he has become a positive role model for the younger kids in class and in our family. He is truly developing into a strong leader for the kids that are following This program has been awesome for Evan and our family to see how he has grown, and we look forward to seeing what lies ahead of him.”

Brandy Edwards

Teen Martial Arts Mom

I’ve only been there a few months and everyone has been so welcoming! I do the fitness classes at the moment and the other students are all so helpful. I LOVE that they teach the kids sportsmanship and respect, and they do it gently but firmly. The other students adults and kids alike really love the coaches there, and once you attend you will see why! Try the classes out!

Sarah Aspel

Forca has helped me in so many ways, with confidence being #1. All my life I have never felt as if I was athletic, and because of Forca that is changing. I have wanted to quit many times, but the owners make it hard to do so because of their positivity and encouragement. They inspire me to keep working and to keep trying. The atmosphere is awesome, and the people are like family. Great place for ALL ages and ALL body types. I’m so thankful that there is a place like this in Russellville.

Kerrye Swicegood

I learn something new every week……

“I have been training with Brian Wilson since 2009 when there was no Força, and we had to find mat space in the back room of a weight training gym. Brian is a gifted teacher who understands the martial arts not just as a series of physical skills but also as an intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual journey. I am proud and humbled to be able share this path with Brian and Cora and everyone at Força. I learn something new every week, not just about jiu jitsu or judo or the other arts, but about who I am as person.”

 

Jeff Woods

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt, TKD Black Belt

I truly believe that Forca is the best place to train martial arts in Russellville…….

“I need to get in shape before I start training some kind of martial arts” I’ve heard these words numerous times but what people don’t understand is that you’ll never be in good enough shape to begin training martial arts. In martial arts it doesn’t matter how fast, how strong or how well your cardio is. The only way to be in “good enough” shape is to use martial arts as a stepping stone to reach your full potential. I truly believe that Forca is the best place to train martial arts in Russellville. Coach Brian and Cora care about their students and always push everybody to be at their best on and off the mats.”

Jorge Portillo

Age 23, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt, Adult MMA

“This place and the people have changed my life”

“Hi my name is Travis Harkey. I am currently 3-1 in MMA and plan on competing more in the near future. I have been training mixed martial arts off and on since 2008 and found my home at Força Martial Arts & Fitness about three years ago. This place and the people have changed my life physically and mentally and I owe this all to my coaches Brian and Cora. The environment here is amazingly positive and any time I have been there they have lifted me up and had my back. I also have awesome training partners and I get to train with top-notch athletes and coaches every day. I really don’t know what or where I would be without everyone at this gym. When I started here they treated me like their own. Our relationship quickly went from training partner and coaches to brothers and sisters. I will forever be a member here at Força Martial arts & Fitness. If anyone would like to message me about any classes here please do so. I’d love to help you as much as I can!”

Travis Harkey

Age 27, MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing, Grappling Student

I learn something new every week……

“Força Martial Arts is a second home to my 10-year-old son. For several years my son was interested in trying martial arts and after asking around, we landed at Força-the best decision we could have made. Brian and Cora are not only competent competitors themselves, they are amazing mentors and instructors for their students of all ages and skill levels.

My son trains in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Weapons and Boxing and recently joined the Demo Team. His training has helped him to learn the importance of setting goals, respect not only for others, but also for himself and has also helped with his confidence level. He is learning much more than martial arts, he is learning a way of life. 

The students support one another to be the best they possibly can, while at the same time understanding they are competitors to one another and a team at the same time. They take pride in representing Força-whether at the gym, at tournaments or in the community. Recently my son commented that Força felt like his extended family. I’m so happy we decided to become part of the Força family!”

Heather Sprinkles

Kids Martial Arts Mom

Forca Martial Arts is amazing! Me and my kids have been members there for going on 2 years now. They are amazing instructors and even more amazing people! There are tons of different classes of many types and times to suit anyone’s busy schedule. The facility is by far the best one in the area. I promise that you will love jointing and being part of the Forca Family!

Doug Biddle

“We have three boys ages 3, 5, and 11 who not only attend, but love Forca. Each child attends classes designed for their ages, abilities and interest. The instructors are amazing with the children, acting not only as teachers, but role models. I could not be happier with Forca and recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an activity to enhance their child’s attention, self confidence, respect for others, physical abilities, etc.”

The Cain Family

There are few businesses (and gyms) that push their community to new limits both mentally and physically. Brian and Cora are pillars in a tough community. I can testify their programs have played a pivotal role in the lives of multiple students from the local schools – providing structure, growth, and responsibility. If you are thinking of joining a gym stop by and check this place out. The genuine atmosphere paired with a professional down to earth attitude will draw you back.

Dustin Jackson

“My entire family attends Força and we all love it! My husband and I have had a great time in the Kickboxing classes, and both of my children (daughter age 12, son age 9) enjoy the kids MMA class. My daughter also takes the BJJ class and absolutely loves it. I love that she is learning ways to defend herself and also developing a new confidence in herself. The staff is incredible. The owners, Cora Sanders and Brian Wilson, are amazing. They not only have a great deal of knowledge about martial arts, they have a zeal for it!

The Tucker Family

Supportive, positive, encouraging and motivating……

“Força is family. My family knew from the very first lesson that Força was home. Força is more than a place to workout, Força is strength, inspiration, commitment, community, selflessness. When you join Força you join a community of people who stand beside you and encourage you to be the best person you can be. Our youngest daughter started lessons in late 2015, she is a people person, but also very shy. Since joining Força she has grown so much. No longer do I see a shy, timid young lady, I see a strong, fearless young lady who knows she can do anything she puts her mind to.

I feel the instructors at Força have a part in that transformation. They are so supportive, positive, encouraging and motivating. Our family attends classes four days a week. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful Academy that truly embodies the martial arts attitude. Live everyday being the best you can be. Start your day with a positive attitude. No matter what your age or physical shape, there is a place for you at Força. We are proud to be a Força member for life.”

-The Gipe Family

I’ve only been there a few months and everyone has been so welcoming! I do the fitness classes at the moment and the other students are all so helpful. I LOVE that they teach the kids sportsmanship and respect, and they do it gently but firmly. The other students adults and kids alike really love the coaches there, and once you attend you will see why! Try the classes out!

Sarah Aspel

Forca has helped me in so many ways, with confidence being #1. All my life I have never felt as if I was athletic, and because of Forca that is changing. I have wanted to quit many times, but the owners make it hard to do so because of their positivity and encouragement. They inspire me to keep working and to keep trying. The atmosphere is awesome, and the people are like family. Great place for ALL ages and ALL body types. I’m so thankful that there is a place like this in Russellville.

Kerrye Swicegood

Forca Martial Arts is amazing! Me and my kids have been members there for going on 2 years now. They are amazing instructors and even more amazing people! There are tons of different classes of many types and times to suit anyone’s busy schedule. The facility is by far the best one in the area. I promise that you will love jointing and being part of the Forca Family!

Doug Biddle

There are few businesses (and gyms) that push their community to new limits both mentally and physically. Brian and Cora are pillars in a tough community. I can testify their programs have played a pivotal role in the lives of multiple students from the local schools – providing structure, growth, and responsibility. If you are thinking of joining a gym stop by and check this place out. The genuine atmosphere paired with a professional down to earth attitude will draw you back.

Dustin Jackson