Master Dave Fritsch has been training in the martial arts for 32 years. He has promoted 8 Black Belts in Hapkido and currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido from the World Hapkido Federation.
Hapkido for Self Defense
"The way of coordinated inner power" Korean Hapkido is the perfect discipline for those who want to learn a versatile and effective martial art. With dynamic throws, joint manipulations and high impact striking, Hapkido is an effective and practical self defense system that has it all. Hapkido uses a variety of techniques covering long ranged, medium ranged and close ranged self-defense. Defend yourself while learning the traditions and values of a well rounded martial art.
Adults benefit in our Hapkido program by developing healthy habits to live a better life. Weight loss and fitness are integrated in our Hapkido classes and members see results in only a few months! Adults will increase flexibility, energy and they relieve stress while learning proven self defense principles and techniques which are taught by law enforcement professionals. Our members stay with it, subsequently making the martial arts a way of life, what it truly is.
Children benefit in our Hapkido program by developing a winning attitude. They increase their confidence, focus and develop good habits. They learn to be accountable for their actions and build a strong work ethic. Our Children succeed. Their grades in school improve and they become better students. ITMA Warriors learn to stand up for themselves and have the courage to resist peer pressure. They learn from law enforcement professionals giving them strong positive roles models.
ITMA Grappling-Ground Fighting
The Iron Temple's Grappling Program "Iron is a unique program that develops the practioner into a skilled and formidable ground defender. Grappling is a combination of several different martial arts. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch wrestling, and wrestling are at the core of our ground work (close range self defense).
Our instructors origins are from a variety of backgrounds including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Catch Wrestling and Korean Grappling. Our members compete in grappling tournaments and do very well. We offer a complete ground system for both competition and self defense. Please call for a FREE trial class and see what Ironside Grappling is all about!
Train in a no ego environment with established and professional martial arts instructors.
Sanda, Sanshou or an "unsactioned fight" is a Chinese self defense system and combat sport. Sanshou is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung Fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kicking and punching which inclue close range and rapid successive punches and kics, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches and in some competitions even elb ow and knee strikes.
ITMA offers Shanshou in place of the traditional Muay Thai because of the throws and takedowns. We believe that Sanshou offers more of a competitive edge. Ask an instructor for details.