Though previous experience helps, there is absolutely no experience required to join this gym. Our highly qualified trainers are able to teach anyone at any ability level, regardless of experience.
Absolutely not. Though physical fitness and health are a big part of this gym, we teach real martial arts and self defense. Not only do the members reap the benefits of an active lifestyle, but gain experience in applicable martial arts and self defense techniques.
Classes run all day Monday through Saturday. Check with an instructor for times of the programs you are interested in.
This gym is located off of Main Avenue and 34th Street in Fargo, North Dakota.
Yes. Between the ACA and our sister school in Minneapolis (The Academy), our instructors are qualified to rank members in Brazilian Jiu-jutsu and Muay Thai Boxing.
For your first free introductory lesson you will only need gym clothes (gym shorts and a t-shirt). Your instructor will explain what else you might need after your first lesson.
With the exception of women’s only kickboxing, the ACA is a community with members of all ages that train and practice together in a supportive environment. We are in the process of developing youth programs, but for the time being students under 18 require parent/guardian consent.
Yes, our teams compete at the local, regional and national levels, however, competing is optional for all members of the gym.
We provide all pads, bags, mats, and other strength and speed training equipment necessary. We also have some gloves and Jiu-Jitsu gi’s available to use temporarily.
No, our members range from those who are serious about fighting competitively, to those who are simply looking for a positive and comprehensive workout environment.
Expect a welcoming community of members who enjoy practicing at this gym and are generally more than willing to help and explain procedures at the gym.
During your first free one-on-one lesson, an instructor will go over the programs and help you decide which ones you are interested in and which ones you would best benefit from.