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SheepDogRBSP
2/24/2010 5:14pm,
I am not much for words, but this place is doing great things for soldiers. The training is real and effective. I love the "BS Flag's" Any time anyone wants to throw a BS Flag they can! As a matter of fact they some times trow out crappy techniques to make sure people are paying attention. The fitness and conditioning is one of the best (Student Broke US Army PT record!). Go see for yourself. I do wish they had more room... and a closer shoot house. They do how ever have partnerships with other military trainers (Shooting, Driving) and add that into training. If you are looking for realistic military training this is the place, experience is abundant and theory is developed from experience not the other way around.

Cool Stuff:
AirSoft, Shock Knife, IED's, 3 or 5 on 1, Scenario Based...

ignatzami
2/25/2010 2:51pm,
Under "Adult MMA" : The majority of the techniques come from the Chinese martial arts; a combination of Tai Chi and other Southern Chinese Style martial arts that have been tested in combat over the millennia.

What???

Also, they make no mention of their grappling instruction. Your ratings are unbelievably high, I would STRONGLY recommend you go back and read what an 8, or 9, means and reevaluate your ranking.

I also think I saw a Mook Jong in one of the photos.

Chili Pepper
2/25/2010 4:03pm,
I also think I saw a Mook Jong in one of the photos.

In the Urban combat page, there's a Chinese shrine, typical in CMA schools.

ignatzami
2/25/2010 4:07pm,
In the Urban combat page, there's a Chinese shrine, typical in CMA schools.

I understand, but still, a Mook in a "MMA" "Military Combat" school just rubs me the wrong way.

Punisher
2/25/2010 9:18pm,
You got the name of the school wrong in your title.

The website says the name of the schools is "The Academy of Martial Studies" not "The Academy of Martial Science".

Since you gave them such a glowing review, I'm sure they would appreciate you getting their name right.

u1ysses
2/25/2010 9:34pm,
I'd just call BS on this, but there's a lot of confusing and contradictory info on their website. In their "misconceptions" article, they're dismissive of teaching grappling:


Striking is entirely more effective than ground-fighting in the combatives environment.

There are also gems like:


In addition, we’re fully aware that when our soldiers deploy to a foreign country, they’re already outnumbered. So being trained to handle multiple attackers is a must.

and:


When threat becomes reality, grappling on the ground like a high school wrestler following scripted moves is the last place a combat-ready soldier wants to be.

To be fair, no, in a combat situation you don't want to be on the ground wrestling, but ideally don't you avoid this through firearm use and not powerful CMA striking?

Yet on the website they list grappling instruction and MMA style sparring.

sonofackbar
2/26/2010 10:24am,
They've got pics of Kos and Swick in the multimedia section so they must be legit.

ignatzami
2/26/2010 12:11pm,
They've got pics of Kos and Swick in the multimedia section so they must be legit.

None of the videos load for me so I can't really comment.

sonofackbar
2/26/2010 12:40pm,
None of the videos load for me so I can't really comment.

Its under the images in the multimedia. It looks like they are in some sports bar with a bunch of Army guys and they also have pics of Dan Mirgliotta (I think).

Mister Nice Guy
6/05/2010 2:44pm,
I'm stationed at Fort Bragg, and I've had the "opportunity" to "train" with some of their instructors. I'm not very good at BJJ, but I felt like I was better than the guys I rolled with. There are several crappy martial arts schools around Fort Bragg, with so-called instructors ready to take people's money. I don't know about the training they do in their school, but if their stand-up is on the same level as their grappling, I wouldn't go there.

teamams
9/03/2010 1:20am,
hello...i realize it was a mistake but i am the owner of the academy of martial science in pittsburgh pa and i just happened to google my name and noticed that i (the gym) was listed on bullshido in your title. can you please correct the title? i dont know if it will help, but id like to limit any ignorance towards the gym...thank you for your time and understanding

Van04
4/04/2012 7:23pm,
Mr. Nice guy ...Well sir Im glad that you attended this establishment and I'm very sorry for your unsatisfactory visit I am not sure whom you "rolled" with but I am sure it was problem an upstanding hero white belt like yourself and if you would like I'm sure any one of the instructors or myself would enjoy to roll you at any time free of charge and I garuntee you not be left wanting when you leave thank you for your time and remember tapping won't always save you ..... Yours always Van p.s. we will also stand up with you any time as well ..

Van04
4/04/2012 7:31pm,
The academy of martial studies in Fayetteville, nc . Is probably the best school I have been to... The staff is very knowledgeable in their crafts. You will learn anything from very traditional styles to hybrid styles that put a lot of different things together to make an effective style to use in and out of the cage, in combat and on the street to defend yourself and others around you. I love this place and everything about it.