302.824.2769 

4905 Mermaid Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19808

TRIAL PRICING

$10 - 1 WEEK

All Ages 4.5 - 7

  • 1 Week of Classes

  • 2 Days Per Week / 1 Hour

  • 1 on 1 Instruction

  • Family Rates Available

$15 - 1 WEEK

All Ages 8 and Up

  • 1 Week of Classes

  • 3 Days Per Week / 1 Hour

  • 1 on 1 Instruction

  • Family Rates Available

VIRTUAL PRICING

$85 - 8 WEEKS

Age Appropriate Groups

  • 4 Weeks Free

  • 2 Days Per Week / 45min

  • All Equipment Included

  • Uniform Included

  • Belt Tests Included

  • Monthly Contract

  • Family Rates Available

$120 - 8 WEEKS

Private Lessons All Ages

  • 4 Weeks Free

  • 3 Days Per Week / 45min

  • All Equipment Included

  • Uniform Included

  • Belt Tests Included

  • Monthly Contract

  • Family Rates Available

IN-STUDIO PRICING

$99 - 8 WEEKS

Kids Ages 4.5-7

  • 4 Weeks Free

  • 2 Days Per Week / 1 Hour

  • All Equipment Included

  • Uniform Included

  • Belt Tests Included

  • Monthly Contract

  • Family Rates Available

$125 - 8 WEEKS

All Ages 8 and Up

  • 4 Weeks Free

  • 3 Days Per Week / 1 Hour

  • All Equipment Included

  • Uniform Included

  • Belt Tests Included

  • Monthly Contract

  • Family Rates Available

Welcome to FFMMA AMERICAN KARATE,

The Fusion Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts Studio of American Karate is the most highly respected leader of anti-victim and bully-proof self-defense cross-training in Pike Creek Wilmington Delaware. We offer adult and children classes inhouse and online to develop the ability to protect oneself with proven traditional tough, yet modern and fun methods. 

If you're a parent looking to bully-proof your child so they learn to stand up for themselves or if you're an adult looking to get fit while learning anti-victim self-defense then this is the right place for you. Our Mixed Martial Arts methods offer realistic techniques that are very effective against physical encounters if a situation gets to that point. 

By becoming a member, you will learn American Karate and its traditional Mixed Martial Arts deep roots within U.S. history that trace's back through Japan, Okinawa, Korea, China, and India. Members are taught the best eclectic cross-training techniques that combine a multitude of combative styles to build proficient Black Belt skills. 

Our membership prices are upfront on our website. To sign-up for our membership is simple and includes EVERYTHING with no additional payments. We have a 30-day cancellation policy, our sign-up package includes 4 FREE weeks of lessons, ALL equipment is included, Uniform and Belt Tests ARE included at NO extra charge. 

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9am-7pm Monday thru Friday.

 

FFMMA PROGRAMS

We Focus on Anti-victim & Bully-proof Self-defense to Help Proactively Prepare to Act Against Violence. 

KIDS


We have two groups ages 4.5-7 and 8-11 for those who want to give their children the gift of confidence for life by starting their Black Belt journey. Kids classes begin to form the building blocks of bully proof martial arts at an age appropriate pace with plenty of repetition and lots of fun. Our Kids Martial Arts classes here at FFMMA are the perfect way for students to develop well-rounded skills that will serve them for years to come. 

TEENS


While working towards Black Belt, teens proactively develop protective and problem-solving behaviors to prevent, avoid, and prepare to act against violent encounters. Teen classes build strength, confidence, and awareness that bully-proofs them by providing the empowerment of when to walk away or how to fight back as a necessary last resort. Our self-defense training teaches the skills and strategies to help teens stay safe in any situation. 

ADULTS


We have adults 18 and up that take our classes and it's never to late to get your Black Belt. This class is for every adult from all walks of life that wants to get in the best shape of their life while also learning self protection skills. Our Adult Martial Arts classes combine the best aspects of fitness and life saving self-defense skills. Our classes help men and women of all ages stay active and maintain motivation like never before.

VIRTUAL

 

Join our live online virtual classes and earn a Black Belt and get in great shape. Our virtual classes are a huge success! Train for your black belt, help develop your children’s confidence, or simply stay fit and balanced with the expert martial arts instructors. We offer live virtual private or group lessons and also offer hundreds of pre-video recordings in an online YouTube library for students to train whenever they want outside of class live virtual hours. 

 

FFMMA AMERICAN KARATE

Black Belt Level Effective Streetwise Self-Defense Cross-Training with Traditional Core Values.

FFMMA AMERICAN KARATE is an age-appropriate no-nonsense self-defense school that teaches conflict resolution in Pike Creek Wilmington Delaware. Classes offer confidence, respect, focus, discipline, control, and perseverance that teaches students to believe in themselves through hard work. Students learn that it is important to set goals and to have high expectations for themselves. Each and every class Belt rank is earned through tough, yet fun training drills that develop physical fitness and mental awareness.

FFMMA is a school of higher learning, in which students learn to empower themselves and raise their level of personal success through the practice of martial arts. The tradition of structured classes, uniforms, and etiquette are an elemental part of our community. Students learn battle-tested, street-smart, effective self-defense skills.  We combine blocking, striking, kicking, and evading skills with the sweeping, throwing, and grappling skills; blended with joint manipulation, pressure points, and restraining techniques. 

Although our training retains all the important aspects of a traditional teaching system, the FFMMA methods have been Americanized and progressed with modern times. In place of a rigid, dogmatic approach to teaching, the FFMMA methods rely on an understanding of modern-day street fighting situations and environments, while learning practical hand-to-hand combat skills to remove the threat. With over 40 years of experience, our methods of teaching have been proven to produce highly skilled and knowledgeable students. 

FFMMA AMERICAN KARATE DETAILS

OVERVIEW  - American Karate is one of the original Mixed Martial Art dating back to the 1940s. Our training is both classical "old school" and modern "new school" by evolving with mixed martial arts while continuing the traditions of the past. Our curriculum is designed to provide real, streetwise self-defense skills from practicing CQC techniques, weapons, multiple attacker drills, forms, or “katas”, blended with MMA drills such as point and submission sparring, round timers, cardio, and pad work. 

STYLE - The term "American Karate" is an Americanized version of karate that was formed from modifying or combining various martial arts for striking, grappling, and weapons. We believe the best style is no style as Bruce Lee once said. "When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, one can fit in with any style" Bruce Lee. As the Father of Mixed Martial Arts, Bruce Lee heavily influenced American Karate philosophy to absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, add what is your own.

HISTORY - Karate was first introduced to American servicemen after World War II by Japanese masters which included Kempo, Judo, Jujitsu, Kendo, and Kobudo arts. For decades American Karate began to grow as an eclectic mix of systems and styles. Practitioners traded the best techniques from many styles while following a traditional format that includes core values and belt rank. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact numbers of American Karate styles, however, it’s an art that has become a mainstay in American culture.

PHILOSOPHY - The ability to diffuse trouble without resorting to violence is regarded as the highest level of skill. Nevertheless, as a last resort, American Karate remains true to its combat roots as a defensive art that enabled practitioners to defend themselves in the event of a personal attack with devastating techniques. Practitioners focus on self-defense scenarios to disable attackers quickly with multiple pinpoint rapid-fire strikes to vital areas of the human body that lead to locking and takedowns to be used to set up compliance holds.

MISSION - American Karate offers character and physical development though its mental and moral aspects to target the overall improvement of the individual. With confidence in self-defense abilities, fear is banished and trouble avoided. The ultimate goal of the practitioner is one of humility and restraint. The practitioner is passive, the standards by which they live dictates that the student does not seek trouble but they are prepared to respond with practical and effective techniques that can neutralize the assailant in the blink of an eye.​'

FFMMA AMERICAN KARATE DISCIPLINES

AMERICAN KENPO -  Founder Ed Parker

This American style, created in 1957, Quick, rapid-fire vital point punches, kicks, thrusts, hammerfists, finger pokes, back knuckles, handswords. While American Kenpo uses techniques from many different martial arts, James Mitose’s Kosho Shorei-Ryu Kenpo is seen as one of the major influences on or the predecessor to this martial arts.

AMERICAN JIUJITSU - Founder Wally Jay

This American style, created in 1963, to use the opponent’s own strength against them rather than pitting one’s strength directly against the adversary. The main focus of Ju-Jitsu is not striking but in grappling your opponent into submission using joint manipulation and balance breaking. Multiple attacks, weaponry, striking, grappling, rolling, and throws are disciplines incorporated into the training.

AMERICAN GOJU - Founder Peter Urban

This American style, created in 1967, blended the strong snap techniques of the Okinawan style with the dynamic and free technique of the soft Chinese Kempo. It was thus that the beginning of the highly distinctive Gojuryu Karate system was evolved: Go = HARD Ju = SOFT. Practitioners feel as if they are martial arts technicians, in that they utilize angles to deflect strikes rather than trying to meet strength with strength.

 

AMERICAN KICKBOXING - Founder Joe Lewis

This American style, created in 1973, Made up of kicking and punching with a strong emphasis on knee and elbow strikes, blocks, and evasive maneuvers, clinching, headbutting, and even takedowns or throws. American kickboxing is a marriage of the two styles. It has elements of both karate and boxing.

AMERICAN ARNIS - Founder Remy Presas

The American style, created in 1983, unified teachings of Modern Arnis combined with Tae Kwon Do (“Korean Karate”) into a single curriculum. Arnis uses a rattan stick usually about 28 inches as a weapon with pattern movements while Tae Kwon do focuses on kicks. To avoid any confusion with the Modern Arnis, Presas gave his system a new integrated approach a new name, “American Arnis”.

FFMMA AMERICAN KARATE SKILLS

SCENARIOS -  Techniques are groups of basic moves arranged in a pre-defined sequence to illustrate a possible defense for a given scenario.

FREESTYLE - Techniques not pre-defined done spontaneously without a thought in a natural manner.

DRILLS - Including Round Timer, Breakfalls, Locks Patterns, Block Patterns, Shadow Boxing, Heavy Bag, Pads etc...

 

COMPLIANCE - Physical techniques that law or military use to obtain effective control.

 

KIHON - The term is used to refer to the basic techniques that are taught and practiced as the foundation.

KATA - Detailed choreographed pattern movements made to be practiced alone, and also within groups and in unison when training.

KUMITE -  Is the part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary, using the techniques learned from all training.

MODIFICATION - In contrast to many martial arts, students are encouraged to develop their own "expression" of the art. 

 

FFMMA INSTRUCTORS

Our Certified Black Belt Team of Instructors Have Over 40 Years of Experience with A Deep Linage. 

MASTER HARMAN

Having an instructor like Grand Master Sensei Harman who is skilled in multi-discipline mixed martial arts is rare. He founded The Fusion Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts Studio of American Karate in 2006 to provide the Pike Creek Wilmington Delaware community with a place for students to learn anti-victim martial arts skills that will bully-proof them for life. His martial arts lineage began by being raised by a Police officer and Military serviceman that taught him real-world hand-to-hand combat tactics throughout his upbringing. At age 7, he started American Tangsoodo Karate before moving to American Taekwondo Karate at 14. At age 18 he took American Boxing into his 20's. In his 20's Sensei became an assistant instructor in American Goju Jitsu Karate a form of Kempo and Jujitsu where he learned the skill of teaching and American Kobodu Weapons. He then moved on to American Kenpo while also cross-training in American Arnis, American Jiujitsu, and American Judo and trying Vee-Jitsu. Sensei went on to train under Joe Lewis in his American Karate Fighting system. Joe Lewis was part of the Tracy Kenpo Jiujitsu organization an offshoot of American Kenpo where he adapted Kenpo with American Kickboxing. Joe Lewis was also trained by Bruce Lee who was trained under the famous Ip Man so Lewis incorporated much of the Jeet Kune Do Kung Fu philosophy. Sensei's American Karate curriculum is a Mixed Martial Art that blends all arts that have influenced him to offer the very best techniques from each art.

FFMMA ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

To ensure top quality instruction, all Instructors must graduate with honors from the FFMMA Instructors classes taught in extreme conditions with rigorous cross-training. Our Instructors must constantly refine their teaching and organizational skills to make your Martial Arts training experience exciting and enjoyable. Upon completion of this unique training course, we certify them to teach the FFMMA system. Fully qualified, they are prepared to help you with all aspects of your training.

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FFMMA FACILITY

We are located in a full fitness gym facility with tons of amenities for the entire family.

Facilities:

  • 3200 sq/ft Space

  • Parent Viewing Area

  • Parent Seating

  • Locker-Rooms

  • Private Family Dressing Room

  • Shakes, Snacks, Beverage Station

  • Security Camera's

  • Water Fountains

  • Zen Music

  • MMA Equipment

  • Large Parking Lot

Schedules:

  • All Members - 4 to Adult
    Monday / Wednesday 6pm-7pm

     

  • All Members - 8 to Adult
    Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm

     

  • Black Belt Instructors 
    Tuesday / Thursday 6pm-7pm

     

  • Private Lessons
    By Appointment 

4905 Mermaid Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19808

302-824-2769 

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