Our staff at Impact Martial Arts Academy are grateful to share this holiday season with all of you! Thank you for the many years of growth and friendship. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!
We are a family owned and operated martial arts academy offering high quality training for all ages. From beginners to experienced veterans, the dabbler to life long students, we have the program that fits your needs. Let us know what your goals are and we'll help you realize your full potential.
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Family Owned and Operated Serving Hampton Roads VA since 2009
Originally celebrated May 26, 2018
Photography: Elliott Fisher
Lots of hardwork put in at the US Grappling tournament this past weekend up in Richmond! All of our competitors had awesome matches that highlighted their strength and skill. The match between Geno Quintin and his opponent was something that was definitely noteworthy. 6 minutes of nonstop pressure, attacking, and escaping multiple submission attempts against a seasoned competitor is something to commend. Escaping from what seemed like the finishing bow and arrow from his opponent, he rolled out and caught his opponent in an armbar. That was the start of their submission exchanges until finally, he was caught in a loop choke. Wonderful show of persistence and good sportsmanship Geno!
A big congratulations to all our competitors for placing in the tournament! Great job Kyle Sablan (1st Men's Beginner No Gi), Brianna Tate (1st Women's Intermediate No Gi, 2nd Women's Blue Belt Gi), Geno Quintin (2nd Men's Purple Belt Gi), and G'Angelo Quintin (2nd Men's Intermediate No Gi, 2nd Men's Blue Belt Gi). Can't wait to see what the next competition brings!
Muay Thai, also known as the art of eight limbs, is one of the world’s most deadliest arts. Training in such an art will temper you in both the mind and body and, with practice, build confidence in your abilities to attack and defend. Investing time into training this confidence will affect the rest of your life by applying what you learn in class. If you can push yourself through being exhausted, you can push yourself to do anything.
Your spirit is just as big of a factor in Muay Thai as your physical being and technical prowess. The power that is used is something that comes from your spirit. Muay Thai is very loud and explosive. Allowing yourself to let go of what makes you feel silly is what unlocks the strength that you’ve always had. The dominance that is built through practice is applicable both inside and outside of training!
Being able to catch somebody with a strike can be pretty difficult without proper timing. As you go through your training, you’ll learn how to improve your timing and abilities to see what’s coming. Much like in our lives off the mat, having good timing skills is important. Learning when the appropriate time is to act and when waiting is needed can be easily translated from training to real life. With all these things in mind, Muay Thai can improve your wellbeing throughout your mind, body, and your spirit. At Impact, we put focus on each of these aspects and ensure that everyone is provided with a safe environment to learn how to unlock their true potential. What’s there to lose? Give us a try today!
Impact Martial Arts Academy
3877 Holland Road Suite 511
Virginia Beach, VA 23452