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FTF Fitness And Self-Defense

Welcome to FTF® Fitness and Self-Defense, where everyday men and women across Gastonia challenge themselves every single day. We are a family united by the desire to live a safer and healthier life. The bonds formed through group workouts, self-defense classes, BJJ instruction, and every class offered are unique and critical to achieving any goal. We experience failure and success, ease and difficulty, comfort and discomfort, and come through it with a better understanding of ourselves. Get started today and treat yourself to a support system like no other and a direct path to sustainable success. Just fill out the short form on your screen to learn more!

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I cannot say enough good things about this place. The instructors and fellow students have become such a "family" to me. People notice and care when your are gone and encourage and support when you are there. The classes are always great and engaging and not the same thing twice. Seriously look into it! Go try out a class. You won't be sorry!!!

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Shelly Devore

Ryan is the best of the best instructor in the area and we appreciate his time and dedication in his school . I am very pleased to be part of this fit to fight family... I'm telling this not only because I like him but it's the truth

Martial Arts Gastonia

Dean Huffman

Love this place. From the staff up front to the instructors. It doesn't matter if your a beginner in MMA or just looking to get into shape, this is the place to go! My only problem is the price!@ It's so affordable it's hard to believe you get so much for so little. Both my kids attend classes and fitness training here and my wife and I are trying to get the energy to enroll as well. Everyone needs to atleast go by and check them out. Once you do, you will be hooked!

Martial Arts Gastonia

Lance Hester

We searched for the best place with the best instructor/owner for Krav Maga, Fitness, and kid's program and thought we would need to join multiple centers...but we found it all here at FTF Gastonia. Ryan is the best in the business and the instructors here are great.

Martial Arts Gastonia

Adam Coble

Very welcoming staff. I have been going here for about 4 months now, I haven't been in this good of shape in about seven years! My kids have been here for a year now and its like a second home to them and it's improved there discipline and behavior.

Martial Arts Gastonia

Amanda Monteith

Great environment, great partners, and some high fight IQ’s from some amazing instructors. Real life techniques for real life situations. Get here and get #FITTOFIGHT

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Dylan Davis

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