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"Sweat is the lubricant of success!"

-- Unknown




Do yourself a favor and take advantage of our limited time offer to participate in ONE HOUR of training... ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Call us at 817.938.8888 for more information.

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We've Moved!

We've moved to a new location, one with more space and closer to the "rest of the population". We've also changed to a "background group" training format. By doing so, we can offer more flexible scheduling. The "backyard group" format also means that instruction is more one-on-one ("semi-private") allowing us to focus more attention on the individual; which, of course, is what Jeet Kune Do is all about. Do yourself a favor and give us a call to setup an appointment!

Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) Seminar featuring Erik Paulson

May 28th, 2011 : Cost of $110
FMU is hosting a CSW seminar on May 28th, 2011 - 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Erik Paulson's Combat Submission Wrestling Seminar is the most dominant Mixed Martial Arts training system available. CSW is a blend of STX Kickboxing, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Muay Thai, French Savate, Western Boxing, Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Shooto, Filipino Dumog, Judo and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. It encompasses three areas: Kickboxing, Clinching and Grappling which focuses on Submission Wrestling, Submission Fighting and Self-Defense.

He currently runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, CA where he trains MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Cub Swanson, Ginelle Marquez and is closely affiliated with Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Erik Paulson is the three time World Shooto Champion, the only American to ever achieve this.

Price is $110 and you must RSVP by paying in advance in order to guarantee your spot as space is EXTREMELY limited. View/print flyer (PDF)

Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) Seminar featuring Erik Paulson

July 24-25th, 2010 : Cost of $175
FMU is hosting a CSW seminar on July 24-25th, 2010 - 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Erik Paulson's Combat Submission Wrestling Seminar is the most dominant Mixed Martial Arts training system available. CSW is a blend of STX Kickboxing, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Muay Thai, French Savate, Western Boxing, Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Shooto, Filipino Dumog, Judo and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. It encompasses three areas: Kickboxing, Clinching and Grappling which focuses on Submission Wrestling, Submission Fighting and Self-Defense.

He currently runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, CA where he trains MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Cub Swanson, Ginelle Marquez and is closely affiliated with Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Erik Paulson is the three time World Shooto Champion, the only American to ever achieve this.

Price is $175 ($110 for a single day) and you must RSVP by paying in advance in order to guarantee your spot as space is EXTREMELY limited. View/print flyer (PDF)

LAMECO Eskrima workshop featuring Guro David Gould

July 17th, 2010 : Cost of $75
FMU is hosting a very limited opportunity to train with one of the original students of Edgar Sulite (founder of LAMECO Eskrima). Guro Gould is considered the most "hard-core" trainers by all of the most senior LAMECO originals and I have to say one of the best opportunities to see a no-BS view on fighting in general (weapons or not). Space is limited so contact FMU by phone at 817.938.8888 if you wish to reserve a spot. (Prepay and save $20!)

LAMECO Eskrima workshop featuring Guro Roger Agbulos

June 26-27th, 2010 : Cost of $150
My brother, Tim McFatridge, is organizing a LAMECO Eskrima seminar featuring Guro Roger Agbulos that will be located in South Lake (351 Bank Street). Cost is $150 ($125 if you prepay!, discount for Law Enforcement and pricing for single day is available). You do not want to miss an opportunity to train with Guro Agbulos as he is an original student of Edgar Silute and an awesome instructor and individual. For more information, go here.

We've updated the class schedule!

In order to better serve the student base, we've modified the schedule. This also serves to clear up some misunderstandings that the prior schedule caused. To see the new schedule, click here.

Congratulations to Marc Ayub!

Marc Ayub, student at Fighting Method University and member of the FMU Fight Team won his recent bout at the Dallas Convention Center on October 17th against Steven Cloud. The match lasted 1:11 and was won via TKO.



Children's Classes

We are forming a class specifically for children ages 10+. The curriculum is trimmed down from the adult program and is targetting to provide a good foundation that will last a lifetime of martial arts growth. At this point, we are discussing with potential students and parents the details of the program and adding people to a waiting list. To get added to the waiting list, there is an interview process that will need to take place. The first class will be limited to 12 students and will begin once we reach that number. As space is limited, it is important to act quickly. There are obviously more details regarding this initial class, so please feel free to contact us directly... it's an amazing opportunity for those that will be selected. This will be NOTHING like children's programs you've seen at other facilities! (Note, if not selected for the initial class, we will have future classes forming after these students pass their initial tests.)

New Site!

We've been working hard to bring you a new and improved website. As you probably can see, not much has "changed". ;-) The major changes are the underlying systems in place that allow us to bring you more content in a much more improved manner. To showcase this, we've added the Videos section that you can access on the left hand menu. Please feel free to browse through these and we will continue to add videos over time. If you come across any videos that you feel should be added, please send us a note containing a link and we'll consider it. So grab some popcorn and enjoy the show(s).

New floor!!!

We are now fortunate to have the best mats in the industry to train on. Dollamur Sport Surfaces provided a substantial discount on our new mats and we really appreciate their working within our budget to make this happen. Because of this, the school is now outfitted with wall to wall mats and even have some mats on the walls to work various techniques and excercises.

TAMMA Fight Fest 12

Sam Bowman will be fighting for the amateur middleweight TAMMA title on May 23rd at Cowboys Dance Hall in Arlington, TX. We have some tickets for sale at the school or you can purchase them at the Cowboys Dance Hall ticket office (as well as Ticketmaster).

*FREE* Texas Parkour Workshop @ FMU

FMU is hosting a Texas Parkour Workshop on May 9th, 2009. The workshop will begin at 11:00am and last 2-4 hours depending everyones ability to continue. The primary focus will be the attribute training that Parkour practioners use to prepare for the feats they are able to accomplish. Please join us for this *FREE* workshop; however, you must RSVP in order to guarantee your spot as space is limited.

Catch Wrestling Seminar featuring ISG/Tim McFatridge

FMU is hosting a Catch Wrestling seminar on Febuary 7th, 2009 - 10:00am to 3:00pm at the low price of admission of $65! Tim McFatridge, founder of Integrated Submission Grappling and co-founder of the Jeet Kune Do Kali Association, is an excellent source of knowledge and an awesome instructor. He is also a second generation Bruce Lee instructor under the late Larry Hartsell. Price is $65 and you must RSVP in order to guarantee your spot as space is limited.

*FREE* Texas Parkour Workshop @ FMU

FMU is hosting a Texas Parkour Workshop on January 24th, 2009. The workshop will begin at 11:00am and last 2-4 hours depending everyones ability to continue. The primary focus will be the attribute training that Parkour practioners use to prepare for the feats they are able to accomplish. Please join us for this *FREE* workshop; however, you must RSVP in order to guarantee your spot as space is limited.

Congratulations to Sam Bowman!

Sam Bowman, assistant coach at Fighting Method University and member of the FMU Fight Team won his recent bout at Cowboys (Arlington) on December 6th against Jason Wilson. The match lasted 1:20 and was won via submission due to repeated strikes.

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