7. PFS Academy of Martial Arts
- 14 years in business
- Serves Lakeland, FL
"AT PFS, WE OFFER CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AGED 4 & UP. CLASSES ARE DIVIDED INTO 3 AGE GROUPS, TOTS(4-5), KIDS(6-12,) AND YOUNG ADULT/ADULT (13+).
WE UNDERSTAND THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUNGER STUDENTS AND HAVE THE PATIENCE TO HELP THEM DEVELOP THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO MOVE ON INTO OUR PROGRAMS FOR OLDER STUDENTS.
EACH WEEK, WE OFFER CLASSES IN KICKBOXING, CATCH AS CATCH CAN SUBMISSION WRESTLING (THE ONLY SCHOOL OF CATCH IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA), SPORT MMA, AND YOUTH PANKRATION. WE HAVE COACHING CREDENTIALS FROM THE UNITED STATES FIGHT LEAGUE, THE INTERNATIONAL KICKBOXING FEDERATION, TEAM USA FOR BOXING & WRESTLING, AND THE OLD SCHOOL GRAPPLING CATCH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION.
At the end of each day, I can go home knowing in my own small way, I helped my students grow and better themselves. I've taught them that throw hard work, the sky is the limit, and that they can achieve anything through hard work and sacrifice. I may not be famous and wealthy, but at the end of the day, I can say I helped these kids better themselves, not just as martial artists, but as people. There's nothing better I could do with my life."