You have taken the first step in the journey of the martial arts! We are glad you are visiting our page. We are a traditional school offering classes for both kids and adults. Our training includes: Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and Krav Maga. Please visit the "Programs" tab to find the perfect class for your training!
NOW ENROLLING FOR 2021!
Impact Martial Arts was founded in 2010 in Canal Fulton, OH. The owner and founder Ben Baroni, has been training since 1991.
He wanted to offer the arts in a town with no training center for the martial arts, and the birth of Impact happened. Impact has become one of the top traditional & family-first schools in Stark County. Offering classes for kids (age 5 and up), adults, women's self defense groups, law enforcement, business organizations, boy & girl scout troops and church groups.
408 W. MARKET ST
CANAL FULTON, OH 44614
Please welcome our new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach, Paul Bartholet! Paul began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in 2003 under the tutelage of Nova União Black Belt Eduardo “Dudu” Barros while attending Kent State University. Dudu promoted Paul to Blue Belt in 2004 and then to Purple Belt in 2006. Additionally, Paul was able to travel to Brazil with Dudu to train with the world-renowned Nova União team and compete in the 2005 Copa do Mundo, and again in 2008 where he spent significant time training with Luta Livre legend Roberto Leitão. Paul connected with Chris Chard’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio in 2008. Chris Chard promoted Paul to Black Belt in July of 2012, making him his first student and the youngest Clevelander to achieve the rank. Paul founded 1-Up Jiu Jitsu in November of 2012. He is currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt.
Chris (L) & Paul (R)
Chris Chard is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under World Champion Pablo Popovitch. Chris has been a competitive Martial Artist since 1987, with his sole focus being Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 1997. In 2004, he created the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Center of Ohio. Since then, he has coached many local, national and international champions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, trained and cornered amateur MMA Fighters (placed 5 MMA fighters in the North American Allied Fight Series amateur finals from 2006 to 2009) and even cornered at UFC 96. He has extensive experience at refereeing many local and regional competitions for various promotions.
Impact is a proud member of The Professional Martial Art Schools of Northeast Ohio. This group, comprised of 9 schools located across Northeast Ohio have formed an organization to promote the true martial arts values parents and adult students seek. Please check out www.MartialArtsNEO.com for more info and to check out our other schools!
Krav Maga Training!
The Ultimate Realistic Self Defense System is NOW Available!
Monday Nights 7:45-8:30 PM
Thursday Nights 6:45-7:30 PM
Age 14 and above. Easy to learn, functional and instinctual self-defense techniques combined with situational awareness drills and cardio make this the perfect class for both men & women!
KIDS KRAV MAGA CLASS!
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