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Motivation will always beat talent


We Live To Help Train You

In today’s fast-paced world it’s important to develop personal discipline, self-awareness and mutual respect. That’s why Fit Defense offers a unique blend of traditional martial arts training combined with a strong emphasis on fitness, situational awareness and self-defense. Offered in a non-threatening, family-friendly atmosphere, Fit Defense offers programs that promote confidence, develop self-esteem, and enhance discipline.

While our core martial arts training is based on American and Shaolin Kempo. Sensei Tyson weaves in aspects of other classical martial arts he has practiced and studied including Jeet Kune Do and Karate. In addition, Sensei Tyson includes several practical and tactical arts such as Krav Maga, grappling and kickboxing as a basis for self-defense training.

Students will also have the opportunity to incorporate weapons training. Both classical martial arts weapons such as swords and bo staffs as well as practical weapons training with knives, guns, and sticks are included in our curriculum.

As a certified personal trainer, Sensei Tyson understands and puts into practice a strong underlying fitness that enhances his capabilities as a martial artist. But if your goals are strictly fitness related our fitness program will give you the same benefits without the formality or protocol associated with traditional martial arts training. You will learn to punch, kick, defend yourself and others while you get in great shape. You will also learn practical self-defense skills should you ever need to apply them.


Sensei Tyson Gregg

My calling and my passion is to teach and protect others while helping them learn to protect themselves. My 17 years of studying martial arts has given me confidence, focus, and self-discipline and there is nothing that compares to watching those attributes develop in the students I teach. I am a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Shaolin Kenpo. And while Kenpo forms the basis of my martial arts education, I also have experience in other disciplines such as Krav Maga, Siliat, Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo and numerous weapons. As a young boy I had many of the same interests of my peers; action movies, figures, and heroes, but it wasn’t until I watched, Bruce Lee’s movie, “Enter the Dragon” that I became enamored with martial arts.

Sensei Caitlyn Rhodes

Martial arts has saved my life in many ways” – Caitlyn

Caitlyn Rhodes began training in 1995 and is now a Blackbelt Shaolin Kempo Martial Arts Instructor at Fit Defense. Her dedication has earned her 22 championship tournament trophies. Caitlyn was exposed to violence as a child. A life she says no child should ever have to witness. Drug addictions, bullying, physical, mental and verbal abuse were demonstrated regularly in her mother’s home. Teachers and counselors diagnosed her with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) believing she was a “problem child” but few knew that she was only a malnourished, fearful, traumatized child learning to survive daily life. She guarded her mother for years knowing that if she were exposed, her mother would be taken away.



No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and discipline. It teaches children how to AVOID fights not find them.

Just like correct technique for throwing a punch or kick, fitness is a component of any martial art or self-defense system but it’s something you can and will develop as you go. If you’re not already in shape, our classes are a fast, fun way to get there. Guaranteed.
Absolutely. The basis of our martial arts program is focus, discipline and respect. My personal experience is that kids who take karate classes show significant improvement in their overall behavior and school work. I’ve worked with several extremely challenging kids in the past and each time I had great success.

First off, it’s free to try. We want you to be comfortable with the our program and to understand the value we provide. Our fitness programs start at $20/class or $150/month.

No, I expect to earn your business every month. If you ever feel like you are not getting adequate value, you should have the freedom to pursue other options.
Sensei Tyson has a unique ability to adapt his teaching style to the needs of individual students. He is especially gifted in the way he connects to kids. He understands their fears, their strengths and helps them embrace and develop their unique gifts.

Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals