This is not your typical martial arts school. We don’t sell belts based on outdated systems that have long forgotten their origins. Instead this is a school based on research, open mindedness, and a dedication to the art. We cover a wide range of weapons, styles, and dancing classes. Students have the power of choice when it comes to what they want to learn. There are some minimum requirements for advancement to make sure everyone is using common terminology, safety rules, and have the skills to challenge one another. Outside of those requirements students have a lot of autonomy. If you would like to know more about our specific classes please view “Classes Offered.”
To be the best warrior you can be requires three essential elements. Those elements have to be in perfect balance with one another to maximize success. Ironside Medieval Combat is one of the only martial arts gyms that trains, supports, and covers all three of these elements. The three essential elements to being a champion ironclad warrior are skills, fitness, and nutrition. We call it our “Iron-Warrior System”
We have two world champion martial artists as instructors. Head instructor is Janeal Ironside. She has over 30 years of martial arts experience holding multiple national and international championships. Our other instructor is Master Nelson Pinto. Master Pinto holds multiple black belts across several systems, world champion, over 30 years of experience, and international super star. If you would like to learn more about our instructors please visit “Get to know your instructors.”
Be Sure to Support us on Social Media! #ironsidemedievalcombat
With all the exciting things happening this year, we would love to share this amazing training with our community to help inspire a love for martial arts. You can help support these programs by following and sharing our various social media pages. There is a Facebook Page, Instagram Account, and YouTube Channel dedicated to Ironside Medieval Combat. Check out these pages, share them, talk about them , and together we can make Martial Arts an inspiration for generations yet to come.
MMA with Medieval Armor and Blunt Weapons: Vice Sports
In May 2016, Head instructor Janeal Ironside was part of the United States team, known as USA Knights, to represent the country in the International Medieval Combat Federation World Championship. Below is a wonderful video by Vice Sports show casing the USA’s participation in this competition along with interviews of Janeal Ironside.