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World Class Martial Arts

Build Your Skills One Step At A Time

At World Class Martial Arts, we have been offering Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu in Ashland and surrounding areas for more than 20 years. We teach only the most practical and proven martial arts, constantly researching and refining our efforts to ensure we’re up to date with the best tactics in the world. Master Joe Gray is the owner and a 3rd degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, a certified Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor, and a respected mixed martial arts coach.

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Our Expert Team

We are committed to the highest quality in everything we do. Our team is full of experienced instructors who can tailor each and every aspect of our training to meet the needs of all skill sets.


Our Core Values

We value the development that martial arts training can bring to all aspects of your life. From self-defense and physical fitness to discipline, focus, and confidence, we're helping you do it all.


Our Mission

We are on a mission to meet the needs of each and every person who walks through our doors. That means offering individualized instruction and helping you learn at your own pace - all while having a blast.


Our Promise

We pledge to provide you with a safe and supportive environment where you can learn and grow and train with complete confidence. In our classes, you'll never have to worry about egos and intimidation.


Kids Martial Arts

Our Kids Martial Arts classes use the skills of Muay Thai and Gracie Jiu Jitsu to keep students active and help them take on valuable life skills that will serve them for years to come. All experience levels are welcome.

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Get the most out of every movement with our Kickboxing classes here at World Class Martial Arts in Richmond. We're helping men and women of all fitness levels take on the best blend of striking, self-defense, and total-body fitness.

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Jiu Jitsu

Master the art of ground-based grappling and take on total-body success at the same time. Our Jiu Jitsu classes offer hands-on instruction for men and women of all experience levels and we can't wait for you to get started!

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What Makes Our System So Special?

Here's How We're Impacting Every Aspect Of Your Life:

Confidence & Self-Esteem in Ashland - World Class Martial Arts

Confidence & Self-Esteem

Our system is designed to build you up one step at a time and help you enjoy the thrill of accomplishment along the way. Our classes can help men, women, and children face life with more confidence than ever before.

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Discipline & Self-Control

From day one, we'll help you focus on each and every detail in our system. We challenge your mind to be sharper than ever before and we give you the chance to carry that focus into everything you do.

Self-Defense in Ashland - World Class Martial Arts


At World Class Martial Arts, we focus only on the most practical self-defense skills possible. We equip you with effective striking skills in our Muay Thai classes and the best ground-based self-defense skill with the Gracie Jiu Jitsu system.

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New Friends & Mentors

At the end of the day, we're a family who trains together and supports each other on the path to long-lasting success. We work hard to maintain a safe, supportive environment where you can train with confidence and have a blast along the way.

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