HUNTSVILLE'S ONLY OFFICIAL KRAV MAGA, BANG MUAY THAI, & COMBAT SUBMISSION WRESTLING ACADEMY
ABOUT CLAYMORE FIGHTING & FITNESS
We are Huntsville's premier school for real-world self-defense, fighting, and fight-specific conditioning. We are the only school in the state to be certified by the Krav Maga Alliance, and Alabama's only Bang Muay Thai Academy. We brought Krav Maga to Huntsville, and are the longest-running Krav Maga school in all of Alabama.
Our only mission is to train you in the most modern and effective methods of self-protection available.
Founded in 2008 by Ryan Rushton, a 3rd Degree Krav Maga Black Belt and combat-decorated veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, Claymore offers our students the insight and experience of what really works in the stress and chaos of a violent encounter.
We've actually had to use our techniques in multiple armed and unarmed combat engagements. They work. They will work for you. Does having instructors with real close-combat experience make a difference in the quality of your training? Come check us out and see.
"Absolutely brilliant performance during combat...Recognized for valor in the face of the enemy due to his heroic actions, Ryan is a battle-proven officer--well respected by all who know him for his attention to detail, calm demeanor, and tactical acumen."
- General Richard D. Clarke, Commander, US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
"I consider Ryan to be one of the most talented and accomplished members of our organization. He is an excellent martial artist and instructor with experience on the mat and in real world operations. Anyone who gets the opportunity to work with him should jump at the chance!"
- John Whitman, 6th Degree Black Belt and Founder of the Krav Maga Alliance
Krav Maga is a simple, effective self-defense system emphasizing instinctive movements and realistic scenarios.
Train in the striking system inspired by Bas Rutten, developed by two-time UFC Coach of the Year Duane Ludwig, and made famous by 2x UFC Champion TJ Dillashaw!
Developed by the legendary Erik Paulson, CSW combines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Seriously, the most fun I have had working out! Instructors are fantastic. Simply awesome!!
If you have ever been a victim of domestic violence, I recommend this class. The support I received was priceless. This class will teach you not to be ashamed you were a victim, or live in fear of another threat. It will empower you, strengthen you, and build you up to never be a victim again.
Took my first class and was instantly hooked. Ready for more!!!
One year after joining--25 pounds lighter, increased flexibility, strength, and more energy! This is all due to the awesome instructors at Claymore. Whether you want self-defense, yoga, Muay Thai, or Fighting Fit--these guys know their stuff and will help you achieve your goals!!
A great experience all around! You get a heart pounding cardio workout combined with top notch striking techniques. Whether you're new to martial arts or a veteran, this is what you've been looking for.
I love this gym! I searched for over a year to find a place where I actually wanted to attend class. The instructors are amazing. Great training with real-world applications. I have made great friends there, and I am in the best shape I have ever been in. Cannot recommend it enough!
A welcoming environment for all levels, top-notch instruction, a great place to hone your skills within a community of athletes…a rare find in Alabama!