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Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness

6 Rutherford Road Greenville, SC 29609

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Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness

6 Rutherford Road Greenville, SC 29609

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When it comes to Martial Arts, Childrens Martial Arts and Self Defense, no one compares to Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness. With years of combined experience, Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest and beyond.

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Robert G.

29 October 2018

I highly recommend Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness (BMA&F). Joe Beckham is an excellent instructor and especially gifted in working with children and teens. For Joe and his staff, the ultimate goal of Martial Arts is not to promote violence but virtue. He seeks to cultivate self-discipline, self-control, and respect for others in his students. Moreover, the standards for BMA&F are high. Promotion is earned on the pathway of hard work, perseverance, and humility. Furthermore, Joe is not only a competent martial artist, but he's a principled Christian man who seeks to develop not only the physical skills of his students but who endeavors to cultivate their inner qualities as well. He doesn't push his Christianity on others. But neither is he ashamed of Christ nor afraid to encourage his students to live lives that are pleasing to God. (for a longer review of BMA&F, click here: bobgonzal.es/index.php/2…) More...

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Chickapearl D.

26 September 2018

Taking our Daughter to Mr. Beckham's was one of the best things we ever did for her.  As a young girl, we were looking for something that would build her confidence and at the same time allow her to defend herself should the need ever arise.  We heard about several places and even talked to a few children who were "black belts."  Very soon we found out that some of these Karate-Type babysitting services might be fun, but were not the REAL DEAL!  Children at age 8 and 9 walking around thinking that they were Black Belts could not even get out of a simple arm-bar.  Mr. Beckham will actually TEACH your child how to defend themselves.  His classes are organized and he sets the bar high!  Somehow Mr. Beckham is able to encourage your child step-by-step AND maintain discipline. (Not an easy task with a group of children.)  His staff was always engaging and motivating.  Our daughter grew in confidence, strength and courage.  She started at age 6.  She LOVED everyday of her experience with Mr. Beckham and the path that he set her on has enabled her to grow into the fine, strong woman she is today!  If you are looking for the BEST Martial Art Company for your children, or yourself, look no further!  Mr. Beckham is the BEST! BY: CHRISTINE POWER More...

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Kacey Mccall-Hagin

25 September 2018

I have been so impressed with the classes for my 7 year old son and I feel he is properly equipped with the knowledge to protect and defend himself from possible attackers. This gives me peace of mind when I am not with him and to me that is priceless. Thank you Joe Beckham. - Kacey McCall-Hagin More...

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Tammy Conte Lee

21 September 2018

I've had the privilege of watching Mr. Beckham teach and train in aikido for over three years and I was impressed by his professionalism and skill and the dedication he shows toward his students. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a genuine interest and desire to learn the art and the way of aikido! If I were to rate him I would give him five stars! --- Tammy Lee More...

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Don Ogle

25 August 2018

Thank you Joe for the kind words of endorsement. I can sincerely say the same about you and your dojo. When it comes to effective traditional Aikido, your dojo is the only one that comes to mind. Over the years, I have recommended your dojo to those I have met searching for authentic Aikido. It is an honor to know you and I have enjoyed the many years of mutual respect and friendship between our different systems and teaching styles. I look forward to working with you in the future. More...

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Dana Stoner

21 August 2018

Abridged Version : Beckham Martial Arts and Fitness has equipped my children and myself to be safe, to defend ourselves if needed, to be disciplined, respectful, prepared, and responsible. [we smile there often too]. It is the only martial arts facility I would recommend anyone of any age train in. Un-Abridged Version: I am 33 years old and have three children, ages 10, 8, and 6 - the eldest is a boy and the younger are girls. We all train at Beckham Martial Arts. I have also attended a self-defense class [structured specifically for females to learn self-defense tactics] taught by Mr. Beckham. Mr. Beckham is knowledgeable and practiced in mixed martial arts, pathophysiology, body mechanics, and teaching all ages. He emphasizes safety by awareness and self-preparedness through advancing knowledge, discipline, and practice. He incorporates life principles and applications into his teaching which is especially beneficial reinforcement for my children. Camaraderie, smiles, and laughter are a part of every class as well. In a society that is increasingly dangerous for our youth [particularly] and the population at large, and which has a deficit of discipline and self-control, having these values taught and reinforced in an environment outside of the home is invaluable. More...

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Jonathan D.

26 December 2017

An outstanding school. Although some may see the instructor as gruff, I've never seen an instructor who cared as much for his students, in class and out. Fair pricing, and class time options More...

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Aubree Tipps Lewis

20 December 2017

Awesome instructor, wonderful class! Learning for real life situations! You won’t be disappointed.

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Key Taz Watson

8 October 2017

I went for the Free Women's Defense Class and it was very educational. Mr Beckham made everyone feel very comfortable & welcome. I plan on signing my family up for classes. More...

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Jen-Ted Richard

19 September 2017

Two of my sons trained here and it is amazing to see how the lessons they learned here translated into integrity and moral fiber that they operate with now. I also trained at the adult level and absolutely loved it. What an incredible community to be a part of and a strong reinforcer of humility, teamwork, and Christian character building. Thank you! More...

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Keith Brandy Porter

8 September 2017

We are so thankful for Beckham Martial Arts. It has been an absolutely wonderful experience for both of our kids. Not only are they learning to defend themselves, they are learning to believe in themselves. The discipline they are developing is carrying over to every area of their life. Thank you Beckham Martial Arts! You are absolutely amazing!! More...

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Chelsea Cziraky

8 September 2017

Our son has been attending Mr. Beckham's Aikido class for almost 4 years now. He has always been an incredible role model, even tempered and respectful. We will be sending each of our kids here to begin training as they turn 4. We have seen the difference that the responsibility and discipline has made in our 8 year old. Thank you for all your work and time with our kids! More...

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Chris Burton

4 September 2017

Mr Beckham is not only a great martial arts instructor, he is an invested friend who truly cares about you. If you are interested in developing great martial arts skills; as well as, self confidence Mr Beckham's school should be considered. I have been involved with other martial arts in past years and have found none more life applicable than here. More...

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Kate Burris

2 September 2017

Joe Beckham has done a great job teaching and encouraging my boys as well as my husband.

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Rick Burris

2 September 2017

If you want to learn practical self defense in a supportive and non-threatening atmosphere, you need to check out Beckham Martial Arts and Fitness. This is a great place where anyone from years old to 70+ can experience personal development. Joe Beckham is a highly experienced instructor who makes learning easy for every participant. You will be welcomed here and you will see why there are many people who have made long term commitments to training here. More...

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Tyler Davis

1 September 2017

I've scouted a lot of classes around the east cost where the instructors have been black belts in (this and that) for decades. I've watched classes and it was very sloppy and not convincing at all compared to Beckham Martial Arts. Beckham's training facility is slow and gentle enough to start out a meek young girl but fierce enough to push and challenge a true martial artist to protect his family with extreme confidence in case of being randomly attacked. I'm amazed at the skill level of Mr. Beckham and his students of seniority. If I was a celebrity I would hire any of his top 10 students for body guards without question. More...

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Lee Haley

1 September 2017

I've been practicing at this school for 15+ years (not all continuous), and couldn't imagine practicing elsewhere. The students are friendly and helpful, with those of higher rank taking specific interest in helping lower rank and newer students progress and understand. The martial arts do not stick to tradition for the sake of tradition, but grow and adapt as needed, finding methods that work and that you can use to protect yourself. Mr. Beckham is a wonderful instructor who cares for his students and delights in their progress. Know that nothing is given at this school; if you progress in rank, it is because you earned it. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in martial arts of any type (striking, throwing, grappling, etc.). Not a competition school, just focused on teaching you how to control your own body in a defensive situation and that of your attacker, allowing you get away safely. More...

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Shawn Christopher

22 April 2017

A honest martial arts school.That strives in producing self defense for the individual,in a ever changing combative age. A safe environment to train and hone your skills in the martial arts. One of the biggest advantages of training at this school;second only to the arts themselves,is lead instructor Joe Beckham. His more than formidable understanding and commitment to the martial arts,is only rivaled by his interrelated joy of teaching. Each instructor at Beckham Martial Arts provides their own unique adaptation of self defense. As it is common for many instructor to have crossed trained in other arts. This is of course coupled with a traditional understanding of Nihon Goshin Aikido received from lead instructor Joe Beckham. Making Joe Beckham Martial Arts a vibrant cohesive of budo. More...

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R David Jones

21 January 2017

After leading 1000s of classes over the course of decades, Shihan Beckham continues to conduct every single class with the enthusiasm equal to that of a new student, eager to begin his or her journey. That's passion, folks - passion which extends to his commitment to maintaining EXEMPLARY skills of his own. As an instructor, he's the complete package, the real deal. More...

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Randi Schneider

19 July 2016

Great instructor. He loves the kids and teaches real life situations.

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Trish Beckham

28 April 2015

Joe has been committed to martial arts for over 40 years! His students love him for good reason. I am so proud of him!

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Rick Haskett

6 March 2015

Simply put "The Best of the best". Great people/students, Great school/Dojo, Great Instructor.

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Stacey Kellett Garraux

5 February 2015

This place was heaven sent to my family. My son has matured and is becoming a strong young man. If you join you will not be disappointed!!

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Mike Moore

29 January 2015

Hey friends and family. Today was my third class after signing up Monday. I told myself "I'll just go Monday and Tuesday...maybe Thursday. Folks I'm hooked. I want to have an increased knowledge on how to defend myself and my family. Thank you Joe Beckham for never giving up on these Martial Arts and thank you to all who helped him along the way. Joe Beckham teaches with passion and fire! Looking forward to another lesson! More...

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koppster1966

12 April 2012

Serious martial arts. Serious fitness. The most realistic self protection training in the Upstate. Structured children's after school classes. Safe, fun, and positive environment.6 Rutherford Road, Greenville, SC 29609(864) 270-2919 ‎beckhammartialarts.com More...

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