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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial arts that has proven itself in the cage, on the streets, and as a great workout. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners rely on leverage and timing to defeat bigger stronger opponents making it great for self-defense. World Class instructor Shawn Bodio will teach you the concepts and techniques that helped him win Two World Championships. To learn more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Click Here

Muay Thai Kick Boxing(commonly referred to as “Thai Boxing”) originates from Thailand. Thai boxing is known for its use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins to deliver strikes to your opponent. Because of the use of elbows, and knees Thai Boxing has been called the art of eight limbs. Using all eight of the limbs takes a lot of energy making Muay Thai great for full body workouts getting you in shape in no time. To Learn more about our Muay Thai Program Click Here

Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) as its known today exploded in popularity in 2001 with the growth of the Ultimate Fighting Championships. At RipTide we excel in all aspects of MMA from the ground game with our knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the striking of our Muay Thai Program will have you ready to step in the ring, But if fighting is something you are not interested in our MMA program is one of the best for overall fitness you can train in. How many overweight MMA fighters do you know? To Learn more about our MMA Program Click Here

The Kids Martial Arts Program at RipTide will teach your kids the striking aspect of martial arts as well as the grappling aspect of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Learning in these arts will help your children grow. They will gain benefits such as self-defense, self-confidence, dealing with bullies, respect, and honor. If you want your kids to grow and gain these benefits in a healthy safe environment with well-trained instructors then RipTide Martial Arts is the place for you and your child. To learn more about our Kids Martial Arts Program Click Here

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Shawn Bodio
Shawn Bodio Head instructor

Shawn Bodio is a Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ), Black Belt, 2X NAGA World Champion and American National Champion. He recieved his black belt  on Monday January 25, 2016. It was awarded to him by his Coach in Philadelphia, John J. DiSimone III under the watchful eye of 7X World Champion Xande Ribeiro.

Chris White
Chris White BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA Coach

Coach Chris began training at Primal MMA in 2009 and trained at several places before finding a home with Coach Shawn and Former Riptide Muay Thai Coach Leandro Vioto late in 2012. He earned his blue and purple belts from Coach Shawn in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Since joining Riptide he has become a stand out grappler with impressive super fight wins and a slew of finishes in local and regional tournaments.

Dalton Tyndall
Dalton Tyndall Assistant Coach

Dalton is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Dalton began in 2011 and has spent his entire grappling career with Riptide, and he’s competed as far away as California At events such as American National and PanAms, to show off his brand of Jiu Jitsu often fighting up to ultra heavy weight with great success.

Achieve Your Fitness Goals

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