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Roderick P., Atlanta, GA Martial Arts Coach

Roderick P.

Powell Combat Arts

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Coach that trains athletes in Powell Combat Arts ("PCA"). A mixed martial art that combines Western Boxing, Filipino Boxing, and select elements of Jeet Kune Do. View all coaching experience

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  1. Blackburn Park, Atlanta, GA

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Roderick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Roderick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$210 3 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Roderick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$325 5 sessions ($65/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Roderick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$600 10 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Florida State University (FL)

  • 3 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Kickboxing, MMA, Jeet Kune Do, Arnis

  • Roundhouse kick, Kick, Jabs, Strikes

Credentials

  • Florida State University (FL)

  • 3 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Kickboxing, MMA, Jeet Kune Do, Arnis

  • Roundhouse kick, Kick, Jabs, Strikes

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More About Coach Roderick

I train athletes in my own unique style of Mixed Martial Arts in private one-on-one sessions. Powell Combat Arts ("PCA") is an empty hands system of realistic self-defense techniques drawn from Western Boxing and Filipino Boxing (Panantukan) combined with select elements of Jeet Kune Do. Training is geared towards self-defense and/or combat sports, i.e., Boxing or MMA, depending on the athlete's needs. I am also the author of the book "Winning in Combat Sports: Strategies & Tactics."

POWELL COMBAT ARTS
I founded Powell Combat Arts ("PCA") in 2016. PCA is a martial arts system that combines Western Boxing and Filipino Boxing (Panantukan) along with select elements of Jeet Kune Do ("JKD").

WESTERN BOXING
I have extensive Western Boxing experience gained through training and sparring at numerous Boxing Gyms in the Atlanta area, including Delgado Boxing Gym, Team Octopus, Sweatshop Boxing, Decatur Boxing Club, UFC Gym, Knuckle Up Fitness, Buckhead Fight Club, and Title Boxing. I am a "Certified Boxing Coach" through USA Boxing.

FILIPINO BOXING (PANANTUKAN)
The Filipino Boxing component of Powell Combat Arts consists of empty hand techniques derived from the use of weapons, i.e., sticks and knives, in Filipino Martial Arts ("FMA"). I trained with various instructors in Inosanto-LaCoste Kali at the Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy. I have also trained with the Atlanta Kali Group (Chris Caban), Kuntaw Kali Kruzada (Rich Acosta), Minnesota Kali Group (Rick Faye and Andy Wilson), Richmond Balintawak (Jemar Carcellar), Balintawak Seattle (John Soriano), and Warrior Arts Alliance (Daniel Sullivan). I attended FMA training seminars conducted by Dan Inosanto (Inosanto-LaCoste), Zach Whitson (Doce Pares/CTS), Tim Hartman (Presas Arnis), Bobby Taboada (Balintawak), and Zac Taco and Eugene Nepangue (WOTBAG). I have also participated in numerous full-contact stick fighting events.

JEET KUNE DO/KICK-BOXING
I trained and sparred in Jeet Kune Do ("JKD") at the Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy. I have completed 92 hours of seminar training in JKD under Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee's protege). I have also trained and sparred in Kick-boxing at various UFC Gyms. I am also a Certified Mixed Martial Arts ("MMA") Conditioning Coach through NESTA.

OTHER TRAINING
I trained in Parkour (overcoming physical obstacles) at Play Hard Gym, KSG Parkour, NinjaKour, and Ninja Quest Fitness. I completed the CP Journal's "Tactical Analysis Training Program" (detecting and neutralizing violent threats). I have also completed USOC's "Mental Training for Performance" course. In addition, I am certified in the use of CPR/AED/First Aid by the Red Cross.

TRAINING
A typical training session starts with general conditioning, i.e., shadowboxing, light calisthenics, and stretching. Then the trainee works on stances, footwork, striking, e.g., punches, kicks, etc., against focus mitts, thai pads, kicking shields, and body protector, and defensive tactics. We also engage in controlled, timing, and full-contact sparring depending on the skill level and goals of the trainee. My primary focus is on teaching realistic and practical empty hand self-defense techniques. I also provide training on tools and tactics that can be used for combat sports, such as Boxing, Kick-boxing, and MMA.

CURRICULUM
The core curriculum of PCA consists of three levels, i.e., Level 1 (basic), Level 2 (intermediate), and Level 3 (advanced). I do not issue colored belts or sashes to denote ranks. You are either a Coach or a Trainee in Powell Combat Arts ("PCA"). A Trainee must complete all three levels of the curriculum in order to become a Coach in the system. PCA is an empty hands, striking art; grappling and weapons are not in the curriculum. However, techniques to defend yourself against grappling and weapon attacks are taught. PCA focuses on being adaptable in combat so sparring is emphasized; prearranged forms/katas are not in the curriculum.

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Client Reviews

Coach Roderick is a good coach. Today was my first session and I felt that he was able to meet me where I was. He was very patient with me and his teaching style is very concise.

I really enjoyed training with Coach Roderick. I can definitely say I haven’t had a workout like that since I left the military and that was only a light workout he did but he is definitely very accommodating to your fitness level and your goals.

Coach roderick has a good way of showing you boxing technique. Effecient coaching that will help you become better

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This is not your typical flashy fancy martial arts session. Coach Roderick teaches practical, useful techniques that prepare you for real life situations. The training is direct, his techniques are affective , his experience is undeniable. If self defense is what you're looking for you won't find a better coach.

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