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Roderick P., Atlanta, GA Martial Arts Coach

Roderick P.

Powell Combat Arts

Martial 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

$50 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

$120 3 sessions ($40/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

$175 5 sessions ($35/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

$300 10 sessions ($30/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Florida State University (FL)

  • 2 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)

  • 2 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 mainly 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.

POWELL COMBAT ARTS
I founded Powell Combat Arts ("PCA") in 2016. PCA is a Mixed Martial Art 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, and Title Boxing. I am a "Certified Boxing Coach" through USA Boxing. I am a member of the Georgia Amateur Boxing Association ("GABA").

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 various styles of Filipino Martial Arts ("FMA"). I trained with various Inosanto-LaCoste Kali instructors 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 (CTS/Doce Pares), Tim Hartman (Presas Arnis), Bobby Taboada (Balintawak), and Zac Taco and Eugene Nepangue (WOTBAG). I have also participated in full-contact stick fighting events hosted by the Atlanta Kali Group. I am a member of the Warrior Arts Alliance (Filipino Boxing).

JEET KUNE DO CONCEPTS/JUN FAN GUNG FU
I trained in Jeet Kune Do ("JKD") at the Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy. I have completed 88 hours of seminar training in JKD under Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee's protege). I am a member of the Francis Fong Instructor Association.

OTHER TRAINING
I am a "Certifed MMA Conditioning Coach" through NESTA. I trained in Parkour (overcoming physical obstacles) at Play Hard Gym, KSG Parkour, NinjaKour, and Ninja Quest Fitness. I also completed the CP Journal's "Tactical Analysis Training Program" (detecting and neutralizing violent threats). In addition, I am certified in CPR/AED/First Aid by the Red Cross.

TRAINING
A typical training session starts with general conditioning, i.e., shadowboxing and stretching. Then the trainee works on stances, footwork, striking, e.g., punches, kicks, etc., against focus mitts, kicking shields, and body protector, and defensive tactics. We also engage in controlled, timing, and full-contact sparring depending on the skill level 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 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 using weapons is 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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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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