Faiferlick Martial Arts

Martial Arts for Kids and Adults in Fort Dodge, IA

Announcing...an Inspiring Martial Arts Program in Fort Dodge, IA for The Entire Family!

Our dynamic Martial Arts Program in Fort Dodge, IA has something for everyone. Children gain rock solid self-confidence,  build unshakable self-esteem, and hone razor sharp focus, while adults get fit, improve flexibility and quickly eliminate stress!

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Traditional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for Self Defense

Traditional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for Self Defense at Faiferlick Martial Arts encompasses a comprehensive approach to personal safety and combat preparedness. It is a safe class to prevent injuries to students. Rooted in a rich history of diverse martial arts disciplines, it combines techniques from various traditional martial arts such as Taekwondo, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing, Aikido, Hapkido, Escrima and Weapons. The emphasis in traditional MMA is not just on offense but also on defense, teaching practitioners to react effectively to various threats and physical confrontations. This holistic approach includes striking techniques for stand-up situations, throws and takedowns for close-quarters combat, and ground fighting for when situations escalate to the ground. Traditional MMA focuses not only on physical skills but also on mental and emotional aspects, imparting discipline, respect, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. It provides individuals with the tools and confidence needed to defend themselves effectively while promoting a sense of honor and responsibility in the process. Our Instructors are Certified through ICAF & MATA. These classes are ranked and belts are earned as the student progresses in all areas of this class curriculum.


Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is one of the fastest growing martial arts on the planet! In this program, you will learn the core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. You’re going to love it!

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for Sport & Competition

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for Sport & Competition is a dynamic and physically demanding combat sport that combines a wide range of martial disciplines. Participants in MMA training typically engage in striking techniques borrowed from boxing and kickboxing, allowing them to develop powerful punches and kicks. They also learn takedowns and throws derived from wrestling, judo, and jiu-jitsu, enabling them to control their opponents and take the fight to the ground when necessary. Moreover, grappling skills, particularly from jiu-jitsu, are essential for submissions and ground control. MATA guide students through a structured curriculum, which often includes rank progression and the attainment of belts as students master various aspects of the sport.

MMA places a strong emphasis on tactics, techniques, and strategy, requiring athletes to not only be physically fit but also mentally sharp. Instructors certified through reputable organizations like ICAF.

These classes provide a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to MMA, offering participants the opportunity to develop both their offensive and defensive skills while gaining a deep understanding of combat strategy. It’s an exciting and challenging sport that not only hones physical abilities but also fosters discipline, respect, and personal growth as individuals progress through the ranks and continually refine their skills.

Welcome to Faiferlick Martial Arts!

Hi! My name is Grandmaster, 7th degree Black Belt Justin Faiferlick, and I’m very PROUD that hundreds of families all over the Fort Dodge area are singing the praises of our programs and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact it’s having on their lives. (You can see some of these stories for yourself on the “Reviews” page!)

Our students are surprised by how easy it is to get started, and delighted that they don’t have to be “already in great shape” to truly enjoy their new classes. Parents who enroll their children are amazed at how patient and genuine our instructors are, and how quickly their child makes observable improvements in their level of focus and confidence!

But the best way to see if our program would be a good fit for you or someone in your family is to try it for yourself.

Get started now with one of our WEB SPECIALS and find out how you can be healthier, happier, and more confident with Faiferlick Martial Arts training!

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Physical and Mental Development

Our members tell us that our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than just a gym or some “activity.” It feels like a family. We concentrate on building the whole person: Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.

I pride myself on helping our adult members safely build lean muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility, and relieve stress in a FUN, positive, and injury-free environment!

And for the children, parents all over the Fort Dodge area give my martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus in school and at home, building their self-esteem, and igniting a passion for self- improvement they never would have expected.

Faiferlick Martial Arts is So Much More than “Kicking & Punching”

The martial arts are not “just” about self-defense!

In reality, the physical “kicking and punching” are really just tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself and life.

By practicing physical self-defense skills, you will follow the proven path for successful living based on discipline, focus, and perseverance.

Take us up on our WEB SPECIAL offer, and see the benefits of my Fort Dodge martial arts program for yourself!

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326 South 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA

Faiferlick Martial Arts

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.


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