(276) 644-9990
100 Linden Square Dr.Suites 1-4, Bristol, VA 24202

About Stryker Martial Arts Academy
in Bristol, VA

Meet Chris Massie

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Stryker Martial Arts Academy in Bristol
6th Degree Kempo Karate / Black Belt in BJJ

Welcome to Stryker Martial Arts Academy! We are the premier martial arts and fitness center in Bristol, Virginia… and we offer programs your whole family can enjoy! 

We opened our doors in December of 1997 and moved into our current location in September of 2014. We offer a blend of contemporary combative martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krav Maga, MMA and Kickboxing, along with the traditional martial arts of Kempo Karate. 

Our 8,000 square foot facility allows us to run three classes at the same time, making it easy for both you and your kids to train at the same time. Training together gives you a great opportunity to spend quality time together while learning, getting FIT and having FUN!

Our goal is to help you learn how to set goals and, more importantly, to achieve them so that you reach your highest potential. We love to see our students achieve great things and to grow beyond what they thought they could do, thus giving them more confidence and an overall good feeling about themselves. 


Our focus is on bringing out the BEST in you and your family, where we inspire excellence in life through mindful training in the martial arts.

When you walk through the doors at Stryker, you immediately feel a sense of “family.” 

We often refer to our students and their families as our “Stryker family.” We encourage all parents to take part in their child’s Martial Arts journey and to attend classes with them to observe their child in action. We have a large, comfortable viewing area and you’ll smile with delight when you see your child excel in martial arts.

We think you’ll LOVE what all the high kicks and powerful punches will do for your body, mind, and spirit! You’ll get…

  • A fantastic workout, strong core and a lean body
  • A ton of focus, confidence & endurance
  • Much greater self-control, discipline and respect
  • Lower stress, worry and anxiety
  • More happiness and a better outlook on life
  • An “I got this” attitude and excellent goal-setting & follow through skills

The BEST part about all this is that it’s super fun, life-changing, and your kids will have an awesome circle of friends with similar interests! Pretty cool, huh?

Check out the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now! It’s 100% RISK-FREE, but for a Limited Time Only! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal, so reserve your spot today!

We specialize in giving you and your kids the proper tools for success in everyday life…  tools to be fit, strong and healthy with a lot of emphasis on character development. Every class is FUN and EXCITING and it doesn’t matter what shape, size or fitness level you are. We love beginners just as much as we do intermediate and advanced students.

If you’re a total beginner and maybe a bit nervous about it, wondering if you’ll fit in or if you’ll be able to keep up… we’re here to tell you not to worry at all because you’ll fit in just fine and you’ll definitely be able to keep up – we promise! We’ll work with you at your skill level, your pace, and in a way that meets your goals. So you just bring the goals list and we’ll handle the details – sound good?

Here at SMAA, we teach our students to be prepared for a confrontation or attack from a standing position, as well as the ground. We incorporate the latest training techniques to focus on conditioning, stamina, strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. This produces a fitter, healthier, more well-balanced student and helps prepare them physically and mentally to defend themselves. 

Every epic elbow strike and high kick will boost your child’s confidence! They’ll learn how to become BULLY-PROOF, how to be more aware of other people and their surroundings and be able to spot sticky situations so they can walk away before things get bad. You and your whole family can learn how to defend yourselves and protect each other, if necessary, and all that confidence carries over into other parts of your life too.

Our state-of-the-art facility is meticulously clean, safe, positive and encouraging. We know those things are important to you, so they’re important to us, too.

Get ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit! See you soon!

Head Instructor

Renshi Chris Massie is the owner and Master Instructor at Stryker Martial Arts Academy. He holds the rank of 6th degree Black Belt in Tetsu Shin Ryu Kempo Karate under Master Tommy Seigler from Augusta, GA and Master Ray Thompson from Simpsonville, SC.

He is one of three schools that make up the American Kempo Association. He also holds the rank of 1st degree Black Belt in Shorinji (Sholin) Kempo Karate. 

Professor Massie is a Black Belt and an Affiliate Instructor in RCJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Master Carlos Machado from Dallas, TX. 

How to Get Started

Come join our Bristol, VA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Fitness Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (276) 644-9990 if you have any further questions. Stryker Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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