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(804) 798-5176
225 N. Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005

About Inspire Martial Arts of Ashland in Ashland, VA

Meet Susan Gross

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Inspire Martial Arts of Ashland in Ashland

Welcome to Inspire Martial Arts of Ashland! We are driven to help everyone in and around Ashland to Create Their Best Life. Inspirational people, fitness and the martial arts are the tools we use to help our students unlock their potential to discover or re-discover what they want out of life and to passionately follow their dreams and purpose in life. 

Inspire Martial Arts is family-oriented and we encourage you to get your whole family involved in spending quality time together where you can learn, grow and having fun. We believe that families that play together stay together… while creating great, lasting memories, as well!

Kids get to wear their pristine uniforms and get a real kick out of all the punches, kicks and blocks they do. Every self-defense technique they learn EMPOWERS them in amazing ways and they’ll quickly see changes in themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. Not to mention the changes they’ll see in school as their grades greatly improve.

Your child will get…

  • A fit, flexible body, agility and coordination skills
  • Tremendous focus and a longer attention span
  • Skyrocketing confidence and courage to try new things
  • Respect for self and others
  • Better social skills while having a blast with their new friends

Those are PRICELESS benefits!

Your child will become more aware of their surroundings, other people and potentially harmful situations. They’ll be able to spot a potential bully a mile away and know what to do to get themselves out of a sticky situation, as well as have the self-defense skills to handle any bully of any size, if necessary.

Our Teen and Adult martial arts program focuses on real-world, effective techniques that can be used for fitness, self-defense, or a standalone sport. We think you’ll LOVE what our classes do for your body, mind and spirit…

  • Strong core, lean muscles and physical/mental endurance
  • Ability to act quickly with a clear, calm, alert mind
  • More self-control, confidence and empowerment
  • Healthy self-image, more happiness and less stress

So what’s it like here? Well, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to remember… FAMILY… FITNESS… FUN. And we’ll throw in a bonus for good measure…FRIENDS. Where else can you get all those healthy, positive things without spending a fortune?

Check out the CRAZY-LOW web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so reserve your spot today. This special is 100% RISK-FREE too!

Our instructors are highly qualified, experienced and love what they do. They will help you become sharper, quicker and get in the best shape you’ve ever been. We really make it fun and educational for your whole family!  

Teaching is one of the things that our instructors do best. They continue to train on how to teach. They’re excellent at using adult and child-learning techniques to show you and your kids how to perform the drills and techniques properly and safely. After all, your safety is our top priority. 

Innovation – our programs will slowly and gently push you and your kids to become better, try harder and reach your full potential. There are a lot of smiles and high fives at Inspire Martial Arts because there’s a lot of progress, pride and positivity here.

Goals become accomplishments. Imagination and ideas increase. Dreams come true.

All of this positive reinforcement will make your child eager and excited about coming back every week to learn more. If you’ve not seen motivation from your child before, you will now. Martial arts is also a great way keep kids safe and out of trouble. They’ll make  better decisions, not be influenced by peer pressure and will take responsibility for their actions.

Our students are all very friendly, outgoing and helpful so if your child is a bit shy or introverted, no worries at all. We have some students like that here and the classes have helped them open up, participate, and be more social with all their new friends… and the same will happen to your child. 

Getting fit, having a blast, and mastering martial arts are just a click away. We can 't wait to train with you and celebrate all your accomplishments, big or small!

Head Instructor

Our owner, Sr. Instructor Susan Gross, opened the school in July 2013 and has been teaching for over 10 years. 

When Susan’s children were young, they wanted to take martial arts classes. After several months of watching them, she wanted to learn martial arts too, but she was scared because she was extremely overweight.

Susan was encouraged by the master at the school to begin training anyway. She lost over 100 pounds during her training. As a result of her own journey, she has a passion to help other women lose weight and get in shape. Susan also loves helping to shape the character and build the confidence of the children in her care. 

How to Get Started

Come join our Ashland, VA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, After School, and Summer Camp. 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 (804) 798-5176 if you have any further questions. Inspire Martial Arts of Ashland hopes to speak with you soon!

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