2016 In Review

What an incredible year 2016 has been! Student enrollment is at its highest. Student esprit de corp is infectious. Student skill levels have increased. Student understanding of the basics and the “evermore practice” therein is immeasurable. Children students show much promise and are very pluripotent! Our community has embraced what we do and has shown[…]

Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness – Fountain Inn

BMAF is proud to announce that a new satellite, affiliated dojo has opened in the Upstate! Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness – Fountain Inn opened for classes on Tuesday, December 13th. Sensei Michael Hamilton is a second degree black belt under Joe Beckham in Nihon Goshin Aikido. After training for several years in Greenville, he[…]

FREE Self-Defense Class for Women

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that South Carolina is ranked #1 in domestic violence cases? We can’t change these numbers alone, but we can do our part to help. Beckham Martial Arts & Fitness is offering FREE women’s self-defense classes throughout October to women in the Upstate. On Saturday, October 15th,[…]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’m offering free instruction in self-defense for women (ages 12 and up). The October 1st seminar is booked full! However, because of high interest we have scheduled another one on October 15th. Also, we are offering, for the cost of a uniform – $25.00 – no other fees, an[…]

I-Kyu Promotion – Blair Stephenson

Last week during the adult class, Blair Stephenson was promoted to I-Kyu (first class student, brown belt). Congratulations! The road to Aikido perfection is replete with stumbles, trips, falls, and “toe stubs”! No one gets a free pass from the challenging aspects of training. If you want skill and desire to improve yourself you are[…]