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Teaching Self-Defense & Discipline


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About Us

At Ellenton Martial Arts, llc, we pledge to place our client’s interests and concerns first. From the moment a client enters our academy, it is apparent that personalized martial arts training is our passion and commitment.

Our Shim Shin Do® curriculum offers techniques based on sports science and proper biomechanics, kickboxing combinations, and hand to hand combat using joint locks, leg sweeps, and throws. This trademark registered system of Self-Defense has been developed over decades of experience in both professional fighting and self-defense scenario’s.

We are highly devotion to the ethical teaching and practice of martial arts.

Ellenton Martial Art is conveniently located at 7216 U.S. Highway 301 N, Ellenton FL 34222 and is the ONLY place for you and your loved ones south of the bay!

What is Biomechanics and why is it so important to how we train?

 Martial Arts as a form of self-defense is often a full contact activity. Using improper motions in a repetitive fashion in this way can cause severe damage and injury to the human physiology. By using proper biomechanics a practitioner will maximize their athletic abilities such as endurance, speed, strength, and striking power. The use of proper biomechanics in training will also dramatically reduce damage to the practitioners bones, joints, muscles and ligaments while promoting a more healthy and natural nerve flow.

The reality is training without understanding biomechanics is dangerous and costly on the human body. It also limits positive results of training and can produce very unnatural muscle imbalances and frozen joints.

Here at Ellenton Martial Arts, llc we provide the self defense curriculum known as Shim Shin Do (The Art of Spirit, Mind & Body.) which was uniquely designed using the understanding of proper human biomechanics. Shim Shin Do® was developed by 9th Dan Grandmaster Sergio Barriga in the United States of America, April 9th 1993 and holds all federal copyrights to the curriculum of the Art.


Your Team of Experienced Instructors

Every single one of our instructors is trained and certified by the United States Shim Shin Do® Martial Arts Federation and is dedicated to providing the highest quality martial arts training available.

Energetic and compassionate our team members will make sure to care for each students success as they progress through the Shim Shin Do® curriculum. We will keep you motivated doing new and challenging training practices in every class.

Your Instructor is always ready to push you to achieve your personal best in all aspects of life

Sung Ni! – (Victory!)


Balancing Work With Health and Exercise

Today’s society and economy often requires people to engage in seemingly endless hours of sedentary activities from a very young age. This commonly leads to poor posture, limited circulation, muscle fatigue and atrophy as well as many more potential harmful health risks.

While many fitness activities are highly beneficial, most offer limited entertainment content, low levels of motivation and feedback, as well as mostly otherwise useless skills.

Martial arts forces the practitioner to challenge their cardiovascular, nervous, and muscular systems in dynamic and ever changing ways. This has been proven time and time again to produce far greater and more rapid results than most other forms of physical exercise.

Motivated instructors will inspire you in every class with positive feedback and knowledgeable advice. The desire to grow in a rank to unlock access to higher self-defense techniques will keep you focused on growing as an athlete and martial artist everyday.

The awareness that the skills being imparted could be highly beneficial in a life or death situation and improve one’s chances for survival can be sobering. But once confident with these skills one can experience a calm confidence over life and greatly increase their chances for success in a self-defense situation.

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Why Shim Shin-Do®, Self Defense?

- Focused semi-private & private training.
- Dedicated staff who will work tirelessly to provide you with the highest quality martial arts training available.
- Disciplined classes in a new, exciting, and challenging atmosphere.
- Full curriculum on martial art system based in proper human biomechanics & sports science.


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Martial Arts classes and/or other services offered through Ellenton Martial Arts, llc a licensed branch of the United States Shim Shin Do Martial Arts Federation, are in no way obligatory and all individuals participating in classes understand they do so under their own free will. By willingly agreeing to participate in Martial Arts training understanding the risks involved Ellenton Martial Arts, llc, Shim Shin-Do®, Martial Smart, the United States Shim Shin Do Martial Arts Federation are NOT responsible in any way for accident and/or action leading to or causing injury, or any other negative physical, mental, and/or emotional damage in the United States and abroad including but not limited to the States: AL, AK,AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PW, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

This site is for informational and promotional purposes only and does not guarantee the delivery of services as all members and/or clients as well as potential members and/or clients must be screened by a qualified staff member of Ellenton Martial Arts, llc and approved by it's Certified Chief Instructor before any person can enter the training area*, join classes, or sign a membership, agreement, or contract.

*Training area refers to the area of the facility/building where martial arts classes and activities take place.

United States Shim Shin Do Martial Arts Federation Phone Number: 727-726-7446

United States Shim Shin Do Martial Arts Federation Website: www.shimshindo.com