Rhode Island Combat Club in North Providence, Rhode Island, opened in 2009 with the goal of providing quality MMA instruction at an affordable price. Our focus is not as much sport-oriented MMA, rather our training is tailored towards realistic self-defense. Rhode Island Combat Club is a Performance Training Group under Burton Richardson’s JKD Unlimited/Mixed Martial Arts for the Street Association.
Our focus is to study self-defense from a variety of disciplines, and gear all our training towards realistic self-defense situations, as opposed to training for sport-style martial arts. While sport-oriented training is invaluable, and we do compete in various tournaments, the main drive of our training is best summed up by Guro Richardson’s “Four Guiding Principles of Jeet Kune Do Unlimited.”
1. WE TRAIN FIRST AND FOREMOST FOR STREET SELF-DEFENSE.
2. WE TRAIN WITH PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE.
3. WE TRAIN AS COMPLETE SELF-DEFENSE ATHLETES.
4. HAVE FUN!