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College Bound

Modern Self-Defense for the Real World


Prepare yourself for the challenges and opportunities of college life with our comprehensive self-defense training program, College Bound. Over eight weeks, you will learn essential skills and techniques to enhance your personal safety and confidence in any situation.

This course will focus on the particular challenges presented to someone who is living on their own for the first time. While the course identifies strongly with young adults moving to college, it is a great beginner self-defense course that is open to teens and adults of any age.




Learning self-defense can enhance your life in a variety of ways. By participating in our College Bound Self-Defense program, you gain some fantastic health and fitness benefits that will leave you feeling confident and rejuvenated after each class.

We strive to strike a perfect balance between fitness, self-defense, and fun in our classes. Fun and healthy go great together, and they only keep getting better!

world class


Fit to Fight® Gastonia owner and lead trainer, Amber Staklinski has decades of training, knowledge, and experience. Her unique approach to teaching allows practitioners at any level to grow and develop their skills

Each class you will leave safer, more skilled, sweating and smiling. Join our community of students and coaches who are ready to live a safer life.

Get Started

Contact us and let us know what you're interested in and someone would be happy to meet with you to discuss your goals and how to get started.

Upcoming Classes

Phone + Email


Ph: (704) 867-4020
E: nae@ftfgastonia.com

Our Address


1122 E Hudson Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Near Aldi and Kate's Skating

Great workouts and defense training. Great staff.

Paul Jacob Fronapfel

Great place. Ryan and Amber are both very knowledgeable instructors.

Bo Riccardi

Great place to workout! Wonderful teachers! Everyone should try this place... You will love it!!

Tim Alisa Conner

Highly recommended! There is a wealth of experience and knowledge here, and the workouts are killer. It's great fun to make close friends and fight them on a regular basis!

Justin Faircloth

Great classes taught by awesome instructors......a really fun place to work out!

Margie Widay Breckwoldt

I trained Krav Maga for a few years before visiting this facility and since then my results have been through the roof. I visit as often as possible and don't plan on slowing down any time soon.

Destin Thibodeaux