Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness is the only school in the Midlands offering a unique curriculum of five world class martial arts.

We offer a blend of contemporary arts to encompass all ranges of combat. Students learn how to deal effectively with all types of situations from long range impact and edged weapon attacks to encounters that wind up on the ground. CMATC (Columbia Martial Arts Training Center) was originally founded in August of 1992.

In November 2007, CMATC opened its own 5000 square foot building, and changed its name to Columbia Martial Arts and Fitness. Our goal is to help each student exceed their self-imposed physical and mental limitations – we are all capable of doing much more than we think we can.

Our Philosophy

At CMAAF, we use progressive training programs to enhance conditioning, endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. The physical training leads to a healthier body and gives students the tools to defend themselves. Although the physical training is the medium we use, the training also develops the inner self, sharpening both the physical weapons and the spirit.

The self-discipline developed through consistent practice develops greater self-confidence and self-respect. This personal growth will help students break through their perceived limitations in all areas of life. By setting and achieving goals in training, you learn to reach and exceed your goals in work, relationships and other areas.

Meet Mark C. Mills
Owner at Columbia Martial Arts & Fitness in Lexington, SC
Black Belt in BJJ under Professor Carlos Machado

He is an Associate Instructor in Wing Chun Gung Fu under Sifu Francis Fong. Sifu Mills is also certified in Muay Thai Kick Boxing under Ajarn Chai, president of the MuayThai association of the US.

He is an instructor in Combat Submission Wrestling under Sensei Erik Paulson. Sifu Mills is a Black Belt and Affiliate Instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Carlos Machado. He also holds Black Belts in Karate and Shinto Yoshin-ryu Jiu-Jitsu.

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How to Get Started

Come join our Lexington SC, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do / Kali, Summer Camp, After School, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take 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 (803) 356-9755 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!