About the Academy

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At Spangler Martial Arts you can expect to learn the fundamentals of self defense and sports jiu jitsu.

These two philosophies work hand in hand with each other to help develop a well rounded understanding of this amazing martial art. Self defense comes in a variety of instruction from punch block defense to controlling your attacker.

Sports Jiu Jitsu is fun for everybody!! We teach our students, not only the individual techniques, but the transition between these techniques. The concept of transition is extremely important if a student wishes to progress in their BJJ journey. The ability to move from one position to another allows students to flow with each other and therefore build the muscle memory necessary to use this martial art with efficiency.

The Spangler Martial Arts philosophy is simple: Effective instruction operates at a white belt mentality and incorporates repetition and basics to build a successful student. This style of instruction further elevates a students self esteem and confidence.

We offer classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced student

For the brand new student, our introductory classes are designed to teach the basics of jiu jitsu. Our intermediate and advanced classes build upon the introductory classes to help each student develop their own style. Drilling is central to our belief system. We believe in building students from the feet up. We build a foundation of basics which will become the strength from which all other techniques and movements will operate from.

The easiest way to get started is to sign up for a free class

Why Choose Spangler Martial Arts:

  • Most affordable tuition in town
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Introductory programs
  • Safe, clean and Family friendly Facility
  • Expanded schedule to fit any busy schedule

Academy Address:
526 E Williams St
Apex, North Carolina 27502

Phone Numbers:
(702) 604-2106


Eric Halstead

May 22, 2017 at 10:27 pm

What is needed to attend a trial class? My son and daughter are interested in practicing. Is there a long term contract that needs to be signed? What is the monthly rate to recession be instruction for two kids and an adult (kids are 8 and 10)?


May 29, 2017 at 12:10 am

Hey guys,

Im looking at getting into something like this. I work a crazy retail schedule. How do I go about picking out a class to try to see if I like it? Thanks in advance!


June 22, 2017 at 11:28 am


My son (Leo/4.5 yrs old) and I are looking to start Jiu Jitsu training.

Can you please tell me how much it will cost for him per month and then separately how much it will cost if I would like to sign up with him as well?

Thanks so much!

Kind regards,
Scott Carey
919 434 7863


    June 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Please disregard previous comment. I will follow up via email. Thanks!

Matt McCollum

July 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm

I’m a blue belt training under Jack Walker (a Pedro Valente blackbelt). I’ll be in the Raleigh area for a business trip in August and wondering if you allow visitors to train at your Academy.

Thank you for your time,

Cris Mondello

July 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Hi, my name is Cris, 44 y.o. I am practicing traditional shotokan karate and Aikido. I was interested getting more information about your classes, knowing fees/contract.

    Sean Spangler

    February 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    hey Cris,

    Hope all is well. Are you going to resume your jiu jitsu training anytime in soon?


July 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Hey! – I just started learning BJJ, and am currently based out of Myrtle Beach (but I am from Raleigh) – since I travel back and forth at times, I wanted to supplement my training at the academy here in Myrtle with some Private lessons so I can expedite my progress. Wanted to know your rates and availability – I might even want to stop by as soon as next week depending on my work schedule!


Scott Matthieu

July 31, 2017 at 12:53 am

Have a 12 year old girl who is interested in classes. What are your prices and class schedules? Thanks

    Sean Spangler

    February 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Hey Scott,

    Just checking to see if your daughter was still interested in learning Brailian Jiu Jitsu.
    Hope all is well.

Joseph Bowen

September 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm

How do I get started? I’m 33 and never trained in martial arts

    Sean Spangler

    October 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Hey Joseph< Just checking in on you. Do you plan on returning tonight?

Charlie Minnick

September 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Hi- I am interested in joining and noticed that you have 6 A.M. classes weekly. Are these classes for beginners or for more experienced clients?
Additionally I was wondering what your upfront and monthly cost are for membership for one adult.

    Sean Spangler

    October 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Hey Charlie,

    Were you planning on attending a free trial class this week?

Stephanie Swan

January 5, 2018 at 6:22 am

Interested in jiu jitsu for my 6 yr old son

    Sean Spangler

    January 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Hey Stephanie,

    Will you be bringing in your son this week?


April 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm


Do you ever offer track our camps for kids?


    Sean Spangler

    April 23, 2018 at 11:23 am

    We haven’t to date but are now starting to plan them. What track out is your child?

Shannon Lora

July 26, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Intro for high school teens? Total beginner but athletic, would not be interested in being stuck in class with kids. Would adult intro class be available to try?

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