OBX Martial Arts is the outer banks premier modern martial arts and martial arts-based fitness studio– representing under the logic flag. Our 6400 square foot facility is home to some amazing programs and coaches. Here we go above and beyond to create a family friendly learning environment so no matter your age, gender or experience, we have programs for you and yours.
Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling are the foundation for obx martial arts. Muay thai,Cardio kickboxing,yoga and judo will help you become a more well rounded athlete and/or hobbyist. If you’re an athlete looking to break into a new sport and compete at that top level or just the mom or dad day to day hobbyist we have a class for you.
Here at obx martial arts our goal is simple. Help you strive to be a better version of you while learning life skills and creating new friends along the way.Contact Us
At OBX Martial Arts, we take pride in the dedicated, and decorated instructors that were hand-selected to help you accomplish your goals. The depth of knowledge of our instructors and the quality of their character is a great advantage to anyone learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and self-defense. Whether you are training as a hobby, for competition, or are looking for a new fitness routine, OBX Martial Arts has something for you.
Come in and try any or all of our world-class programs for one week FREE. We proudly offer world-renowned instruction in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi) and submission grappling (No-Gi). OBX Martial arts offers Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids, teens, women, and men, as well as self-defense classes, an early childhood martial arts program, and private lessons.
Rank Black Belt
Logic Represent Under kristian Woodmansee
24x IBJJF Medalist
47x Naga Medalist
21x Newbreed Champion
18x Fuji Champion
2021-2022 Top 10 Master 1 Light Brown Belt
Our Martial Arts Instructors Promise To
At OBX Martial Arts on The Outer Banks
Be leaders of love, not fear
Treat each child with respect
Empower our members
Help members reach their goals
My three sons are all in the martial arts program at outer Banks martial arts. They are all under 10 years old and absolutely love the program. Every single coach in the gym is amazing. There is not one student that feels left out in a class. Coach Rick provides enough coaches even in larger classes to allow each individual the attention they need. It feels like a big family and a true team. We feel very fortunate to have Coach Rick and his team here on the outer banks. They are a true asset to our community.
I had the pleasure of taking a BJJ private with Rick while in the outter banks on vacation . He was very knowledgeable and super easy to work with. He took the time to address every question I had during the workout and I would highly recommends obx martial arts if you are ever in the area. I look forward to training here again next summer.
I dropped in while on vacation with my family and the crew was incredibly welcoming and friendly (and controlled in rolling) and the facility was immaculately clean.
Our 6 year old has been going to OBX Martial Arts for the last several months and we have nothing but good things to say about Coach Rick and the rest of the team there. Give it a try. You won’t regret it!
Round II at OBX Martial Arts for the week. Great instruction and inspiration from Coach Rick. Very welcoming and cool crew. Rick shows the great and practical technique and then shows the self-defense/street application of the same technique. Not every school does this as it really helps you understand BJJ.
Rickey is a great instructor who is insanely passionate about Jiu-Jitsu. Do yourself a favor and drop in during Marathon Monday if you're on vacation. You won't regret it.
Very welcoming environment, knowledgeable instructors. Looking forward to training on my next trip to the OBX.
Great school! I'm from Gracie Allegiance PA and I was on vacation in Kitty Hawk NC for a week and did some cross training at OBX Martial Arts and everyone was great! The students are very respectful and cool people in general. Rick is a very knowledgeable instructor and his classes are super fun. He even rolled with me which is not something a lot of instructors will do with visitors and he took his time to help me with the guard pass we were drilling and to give me feedback when we were rolling even though i wasn't one of his regular students. So if you're local and you wanna start Jiu-jitsu...this is definitely a place where instructor will invest in you rather you're a hobbist or competitor. I got to see some of the kids classes too while waiting and it was fantastic! Highly recommend this place!
Popped in for an evening at the Buxton location. Welcoming crew with a good learning atmosphere and great teaching. I really like how the coach watched the rolls going on and took certain scenarios back to the whole class as teaching moments. If you're thinking about starting bjj, would highly recommend. Thanks for having me, oss!
I Was out in the outer banks for a week on vacation. Was recommended to check this gym out while in the area. Very professional training environment with knowledgeable instructors. Learned some good techniques while there for the week. Mr. Bateman the owner was very welcoming to having tourist in his gym. Highly recommend checking it out if in the area.
Coach Rick and his crew that teach jiu-jitsu are unbelievably great with kids. I actually enjoy sitting and watching them work with the little people. They are firm in their instruction but have loads of patience and always show the kids a fun time. If you stop in to watch them just pay attention and look at the kids' huge smiles. Also, the prices for instruction are beyond fair and the manner in which they teach is great for the super young along with the bigger people that are looking to get their "WORK" in.
Awesome kickboxing class! Rick is an amazing teacher and everything is true about his stellar reputation. I'm super excited to have found this place!!!