The study of Martial Arts is physically demanding on the body and is a key component to your overall development. We all know that having physical exercise as a frequent part of your week is not only healthy for your body, but also for your mind and your spirit. We welcome you to join us as you take your physical and mental fitness to higher levels through the study of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Raion Muay Thai/Kickboxing!


We pride ourselves on helping our students develop a strong sense of discipline. Due to the extremely tedious nature of our program, our students must be able to listen and focus on the principles being taught during classes. We strive to help our students develop high functioning skill sets that are directly applicable to other settings such as home, school and sports activities. We strive for excellence on and off the learning floor!


Rooted in the traditional styles of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Raion Muay Thai/Kickboxing and Oh Do Kwan Korean Karate, our students are exposed to a very eclectic style of Martial Arts that emphasizes Self Defense development for various real life attack situations. We ARE NOT training MMA fighters, but we are serious about building a strong set of skills that students can use (if needed) to protect themselves against physical bullies! We use only time proven and solid teaching methods to help our students develop their Martial Arts skill in our programs.

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Self-Defense       Discipline       Integrity

Fight to Win of Belmont, NC

(An Affiliate of Fight To Win Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Fight to Win of Belmont (formerly Rising Phoenix Martial Arts) was founded to serve the Martial Arts needs of students in the Charlotte, Mount Holly and Belmont areas. Whether you are looking to learn competent, effective/REALISTIC Self Defense skills, or simply take on the challenge of improving your overall physical fitness, we have something for everyone who wants to explore the world of Martial Arts!

Testing and Belt Promotions

Skills examination and Belt/Rank Promotions are our way of assessing and acknowledging how much progress each student makes in their Martial Arts journey. Students are judged on how well they demonstrate the curriculum specific to their rank, in addition to how well they present themselves both inside and outside the Academay. We have high expectations of our students on and off the Martial Arts floor and progressing through the Belt Ranks takes time, commitment, dedication, hard work and a very humble attitude.

Instructor Massey with Fight to Win Team Owner and Chief Professor Steve Hall 

The Fight to Win Team has 9 Academy sites spanning both North and South Carolina!  Lead by the extremely talented and well known 3rd Degree Royce Gracie Black Belt Steve Hall, joining our team assures that you'll receive the knowledge and curriculum developed by Helio Gracie and passed down to us by his son Royce Gracie.  Sites: Charlotte (Headquarters), Denver, Belmont (Apprenticeship site under Professor Jon Plyler), Mooresville, Concord, Shelby, Spartanburg, Asheville, and Fayetteville.

Instructor Massey with Fight to Win Denver Professor and Direct Mentor Jon Plyler 

Professor Plyler has an extremely accomplished knowledge base of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and serves as the Owner and Head Instructor of the Lake Norman Academies (Denver and Mooresville), and immediate mentor Professor for the Belmont site!

News & Events

Class Schedule

Kid's Muay Thai/Kickboxing

*Monday & Wednesday 4:30p-5:10p

Kid's Gracie Jiu Jitsu
*Monday & Wednesday 5:15p-5:55p  

Gracie Jiu Jitsu

*Monday and Wednesday 7:00p-7:50p

*Tuesday 6:00p-7:30p

*Friday 6p-6:50p

*Saturday 9a-10:30a

Muay Thai/Kickboxing

*Monday and Wednesday 6:00p-6:50p

*Friday 7p-7:50p 

Contact us!

1458 Perfection Avenue

Belmont NC 28012

704.394.1478 Phone

704.625.7129 Fax

704.394.1478 Phone

704.625.7129 Fax

1458 Perfection Avenue

Belmont NC 28012

Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Muay Thai/Kickboxing