M, W, & F @ Florida Fencing Academy

Lunch Time

11:45 am-12:45 pm

Wed. Parent/Child Class- The Octopod Squad

5:00-5:45 p.m.

Sat. @ the 4th Ave. Food Park OR The Florida Fencing Academy (Weather depending)

10:30-noonish (Extra Credit is now offered during the last bit of class & includes deeper work & optional sparring... likely followed by the group getting lunch afterward).


Florida Fencing Academy

1925 NW 2nd St.

Gainesville, FL 32609

4th Ave. Food Park

409 SW 4th Ave.              Gainesville, FL 32601

Phone: (352) 284-5591
Email: nicolenstern@gmail.com

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       Street Boxing          w/ Martin Wheeler

Where & What: Visit "Tree City USA," Gainesville, FL for a 2-day Street Boxing program with Martin Wheeler you won't soon forget. Learn skills that could save your life or that of a friend or loved one. Warming-up, conditioning, striking, timing, fighting fears... with Martin's many of years of training experience, work on becoming more well-rounded & capable of handling otherwise difficult situations with ease. 

About Martin Wheeler


"Born in England, Martin walked into his first training hall at the age of nine, a Judo class at the local YMCA in his home town of Paignton, Devon.


At age sixteen he began training in the Hawaiian street fighting system of Ed Parker’s Karate, at the ‘doorman’s academy’ in the same town. Named because many of the local bouncers trained there he was introduced to Kenpo in bare knuckle sparring sessions. A year later at the age of seventeen he began working at the local clubs as a bouncer in a town renowned for its late night street fighting. A profession he continued for the next ten years in clubs from London to the U.S.


Forged from his experiences, twenty years later, after also studying Boxing, Judo, Thai-boxing and Filipino weapons fighting in his desire to find the most effective street fighting system, Martin met Vladimir Vasiliev, the former Russian Special Operative demonstrating Systema at a seminar and knew he had witnessed something strange, unique and absolutely lethal in any environment.


After over a decade of training in Systema, Martin now teaches his highly effective combat solutions from his training facility at The Academy Beverly Hills," or wherever on the globe he may be sharing "his unique perspective on hand-to-hand combat."

Dates & Times: January 18-19, 2020 

10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. with a 1/2 hour break for lunch


Please send $300 to train both January 18 & 19, 2020 or $150 for one day. Thanks for specifying which day you are planning to attend. Scroll to the button at the bottom of the page to pay via PayPal, use Google Pay to nicolenstern@gmail.com, or email/call/text about other ways. Thank you.

Payment Options:

Reserving  your spot prior to November 18th includes the option to make 3 payments of $100 due on or before the 18th of each month, with final payment due the first day of the seminar, January 18th, 2020. 

After that time you have the option to make 

2 payments of $150 due on or before the 18th of December & January. 

Securing your spot after that time will require that full payment be received for the days you plan to attend. Thank you. 

Notes: No refunds will be given, though you may receive credit toward the next training event. Also, a private lesson with Martin may be arranged. 

Lunch: Snacks will be provided by hostess (most likely fruits & nuts). If you have any restrictions or particular preferences, please bring what you need to feel your best. We will be taking a brief lunch at some point mid day. Water will be provided by the venue, so if you have a refillable water bottle, please bring it. Otherwise, there will be cups. 

Venue: What better place to train for a street fight than a local dive bar? Join us at The High Dive (210 SW 2nd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601), where the freshly cleaned wood floors & your training partners welcome you to your weekend experience. It's just a few short blocks from the hotel and close to all of the downtown action and restaurants. 

Hotel: We have been given a special group rate 

The Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Gainesville (101 SE 1st Ave. 32601 - #352-240-9300). Please click the above hotel name hyper link. Just "10 minutes from Gator games and events at the University of Florida and 4 miles from the Florida Museum of Natural History  & the Harn Museum of Art. Local restaurants and bars are an easy walk away... Relax in their outdoor saltwater pool and whirlpool. Hot breakfast and WiFi are included." Reserve your room today, as space is limited.

Transport from the Airport: The airport is only 5 minutes from the hotel and downtown life. Local taxis or an Uber can get you to the hotel. 

What to Bring

Bare knuckle fighting will practiced. Please trim nails, bring water, eye protection, and a mouth guard. To learn more, sign up by clicking the button below. Your spot will be secured once full payment is received. 

Please contact Nicole Nicolaisen Stern today via email at nicolenstern@gmail.com or call/text @ 352-284-5591. She looks forward to meeting and training with you. Don't miss your chance to practice these survival strategies with world-class instructor, Martin Wheeler.