1008 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715

Premier Self Defense and Martial Arts Training in Bozeman

Redefining the Industry Standard

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Redefining the Industry Standard

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near Bozeman

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fortress: Combat Arts is proud to be affiliated with, and to provide Carlos Machado and RCJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu right here in beautiful Bozeman. This comprehensive program is perfect for adults of all skill levels. We work hard to maintain a safe, fun, and ego-free environment that is inviting and productive for people of all walks of life.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near Bozeman

Boxing Combative

Our Combatives Personal Defense training is helping everyday-people and first responders combine specific practical skills that improve overall individual survivability. You will learn how to combine our Street Boxing & Grappling fundamentals along with Weapon Handling, and even Casualty Care into a well rounded and usable skill set.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near Bozeman

Concealed Carry Training

Beginning February 2021, Montana no longer requires a permit to carry a concealed weapon in public. That does not mean that you should not know about everything that surrounds carrying a weapon on your person. We can help you develop the mindset and understanding needed to carry, store, and transport firearms responsibly and safely.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near Bozeman

Women's Strike Fit

Our Women's Strike Fit program is a structured blend of training that combines Fitness, Fun, and Kicking A**! The"One, Two Combo" of Strike Fit is our combination of real Boxing and proven Self-Defense. You will never leave Fortress wondering if what you learned might actually work in a real life confrontation.

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Theresa R.

We had a great day with John @ Fortress Combat in Bozeman. He really tailored the class to our needs, skills, carry laws, technical hardware and was incredibly well put together. Easy to relate to no ...

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Margaret R.

Awesome class!! I've wanted my conceal carry for a while now. Fortress allowed me to finally commit to getting it. John welcomed me with my previous knowledge of guns and helped me refine my skills fo...

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Manny R.

Just awesome. I've been taking the Jiu Jitsu, combatives and weapons classes at Fortress and really appreciate John's honest and down-to-earth teaching style. I've trained at other dojos, and what set...

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Madeline W.

Took a personal protection training course with John, some of the best techniques and knowledge I’ve been taught. Practical application of skills, put together class, and very enjoyable. Can&rsq...

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Amy K.

Learned so much from John & am looking forward to broadening my horizons in the near future! Thanks for all the information. I recommend any of the classes by John, to anybody- novice to pro, woma...

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Nick R.

John has been great to work with. I've been training with him off and on since 2012. Most recently I sent my girlfriend to him for the "Women's Personal Protection in the Home". She attended the class...

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Fortress: Combat Arts

Not sure how you would fend off an attacker? Take on Personal Protection classes and martial arts classes from Fortress: Combat Arts right here in Bozeman. We'll teach you the skills you need to end fights quickly and confidently. Once you're done with our classes, you'll feel more secure in your fighting abilities.

At Fortress: Combat Arts, our goal is to teach the intricacies of self defense and martial arts while improving your confidence and instilling a powerful sense of purpose. Our instructors strive to uplift you, support you on and off the mats, and to help you become the best you can be.

If you're curious about Self Defense or Martial Arts training, we're happy to sit down and talk about how fitness, self-defense skills, unwavering confidence, and pure fun all come together to craft an incredible training experience.

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Established and Teaching in the Gallatin Valley Since 2009


  • Confidence & Self-Esteem

    Confidence & Self-Esteem

    Confidence is a vital part of any martial arts or self defense training regimen. As such, we're dedicated to providing our students with the self-belief needed to accomplish any goal.

  • Discipline & Self-Control

    Discipline & Self-Control

    Discipline sits as a cornerstone not only of martial arts, but of life achievement as a whole. Our comprehensive programs will instill our members with discipline and internal motivation that will improve all aspects of their lives.

  • Self-Defense


    The martial arts, while also a way to achieve fulfillment and self-esteem, are also a great tool for use in physical defense. Safety is a constant worry in life, and our school will arm students with a variety of ways to keep themselves and their loved ones out of harm's way.

  • New Friends & Mentors

    New Friends & Mentors

    Our school is not just a service, it is a family. Any new students welcomed into our fold will be treated as personal friends and are sure to make connections that will last a lifetime.

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