Looking for TMA in TN

I'm not really sure of the different styles of Traditional Martial Arts. Im looking to get in a better mental and physical state. I'd dont want somewhere thats watered down and not going to push me. I wanna see my blood.

Any good places in TN for TMA?

Im really unsure of where too look or go. Seems like alot of places do it for the money (due to the nature of the world we live in). I want something thats real. I want to get hurt, get back up and hurt again.

Im down for just about anything. But I'd like to work with some weapons, h2h combat, grappling. Anything really.

no experience with these clubs, for tma, there's kendo, judo,




might be worth a look.



grappling; rickson gracie bjj.


Eric Silver
Instructor - Black Belt

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Eric Silver began his martial arts training in 1971. Starting with Judo, he later added Karate, Aikido and Yoga to his training regimen. After moving to Tennessee in 1981, he began practicing Wado Ryu Karate. Today he is a sixth degree blackbelt in this style. He has studied with many of the world's top instructors in the U.S., Japan, Brazil and Europe.

Eric began Jiu-Jitsu training with Rickson Gracie in 1994 and is now a black belt with the Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association. He actively competes in both Jiu-Jitsu and Karate and many of his own students have become top Jiu-Jitsu competitors. His goal is to continue learning and to pass on to others the respect, honor, discipline and dedication that martial arts have taught him.

His school, Zanshin Dojo, is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Eric Silver
Zanshin Dojo
521 8th Ave. South, Suite 304
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 356-7431

I've trained with Eric. He knows what he is doing, and he is very skilled on the ground. It is quite humiliating to have a guy that small sweeping me, when I probably outweigh him by 40 or 50 lbs. I'm a Purple belt, by the way.