"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't"
Learn from the areas only International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation & USA Boxing certified facility in the Grand Strand, The Next Element. Whether your goal is to learn self defense, compete, lose weight, or give your kids an activity to do after school The Next Element has something for you. The benefits of martial arts are limitless! We will help you learn martial arts and grow your self-confidence, patience, discipline and mental toughness. We work with adults and kids of many ages and offer classes suitable for all walks of life. Contact us today to hear about our special offers!
Meet your Professor
Derrick Kennington has been teaching Martial Arts/Self defense for over 13 years. He has dedicated his life to Martial Arts & is skilled at working with a wide range of ages and abilities. He served in the United States Air Force for 12 years as a Technical Sergeant and combatives instructor for joint military forces including the USAF Phoenix Ravens. Professor Kennington is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under UFC veteran Kurt Pellegrino and is a certified USA boxing coach. In January of 2018 Professor Kennington retired from professional fighting with over 20 pro fights and now dedicates himself full-time to teaching others.