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Why Choose Spangler Martial Arts?

Spangler Martial Arts is a family-run academy. We believe in the principles of hard work, discipline, and respect. We want to give back to our community the best way we know how, and that's by teaching members of our community the tenets of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! We are Apex's best academy, offering our members the chance to take on everything from the fundamentals to advanced jiu jitsu training, and providing a sturdy and supportive community to keep you motivated, accountable, and passionate about success!

Whether your mission is to lose weight, get in shape, compete, engage with an exciting new total-body fitness routine, or strive for your next belt, Spangler Martial Arts is here to help. Our students come to us from Apex, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuquay Varina, and across the Raleigh area because they know our instructors genuinely care. What's holding you back from your next biggest adventure?

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If you live in the area this is the place you want to train. Professor Sean Spangler is an amazing instructor who thrives on teaching martial arts in a way that everyone will learn and grow in this art and achieve their goals. Having been in martial arts for many years when my family and I were moving from New York to North Carolina I reached out to many different people and asked when we got here where is the best place to train? Without hesitation I was told to go to Professor Spangler. When we arrived here I found out that the academy would be around a 45 minute drive from Clayton. We went to many local academies in my area but none of them lived up to the training or atmosphere that we had come to expect until we went to Spangler Martial Arts. After my son's first training session we knew we had found our new home for Jiu Jitsu and could not imagine training anywhere else.

Greg Toback

Sean Spangler's style of instruction is clear and concise, and he has a talent for finding just the right tweek you need to make his techniques work for you. The material presented is powerful, and more importantly it really flows together well. Sean has an amazing ability to present in such a way that helps you see the "bigger picture." The teaching methods are also innovative. A strong emphasis is placed on drilling, to build body memory, and continuity, so you can actually make what you learn work on the mat when you go live. The facility is more than adequate, with plenty of matspace to roll. Schedule wise, absolutely the best value in the Triangle, with multiple classes most days(so even if you're busy with work and family, you've got no excuses not to train;)). And perhaps most importantly, the community being built around this school is filled with fantastic, supportive and friendly individuals, all working to be their personal best while building each other up in the process. Very family friendly as well, with kids classes several times a week. All and all, a huge boon to the community.

Ross Duncan

My son has been coming here now for over a year. Sean has such great patience and coaching techniques, I am so impressed in my sons progress. You can tell Sean has a passion for what he does, and I would highly recommend this academy to anyone.

Maenette C Wahrenburg

Sean is an excellent instructor who treats anyone who walks through the doors like family! A very nice and clean academy with a great friendly atmosphere. Anyone wanting to train in the Apex-Cary area this is THE place to train!!!!

Scotty Dennis

Coach Sean know his stuff, best place in all of NC to train bjj. History, technique, and practical tools all in one package. No other place stands up to this.

Joseph Ruiz

Sean Spangler is an amazing individual. I have had the pleasure to train with him, learn from him, and compete along side him for a few years in Las Vegas. Knowing how passionate Sean is, I know this academy is a great place to train. If anyone is ever in the area, his academy is the place to be.

Kristian Woodmansee

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