Reding Martial Arts
RMA News & Events:

May 23, 2015 - Mark and Nick Reding have been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 16 years, being the first in the Denton area and one of the first martial arts academies in Texas to do so. Finding training though seminars and traveling around the world to compete and learn, the Reding Brother are outstanding examples of martial artists who have embraced the lifestyle. gladly sat down with the two to hear their story and deliver it to the martial arts community.

Celebrating 18 Years

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Mark Reding

Mark Reding of Reding Martial Arts 

Mark started training in 1991 at the age of 13. He earned his 1st degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate in 1995. In 1996 Mark went after his dream of teaching the art, and opened his own school. In 1994, Mark started training in American Kenpo where he earned his 1st degree black belt in 1999, and his 5th degree black belt in 2010. In 2015 Mark earned his 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Nick Reding

Nick Reding of Reding Martial Arts 

Nick began training with his brother Mark in American Kenpo Karate in 1996 at the age of 14, and earned his 2nd degree black belt in 2003. Nick also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do. He currently has a Phase I Instructorship in JKD, and in 2012 he earned his black belt professorship in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from James Brown. Nick earned his 1st degree black belt in BJJ in 2015.

Reding Martial Arts Philosophy:
Mark and Nick Reding, Reding Martial ArtsWe use martial arts as a means for growth in all areas of our lives. Our students bring unique skills and backgrounds to the mat every week. Together, we hone our skills and share our experience. We're passionate about focusing our diversity into achieving our common goal: to become better martial artists, and thereby better people.

We believe that the practice of martial arts should always be functional. Our classes teach both the technical and street sides of combat, with an eye toward real-world self-defense. We train across the arts, utilizing stand-up, ground, armed, and hand-to-hand techniques. We explore personal strengths and weaknesses as we strive to prepare our students for whatever lies ahead.

While physical talent and stamina help, we have found that desire and willpower are the real keys to success. We invite students of all ages and ability levels to join us for a class or private lesson.
Class Schedule:


6:00pm - 7:00pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7:15pm - 8:00pm Kids Karate and BJJ (ages 9-12)


10:00am - 11:00am Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
4:00pm - 4:45pm After School Kids Karate Program* (ages 5-12)
6:00pm - 6:45pm Kids Karate (ages 6-8)
7:00pm - 7:30pm Jeet Kune Do / Muay Thai
7:30pm - 8:30pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

* Class not in session during summer vacation


6:00pm - 7:00pm American Kenpo Karate
7:00pm - 8:00pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Open Gym


10:00am - 11:00am Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
4:00pm - 4:45pm After School Kids BJJ Program* (ages 5-12)
6:00pm - 6:45pm Kids BJJ (all ages)
7:00pm - 7:45pm Jeet Kune Do / Muay Thai
7:45pm - 8:30pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

* Class in session during summer too!


6:00pm - 7:00pm Beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
7:00pm - 8:00pm No Gi BJJ


10:00am - 11:00am Open Gym / Wrestling
11:00am - 12:00pm American Kenpo Karate