2021 In the News

Jan 14, 2021

Martial Arts School Recognized Internationally

When Chuck Cawthon opened Contemporary Martial Arts in Hartwell in 1996, he nevr imagined he would wind up in an international martial arts magazine but now it's happended twice. "I think anybody with even a small amount of success as we've gotten, you don't really set out with that in mind, you just set out to make a good quality production" Cawthon told The Sun recently... Click Link to Read Full Article

Jan 30, 2021

Karate Stuedents Compete

Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts had three adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students compete at the Newbreed Jiu Jitsu Federation Georgia New Year Open on Saturday, Jan. 30th in Cartersville. Miguel Moran, left competed in the gi men's white belt 192-202 lbs division where he earned a gold medal with two submissions. He also earned fifth place in the no gi advanced men's 192-202 lbs division. Chris Burns, right competed in the gi men's white belt 203-213 lbs division and won gold metal with two submissions. He also earned a silver medal in the no gi beginner men's 214-224 lbs divisions. Adam Cagle, not pictured, competed in the beginner white belt division.

Feb. 20, 2021

Martial Artist Wins Gold

Noah Wyckoff competed and earned several medals at the Newbreed Jiu Jitsu Federation Championship on Feb. 20 in Greenville, S.C. at the Greenville Convention Center. He won a gold medal in youth no gi, a silver medal in youth gi and a bronze medal in an older age and heavier weight gi division. Noah trains at Chuck Cawthon's Contemporary Martial Arts in Hartwell.

Mar. 25, 2021

CMA Wins 1-OF-2 Fights At NFC

Contemporary Martial Arts owner and head instructor Chuck Cawthon was in the corner for two fighters at the National Fighting Championship 130 event on Saturday, March 20th at the District in Atlanta. Pictured left throwing a knee to his opponnent's body, amateur fighter Tyler Barber lost a tight split decision to move his mixed martial arts record to 1-1. Cawthon also cornered former CMA teammate professional fighter Anthoney Canzano, pictured at right in middle, who now fights out of Sanford MMA in Deerfield, Florida. Canzano won his bout via first-round submission with a guillotine choke. Also pictured at right, is coach Chuck Cawthon and, on left profighter Evan Elder.

Mar. 25 , 2021

'WAR' READY - Hartwell-based fighter signs to top international fighting promtion

"A war" is expected to go down when local professional mixed martial arts fighter Cee Jay Hamilton makes his debut with one of the most premier fighting organizations in the world next Friday. Hamilton recently signed a contract with Bellator, one of the largest combat sport promtions in the world, to fight on short notice Friday, April 2 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connnecticut...