Karate, Jujitsu and Self Defense

In Madison, Alabama

Our Adult Self Defense program combines elements from traditional karate, kickboxing, and jujitsu. The result is a modern, practical self defense system for women as well as men. Our fun, exciting classes will give you a great workout. We have both male and female instructors on the floor for nearly every class. Our classes are great for students of all skill levels - even absolute beginners of all ages.

Learn more about our exciting classes!

Darren S. Student Since 2013

A fun environment that allows you to get fit and learn skills that will help you in many aspects of your life.

In your exciting new class, you will...

Get Fit

Burn up to
1000 calories per hour
getting into fighting shape!

Protect Yourself

Learn practical self defense
to defend yourself -
and those you value most!

Have a Blast

Let off steam,
have a great time,
and make new friends!

  • Adults
  • Youth


Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 PM


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM

Conveniently Located Near Research Park

1604 Slaughter Rd
Madison, AL 35758

About The Instructor

Sensei Russell Newquist

In January, 1995, I stepped into a small martial arts class at the Madison Rec Center. Sixteen years old and armed with my first real paycheck, I had no idea how much Sensei Swanner would change my life. That dojo eventually became Spirit Made Steel. Later, I went off and opened my own dojo. When Sensei Swanner decided to step down from day to day teaching in 2016, he asked me to keep his program going. We merged our schools and I came back "home" to Spirit Made Steel to continue our multi-decade tradition of excellence.

Base Rates

Regular low monthly rates.

  • Unlimited classes for one month!
  • No contracts!
  • No signup fees!
  • Uniform not included ($35)
  • First belt test not included ($50)


New Student Package

Save over $120 with our new student package!

  • Unlimited classes for THREE months!
  • No contracts!
  • No signup fees!
  • Uniform - FREE!
  • First belt test - FREE!

$249/3 months

New students only. Renews at regular monthly rate.

Family Discounts

The more family members you enroll, the more you save!

Military Discounts

Discounts for active duty and retired military.

Wounded Vets

Disabled veterans are always half price!

There are not a lot of teachers these days that will work with their students that have “disabilities”, but Sensei Russell was able to show me different ways to do throws or holds to accommodate mine!

Katherine C.Student for 3 years

Contact us now for more information!