DANSVILLE — Strike Back Martial Arts held its grand opening during Oktoberfest.


This facility provides training for anyone regardless of age, sex, size, and skill base. The goal of Strike Back Martial Arts is to provide students with discipline, strength, and self-confidence.


Adam Lowery, owner and founder of Strike Back Martial Arts, began his journey into martial arts in 2011 when he was doing missionary work in Bosnia. He trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  for three years and was in competitions overseas. He earned his Jujitsu Black Belt in February of this year.


Dansville Mayor Peter Vogt welcomed Strike Back Martial Arts to our historic downtown.


“I would like to congratulate Adam on opening up his facility here. On behalf of the village board of trustees we would like to welcome you to main street,” he said. “We wish you all the best. As you can see there is a lot of vitality on main street in dansville. We appreciate the fact that you have taken a storefront and given it life.”


Dansville Chamber President Barry Haywood welcomed them to the neighborhood as well. He offered them a framed dollar to signify growth to the community.


“I would like to thank the community for welcoming us here. This would not be possible if it weren't for first; our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We give all thanks to him for what he has done here, and to the lives of all the people we have come here,” Lowery said. “It wouldn’t be possible without family and friends to make this happen. We made this happen in about two months time; from complete tear down to the construction inside. There was just so much work that was done. There was tons of volunteer help. It wouldn't be possible without all of the friends standing here today, and the many others who aren’t with us. I thank each and every one of you very much.”


Strike Back Marital Arts is unique in the fact it now offers Parkinson’s patients a special class to work on strength and mindset. Lowery felt compelled to do this once his father was diagnosed this year with Parkinson’s Disease.


“I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing,” he said. “I didn’t want to hurt anyone.”


Strike Back Martial Arts is located at 170 Main Street. They can be reached at 585-447-1091. Several classes are offered including Jujitsu and Taekwondo. For more information go to https://www.strikebackmartialarts.com/