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Meet Coach Bullock, a seasoned expert with over three decades of dedicated training experience. His journey began in the world of martial arts more than 30 years ago, where he had the honor of learning from exceptional instructors and coaches.


In 1999, he embarked on a mission, laying the groundwork for what would later become the strong pillars of Warrior Sciences.

Coach Bullock firmly believes that knowledge finds its true value when shared.


His insatiable thirst for learning is equaled only by his passion for educating and guiding individuals toward their aspirations.

As the Head MMA Coach, Personal Protection Expert, Combative Specialist, and Strength and Conditioning Coach at The Forge, Coach Bullock stands as a beacon of expertise.

Beyond the gym walls, he extends his reach by crafting tailored training programs for athletes across the nation. Locally, at The Forge, he provides hands-on training to numerous individuals, helping them achieve their training goals.

In addition to his work at The Forge, Coach Bullock's impact resonates in the realm of law enforcement and the military, where he imparts his invaluable knowledge and skills to those who serve and protect. With a dedication to excellence and a commitment to empowering others, Coach Bullock continues to inspire and uplift the community, one individual at a time.



Meet Coach Seth Edwards, our dedicated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor and esteemed MMA coach at The Forge.


With a passion for martial arts ignited at the age of 12, Coach Seth boasts an impressive journey marked by determination and skill. He proudly holds Black Belts in both Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, showcasing his expertise and commitment to training in the martial arts. 

In 2008, Coach Seth ventured into the world of MMA under the guidance of mentor James Bullock. Since then, he has been fortunate to enrich his knowledge by training with esteemed coaches and competitors across the nation.


His training philosophy extends beyond the realm of sports – he aspires to mold not just athletes and competitors, but true martial artists.

At The Forge, Coach Seth Edwards empowers individuals at every level to embrace the essence of martial arts and achieve their full potential.


Join us under his expert guidance and embark on a transformative martial arts journey today.

James Bullock

Owner and Coach

902 E 4th St

Joplin, Mo 64801

Tel: 417-208-6785

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