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Welcome to

Freestyle Martial Arts

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Bruce Lee our Sijo.

Experience Freestyle Martial Arts

MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Catch Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts

Freestyle Martial arts has been welcoming a diverse student body since its founding in 1998 and we are the premiere training option for martial arts in Albert Lea, MN! We are the only school in southern Minnesota where you can learn authentic MMA / Jeet Kune Do concepts, Filipino martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


The art and philosophy of Bruce Lee forms our guiding principles. You will learn drills that blend elements of boxing, kickboxing, Wing Chun, Kali, Silat, Panantukan, Pananjakman, Savate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, and Thai Boxing to help you become a complete martial artist! 


Our Albert Lea school welcomes all types of students, from complete beginners, to experienced martial artists. We are here to help you learn through our innovative and collaborative approach to teaching. Our focus is on giving you a great workout that is a lot of fun, while developing your practical self-defense skills. Whatever your goals or experience, Freestyle Martial Arts is here to help you grow and succeed. We have weekly group classes at our studio located inside The Meraki Studios, we also offer private lessons, and specialized seminars

Which class Are you most interested in? 

We welcome all fitness and skill levels. Our programs promote weight loss, fitness, and fun!

Brenden Troster Jeet Kune Do

About the School

Specializing in the science and concepts of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Filipino martial arts, Kickboxing, and Submission Wrestling. Weekly group class, self-defense classes, women's self-defense, personal training in Rapid Assault Tactics. Certified in direct lineage to Bruce Lee.

Coach Brenden Troster has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years and is a certified Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino martial arts under Sifu Paul Vunak. Brenden was also trained in Catch-as-Catch-Can and Professional Wrestling by Brad Rheingans, a 1976 Olympic competitor, North Dakota State Hall-of-fame member, and two time Pan American Games Greco-Roman Wrestling Gold medalist. Brenden is also a Nationally Certified Coach through USA Wrestling, the governing body of Wrestling in the United States, as well as a certified USA Boxing Coach.

In 1998 after years of study and training in JKD and other arts he began accepting his own students and has been teaching for over 20 years. Brenden has a dynamic hands on style of instruction and a unique ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student.  

In addition to his martial arts training Coach Troster has an extensive education that gives him insight into how human beings learn, develop, and retain information. Coach Troster holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and completed a practicum at Mayo Clinic's addiction treatment clinic for his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Brenden works full-time as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at a local residential behavioral health clinic for children and adolescents and is completing a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.


Open Hours

Appointment only

Phone calls open M-F 9am - 5pm

Phone: 507-402-9154

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