Carly Barnes Dodd, M.S.

Kids Martial Arts near Gainesville

Carly Barnes Dodd, M.S.

Carly is the strategic manager of Mat Life Training Center, and joined the family business in 2016. She moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida and earned a bachelor's and master's in agricultural education and communication. She has more than a decade of expertise in science communication, behavior change, and executive management in health and wellness.



  • Brown Belt, Shorinji-ryu Japanese Karate
  • Purple Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Level 2 Instructor, Muay Thai
  • Master Instructor and Founder, WarriorFIT
  • Certified Self Defense Instructor

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