Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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Honestly the most nicest gym out there. Couldn’t have gotten a better greeting, and it just felt like home. All of the trainers are approachable and kind, and the facility is matted by quality Zebra mats. I recommend this place to all levels of experience!

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– Meng V.
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About Mixed Martial Arts
In the early 1990’s the UFC and the Gracie family burst onto the scene with “No Rules” fighting and immediately put into the question the effectiveness of many traditional martial art styles. Although the original competitions were highly criticized as being barbaric and scrutinized by politicians, they did teach one very important lesson: the best martial art style was not having ONE, but instead a blend of several arts including striking, wrestling, and submissions.
Students who are interested in learning Mixed Martial Arts should participate in Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Students must first learn the basic techniques of Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before they will be able to adequately blend theses skills together.
Once a member has reached an appropriate level in all of these individual classes, they may be recommended to join the “invite only” advanced classes which are designed for the serious fighter and competitive athlete.


Required Gear & Equipment
  • Boxing Gloves
  • Shin guards
  • Rashguard
  • MMA Shorts
  • Mouthpiece (Recommended)
  • Groin Protection (Recommended)

What Can You Expect From Our Classes?

  • Great for recreational students and experienced fighters
  • No experience neccesary
  • Get In Great Shape

  • Great Classes for Fitness, Fun, and Self-Defense
  • Classes Taught by BJJ Black Belt and Team USA Kickboxing World Champion

  • No More Boring Workouts!
  • You’ll Never Have the Same Class Twice!
  • No Long-Term Contract Required

Our Instructors

Our advanced MMA class is taught by Black belt instructor, Mauricio Carra and Professional MMA figher, Ben Locken.

Mauricio has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu since 2001. He received his black belt in 2007 under Leo Vieira and currently holds a 3rd degree black belt under the Checkmat Affiliation. Mauricio has an extensive competition resume dating back to 1999. He has an MMA record of 1-0 and has worked with many professional MMA fighters.

Ben started his fitness and martial arts journey in 2009. He is now a Professional Mixed Martial artist with a combined 15 fights in kickboxing and MMA. In addition to being a seasoned fighter, Ben has over 7 years of experience as a personal trainer and has worked with UFC veterans, professional fighters, and top BJJ black belts.


Well structured , organized and always clean. Great instructors always willing to help. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this place has the right program for you.

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-Mikhail L.
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