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Mixed Martial Arts / MMA Overview:

Mixed Martial Arts is a sport popularized by a variety of promotions, most notably Pride Fighting (Japan), Bellator and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, also known as the UFC. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing sports for kids and adults in the world. In fact, the popularity of the UFC now rivals NASCAR and the NHL.

MMA contests begin with competitors standing, utilizing forms of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Dutch Style Kickboxing, Boxing, Karate and Taekwondo. The transition from standing to ground involves throws and takedowns derived predominantly from Judo, Wrestling and Sambo. Once on the ground, the contest continues with competitors working to achieve dominance or submission using Wrestling or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Warrior Martial arts Academy teaches Mixed Martial Arts by focusing on the most effective, useful and “real” martial arts techniques. The martial arts taught by Warrior Martial Arts Academy are chosen and taught to help our students build self confidence and prepare for competition or for self defense situations. The predominant martial arts that we teach are: Muay Thai Boxing and Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Overview:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, often noted as BJJ, is a martial art which uses leverage in order to allow a smaller person defend himself or herself against a larger person in a self defense sitaution or in a tournament or competitive situation. BJJ is considered a submission wrestling or grappling style. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu evolved from its Japanese roots in 1920’s Brazil. This wrestling style continued to evolve for many decades after until its present format.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu style grappling, though previously established in its native country, became highly popular within the northern hemisphere when it was utilized on a frequent basis in order to win fighting matches in the early years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, also known as the UFC. Since its origin, UFC and other MMA promotions brought in competitors from many different martial arts backgrounds. The UFC events proved Jiu Jitsu’s efficiency and helped raise awareness all around the world, becoming one of the reasons behind the sport’s growth (but not the only one).

Muay Thai and Kickboxing Overview:

Muay Thai is a kickboxing sport and the Thai national sport. In Muay Thai, competitors fight standing as in Western Boxing. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes. Muay Thai using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in other more regulated martial arts sports, such as kickboxing, boxing.

Training that is specific to a Muay Thai class includes training with coaches on Thai pads, focus mitts, heavy bag, and sparring. Thai pad training is a cornerstone of Muay Thai conditioning which involves practicing punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes with a trainer wearing thick pads which cover the forearms and hands.

Focus mitts are specific to training a fighter’s hand speed, punch combinations, timing, punching power, defense, and counter-punching and may also be used to practice elbow strikes. Heavy bag training is a conditioning and power exercise that reinforces the techniques practiced on the pads. Sparring is a means to test technique, skills, range, strategy, and timing against a partner. Sparring is often a light to medium contact exercise. Specific tactics and strategies can be trained with sparring including in close fighting, clinching and kneeing only (for adults), cutting off the ring, or using reach and distance to keep an aggressive fighter away (as noted from fightclubamerica.com).


My son has attended Warrior Martial Arts Academy for three years now . I am so glad that I started him as young as I did at the age of 2 1/2 years old . Over time the coaches have modeled him from the littlest one of the bunch to having endurance, manners and the ability to take on anything no matter the amount or size. I am very pleased with his ability to never give up and keep pushing for greatness. The owners as well as the coaches have given nothing but positive feedback that they could see the excitement and growth with him over time as well which means a lot when he wants nothing more than to make everyone proud of him . I would definitely refer Warrior Martial Arts Academy to anyone that is wanting growth for their kids to build confidence and wanting a family that cares.

google reviewsKerrin D. (Google)

We love Warrior Martial Arts Academy! The coaches are focused and very serious. My son has learned so much. He has gained confidence and increased focus. All of the staff is very helpful and very dedicated to the sport. My son has been here for almost 6 months and will continue to train here. We looked at multiple school before picking this location. This academy offers serious training. We have been very happy with the coaches!

yelp reviewAngie A. (Yelp)

Warrior Martial Arts Academy is an amazing academy. The instructors are highly knowledgeable and top notch. Everyone welcomes you it brings in a sense of family. If you want to learn something new, get in shape or learn how to defend yourself I highly recommend Warrior Martial Arts academy.

yelp reviewPatrick L. (Yelp)