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MMA 101: MMA Schools and Gyms

Written on November 26, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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A great MMA fighter always step in the ring well-prepared and fully-trained. And if being great is what you want as a fighter, then you should check out Fighting Insider's list of MMA schools and gyms across the globe.

Almost a month ago, Fighting Insider posted an article on how to be a professional MMA fighter. As mentioned in the article, the first step to becoming a pro in MMA is to find a school or gym near your area. That is why Fighting Insider is giving you a list of ten and gyms across the globe. You might be surprised that there are in your neighborhood.

1. Evolved Mixed Martial Arts (Singapore)

Based in Singapore, the Evolved Mixed Martial Arts is the top martial arts training organization in Asia. It ranks among the best academies in the world for Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. The Evolve Instructor Team is the largest and most experienced team in Asia with its 500 years of championship background.

2. London Shootfighters (London, UK)

The London Shootfighters is the home to many professional fighters like Marius Zaromskis, John Hathaway and Mostapha Al Turk. With a whooping 35,000 sq foot training facility, the London Shootfighters is the biggest mixed martial arts gym in the world. It incorporates a mixture of Boxing, Wrestling, Kick Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. The class offers a blend of fighting techniques and instruction from expert coaches to create a well-rounded and complete fighter.

3. Pinnacle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Redlands, California)

The Pinnacle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the premier training location for Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Judo in the Inland Empire and Riverside Country. Their facilities offer everything a fighter needs to progress, even if it’s pure training or just to stay in shape. Pinnacle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu boasts world-class instruction and facilities which include MMA cage, grappling mats, boxing bags and even a professional gear shop.

4. American Fighter South Carolina (South Carolina, USA)

Founded in June 2007, the American Fighter in South Carolina is the home to the Charleston Combat Team. It is the area’s only Officially Certified Krav Maga National Training Center and Certified System of Mixed Martial Arts. A typical session in AFSC is consist of cardio-vascular conditioning, Jiu Jitsu and stand up fighting. The training will benefit everyone: from beginners to aspiring fighters, and to people who wants to get into shape fast while a having a great time doing it.

5. The Arena Mixed Martial Arts (San Diego, California)

The Arena MMA offers outstanding classes in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Submission Wrestling. It also offer private and fight team training for competitive fighters. So if you are an active fighter or just want to train, the Arena MMA can provide you with the best MMA training in San Diego.

6. Team Balance Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Team Balance is widely regarded as one of the elite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts school in the world. Founded by Bobby Palumbi and Jimmy Cerra, their Jiu Jitsu instruction pattern can be traced back through Rick Macauley, Phil Migliarese to Relson Gracie.

7. Sukata MMA (Lancanshire, England)

The Sukata MMA Academy offers the best Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training available in Blackpool, Lytham St. Annes and Preston. They have top class facilities and coaches experienced in all aspects of MMA. The Sukata MMA offers classes in MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai Boxing, Western Boxing and Wrestling.

8. Leicester Mixed Martial Arts Academy (Leicester, England)

The Leicester Mixed Martial Arts Academy is the new home for the Leicester Shootfighters. The LSF team trains and coaches Mixed Martial Arts and Submission Wrestling to all levels. The Leicester MMA Academy is headed by Jim Wallhead and Nathan Leverton, trainers of notable fighters like Dan Hardy, Andre Winner, Dean Amasinger and Nick Osipczak.

9. Falcon Martial Arts (Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen, South Wales)

Falcons Martial Arts is a professionally run martial arts school that was established in 1990. They teach various styles of martial arts, and the students have the freedom to choose the discipline they want to learn. Classes are held by martial arts coach and instructor, Heath Gait. Sessions in Falcon Martial Arts are informal and fun, and can cater for both men and women of all ages and abilities.

10. 5th Element MMA (Mukilteo, Washington)

Located in Mukilteo, Washington, the 5th Element MMA gym have a huge facility with plenty of space. They offer personal training, fight training, Kombat Kardio, Tae Kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and more.

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