NEXT LEVEL COMBAT
1890 Wooddale Drive. Suite 600, Woodbury, MN 55125
14608 Felton Court. Suite 108, Apple Valley, MN 55124
A full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions.
Class Requirements - Must have a minimum of 2 months Jiu Jitsu and Striking (Boxing and/or Muay Thai) experience.
The MMA classes require instructor's approval before attending
MMA Class Times: Monday and Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm
Mixed martial arts (MMA), popularly known as cage fighting or ultimate fighting is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.
The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to various mixed style contests that took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United states by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Professional MMA events had also been held in Japan by Shooto starting back in 1989. In due course the more dangerous Vale Tudo style bouts of the early UFCs were made safer with the implementation of additional rules, leading to the popular regulated form of MMA seen today. Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules. Later promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport.
We invite you to stop in and check out the best MMA training in Minnesota!
The #1 Gym for Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, MMA, and Youth Martial Arts in the Minneapolis/St Paul Area
Woodbury, MN and Apple Valley, MN
Located just minutes from Oakdale, Cottage Grove, St Paul, South St Paul, Newport, Maplewood, Lake Elmo, Hudson, Inver Grove Heights, Minneapolis, Eagan, Burnsville, Rosemount, Lakeville, Farmington, Edina, Bloomington, Richfield, Shakopee and Savage.
- Former UFC Middleweight Champion
- Over 60 Professional MMA Fights
- ADCC Competitor