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Fight Academy is a School of Martial Arts that offers a complete and structured martial arts experience using World Class instruction in Mixed Martial Arts.
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Mixed Martial Arts
About Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.

Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Originally organized with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety.

In the following decade, MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.

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Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai Kickboxing

The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. 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, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay.

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Fight Academy News

Herb Dean and Savant Young demonstrate the Spinning Elbow on Sherdog’s Technique of the Week!

Here is a demonstration of the spinning elbow with Herb Dean and Savant Young reppin Fight Academy Pasadena!!!!  This is the 4th week in a row that Fight Academy Pasadena has had the opportunity to showcase some great moves for [more]

Fight Academy Featured on Sherdog’s Technique of the Week

See Bill Cooper demonstrate the 4 year old choke at Fight Academy Pasadena!!! http://www.sherdog.com/mma-techniques/Technique-of-the-Week-4YearOld-Choke-55427

Happy Labor Day!! Gym Closed Saturday-Monday

We wish everyone a joyous and safe holiday weekend.  The gym will observe the holiday by closing on Saturday-Monday (August  31-September 2nd).  We will re-open on Tuesday September 3rd.

Gym Closed for Holiday

Fight Academy Pasadena will be closed on Thursday July 4th-Saturday July 6th for the Holiday weekend.  We will reopen on Monday July 8th.  Be safe, and enjoy!

Congratulations to the those that participated at the NABJJF tournament!  Fight Academy Pasadena took home the 2nd place trophy for the Adult Team division of NO GI!!!


Training in the martial arts leads to noticeable results in the areas of: self-confidence, concentration, channeling of aggression, enhancing assertiveness and discipline. We at Fight Academy invite you to join us for a train. Our goal: Workout hard and produce results while having a good time.

We challenge you to participate in a free class and feel for yourself the results of participating in a well-structured martial arts program.