Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

5.0 (5)
6 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

Specializing in teaching students ages 4 - adult.

-Couples train together $70/hr 
-Purchase 4 or more lessons (paid in full) and lessons are only $30/each.

For Covid-19 precautions, I wear a mask the entire duration of the lesson. All equipment is cleaned and sterilized between lessons.

I am a 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo and have trained extensively with World Champion Kickboxer Petey Cunningham and with Rener and Ryon Gracie at the Gracie JiuJitsu headquarters.

I am a certified instructor by Mike Payne at the Martial Arts Academy in San Antonio, TX and by East West Karate in Ft Lauderdale, FL.

Training can be a mix of taekwondo, boxing and kickboxing or can be a focus of one discipline.

My favorite part of teaching is being part of someone's personal journey in acquiring more skills and knowledge.

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Burbank, CA 91502
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5 Reviews


  • Sharon Rodas

    I have to say this was one of the best first classes I’ve ever taken with someone! I love how dense the experience was, we covered a lot and it’s a great deal. I am definitely excited to keep working on my techniques with Chris. Also, I felt super comfortable and safe, will recommend to everyone!

  • Topanga

    Literally, life changing. Chris taught me how to defend myself after getting jumped and robbed. I now feel confident that if anyone were to approach me off guard in the same situation, they will feel sorry for it.

  • Jenna Johnson

    I loved how accessible Chris was. He makes classes sooooo fun. I’ve never laughed so while sweating and wearing myself out. I also loved that as a relative beginner, I felt seen exactly where I was as WELL as where I Could grow to be, and worked really powerfully. Always challenged and encouraged. He’s my favorite teacher:)

  • Todd Larson

    His discipline and love for Martial arts. He's driven and passes that on to his students

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I get to know the student by asking what their goals are.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Began training taekwondo at the age of 10. Earned my black belt at age 18 and my 2nd degree black belt at age 20. Was a head instructor at the Academy for Martial Arts (250 students) from age 19 - 24.

Became a certified instructor by East West Karate and have since trained extensively with world champion kickboxer Peter Cunningham and with the world renowned Gracie brothers Rener and Ryon Gracie.

How did you get started teaching?

I got my start teaching by way of confidence building exercises in taekwondo class around age 13. Each student was given 2-5 minutes to teach a certain technique. At first I was very scared but then immediately loved it.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students. From the very young age of 4 years old to the golden age of 65. I have worked with underprivileged and overprivileged children. I have also worked with children with all types of challenges (aspergers, autism spectrum, physical disabilities), and all types of personalities.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who is open minded and willing to answer questions about the techniques they are sharing.