Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)


I specialize in teaching students ages 4 - adult. It's a guaranteed fun and intense workout.

I am a mixed martial artist with a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Trained Jiujitsu for 25 years and trained extensively at the Gracie Academy in Torrence, CA. Trained kickboxing with world champion kickboxer Petey "Sugarfoot" Cunningham. Also trained shotokan and hapkido.

You will learn real world fighting techniques and gain confidence at the same time. Your children will learn discipline and gain an indomitable spirit.

Learn more at www.mmata.pro.

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


Hired 6 times
1 employee
8 years in business
Serves Burbank , CA

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    Sharon R.

    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!
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    May 21, 2021
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    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.
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    March 12, 2020

    Jenna J.

    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:)
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    March 12, 2020

    Todd L.

    His discipline and love for Martial arts. Hes driven and passes that on to his students
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    March 12, 2020

    Kevin A.

    Knowledgeable and patient with me. I havent worked out in a long time so getting back into it was difficult but Chris pushed me just enough.
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    March 12, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Services offered

    Mixed Martial Arts