Titan MMA

Titan MMA

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

About this pro

I am a UFC veteran. I know what it cost in energy and time to reach your goals. I don't just preach a healthy lifestyle, and self defense I have lived it for over 10 years. This is why Titan MMA is able to help our clients meet their fitness goals, learn self defense and are educated in the process. We're looking to help you maintain your results and skills for the long haul.

A bit about myself:
I have always been involved in sports throughout my life. Later I pursued a fighting career and realized the importance of healthy food and a healthy lifestyle altogether. I always enjoyed teaching and found a passion in being a personal trainer and coach. 
I have tons of experience working with a wide variety of people with different fitness levels and goals. I specialize in:

General Fitness 
Endurance training
Weight loss (simple nutrition)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Women's Self defense
Kid's Bully Defense Instructor
Child Abduction Prevention Instructor
Boxing/Kickboxing/Muay Thai (for cardio and competition)

NESTA Certified Personal Trainer
MMA Condition Association Certified
National Force Training Academy (NFTA) Women's Self-Defense Instructor
National Force Training Academy (NFTA) Kid's Bully Defense Instructor
National Force Training Academy (NFTA) Child Abduction Prevention Instructor
Brazilian Top Team Brown Belt
UFC Veteran

I gauge the success of my business not by how many clients I have at one time but by how many clients I have helped reach their goals. I don't look to just train you. I teach the art of training so you can train and be proficient. I offer a wide variety of pricing options to fit anyone's budget. 

So if you're ready to take the first steps and start the change now?

Contact me so we can get started today!

I enjoy seeing my students excelling and hitting their goals. Most people start off just wanting to learn an art then as a vehicle for fitness, others want to use it as a form of self defense and some eventually want to compete. I have seen the evolution in many people and love when they "move the goal post." On top of all that, I feel accomplished as a coach/trainer when people have more confidence in themselves that bleeds into their day to day bettering their lives as a whole. 

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Santa Ana, CA 92701
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5 Reviews


  • Carol Daniels

    My daughter and I had a great experience. Eric was very professional and courteous. He taught us many techniques that would be very valuable to us in the future. I feel confident that we both can make the right decisions in the event of coming into harms way.

  • Aaron

    I have been blessed to have been taught by some of the best coaches in the world; some of them world champions, others world champion coaches as well memebers of the Gracie family and EJ Chavez is easily one of if not the best coaches that I’ve ever had! He has a very cerebral approach to fighting and martial arts training and the way he breaks down complex techniques is both simple and brilliant! Because of EJ I actually know how to throw punches correctly for the first time in my life 💯 haha

  • RS

    Coach EJ is amazing. He’s motivating, explains things clearly-precise on HOW to do something and WHY you’re doing it. Super observant and helps correct the smallest things that may be off-and it makes a huge difference. His drills are on point and directly apply to what you’re being trained on. I really appreciate his level of patience when running though new things as well.

  • Diana

    Ernest has been training my 7 y/o for the past year . Highly recommend!!!

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

I generally designate an hour and a half for our first session. We discuss your goals, assess your current fitness or skill level, and determine a plan for our training sessions. I believe it's important that your learning style meshes well with my training style to achieve maximum results.

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

First, and most important, I maintain my CPR and BLS current at all times. I have been trained in boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Krav Maga for over 15 years. I am a UFC veteran and a BJJ black belt. I maintain my NESTA personal training certification as well as MMA Conditioning Association. I've recently found a passion teaching self defense to women and children and received my certification through National Force Training Academy for Women's Self Defense as well as Kid's Bully Defense & Abduction Prevention.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is dependent upon several factors. I offer discounted rates if you purchase a package of sessions. I also offer group seminars and classes. Get in contact with me to go over all the options!

How did you get started teaching?

Throughout my life, I have always been heavily involved in sports. During my 20's and early 30's, I pursued a professional mixed martial arts career. Upon retiring from the UFC, I realized the importance of maintaining my nutrition and fitness level as part of a healthy, well balanced lifestyle. Now I'm looking to pass on the knowledge

What types of students have you worked with?

After decades of training, I have vast experience working with a wide variety of individuals with different fitness levels and goals. I specialize in: -General Fitness for all ages (from child to seniors trying to stay mobile and functional) -Endurance Training -Weight Loss -BJJ -Women's Self Defense -Children's Self Defense -Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai (for cardio and competition) -MMA (for self defense and competition)

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My current passion is teaching Women's Self Defense. I developed a seminar circuit throughout Southern California for my self defense training and recently became certified in Kids Bully Defense and Abduction Prevention. Developing a seminar circuit for children as well. I am also filming instructional videos on MMA. You can check out the link to my youtube.

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

Make sure the trainer has proper qualifications as well as a passion for what they teach. Individuals who are passionate about their work generally go above and beyond to make sure their clients are meeting the set goals.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

-What are your goals? -What is the timeline you're setting to achieve those goals? -How many times per week are you willing to dedicate to these goals?