Extreme Martial Arts

Extreme Martial Arts

5.0(1 review)


There are a few simple things that make a good mixed martial arts (MMA) school a great one. We work our hardest every day to fulfill those things, and give our students the best experience we possibly can. Here's what it takes, and what you can expect when you walk through our doors for the first time:

Knowledgeable, Passionate Instructors.

When hand-picking our instructors, we look for a few key traits: passion for martial arts, passion for teaching, a great personality, and expertise. Our instructors truly care about you and your experience. They're here for every question you have and every challenge that arises.

They'll push you to try your hardest, and motivate you to surpass your limits. Nothing beats having a great teacher - and we have the best.

A Clean, Up-to-Date Facility.

The best teachers in the world won't make up for a dirty facility with run-down equipment. That's why, every day, we thoroughly clean our studio from top to bottom. And we check our equipment to make sure it's in good working order, and replace it when it needs replacing.


Finally, it takes the right people to make an amazing community. The environment of our school attracts people who are open-minded, enjoy socializing with one another, and enjoy having fun. The parents whose kids train with us are caring and supportive. The adults who train with us are kind and fun. It's like a family here, and we'd love for you to become a part of it.

Browse around our website www.1kick.net and learn about our programs. When you find the one that's right for you, you can sign up for a trial online and get started asap. Call and let us know if you have any questions. And I can't wait to meet you in person.


Al Verduzco


40 years in business
Serves Schererville , IN


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Tammy W.

I originally went to EMA to learn striking. I ended up participating in the whole MMA experience. Not only have I learn self defense I have also been taught many life lessons. I feel that my self confidence in the world has more than doubled. The staff and students are so warm and welcoming. We are a team here and I cannot imagine having a better family anywhere else.
The work outs are killer and I have been able to get into shape and maintain it even at 47yrs old. This is an awesome place in my opinion to meet any needs for an adult or child.
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December 01, 2018

Frequently asked questions

No matter if you're experienced in martial arts, grappling or boxing or if you're a fresh beginner, we have you covered.

Set up a time for you to come in for a private tour. We will also help set up your custom class schedule and get your first free class scheduled. Please text 219-713-9999 or email [email protected]

Extreme Martial Arts provides the following training and benefits:

Mixed Martial Arts

Muay Thai Kickboxing


Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Kids Martial Arts Classes


Weight Loss and Strength Training


Competition Training

Focus & Discipline

Anti-Bullying & Child Safety

Latest Specials:

Re open BOGO

Extreme Martial Arts Academy is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) school that has been offering instruction and training since 1984. We're located at 2300 Cline Avenue in Schererville, IN, and we've produced champions in martial arts as well as in life. After all, our classes teach traits like focus, inner-calm, and discipline to take your entire life to the next level. Headed by Master Al Verduzco (6th degree Black Belt) and a staff of expert instructors and managers, we offers a number of programs for physical fitness and martial arts / self-defense. Whether you're looking to grow stronger on the outside or inside - or both - Extreme Martial Arts Academy has you covered.

About Our Founder & Head Instructor:

Master Verduzco began training in the martial arts in 1976, and started teaching in 1984. He has an extensive professional fighting career and holds the title of a 6th degree Black Belt.

Listed below are a few of his accomplishments:

  • 2002- 2nd Place-World Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Championships
  • 2001- 1st Place Winner Jiu-Jitsu State Championships
  • 1998- 2nd Place Winner Bare Knuckle Full Contact International Shidokan Tournament Heavy Weight Division
  • 1995- #1 International Contender for Bare Knuckle Full Contact Karate
  • 1994- Sabaki Spirit Winner

We begin children's martial arts training at age 4 and we have teens and adults of all ages in our adult classes. All genders, ages, experience levels and athletic backgrounds are welcome! Our student demographics are very diverse.

A lot of times those who have never tried martial arts come to us to get closer to their fitness goals, learn self-defense and martial arts and build on themselves inside and out. You don't have to be an athletic, fitness pro to get started! We will gladly help you work to a pace that's best for you and build on those basics as you begin your training. Don't let where you're at now stop you from taking a step closer to where you want to be!

We also of course cater to those wanting to do compeitions and get involved in the sport, as our instructors have first-hand experience in compeitions.

Services offered

Mixed Martial Arts