New to Kettlebells?

For all new students who are interested in taking the kettlebell classes, be sure to attend the introductory kettlebell workshop on Saturday, September 26th.  Learning how to perform the techniques correctly is essential to benefit from the class exercises.  The program is designed specifically to improve the explosive strength and mobility of mixed martial artists.  Sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot! 

Fire and Ice: We're bringing the Fire

Saturday, September 19th: MMA Institute fighters will be competing at the upcoming event "Fire and Ice" in Winchester, VA.  Shaun Spath will be making his professional debut after 9 wins as an amateur including a championship belt.  Tripp Ford will be stepping into the cage for the very first time as he makes his amateur debut.

Heading to Panama

This Saturday, September 12th, Conquest MMA at the Riu Hotel in Panama City, Panama will be featuring Richmond's own MMA Institute fighters.  We are sending two of our professional fighters: Brian Nielson and Terrell Hobbs and two of our amateur fighters: Tevin Cooke and Ahmad Hicks.  The fights are set to stream live at


Labor Day Class Schedule

Evening classes will be cancelled, Monday September 7th

All morning classes will still be held:

10am Fight Team
11am Muay Thai
12pm Grappling
1pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Happy Labor Day!



Ready 2 Fight: Battleground

Saturday, September 5th Ready 2 Fight: Battleground will feature MMA Institute fighters.  Tripp Ford will make his MMA debut at 170lbs; Tyus Thomas will be competing at 185lbs; and Ben Allen will be fighting for the 145lb Championship Title.  Bouts begin at 6:00pm at the Norfolk Masonic Temple for all those who want to come out and support the team.   Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door.