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Thanksgiving Class Schedule

MMA Institute will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th to allow our students and instructors to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with their families.  

Regular classes will be held on Saturday, November 28th

A Better Way to Watch MMA

Why stare at a screen when you can see all the action up close?  Get to know your local MMA fighters and see them compete this Saturday, November 21st at the Meadow Event Park just north of Richmond.  

Tickets available at MMA Institute or visit

MMA Institute Chelsea McCoy

MMA Institute Jacob Lemacks          MMA Institute PK

Taking Gold in Greensboro

MMA Institute may have only had one student compete at US Grappling in Greensboro, but one was all we needed to take three golds.  Congratulations Olander Washington for getting 1st place in No-Gi Intermediate Absolute, No-Gi Intermediate, and BJJ Blue Belt!

MMA Institute BJJ and Grappling

Grapple Like a Girl

Female competitors Chelsea McCoy and Carsyn Nash represented the MMA Institute team at the Copa Nova Grappling tournament on November 1st. Congratulations ladies on bringing back the medals!  Chelsea took 1st place in the no-gi intermediate division and Carsyn took 2nd place in the no-gi beginner division.

MMA Institute Women Win

Dayton shows Valor

MMA Institute of Dayton went 5-0 at Valor Fights in Tennessee on October 31, 2015

Debut fighters James Garmany, Darren Smith, and Lee Poke all took victories by TKO

David Robins finished his fight with a guillotine choke giving him a record of 2-1

Jesse Grun won by rear naked choke in the first round giving him a record of 3-1 

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