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MMA Institute Storming the East Coast

Professional fighter, Tevin Cooke took his third win as a pro MMA fighter at Ring of Combat, held in Atlantic City, NJ on September 24th.

Meanwhile, female amateur fighter Chelsea McCoy is preparing to take her 5th MMA victory at WXFO in Orlando, Florida on October 8th.

MMA Institute Medal Winners at US Grappling

Only a few MMA Institute students were able to travel to Virginia Beach to compete at the US Grappling Tournament, Saturday September 24th.  Yet each one returned home with at least one medal.  Congratulations to our students!

Ahmad Hicks 

  • 3rd Place Men's No Gi Intermediate
  • 2nd Place Men's Gi Blue Belt


Michael Lawrence

  • 1st Place Men's No Gi Intermediate
  • 1st Place Men's Gi Blue Belt


Sizwe Madikiza

  • 2nd Place Men's Gi White Belt

Introductory Kettlebell Workshop Oct 8

MMA Institute students interested in taking the kettlebell classes are invited to attend the next introductory workshop, Saturday, October 8.  There is no cost for members to attend, but you will need to sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot.

MMA Institute Welcomes a New Instructor

Longtime MMA Institute student, BJJ and MMA competitor Jacob Lemacks is now sharing his practice and expertise in yoga here.  Fighter Yoga classes are now offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 pm bringing a whole new meaning to sport-specific mobility and flexibility.

RVA Plunge Winter Fest

Bring more joy to our community with a smalll act of bravery.  You think you can handle the challenge?

 MMA Institute RVA Plunge Winter Olympics


We are happy to recognize the MMA Institute students brave enough to take the plunge:

Chelsea McCoy
Greg Green
Jacob Young
Brian Rich
Andron Wright
Ward Good
Jon Burnley
Jason Stanley
Kyle Clinch
Sarah Linas
Reggie Booker

Team MMA Institute thanks all the donors who contributed to Special Olympics Virginia!