MMA Institute
Mixed Martial Arts – Richmond, VA

Welcome to Virginia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts school, we have gyms serving the Richmond, Winchester, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg areas. If you’re looking for effective MMA instruction from experienced martial artists, then you’ve come to the right place.

MMA Institute teaches Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo, Sombo, Submission Wrestling and more at our four locations throughout the state of Virginia. Featuring the largest fight team of both professional and amateur fighters in the state, MMA Institute is a community of dedicated martial artists. Whether you are looking to get in shape, learn self defense, climb into the cage or just have fun, MMAI offers a variety of options to you. We provide the best training and we are prepared to put our money where our mouth is. If you can prove that there is a better mixed martial arts training resource in Virginia, then we will pay you $1000 cash! That’s right, we will give you cash if you can show that there is a better team with more successful students, experienced trainers and proven fighters in the state of Virginia.

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“All the MMA Institute instructors are very knowledgeable and always willing to help. Thanks to the combination of the classes I participate in, I was able to finish my first 10K in 57 minutes.”
– Phil Evans, Richmond, VA

“I’ve lost weight, improved my strength and endurance and improved the flexibility in my bad knee. Some people thought I was crazy to train with this intensity at age 50 but it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. The staff couldn’t be nicer and everyone is focused on improving and being a good partner and on top of all that the relatively new sport of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is endlessly complex and fascinating.”
– Ward Good, Richmond, VA

“Every time you enter MMA Institute you will push yourself past all your possible expectations. The instructors and more advanced students are more than willing to help guide you on the path you have chosen. If you are a beginner, leave your ego at the door and choose to learn. The competition will come later. You will never forget your experience at MMA Institute.”
– Dr. Mason Sheehan, Richmond, VA

“I want to thank Rick McCoy and everyone working at MMA Institute for helping my brother and I lose weight and improve our health”
– Todd and Scott Slaughter (lost over 100lbs each)

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“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”


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