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Top notch instruction is to be found at this spaciously beautiful academy! I was welcomed by all and given the free week despite the instructors knowing I was just passing through. I received excellent technical instruction in the classes I trained. Namely the muay thai, mma and Jiu jitsu classes. Every class I attended I enjoyed throughly and learned a lot. Hands down this is place to get your mma fix for any all levels, beginner to pro. Thanks for having me!🙏🙏🙏read more
got choked 10 out of 10 would recommend
The Mecca of MMA in The Commonwealth.
Justin Aaron Kornfeld
Excellent instructors and a family atmosphere! Highly recommend if you’re in the Richmond area!
Best gym in the area hands down. I went in with zero experience and have learned so much already! The coaches are patient and genuinely care about the students learning. go get started today!read more
insanely good teaching and coaching at this school. highley recommended
Christopher Popeye Nichols
I've trained with Rick.. he's taught me so much... he understands this game better than anyone I know... greatest coach you could ever have... a humble killer! 💪read more
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Aziz Gharbi Aziz Gharbi
I started at MMA Institue in October of 2017. Due to back surgery and knee surgery in November and December I did not train again until February 2018. THere is something special about the respect, hard and competitive training mixed with a culture that keeps humility at the forefront in this gym. There is plenty of fun, technique and hard training going on all day and often at the same time. I would recommend this gym and it’s classes to anyone young or old ... novice or veteran of mixed martial arts.read more
Kevin B Turner Sr.
I miss working out here! Instructors and everyone here are absolutely fantastic and absolutely LOVED working with Rick (McCoy)! He has a way of explaining everything to where it makes perfect sense. Hope my schedule opens up and I can make it back out soon.read more
The best place to train MMA, jujitsu, Thai boxing, in Richmond. They have classes at all different hours and incredibly instructors and coaches. Also the best prices in town for all they offer. I have reaserched all the schools in Richmond and here u get the best at the best price also.read more
These amazing people have turned into my new family.
**EDIT - Because of the prompt and professional response (and ACTION) by the MMA Institute (thanks Rick), I am revising this review to reflect such. I do appreciate that the ownership of this gym takes this issue so seriously. I am leaving the original review text in place solely for context and to point out that the individual in this case is still an issue. As a community, I hope the MMA peeps take care of this guy on their own.** As much as I like to support local business - if you are looking for a GYM, you probably want to stay away from here, esp if you are black. Dusty Shaw, an employee of this gym (according to his FB profile) is randomly leaving racial slurs on black females profiles and IM's on Facebook and threatening others with physical violence (see screen shots below). As much as I support MMA and the right to work out in a sport of your choice, it obviously breeds anger and hate in some.read more
This place is great because of its great people. Ya it's a gym, and a nice one too, but it quickly becomes a home away from home, and a second family of choice.read more
This place rocks! If you want the best MMA training come to McCoy Martial Arts Institute! Don't settle for less than the best!read more
For sure the place to go to learn the arts of MMA. The trainers are nice and will help you correct your technique. They will show you what to do and what not to do. Everyone has a great attitude at the institute. The gym deserves 5 stars for sure.read more
D Loc Tn
��2 thumbs up.....my son and I go 2-3 days a week
Jon JB Burnley
Excellent facility! Excellent instructors! Excellent Team!
This is the best gym you will ever find in Richmond! Rick and his team are trully there to make sure that you are getting a great work out! I wholeheartedly recommend them!read more
Anyone who trains here will be a champion at some point. If its personal goals or in competition they make it easy to prosper at a high level. Plus i trained there so obv theyre the best �read more
As a Professional fighter i have had the opportunity to train and learned to become a well rounded fighter. Coach McCoy always says there's levels to this sport.And i can vouch to say training with the MMA institute fight team the athletes that grace the mats are high level you will be the best training with the best at the too of the food chain in Virginia MMA. Ali"TheRedScorpion ".read more
Great place to learn and burn. If you train effectively the pounds will fall off quickly.