Great for all ages.
This is a great place to get in shape, learn Jiu Jitsu and make new friends. I'm 47 and had some real concerns about training...if I would be able to keep up, worried about injuring myself, etc.
Now I'm in way better shape, I feel great and have learned a ton. It changed my life. Jump in and try it!
Finest MMA in NorCal. The instructors know what they are talking about. They train you and teach you at the same time. This is serious MMA, yet open and very welcoming. If MMA is something you've thought about trying for the first time or is something you are serious about mastering, this is the place to go.
Sets High Standards.
As a black belt under Ralph Gracie, Mikyo is a great teacher that maintains an environment where the best is brought out in students. As a long-time endurance athlete, I was looking for a new challenge and found it with Marin MMA. I started with great classes in muay thai/kickboxing taught by Bon Kim and I was hooked. My workouts are split between standup and jiu jitsu with great instruction by Mikyo, Julian, and Sean.
The majority of the advanced students are competitive in jiu jitsu or mma and there is a high standard set at the academy for both conditioning and technique. Despite these high standards, its a great group of people and a friendly atmosphere. I'm also indebted to Mikyo for helping me work around old injuries and keeping the progression going.
Call them and arrange the first lesson. The hardest part is taking the first step and committing to the challenge. If you want the real thing, you will find it at Marin MMA.
Great Jiu Jitsu Classes.
I look forward to my classes every week at Marin MMA. I am not a quick study when it comes to jiu jitsu but the instructors are patient and stress the importance of "being where you are," and of avoiding a preoccupation with belt color or pecking order. I also like the fact that although the staff is made up of champions and medal winners, the atmosphere is humble and easy going.
The staff has always been open to addressing my questions and concerns and has been very accommodating.
The training facility feels less like a gym and more like a gathering place where friends and fans of Jiu Jitsu come to train and sharpen their skills.
Whether you are just curious about Jiu Jitsu and would like to try something new, or you are serious about competition, the staff at Marin MMA can meet your needs.
Have been to many martial art studios and this is the best.
I have been to many martial art studios in my life and Marin MMA has been the best gym that I've trained at. I am a young woman who has been training in Muy Thai for 8 years and Jiu Jitsu on and off for a few years.
Marin MMA has a great friendly feel which makes you feel part of the gyms community. Everyone is very helpful and non-judgmental to new members.
I've trained at gyms where I was expected to spar against a man that was twice my size with vains popping out of his huge arms. At Marin MMA weight classes are taken into consideration if you want to spar. If you do not want to spar it is not a problem.
Basically i really like how you are able to mold your training around your own personal goals.
Marin MMA lets everyone take control of their own training. You are allowed to push yourself as much as you want to. You are not expected to be a hard core UFC fan or wanting to fight in your lifetime. If you are extremely into the sport than there are plenty of people who train there that share your passion.
I started out training at Practical Martial Arts for the first 5 years of my martial art career. It's a good school as well, but not nearly as versatile with accommodating everyone's personal goals and needs. I find Marin MMA to have a closer knit community than Practical Martial Arts as well.
Marin MMA is great. Enough said.
Best Martial Arts Class for Kids.
My 6-1/2 year old has been training at Marin MMA for 2-1/2 years in the Little Lions class and we can't say enough great things about the Marin MMA class for little kids.
Mikyo, Bon, Julian, and all the other teachers are fantastic working with kids. They care, they know every child by name, they break up the students into belt-color groups during class, giving great focus to each child. At belt ceremonies Mikyo has special words of praise for each individual child; he knows his students and draws attention to the positives in each of them. We've heard about other martial arts studios where the teachers yell at the kid to get their point across -- not at Marin MMA. It's all positive communication here. And, every Little Lions class ends with a game!
This is not a Rec Class -- students are encouraged to come two days a week to both (T/Th 3:30) classes, it is a commitment but we have seen the dedication pay off in our son. He loves the class, and many of his classmates are still in his class 2-1/2 years later -- how many other activities do you see the same interest & commitment in at age 6-1/2?
Best BJJ Instruction. Classes are taught by Black Belt Mikyo Riggs and his instructors with a strong emphasis on technique. I have been to many martial arts schools over the years and I have never seen a student to instructor ratio like this school. Some evenings there are as many as four instructors on the mat !! No question, this is the best place to learn Jiu-Jitsu.
Best MMA To Bring The Whole Family To. I found this school by word of mouth. I was immediately impressed by the warmth of the students and staff. The owner took the time to find out what my interest and needs were. As a woman, I am impressed by the respect the male staff and students show me. The instructors are very well trained and help you avoid injury. The children that attend learn respect, emotional discipline as well as physical discipline. The owner/ head instructor treats us all like we're family. The best school in Marin!
high-paced, fun and intense cardio and anaerobic workout!!!. I have trained at MMA for more than two years now. I was never athletic before, but I have been able to excel in the martial arts because of MMA's supportive environment. This class teaches our kick-boxing in a women?s only environment; it is an introduction to our MMA System and builds a skill-set and confidence in a self-defense situation. l learned about the fundamentals of kickboxing, conditioning, striking theory, basic strategies of self-defense, combat and establish a strong base. In short, get ready for a high-paced, fun and intense cardio and anaerobic workout!!! We?ll design these classes specifically for the group that shows up that particular day! The school has a strong sense of community and camaraderie, and I feel very lucky to be a part of it.
Editorial Review. Mixed martial arts center which offers lessons for men, women and children in Brazilian jiujitsu, kick boxing and general self-defense.
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