MMA (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)
MMA is a combat sport in which a wide variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking and grappling. The history of the modern MMA event can be traced to the Gracie family’s vale tudo (no rules) martial arts tournaments in Brazil starting in the 1920s, and early mixed martial arts matches hosted by Antonio Inoki in Japan in the 1970s.
The fighting concept of combining various combat disciplines gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the emergence of Bruce Lee and his theories of mixing various martial art styles. The sport gained international exposure and widespread publicity in the United States in 1993, when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Royce Gracie dominated the Ultimate Fighting Championship ("UFC"), sparking a revolution in martial arts. Today, Mixed Martial Arts has been coined as the "fastest growing sport in America" and has set Pay-Per-View records.
Siege MMA has one of the top Mixed Martial Arts team's in the state and is coached by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and former UFC fighter, Santino Defranco! Our fight team consists of amateurs, professionals, and champions.
Cage fighting not for you, but you still want the excitment of MMA training? No problem! Two days a week we have open MMA classes at 5:30 in the evenings welcome to anybody interested! These classes are also coached by our head MMA coach, Santino Defranco!