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Lori Vining DePriest reviewed Shackelford's Mixed Martial Arts
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Our son Parker has been taking classes for approximately 3 weeks now. He loves it and the instructors and kids are great.

Howard Boling reviewed Shackelford's Mixed Martial Arts
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Great place with great people! If you want a fun way to get in shape and build confidence, this is where you need to be!

Casey Hatley reviewed Shackelford's Mixed Martial Arts
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The people in this gym have practically raised me. I've been training at SMA since I was a kid and the teachers have given me many life lessons I will always remember. They treat you like true family!

Terry Smith reviewed Shackelford's Mixed Martial Arts
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John David Shackelford in my opinion is the best mixed martial arts coach in the tri-state area! This gym is so much more than just a place to get in shape and learn self-defense and get to the next level as a fighter or Jiu-Jitsu practitioner it is a Brotherhood of great people! I always have a great time when I go and love people I train with!

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Whether for competition or fitness, challenge your body with our MMA classes!

Take Your Combat Skills and Fitness to a New Level

MMA is an intense but FUN form of martial training that’s been embraced by some of the greatest athletes in the world. Come challenge yourself both physically and mentally with our MMA classes!

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Do you want to become

the best version of yourself?

Do you want to push yourself athletically and tone your body like a professional athlete?

Do you want to be able to defend yourself in dangerous situations?

Do you need a healthy way to burn off stress and get rid of aggression?

Ever feel in a rut from the same old workouts at the gym?

Luckily there is a comprehensive solution…

Your body gets accustomed to your usual routine and you’re not getting the results you want. You know you need a challenge.

MMA focuses on physical fitness and the mind-body connection. It presents a unique challenge for your body and your brain. Some of the best athletes in the world have turned to martial arts as a way of honing their physical and mental skills.

you will grow with every class!

You’ll tone and train your entire body while learning how to creatively combine some of the world’s most effective fighting techniques into one discipline that you can use in the ring – or in self-defense.

MMA Pushes Your Body to Its Peak

If you want to get into the best physical shape of your life, climbing onto a treadmill a few times a week just isn’t going to get the job done.

MMA combines many forms of martial arts into a new and exciting physical challenge, toning every muscle and burning fat better than most other forms of exercise.

Not only that, MMA works every aspect of physical fitness, building strength, endurance, and flexibility all at the same time.

MMA Gives You the Confidence to Defend Yourself

Self-defense is as much about training as it is about strength and size. The biggest, beefiest guy in the world can still lose a fight if he’s not trained.

MMA is the ultimate fighting method because it uses the best techniques from boxing, karate, jiu-jitsu, and many other martial arts, combined to give you the tools you need to defend yourself in any situation.

Because MMA is a competitive sport, you’ll get plenty of practice sparring and training, meaning that you’ll be ready for whatever dangers you encounter.

MMA Builds Competitiveness and Confidence

Training to fight is the heart of MMA, even if you never do!

Competing against other fighters allows you the opportunity to prove that you have the strength, agility, and determination to come out on top.

The discipline required for MMA training builds confidence and allows every student to walk with pride.

MMA Eliminates Stress and Anxiety

Every one of us feels stress and anxiety some of the time – and constant stress is bad for your body and your mind.

MMA training provides the intense, stress-relieving workout you crave. By increasing the connection between body and mind, and enforcing discipline and self-control, MMA banishes stress.

The stress relief provided by MMA carries over into your work life and your personal life, providing you with the outlet you need for negative emotions.

John David Shackelford in my opinion is the best mixed martial arts coach in the tri-state area! This gym is so much more than just a place to get in shape and learn self-defense and get to the next level as a fighter or Jiu-Jitsu practitioner it is a Brotherhood of great people! I always have a great time when I go and love people I train with!

Terry Smith

Last night was my first night a Shackelford's Mixed Martial Arts. I was a bit intimidated walking in, but that quickly changed. The staff and other students were very friendly and helpful. Great experience.

Lance Cloud

Joining this place has been one of the best decisions of my life! Everyone is helpful, supportive & the environment is great as well. Marty White is a miracle worker! An amazing workout indeed!

John Barton

I went for a trial run this week. It's a great place. The staff is friendly and it was great working out with a group that was working for the same goals! Motivation is in the air and you are not judged by what you can't do, just encouraged to push to do your best. Would highly recommend.

Bendy Cooper
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FAQs

Do I have to have studied martial arts before to take MMA classes?

No. You’ll learn everything you need to know in class, and you can choose a class that matches your skill and comfort level.

Are people who study MMA required to compete?

No, that’s not a requirement. Many MMA students choose to compete, but you can learn what you need to know by sparring and fighting in class.

Is MMA dangerous?

There is always some risk of being injured when fighting, but if you study with a qualified instructor and follow safety precautions, it is unlikely that you’ll be seriously injured.

Can women study MMA?

Yes, they can. Both women and men study and compete in MMA.

Why are martial arts classes a good workout for people who want to lose weight?

Martial arts classes combine a calorie-burning cardiovascular workout with muscle toning. That’s the ideal combination for people who want to lose weight since building muscle also increases the metabolism.

I’ve struggled for years to lose weight. How can martial arts help?

Martial arts classes are fun and intense. You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume, and martial arts classes provide an excellent, calorie-burning workout.

More Benefits

MMA classes are a great place to meet new people and experience athletic camaraderie.

MMA can help you lose weight and burn calories.

Learning MMA can improve your performance in other sports and activities.

MMA increases respect for yourself and others.

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