• Hard Work Beats Talent

    ‘Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard’ Talent is a gift, skills are learned and when combined with hard work that is where the magic happens. We have that saying painted on our walls because it is truth. The mechanics of kicking, punching, knees, elbows, takedowns, submissions, etc… are all skills that… [More]

    Hard Work Beats Talent
  • Fighter Spotlight: Troy “Trouble” Jones Jr. 2015 IMFA Royal World Cup Champion

    Team Academy fighter left for Bangkok Thailand to compete in the IMFA Royal World Cup as part of Team US on August 12th – & he returned a CHAMPION!  After winning the TBA Sanctioning 2015 Class-A title & still being undefeated, he was selected to represent the US in Thailand. To get to the gold medal match… [More]

    Fighter Spotlight: Troy “Trouble” Jones Jr. 2015 IMFA Royal World Cup Champion
  • Coaches Corner: Keep Training – Keep Growing

    Why are you training? The answer varies, but whatever the answer you are going to face some challenges to your training: injury, loss of interest, new job, new family, and anxiety. Whatever the reason there is one thing that you must never do….stop training. When you stop training the habits, the strength, technique, timing, and… [More]

    Coaches Corner: Keep Training – Keep Growing
  • CONTENDER SERIES: JOHN CASTANEDA SEES EXPERIENCE AS KEY TO SUCCESS

    Contender Series: John Castaneda Sees Experience as Key to Success

    CONTENDER SERIES: JOHN CASTANEDA SEES EXPERIENCE AS KEY TO SUCCESS
  • Team Academy Winter Fight & Competition Results

    MMA Results Legacy Fighting Championships (1/20/2017) Mike “The Marine” Richman lost to L. Stojadinovic by unanimous decision Linsey Williams suffered a loss in her pro debut to Gabby Romero by submission choke in the first round Kazim Kahn lost to Sean Strube by submission Mecca IX MMA at Canterbury Park (3/4/2017) Willie Budhram defeated Alphonse… [More]

    Team Academy Winter Fight & Competition Results

Coaches Corner

Goal Setting

Summer is finally here and it’s time to start setting your summer training goals! Goal setting is a critical component to … [Read More]

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Fight Spotlight

Recent Team Academy Fight News

MMA Results: John Castaneda has gone 1 - 1 since April 2018 with Combate Americas, winning his last fight at Combate 35: … [Read More]

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Student Spotlight

MMA Results: John Castaneda has gone 1 – 1 since April 2018 with Combate Americas, winning his last fight at Combate 35: Combate Estrellas 3 defeating his opponent by an Arm Triangle Choke.  Kazim Kahn Turned pro back in April 2018 and has gone 1 – 2, with his one win coming by unanimous decision […]

Contender Series: John Castaneda Sees Experience as Key to Success

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One of the wonderful by-products of high self-esteem is that you become a “Peak Performer.” Every day you become more aware of your abilities and recognize that opportunities to stretch your capabilities are limitless. You desire change, growth, and challenge, and a healthy self-esteem provides the energy. Peak performers have more than goals, they have […]

Coach Nora started training at The Academy over 6 years ago. Through perseverance and hard work she has earned a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black rank in Muay Thai. Her commitment to training, coaching, and competing is unprecedented. Her esteemed title of ‘Momma Bear’ was earned through her commitment to the […]

Martial Arts Fitness

Jason grew up in circle pines and, like many people experienced bullying and street fights. These early experiences help build a desire to learn self-defense. When he joined the Academy, he was searching for real life self-defense and fighting techniques. What he got was not only a working knowledge of self defense but also tremendous […]

Jeremy began training in 2013 at the request of his doctor.  His goals were to get in shape and lose weight. To date he has lost over 70lbs by training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!  In addition, he has found that the martial arts training has helped develop self-confidence and problem solving skills. […]

Another month of training, another month of testing. It was a great night of Muay Thai for our Combat Athlete students and we are so proud of all those that continue to push themselves and consistently put their skills to the test at the end of each month! As a benchmark of sorts, testing is […]

Bellator begins its 10th season February 28th on spike TV. The main draw for this card will be former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. former Bellator 205lb champion Christian M’pumbu, but this night also kicks off the promotions featherweight tournament where The Academy’s perennial knock out artist Mike “The Marine” Richman looks to be […]