Team Destiny Mixed Martial Arts, located in Whittier, California, offers the best in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, and Womens Cardio Kickboxing. As the founder of Team Destiny MMA, Jonathan Santa Maria has been a dedicated martial artist since 1998. In high school, Jonathan proved to be a hard working and dedicated wrestler. His natural talent and desire to improve his skills lead him to be a shining star.
Jonathan began his formal training in boxing under the instruction of well known boxing coach, Danny Zamora. Jonathan’s love of train…ing and learning the many different arts of fighting lead him to study Taekwondo with International Grand Master Hyan Y Kim; Submission Wrestling under the instruction of Rene Lopez; and Muay Thai where he eventually acheived Kru status under Steve Rodarte.
Jonathan hoped to become a successful MMA fighter but an unfortunate accident in 2007 nearly took his life. Jonathan was hit by a semi truck while driving home from work on his motorcycle. After many surgeries and months of therapy, Jonathan was told that he would was fortunate enough to keep his leg but he would never be able to fight again. This devastating blow could have crushed anyone’s dreams but Jonathan fought on.
In 2008 Jonathan decided to dedicate his life to training others who had the heart of a fighter. He has lead his fight team to many successful MMA fights with multiple gold medals in submission wrestling tournaments such as the Abu Dhabi tournament.