Nam Phan MMA Academy (AKA Ma Du Academy) offers classes in MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai Kickboxing, taught by BJJ Black Belt Nam Pham. Born in Fountain Valley, Nam began training martial arts at the ripe age of 8. He studied Quyen Dao (a Vietnamese martial art) under Grandmaster Ha Quoc Huy. He trained there for nearly 9 years and earned his black belt.
In 2000, Nam took up Brazilian jiu jitsu under Carlson Gracie Black Belt Franco De Camargo. He studied there for five years before moving on to train with Marciol Feitosa at Gracie Barra. Over time, Nam began to move away from Gi jiu jitsu, and in 2005, Nam entered the realm of No Gi Jiu Jitsu. From that moment until today, Nam has devoted his time and efforts into No Gi JJ.