Making MMA History Since 1998! Established in 1998, Stars Training Center (Pancrase MMA) was Colorado’s very first MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) training academy. We offer the highest level of instruction in UFC-style MMA, kickboxing, submission grappling, jiu-jitsu, self-defense, and conditioning training for men, women, teens, and children. In addition to providing group instruction, we also offer individualized private classes as well as professional fighter training and career management.
Stars Training Center is much more than just a place to learn martial arts or become physically fit. When you join, you become a member of a family that is the core of our schoolâ€™s friendly, tradition oriented philosophy. At our facility you will find a community that is receptive to any and all skill and physical fitness levels. Our members embrace each other as they train together to achieve their personal goals with the guidance of our instructors. Call now and schedule a FREE introductory lesson! Instructor Hotline: 720-988-8088 or Academy: 303-635-0530
The origin of UFC-style Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) dates back to the ancient Greek Olympic games. First introduced in 648 B.C. at the 33rd Olympiad, a form of free-style martial arts called Pancration (Pancrase) would soon become the most popular and demanding of all athletic sports. Olympic Pancration integrated every physical and mental resource; hands and feet, mind and spirit, in the closest simulation of competitive fighting that any culture has ever allowed. It was considered the ultimate Olympic sport for over a thousand years.
However, it was more than just a sport. Called by Philostratos the “Worthiest contest in the Olympiads and the most important preparation for warriors”, Pancration was the martial training of the Greek and Spartan armies and was taken to India with the legions of Alexander the Great, where it became the accepted ancestor of the oriental martial arts.
Today, Pancrase is experiencing a worldwide re-birth with an increasing number of martial artists and athletes being drawn to the ancient “King of Olympic Sports”. Pancrase is the ultimate martial art of modern times.