The Academy for Mixed Martial Arts is a 3rd Generation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/MMA and Fitness School located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, with additional locations in Foley, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida, with Head Instructor, Todd Pisarich who holds 4 black belts and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor brown belt under Helio Soneca.
Our Adult classes include training in Gi and No-gi grappling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We also have Stand-up/MMA Classes and Cage Cardio Blast Classes in our Gulf Shores/Foley gym. Class includes an extensive warm up with a conditioning regimen that increase flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness in a way unique to improving defense techniques. For interested students, there is a belt-promotion system based on time in training and demonstration of advancement in skills following the traditional martial arts. Learning is in a structured technical fashion and is followed by sessions where students work on technique in an open-mat style session in a friendly non-combative manner.
The Academy kids program offers a disciplined yet enjoyable environment for children to learn the martial arts. They have a combination of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Stand-up/ MMA. Children are able to advance through a belt system program as they learn various components of traditional martial arts integrated in a family friendly setting. Parents are able to observe first hand the development process and are encouraged to attend the adult sessions too and join the fun!