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T-Town MMA Tacoma Mixed Martial Arts

T-Town MMA is part of a community of serious, open minded, and friendly martial arts students and teachers in Tacoma, Washington. We train in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): KickBoxing, Boxing, Submission Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). The goal of our gym is to provide the most well rounded approach to martial arts training in general and to support each student’s personal goals be it to get in shape, acquire self defense skills, learn a traditional discipline, be part of our competition team (T-Town MMA), or become a full contact MMA fighter. We have classes for adults and children. We want to be a positive influence in the Tacoma community and will accept low income youth students on a sliding scale.  All types and levels of abilities are welcome.

Classes and Programs


In this class students train in various forms of Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Full Contact Karate to improve their footwork, angels, kicking, kneeing and punching. The techniques demonstrated in these high cardio classes teach students how to strike properly and defend themselves in the striking zone.
Conditioning/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Warm-up:

Based on exercise science this high intensity 30 minutes uses different calisthenics, core and bodyweight exercises that are designed to build strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility in every student.

BJJ Drills:

In this class students learn to improve their technique through static repetition or “drilling.” Repeating the same technique allows students to create muscle memory ultimately improving their mechanics and basic understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Drilling is the best way students can learn to replicate the positions and basic combinations used during training and competition.

Mixed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

In this class students are taught the self defense and sport applications used in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through technical instruction, live positional drills, sparring or “rolling.” With a large emphasis on positions, control, joint locks and chokes, this class teaches students how to manipulate their opponent by utilizing proper technique, leverage and strategy. Mixed BJJ is open to students of any skill level.

Submission Wrestling/MMA:

In this class students learn to improve their clinching, takedowns and throws by combining the techniques used in Freestyle & Greco Roman Wrestling with submission holds taught in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This class caters to students needs, with content focusing on transitions, submission wrestling and MMA striking and grappling techniques.


This class is review of the techniques demonstrated throughout the week during Mixed BJJ. Students can come in for a few hours on Saturday to catch-up on any classes they missed or to gain a better understanding of the techniques learned over the last week.

Open Mat:

Students are encouraged to use this uninstructed time to further develop their skills. During Open Mat students are free to roll with a teammate, rework BJJ techniques, submission wrestle, punch a heavy bag or to relax and pick the instructors brain for tips to improve their overall training.

T-Town BJJ Program:

Conditioning/BJJ Warm-up
BJJ Drills
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Submission Wrestling
Open Mat

T-Town MMA Program:

BJJ Drills
Mixed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Submission Wrestling/MMA
Open Mat

T-Town Boxing/Kickboxing:

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  • Jimmy says:

    This listing is no longer valid. T-Town MMA is now at 3001 N 12th St. Tacoma, WA 98405. for more info on T-Town MMA please visit or send any questions to [email protected]

  • jimmy says:

    thanks for updating our listing! the only things that are incorrect are the statements “and Indonesian Martial Arts (Poekoelan/Pentjak Silat)”, “learn weapons defenses” and “Space rental may also be available to other martial artists / fitness instructors so contact us for more info”.



  • Mic Stump says:

    Great coaching and positive atmosphere!!
    This is the beginning of a top notch program designed to help promote the sport and develop the student for future success.

  • Rollo says:

    I love this gym!! I have been training there for one year now, and come in quite regularly. The instruction is top-notch, and there are no egos in the place at all. If you are looking to get involved with training I recommend this gym more then any other in town.

  • Daulton says:

    This gym is great!! The instruction is very good and the guys/girls who train here are willing to help you with anything. The new location is also great, there is brand new 2 inch thick foam mats that are great to roll on. I’ve checked out a couple other gyms and this one is by far the best. If you choose to trian here you will be making a good decision.

  • Travis says:

    Excellent gym! Wouldn’t train anywhere else! You’ve checked out the rest now come see the best!

  • Jesse M says:

    Great BJJ and No GI classes. Jimmy has helped me to become a better grappler and I look forward to years of more fun and challenge to come. I would reccomend anybody that is looking to start training to check out T-Town MMA. It’s a great place to get started or to hone your skills. Clean, nice mats and excellent instruction!

  • Minju C says:

    First rate instruction! I trained there for half a year before moving out of state and this gym helped building a super solid foundation for me to further my jiu-jitsu game! If you are in this area, T-Town MMA is the BEST choice.

  • nighthawk says:

    This gym isn’t all its cracked up to be, no pro fighters or even amateur fighters train here. The striking taught here is aweful. the head instructor is a insecure jerk and nothing really good goes on here.. all this place cares about is your payment and after a year you will probaly get a belt for a years worth of payment and you can roll with the same 5 people here over and over 5 days a week …McDojo

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