Welcome to Curran Martial Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois: We are Chicago’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts training facility.  Curran Martial Arts/Team Curran is dedicated to the highest quality of instruction and training.  Established in 1997, Curran Martial Arts has been at the leading edge for providing a complete system of self-defense.

We offer a 15,000 sq. ft. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and Muay Thai facility.  Full fitness center with brand new Hammer Strength Equipment. Showers, Changing Rooms, Pro Shop, Boxing Ring, Zebra Mats.  Full time day and night classes.  Multiple enrollment Options.


  • Melissa says:

    I tried the school out for a week. I have to admit the building itself is ideal, including the best weight room I have ever seen in a martial arts school. However I found it surprising that the instruction, especially in the Muay Thai program, was poor. Being that this was Jeff Curran’s school, I would have thought the instructors would have been top notch.

  • Daniel James says:

    Curran Martial Arts Academy really suprised me when I first saw the facility in person. I was a state-runner up wrestler in HS with some BJJ exprience having fought in an amateur mma bout once. I thought I would be a pretty good BJJ practitioner at the gym however the trainig partners are vast and are quite good. My BJJ skills have increased exponentially since switching to this gym. Since I only use the BJJ or Muay Thai classes as a way to work out it is great having acsess to a full weight/cardio room as well to mix things up. The Facility is very clean and tidy too. This gym has to be the best MMA gym the midwest has to offer based on its shear size, high level instructors, and other conveinces such as any equiptment a fighter could desire, showers, lcoker rooms, lounge areas, and more. 5 out of 5 stars.

  • Josh says:

    Awesome gym with an amazing staff. I really feel like a badass working out with all of the MMA fighters. This is the best MMA training you will find in the state of Illinois.

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