At Great Lakes MMA, our MMA Classes are made up of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu,Russian Sambo, Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing & Muay Thai. In addition to Mixed Martial Arts, Great Lakes MMA is Traverse City’s Elite MMA facility and the most comprehensive Mixed Martial Arts school in Northern Michigan, featuring classes in all major aspects of Mixed Martial Arts.

We’ve brought together some of the best trainers in northern Michigan, specializing in Boxing, Kick Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Russian Sambo and Muay Thai. Whether you are looking to get into the best shape of your life, learn self defense or are interested in competing, our elite team of Certified trainers will help you achieve your personal goals. We have beginning and advanced classes for men, women and teenagers.

Great Lakes MMA is located inside Borgata Fitness Club!


  • Alex zakusylo says:

    Wanna be the best? You have to train with the best!! Great Lakes MMA is the place to be!!

  • Rebecca Kellerman says:

    Hands down the best gym in MI. The instructors are not only knowledgeable, but also patient. This gym has molded many talented fighters and it is only going to get better.

  • Kari Secord says:

    I rate this gym a 5

  • smith says:

    I have been training at Great Lakes MMA for approximately seven months. In the time that i have been there not only have i gotten in the best shape of my life, but i have met some of my best friends while training. The environment is extreamly welcoming and the training is top of the line.

  • Chris R. says:

    If you want to be number 1 and want to get in the best shape of your life, then Great Lakes MMA is the gym for you. Best instructors, best equipment, hands down best gym in Michigan.

  • rob buhl says:

    They have best teachers around the northern michigan area,if you want to get in shape and become a mma fighter go to this school.

  • Cagey says:

    Hands down the best……….come on’ – the only hands down I saw were your fighters tapping the mat, too much talk with little to back it up, that is what your gym is all about

  • Dave Bryant says:

    I wish I could say I was training out of this gym. But as a fan, I have been to 5 shows and watched the fighters out of this gym continually improve. I am a huge fan of the art of MMA, and these fighters always seem prepared for whatever is thrown at them. Stand up… Bring it on!!! Ground game….. Bring it on!!!! Mad respect for you guys, keep working harder than the other gyms, and keep entering that cage more prepared!

  • MMAFAN79 says:

    CAGEY lol, sounds good but far from the truth! I have been to several events in the Traverse City area and Great Lakes fighters have been very impressive. Keep up the great work. I would advise anyone looking to learn Mixed Martial Arts in a controlled and safe environment. Great Lakes is the place!

  • Cagey says:

    Impressive……compared to what, cigarettes and potato chips are a main staple of Great Lakes and it shows in many of their “athletes” lol

  • MMAFAN79 says:

    Cagey its obvious you have no idea what your talking about.
    Sounds like Mason Argue IF YOU ASK ME,

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