At Death Grip MMA in Winterville, North Carolina, our conditioning is purposely unorthodox and intended to challenge our athletes to move past physical exhaustion. In fact, we promote vigorous training to increase tolerance to pain. We accomplish this task through a series of biometric conditioning exercises that build endurance, power, and agility.
There is a lot that can be brought into the sport of mixed martial arts. We train our athletes to think outside the box and to consider multiple options other than the traditional boxing, wrestling, and jujitsu techniques. We integrate forms such as Aikido and Krav Maga into our training curriculum, which increases our fighters’ chances of winning a fight.
Lastly, we believe that the fight starts when the contract is signed. It does not start when the referee gives instructions in the cage. What we strive for at Death Grip MMA is simple; we take fighters from absolutely no fighting experience whatsoever, and mold them into intelligent well-conditioned athletes capable of outsmarting an opponent in the cage.
We offer the opportunity to just train like a MMA fighter or we can get you into competitions. We will provide you with an unfair advantage in the cage!
Ron Cooper, lead instructor for Death Grip MMA, has over 30 years of experience in applied exercise physiology. Ron holds five black belts in different styles of martial arts and is regarded as an expert in hand to hand combat. During his tenure, he has trained hundreds of athletes, military, and law enforcement agencies. Ron believes that multiple techniques can be brought into mixed martial arts fighting, making a fighter more versatile and agile in the cage. Our superior fighting system is designed to detect opportunities and to exploit an opponent’s weakness in a fight.