The Newtown Athletic Club, located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, is ranked as one of the Top 100 Fitness Clubs in America for 15 years in a row! NAC-MMA Combat Sports Training by Jim McCann offers the Best Instruction, the Best Facilities and The Best Prices around! As a trainer and a coach for over 25 years, Jim McCann has spent countless hours trying out new things as well as experimenting with old school methods. His laboratory is the GYM!

Through Blood, Sweat, & Tears he knows what works not because he has read about it, but because he has have lived it. Jim brings his students a unique and sophisticated blend of science and practicality not yet seen in the combatives world. Whether you are a serious competitor, coach or martial artist, his coaching style will provide you with a structured logical progression for your training and teaching.

The following information will provide a breakdown of the content and the varieties of one-on-one training or seminar opportunities available at NAC-MMA.

The Art of Boxing: This course is intended for the individual who wants to take the sport beyond the trendy cardio activity. Our primary task is to teach you the sweet science. You will learn hundreds and hundreds of old school boxing drills, in-depth strategies, winning tactics and evasive tricks, so many of the tested and true methods lost by the modern trainers of today. For boxing is more than survival of the fittest. It is a game of conditioned reflex action, destructive deception and coordinated, exquisitely articulated physical endeavor. We will bring you through every step. From learning how to make a fist to the tactics and strategies champions have employed to win their fights.

Kickboxing: This course teaches the sport of using martial-arts-style kicks and boxing-style punches to defeat an opponent in a similar way to that of standard boxing. Kickboxing is a standing sport and does not allow continuation of the fight once a combatant has reached the ground. Kickboxing is often practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. Learn: The punches, kicks, knees and elbows of many of the world’s most deadly arts, seamlessly blended together to achieve the acquisition of precision, rythem, timing, balance, range, relaxation, speed and strength.

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), also known as “no-holds-barred” and “ultimate fighting”, is the fastest-growing professional sport in the world. MMA encompasses the most effective combat tactics from multiple disciplines and styles of martial art. MMA is a complete fighting system. Students develop a variety of skills for striking, grappling, groundwork, submission holds, joint locks, and takedowns, as well as conditioning for speed, strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Submission Wrestling (also called Submission Fighting, and technically referred to as Submission Grappling) is a sports modality and a general term that is used to describe the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. Submission wrestling as a separate sport integrates many grappling arts into a single system, and can include techniques from a wide range of arts. Students develop a variety of skills for, grappling, groundwork, submission holds, joint locks, and takedowns, as well as conditioning for speed, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Jim McCann currently holds the rank of Head Coach and was the only the second man in the U.S. to achieve that rank under Mark Hatmaker ESP. We teach all of Mark Hatmaker’s material under his direct tutelage and authority

Close Quarters Combat, or CQC, can be used to describe an up-close military hand-to-hand fighting system, also known as combatives. It is also a term used for fighting an enemy at close range while armed. CQC teaches a person to use any part of their body as a weapon in any environment and how to use any modern day weapon as a tool of self defense. Weapon systems used include improvised knives, batons, firearms etc. Jim McCann holds the rank of Full Instructor in Hock’s SFC CQC Group course which is the most comprehensive, complete, scientific, hand, stick, knife and gun, close quarters course in the world, bar none. We teach all of the SFC Group material under their direct tutelage and authority.

Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do is a devastating combination of speed, power and deception. There are no “Sport” aspects no “Set Patterns nor Forms”. JKD is based on Simplicity, Economy of Motion and Intercepting Emotional Intent. We teach the core curriculum of Jeet Kune Do, not to confine us but to liberate us, and to discover our personal expression of Bruce’s art.” Jim McCann is very fortunate to hold the rank of Instructor under Tim Tackett, Bob Bremmer, & Jim Sewell. We teach all of the Wednesday Night Group material under their direct tutelage and authority.

Hawaiian Kenpo/Jujitsu: Hawaiian Kenpo Jujitsu is a modern expression of Kajukenbo. In addition to the base arts of Kajukenbo we incorporate a heavy influence of weapons material from the Filipino martial arts, as well as a deeper study of Jujitsu/Submission Wrestling/Freestyle MMA & Combatives. We have seamlessly blended these methods to develop a very practical and effective method of combat. Hawaiian Kenpo/Jujitsu is truly a combat based “Mixed Martial Art.” Jim McCann currently holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt In Hawaiian Kenpo/Jujitsu and teach all of Sifu Dean Goldade’s material under his direct tutelage and authority

American Bujutsu Kempo: American Bujutsu Kenpo was created by Grandmaster R.J. Oak, which is an American martial art based upon the best techniques of Combat Kempo, Jujitsu, Aikijitsu, Arnis, Grappling, Kobujitsu, and Combative Kickboxing. American Bujutsu Kempo methods include blocking, striking, kicking, throws, takedowns, chokes, joint locks, nerve strikes, ground fighting and weapons. Jim McCann currently holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in American Bujutsu Kenpo Jujitsu and teaches all of Grandmaster RJ Oak’s material under his direct tutelage and authority.

The 12 Step, Self Defense Primer Program: The 12 steps are the basis for these Counter-Crime Courses and general tactics seminars. This program is well researched, well received and highly reviewed among experts from all walks as the most comprehensive platform from which to prepare for the common and uncommon criminal attack. The program includes lectures, demonstrations, skill development, exercises and hands-on, active scenarios. It answers the big questions, Who? What? Where? How? Why?

Xtreme Fitness Training: We strive for Superior athleticism, which is developed through functional, multi-joint movements that involve substantial muscle recruitment patterns, in a variety of methods, and applications at great intensity. What we do is combine new technology and training techniques with traditional martial arts and fitness methods of the past to accelerate the results process by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus, and you never get bored! Whether you want to get lean, bulk up, or just plain get ripped, there’s an endless variety of ways to mix and match the routines to keep you motivated!With out a doubt we give our clients the most diverse and dynamic personal fitness routines possible.

P.I.T. Training: Our one-on-one PIT Training is Unparalleld, and features:

* Achieve Maximum Results
* Exclusive, Personal Attention
* Flexible Scheduling
* Precise Custom Programs
* Motivation, Inspiration
* Convenient & Fun
* Personal Attention: Health Clubs and martial arts centers often have a cookie cutter mentality. P.I.T. sessions concentrate on your individual needs and goals!We will work with you as a partner every step of the way.
* Motivation: As your coach we will motivate you to stick to it. We will lead you through.


  • Tim says:

    What a joke! They have no experience nor any business training real fighters. Head trainer is a self proclaimed expert, black belt in EVERYTHING, and the king of self promotion! Two thumbs down..

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