North Texas Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Prosper, Texas, is based on the belief that our students’ needs are of the utmost importance. Whether you are in a fitness program or have not worked out in years, our fun and family-oriented atmosphere will make you feel comfortable. Our experienced instructors know how to properly motivate you to maximize the benefits that our programs have to offer. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from loyal students and referrals. We are a martial arts Academy that offers several styles of martial arts for the entire family including Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai/Kickboxing, Boxing and Vale Tudo/MMA.

We teach because of our passion for martial arts and our love for people. As instructors, we are blessed with the opportunity to instill qualities into children and adults that will help mold them into the people they are meant to be. Watching shy children develop self-confidence and become leaders among their peers gives us great pride and delight. Helping someone who is overweight become more fit and energetic – and as a result, more confident – brings a sense of accomplishment to us and makes us proud to have impacted lives in a positive way. Our students are not mere “customers” to us. We develop true relationships with each and every one of our students and truly care about their growth in life, as well as their martial arts training. We enjoy a friendly, caring atmosphere within our Academy that students and their families will find infectious.


  • Karen C. says:

    Many students and former students have followed Mr. Cruz to every school he has ever taught at.

    He now has his own school. It opened up last year, and his students are still following him. Wilder is a wonderful man, who genuinely cares about his students and their families. You do not find this kind of dedication and character in everyone Mr. Cruz is one of a kind. Try this school out you will not be disapointed!

  • Joe L. says:

    I, and my entire family, have followed Mr. Cruz through three different schools over the past three years, willing to start over learning forms and techniques, because his personal commitment to excellence, his remarkable rapport with my son and daughter, and his genuine friendship to my wife and I are unique in our experience. We were delighted when Mr. Cruz opened his own school and anticipate earning our Black Belts, all four of us, in TKD this summer. There is no one we would be prouder to receive them from than Wilder Cruz and we eagerly look forward to what lies beyond this first milestone.

  • Jerry Baker says:

    “Mr. Cruz is highly knowledgeable in the field of martial arts and is an exemplary instructor. He possesses exceptional interpersonal skills and is highly motivational. He helps his students set and reach ‘stretch’ goals and a does an amazing job learning and assessing his students’ strengths and weaknesses. Mr. Cruz has a talent for breaking down the elements of a technique into understandable and applicable terms, assisting his students to achievements beyond their expectations. Mr. Cruz recommended and prepared me for my first degree Black Belt and three years later encouraged and rigorously trained me for my second degree. He never let me believe I couldn’t accomplish these challenges, even though I am a rapidly ‘maturing’ adult. He provided me with a safe and encouraging environment to reach beyond my self-imposed limits to accomplishments I didn’t think possible. Anyone would be fortunate to have Wilder Cruz in their corner.”

  • Joe Dewbre says:

    Mr. Cruz would have to be one of the best martial arts instructor and coach that I have come across. Mr. Cruz has over 20+ years of training and teaching and holds various titles. He shows his qualities within his teachings and methods that are practical for everyone at any age group. He and I have trained together for many years and fought beside one another through the good times and the bad. His motivation has inspired me not only as fighter but a better human being. His compassion for his family reflects onto all of his wonderful students. He is also one of most loyal and honest friends that I will truly have. “Do not miss your chances of a lifetime to learn from one of the best.”

  • Rhonda Kaczor says:

    Mr. Cruz is an exemplary instructor and an amazing person. My husband, son, and I joined a gym because of Mr. Cruz’s committment to and knowledge of all things MMA, as well as his ability to connect with his students. We’ve followed him to his current location because of this. He treats his students like extended family, meets them where they are, and is willing and able to push you as far as you want to go. He’s not just in this business for the money, it is truly his passion and it shows in his committment and the quality of his instruction. He is truly a well-rounded fighter with extensive knowledge in boxing, TKD and Karate, as well as jui jitsu. He’s always researching and learning new techniques to further his knowledge in order to provide a quality of instruction that is exceptional.

  • Craig Bray says:

    I have found Mr. Cruz an excellent instructor who became a good friend. Mr. Cruz began instructing my son and had me hooked after 6 months. His motivation, intensity, and knowledge are both amazing and addictive. Regardless of skill level, you will not be disappointed in this gym.

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