Mixed Martial Arts – MMA

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The Benefits of MMA Training at The Academy:

  • World Class Competition Team – 3 UFC WORLD CHAMPIONS
  • World Class Coaches & Fighters
  • World Class Facility- YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!!
  • World Class FITNESS!!!
  • Student Safety
  • A Knock Out Workout
  • Structured Curriculum
  • The BEST Instruction & MMA Coaches in MN!

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Many of the folks arriving at our website are interested in MMA training and classes in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area. At The Academy, we train mixed martial arts as a blended system of striking and grappling in a SAFE & WELCOMING family/team type atmosphere. We have created a system and class environment proven to suit students of all backgrounds. What ever your goals may be, we have a pathway in place for you to receive the benefits you are looking for.

Our competitive Mixed Martial Arts program was created specifically, and only, for active MMA fighters. Designed to give each fighter what they will need to compete at a world class level. The program is based in one-on-one coaching combined with team practice times to ensure that ‘no stone is left unturned’ when it comes to fight day.  Our team has competed all across the globe and has claimed victory at a championship level time and time again. Head Coach Greg Nelson and The Academy Team have produced 3 UFC World Champions – Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk, Brock Lesnar, and Dave “The Warrior” Menne – as well as numerous notable professional UFC and Bellator fighters, such as Jacob “Dr. Feelgood” Volkmann, Nick “The Goat” Thompson, Nik Lentz, Derrick Noble, Mike “The Marine” Richman, Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley, Chris “The Crowbar” Tuchscherer, Jon Madsen, Pat “HD” Barry, and Brad Kohler. Many MMA enthusiasts dream of become fighters, but it is important to not that this training is particularly rigorous and only the most disciplined athletes should consider MMA Competition Team training.

Our MMA team is led by world renowned Master Coach Greg Nelson, and utilizes a unique program, blending together aspects from Catch Wrestling, Shooto, Judo, Sambo, Greco-Roman, Folk and Free Style Wrestling, Filipino Dumog, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Savate, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Jun Fan Kickboxing. We also follow Sensei Erik Paulson’s C.S.W. curriculum, which emphasizes the importance of cross training, and the integration of grappling, clinching, submission and striking methods to form a truly mixed martial arts system.  You will learn how to fight, grapple, strike, clinch, takedown, throw, and submit in one of the cleanest, and most modern facilities on the planet! Come to the school to see for yourself what we have to offer!


Greg Nelson UFC Coach

Greg Nelson Coach Team Lesnar TUF 13

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UFC World Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk recommends The ACADEMY


“If You Want To Learn How To Fight MMA & Grapple Great – Come To This Gym” – Erik Paulson
World Renowned MMA Super Coach & CSW Founder Sensei Erik Paulson – Academy Testimonial

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Get started on your way to the top. Become your very best self and surpass what you thought you were capable of. Become a CHAMPION! The work ethic and dedication it takes to get results will become life skills and help you achieve success in many endeavors. The martial arts way is a rewarding taskmaster which has been helping people for centuries, and now the methodology has been unlocked for YOU. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, The ACADEMY MMA programs are built to suit your needs as a future champion. Simply enter your contact information below and we will set up a time for you to meet with one of our consultants, getting you started on a new path of self-improvement through martial arts.

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