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Q: Do I need prior martial arts experience to participate in mixed martial arts?

A: No. The training methods used in our programs are geared for both the beginner and those with previous martial arts experience. We welcome students from all backgrounds to train at CMMA. 

Q: ​Is Mixed Martial Arts training safe?

A: We pride ourselves on debunking the myth that mixed martial arts training is dangerous. No one benefits from being injured so we use the safest training methods available through the use of proper bio-mechanics and safety equipment and follow the motto, " Protect your partner." 

Q: What styles do you teach?

A: The styles and systems taught at CMMA include the following: Kali (Filipino Martial Arts), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Savate, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Western and Filipino Boxing (Panatuuken) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Q: Do you have belts or use a ranking system in your programs?

A: Yes. Our MMA For The Street Program incorporates a complete beginner to instructor level curriculum and our BJJ For The Street Program incorporates a white to black belt curriculum. Our boxing and kickboxing programs are geared for fitness and self-defense without a belt or ranking system. 

Q: Are there opportunities to compete?

A: Yes, there are opportunities to compete in kickboxing, boxing, grappling and MMA events, however no one is pressured to compete.  The majority of students are interested in practical self-defense skills, exceptional fitness and the unique self-development that martial arts training offers.


Q: Can youth participate in your programs?

A: We do not offer programs specifically for youth, however we evaluate on a case by case basis. Youth need to have the maturity to follow directions and stay focused. We recommend that parents consider joining with their children and enjoy the benefits of training as a family. As a general rule, we have found that ages 11 and older is a good time to participate in our programs.


Q: Am I too old to participate in the martial arts?

A: Not at all. We advise that people check with their physicians if they have any health issues and are not currently physically active. It's also important to take things slow and respect your limits. Martial arts can be an excellent fitness and self-development program for the older adult student. Attributes such as flexibility, brain plasticity, increased memory, strength, posture, positive mental health and cardiovascular conditioning and self-confidence are developed and improved through consistent training; not to mention new friendships and social support. 

Q:Do I have to sign a long-term membership?

A: No. We offer flexible payment options including: pay per class, month to month, 6 month and 1 year memberships. 

Q: What options are available if I'm interested in joining, but are unable to attend regular class times or have unique circumstances?

A: We offer private training and group lessons both in-home and at our facility. 

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